Written by Erika C. il 03/07/2020
Riding lawnmower: buying guide
The riding lawnmower is a motorized machine used to cut grass usually in large spaces, although it is increasingly used also in the home for comfort reasons.
If you don't know which riding mower to choose for your garden, we'll help you! Thanks to the many years of experience, our experts will be able to help you in selecting the ideal model to obtain a lawn to envy. Here are some useful distinctions to give you an idea about the types of riding lawnmower on Lineonline.
This type of lawnmower is more compact and manageable than the traditional ones and equipped with a plate with a single blade, and it is designed for smaller cutting surfaces.
Rear discharge riding lawnmower:
This tractor has a collection basket in the rear, where the grass will be finished once cut, and some models allow you to empty the basket directly from the machine through a lever. This type is perfect for those who do not want to cut grass directly on the lawn.
Side discharge riding lawnmower:
With this type of lawnmower, you can unload the grass on the lawn so that you won't have to remove the collection basket to empty it later. It is ideal for those who don't feel the need to dispose of the grass.
Mulching riding lawnmower:
The lawnmower with a mulching system finely shreds the grass, releasing it onto the lawn and is the optimal solution for those who love natural fertilizers and those who mow frequently. With this system, it will take you less time to do the job, because you will eliminate the time needed to transport the waste material. It seems to be a matter of a few moments, but by adding them, they become many.
Riding lawnmower: types of cut and slope
Two types differ in operation :
- Single blade, classic or accompanied by an air jet: guarantees a clean cut.
- Helical: two blades work together, and this also ensures a clean cut.
The level of the slope is a topic that is very close to our heart because often our users ask us questions about it.
Generally, small riding lawnmowers (even the best brands on the market) can travel and "endure" slopes up to a maximum of 15%. For safety matter, it is not recommended to exceed a 10% slope also for maintenance purposes.
If you have this kind of needs, we suggest you buy a 4x4 riding lawnmower from our online catalog.
Prices of Riding lawnmowers: more choices
The subject of the price is a bit delicate for everyone because it is really rare for two or more people to see the same way. In any case, we can tell you what the characteristics that usually make a lawnmower cheaper or less expensive. One of these is the type of gearbox; for example, the traditional mechanical gearbox is a little less comfortable but certainly less expensive. The automatic gearbox is more practical and convenient than using speed without having to stop. The hydrostatic gearbox instead continues to obtain even more continuous and precise performances and is VERY reliable, which is why the price range is higher. Another feature that influences the price is certainly the power: the more powerful a lawnmower is, the larger the area on which it can work.
Used riding lawnmower: an excellent way to save money
If you do not have special needs and want to try the riding lawnmower, you can opt for a used model: you will save, and you will be equally satisfied. On Lineonline, we do not sell damaged or worn-out products. We sell reconditioned tractors that we used in showcases or during fairs, for which they are fully functional. But at a lower price! What better alternative for a non-expert user who is not yet convinced to invest in buying a new product?
If you have any doubts, write to our email and we'll be happy to help you.
Riding lawnmowers: the best brands
In one of the paragraphs above, we said that in the case of such specific tools, a good brand is essential for your safety. Choose the one that's right for you: stay true to your favorite brand or change. The important thing is always to choose quality!
To help you, we list the best brands on our site in the next paragraph.
Husqvarna is a world leader in the gardening industry, offering a wide range of products for the forest and garden and its equipment combines cutting-edge technology with quality. The strong point is that it can do all this while respecting the environment!
Its lawnmowers are comfortable and easy to drive, thanks to the steering that allows you to get around every obstacle to perfection. With this brand, you can also choose from three different cutting systems: collection, mulching, and unloading. If you are particularly afraid of cleaning these machines, choose Husqvarna. The cutting deck can be removed, cleaned, and replaced without the help of equipment, but this does not mean that you will have to replace it often! Its maintenance is minimal, as it is reinforced thanks to the powder coating, which allows it to withstand the worst weather conditions.
Castelgarden has a wide range of lawnmowers: from hobbyists for the less experienced to the professional ones for the most demanding users. Riding lawnmowers can have different cutting lengths ranging from 66 cm (ideal for small lawns) to 122 cm (ideal for larger surfaces). The large wheels make them suitable also for irregular or uneven surfaces, while the anti-scaled ones make it possible to obtain a more level cutting plate.
Ama Garden lawnmowers
Ama is another brand that we at Lineonline have available on our site. The tractors of this brand have such bright and lively colors that it will almost seem to be in a sports car. The Loncin engine is a guarantee, and you can choose the gearbox that is most comfortable for you: mechanical or hydrostatic. And what do you think of the complimentary kit included?
Mcculloch riding lawnmower
Mcculloch designs garden lawnmowers suitable for any challenge: from extensive gardens to small ones. You can also choose between an automatic or manual transmission. Some of its models are also equipped with a PowerDrive transmission, which makes lawnmowers particularly fast but super stable and reliable. We don't want to lose ourselves in a further talk, and we prefer to talk to you at least about one of the models of this brand that we are sure you will love.
Lawnmower: tips for a better choice
If you still have doubts, we give you further advice about your purchase:
- The integrated collection basket is the best collection system
- In the case of tall and thick grass, the cutting deck with side discharge is the most effective
- If you are looking for a more compact structure or better maneuverability and the grass is not too high, choose a Rider lawnmower
- If you don't want to get tired of picking up the grass after cutting it, the best choice is in a mulching lawn tractor. The presence of a power take-off is useful for attaching accessories, such as a farm cutter or other attachment that you prefer.
- The most used for caring English gardens is the lawnmower with a collection basket
The best models on the market
Mcculloch M165 97T Ride-on Mower
The McCulloch M165-97T lawnmower that we have on our site is super convenient because it is equipped with an automatic transmission. It is recommended in the domestic use on surfaces up to 5000 square meters and thanks to its displacement of 452 cc; you will be able to have a cutting width of 97 cm. With the purchase, you will receive a kit for use and maintenance with different spare accessories, with a tipping trailer worth over 200 euros!
Alpina lawnmower BT 98 SD
This lawnmower designed by the Alpina brand is recommended for those with an area up to 4800 square meters and wants to use it in a semi-professional environment. The side discharge will not leave further grass on the lawn, and this is the optimal solution for those who are looking for a good brand of lawnmowers that has this feature. Suitable for even irregular surfaces and easy to drive, this model has an Alpina 7050 petrol engine, with a displacement of 352 cc. The cutting width is 98 cm and the gearbox, although mechanical, is still "fluid" and manageable.
Plus. How can you not notice his style so modern and fresh? Its "fierce" appearance will catch the eye of your neighbors: prepare to provide them with information!