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One of the biggest misconceptions many people have is that all riding lawn mowers are pretty much the same. While they can all help you mow a large yard faster and use less energy than a traditional push mower, that is where many of the differences end. If you are looking to purchase a riding lawn mower, here are a few of the factors to pay attention to help you select the best mower for your needs.
The Cut Width
One of the first things that you need to look at when you are considering a riding lawn mower is the cut width. The is basically how wide the strip of grass is that the mower can cut at once. Most riding lawn mowers have a cut width of anywhere from 30 inches to 54 inches or more. If you have a smaller space, 30 inches may be fine to cut the yard. However, if you are a commercial lawn care service that is cutting grass on large spaces, a 54-inch cutting width can help you to get the job completed faster.
The Turning Radius
As you look at different models of riding lawn mowers, pay attention to the turn radius. This is usually listed in the owner's manual or on the specifications. A lower turning radius means that the riding lawn mower is able to make tighter turns. If you have a wide-open, flat square field, turn radius may not be important to you. But if you are turning around trees or other obstacles, you may need a mower with a tight turn radius.
Single Versus V-Twin Engine
Another factor to consider as you select riding lawn mowers is whether you want a machine with a single-engine or a V-twin engine. Generally speaking, single-engine machines are cheaper. However, they tend to be slower and need more repairs over the course of their life. V-twin engines tend to be faster, but then you have two different engines to properly maintain, and they cost more. You have to weigh the pros and cons to decide which is right for you.
Attachment or Add-On Options
Lastly, consider the attachment or add-on options for various riding lawn mowers. Some mowers have add-ons or attachments that can transform the vehicle. For example, you can attach a snowplow to plow driveways, or carts so that the riding lawn mower allows you to also haul items.
While riding lawn mowers may all look similar, there are many differences among the various models that are available. Taking the time to learn about a specific model's cut width, turning radius, engine, and add-on options will help you to hone in on a riding style that will help you cut grass as efficiently and quickly as possible.