If you are in the market for a new lawn mower, you have a lot of choices and can take advantage of a variety of features that will make mowing your yard easier and more enjoyable.
Mowers are typically divided between one you walk behind versus those you ride on.
• Push: The operator pushes this mower around the yard to mow.
• Self-propelled: Powered by a transmission, self-propelled walk behinds range from single-speed to variable speed models.
• Zero Turn: With drive tires that can be powered in opposite directions, a zero turn mower has a 0” turning radius. Ideal for lawns with a lot of obstacles to mow around. May be steered using twin sticks or a steering wheel.
• Lawn Tractors: Front engine machines using a traditional steering wheel. Easy to use because driving a lawn tractor is similar to driving a car. Lawn tractors can accept front and rear attachments that can be used for yard chores—snow blowers, tillers, plows, etc.—so they can be used for a variety of tasks.
So, what mower is the best choice for you? Factors to consider include the size of your lawn, the terrain—flat or hilly—and the amount obstacles you need to trim around. Additionally, you may have other lawn care needs: to bag or mulch clippings, till a garden or move items around the yard in a dump cart.