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Balmers Advise on Differences Between Ride on Lawn Mowers and Lawn Tractors

If the size of your garden means that the thought of pushing around a walk behind lawn mower fills you with dread, then you may start to look at something that can offer you more comfort. Once you have made the choice to invest in something seated, the decision is then whether to purchase a ride on lawn mower or a lawn tractor. 

Both of these items can greatly increase the speed at which you can mow a large lawn. Whereas a walk behind mower is at the mercy of your energy on the day, the use of a lawn tractor or ride on mower will allow you to cut across large gardens at a consistent speed. Both also feature a much wider cutting width, making your mowing much quicker.

Lawn tractors do offer extra advantages that a ride on lawn mower doesn’t give you. This mainly comes in the attachment possibilities of a lawn tractor. For instance, John Deere lawn tractors offer attachments including tyre chains, front brushes and front blades, increasing the capabilities of a lawn tractor to deal with more challenging terrains.


Benefits of John Deere Lawn Tractors

If you are seeking to buy a ride on lawn mower or a lawn tractor, it is important to consider the size and lay of your garden. The attachments offered by John Deere lawn tractors mean that those with gardens of around an acre, with slopes or an uneven lay should consider investing in a lawn tractor. Those with slightly smaller and easier to maintain gardens could rely on a ride on lawn mower, which is still a great option for maintaining a relatively large lawn.

The price of the two machines is reflected in the functionality. Whilst the ride on lawn mower doesn’t offer the same power and varied uses of the lawn tractor, they are available at cheaper prices. However, despite this reduced price, the ride on lawn mower is still a very capable mower. Ride on mowers offer the availability to set the cutting deck at a variety of heights to account for different terrains and grass lengths. The lawn tractor does come at a higher price but offers a much enhanced functionality, with John Deere lawn tractors covering a mowing area of up to 8,000 square metres.

The variety of these two machines means that there is more to consider than whether or not you want to mow your lawn in comfort. It is important to consider your expected usage and your price range before committing to a ride on lawn mower or a lawn tractor.

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Published: 23 April 2013 at 11:51

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More information on Balmers Garden Machinery and second hand tractors
Balmers GM are turf care machinery specialists catering to the demands of both the professional and domestic clients through the nationwide delivery of new and used garden machinery. Balmers supply a huge selection of used tractors across the North West, providing only the finest names in the ground care industry. With one of the largest collections of used John Deere tractors for sale in Lancashire, we truly have tractors to suit all.

Our technical sales staff are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of turf care machinery and are available to assist both commercial and domestic customers in deciding which models suit their immediate requirements. For more information about our extensive range of new and used garden machinery or if you are searching for second hand tractors, please make an enquiry online or call our Burnley store on 01282 453900.