Sandra A. Olesen Riding Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 16:56:06
While a riding lawn mower is quite a bit more expensive than a regular power mower there can be many advantages to buying one instead. You have just as many choices when it comes to riding lawn mowers for starters and then you also have zero turning radius mowers as well. With a zero turning radius mower you can cut around trees and shrubs on the first pass and get right up on the edge between the grass and the tree area. There are really two different types of riding lawn mowers. One is the zero turning radius the other the tractor style. Riding mowers are ideal for people who have a large area they have to mow and these have attachments for bagging grass clippings mulching capabilities and some models have a combination of both.
Not too long ago I was at a local hardware store and overheard another customer talking to an employee about buying a new lawnmower for her husband. That is when it hit me not everyone knows how to buy a lawn mower. So I decided I was going to write a simple-to-read buying guide that was easy to follow but still informative enough that almost anyone can buy a mower that meets their needs. The first thing that needs to be told in this buying guide is not all lawn mowers are created equal. With this being said you need to understand that a cheap model is likely going to have a hard time cutting grass in a terrain that is not flat.
However one has to be very careful with the electricity run lawn mower because it should not be run in the presence of water in the lawn or the lawn being exceedingly wet. The best alternative for mowing the lawn are the petrol mower which does not require being attached to any mains or run on batteries that do not sustain sufficient power to help a gardening enthusiast mow a bigger lawn. There is no issue related to wet lawns as well. Petrol mowers are easy to maintain as well in comparison with their electricity run counterparts owing to the simpler engine design.
These mowers operate like a bulldozer or tank in the way they can turn right back on themselves. Even though bulldozers and tanks use treads to control their movement and a zero turn lawn mower uses its rear wheels the principle is the same. By varying the amount and direction of drive power applied to each wheel you can control the movement of the machine. For example if both rear drive wheels on the mower are moving forward at the same speed the lawn mower will go forward in a straight line. If one wheel moves a little slower than the other the lawn mower will roll in the direction of the slower going wheel. And if you want the mower to roll in half circle just make one wheel turn backwards as the other moves forward. Normally zero turn lawn mowers have two rear drive wheels linked to hydrostatic transmission which is what transforms the engines power into hydraulic pressure.