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Heritage Tractor Blog

Monday, March 16, 2020

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Mower?

The right machine makes a difference.

Finding the right machine for your yard is hard. We all enjoy a well-manicured lawn, but we don’t all enjoy the work it takes. Having an easy-to-use mower is half the battle. So, what should you consider when choosing a mower? Well, we’ve collected a few tips from our lawn and garden experts to help you choose a mower that fits your needs.


How to Determine Mower Size and Style

Property size is the biggest determinant of machine size. A machine that is too small will have you mowing for a week, while a machine that is too large will struggle to comfortably navigate your yard. Hills, rocky ground, and how much you enjoy mowing plays a part in the decision. Where your machine will be stored also is a factor— how much space will it take up in your garage or shed?

Lawn tractors are a basic ride-on machine that can be driven by any rider and offer attachments for other uses. Zero-turn mowers have a little bit of a learning curve, but provide free-range directional steering and can shorten mowing times. Riding lawn tractors are better for hills and uneven ground. Long, flat stretches of yard are best for zero-turns— especially if there are many trees, flower beds, or other obstacles to maneuver.

For small yards, tough-to-reach places and detail-oriented mowing, push mowers are a great solution. Many Honda mowers offer features to customize your mower at every level, like being self-propelled, mulching, bagging, or discharging clippings, and pull or electric starts. Plus, they offer cool time-saving features like the Roto-Stop Blade Stop system that allows you to turn off the blades while keeping the engine running. This is great for picking up dog toys as you mow!

A good test for size of mower is to walk your property as a mower would mow. That time and effort is the baseline for every time you mow in a season. If you don’t measure your yard in acreage, then a push or walk-behind mower might be the right option for you, while terrain may be the decider between a lawn tractor and zero-turn.

Being S.M.A.R.T.

Find a mower that is S.M.A.R.T. – Simple, Money-saving, Adaptable, Reliable, Timesaving.

Riding lawn tractors and residential zero-turns are great for medium to large yards.  These machines offer different qualities that effect cutting width, comfort, and adaptability. Based on your budget, John Deere offers lawn mowers in a range of sizes and needs. Honda Push mowers offer customization at purchase and adjustments for use of the unit. Both John Deere and Honda offer comprehensive warranties and have a history of proven quality.

 After the Purchase

These high-quality machines are built to last, but tune-ups are inevitable with any machine. So be sure to choose a reliable brand and a dealer that will stand behind your machine long after the purchase.

Ready to chat with a salesman? Come visit our team and find a new mower you will love. 


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