When deciding on a used tractor, consumers should keep in mind a number of things.
In a recent story for Washington's Issaquah Press, Randy Byrd, a floor associate at a local home supply store, said people should look at the size and shape of their yard when deciding on a buying a machine.
"It matters if the yard is hilly or flat and if it's just a 20-square foot patch in the suburbs," Byrd told the paper..
The paper said that, in general, consumers should lean toward a walk-behind mower if they can take care of their lawn in less than an hour. Otherwise, they should pick the riding kind, which should make the job easier and require less time.
When choosing a riding mower, the paper said consumers will have to choose between front- or rear-wheel drive. Byrd said rear-wheel doesn't do as well on hills or through taller plants, though it is easier to handle.
Having picked a mower, consumer should make sure they get it tuned up regularly while also keeping the blades sharp. Doing so will help lawn health and provide more environmentally friendly mowing.