Considerations for Choosing a Lawn Tractor
Choosing the right 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.
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.
What size mower deck do I need?
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.
What type of terrain will my lawn tractor need to handle?
If your property is flat, you are likely to choose a lawn tractor with low horsepower. 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 how this piece of equipment will be used. This factor is especially important as it will not only help determine what piece of equipment will be used but also what attachments should be employed alongside it. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Utility Carts
- Tractor Shovels
- Front Mount Hitches
- Landscape Rakes
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