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Things to look for when Shopping for a Riding Lawn Mower

By Cristian Stan Subscribe to RSS | November 25th 2011 | Views:
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There are various different lawnmowers available on the market and thus, you need to consider several factors before purchasing one. These factors include cost, maintenance requirements, horsepower, mowing area, maneuverability, attachments and storage.

The size of your mowing area is a decisive factor in choosing the right mower for you. A riding or walking mower is perfect if the area doesn’t exceed an acre. However, if the area is larger than one acre, you should buy a riding mower.

You should also get a deck that can easily cut a few feet at one time. It is always best to get as much horsepower as you can. More horsepower means that is has better performance in wet grass or even damp. A machine with more horsepower provides better cut and will result in an even and nice looking yard.

It is preferable to get a lawnmower with mulching function. However, keep in mind that this feature requires machine with additional horsepower. If your yard is filled with trees, it well worth to get the mulching function and get rid of all those leaves from your yard.

The lawnmower’s maneuverability is another factor that needs to be taken in consideration. Make sure that the machine is able to do tight turns next to flower beds, trees and walls. Go for a lawn mower that you can easily and quickly maneuver in most areas. There is no reason to choose a large lawn mower because you might not be able to proper handle that extra power. The need of any attachments should also be considered. Keep in mind that attachments means additional costs.

It is very important to establish your available budget for the purchase of a lawnmower. Once you know your budget and you know what you need, start to shop around online. Perform a thorough research to find the best deal available for you and also the type of lawnmower that fits within your budget. Lawnmowers are quite expensive, so be prepared to spend a few thousands of dollars on such a machine. However, the purchase of a lawnmower should be regarded as an investment, required for the really nice look of the yard.

If the price of a machine with high horsepower exceeds your budget, just choose the best lawnmower you can afford. Storage is yet another factor to consider. The lawnmower could need a larger shed, so make sure to include that in the budget. To save money on maintenance, buy a machine with minimum maintenance requirements.

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