WHAT ARE THE CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHOOSING A LAWN TRACTOR?
Choosing the best lawn tractor requires customers to have a complete understanding of their land. This means being able to answer a few easy but essential questions that will help narrow down the search for the best lawn tractor for the job. Here are some of the top things to consider when choosing the best lawn tractor for you.
HOW LARGE IS MY PROPERTY?
By identifying the size of the property which will need to be maintained, you will be able to narrow down your search from the very beginning. Considerations will include horsepower, cutting width, and the size of the machine itself. Small spaces will call for a smaller machine in order to work around tight corners and easily move around potential obstructions, but a too-small mower deck will only cost you extra mowing time every time you mow. The best lawn tractor for you is likely a combination of both agility and speed.
WHAT SIZE MOWER DECK DO I NEED?
As we’ve touched on above, once property size has been identified, you should consider mower deck size. While larger mower decks will enable operators to cut grass at a faster pace, smaller mower decks offer more agility while completing landscaping tasks, especially if your property includes oddly-shaped landscaping features such as curved flower beds, lots of planters, etc.
WHAT TYPE OF TERRAIN WILL MY LAWN TRACTOR NEED TO HANDLE?
If your property is flat, a lawn tractor with low horsepower is likely to be the best choice. On the other hand, if your property contains hills and slopes, you should go with something that provides more horsepower and added stability. Additionally, you should consider whether you will be mowing around trees – if so, a tractor which enables easy maneuverability, such as all-wheel steer models, should be considered a top choice.
WHAT TYPES OF TASKS WILL MY LAWN TRACTOR BE HANDLING?
Finally, before buying a lawn tractor, you should carefully consider the specific tasks you’ll be doing, aside from basic mowing. After all, your lawn tractor isn’t just for mowing, nor is it only useful during the spring and summer. Consider what attachments you’d like to use throughout the year before settling on a lawn tractor. These can include, but are not limited to:
- Utility Carts
- Tractor Shovels
- Front Mount Hitches
- Landscape Rakes
Once you answer these questions, contact your local John Deere dealer to find the best lawn tractor for you.
- Redefining Lawn Care with Updates to John Deere Walk Behind Mowers
- Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1960’s
- Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1970’s
- Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1980’s
- Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 1990’s
- Reminiscing on the Past with John Deere Riding Mower History: 2000’s