The primary job for a ride-on mower is to cut grass only. Usually with the seat at the front the motor at the back they are the smaller of the 2 machines and usually have smaller cutting widths. They are also cheaper to buy than garden tractors.
A garden tractor usually has a heavy duty engine, usually 11kw and higher. whilst their cutting widths tend to be wider, they usually have others uses to just cutting grass like, towing, snow clearing and tilling to mention a few. Due to their multi functions, larger engine sizes and robust build, they tend to be more expensive than the ride-on mower alternative.
Mowing on uneven lawns
If you have a steep or an uneven lawn it may be worth considering a ride-on mower or garden tractor with all wheel drive. These mowers offer much better traction without destroying your lawn when the mowers wheels spin to gain traction.
It is worth looking at the most powerful engine that your budget allows and look for engines that have pump lubrication as this ensures that the engine receives oil all of the time during the most tasking gardens.
At Cutting Edge Machinery we will advise you on the best mowers based on your garden size and terrain and of course your budget.
A lawn with trees, bushes and other obstacles
In cases where your lawn has several obstacles including trees, bushes and ponds etc then we would suggest a model with zero turn. These mowers are specifically designed to be able to turn on the spot to make it easier to go around anything that stands in your way on your lawn. These types of mowers also make it easier to get you perfect striped lawn when you have to turn at each end.