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Lawn tractors

Buying a Lawn Tractor

Lawn tractors are ideal for lawns between 1 and 5 acres. Their smaller, more manoeuvrable ride on mower cousins will handle lawn sizes between 0.5 and 1 acres.

This guide helps you find the best lawn tractor

In this guide we take you through the options when buying a lawn tractor and reviews of websites where you can buy lawn tractors.

Riding a lawn tractor

Riding a lawn tractor

Cutting deck size

Lawn tractors tend to come with cutting widths in the 32 to 50 inch range (the smaller ride on mowers tend to come in the 25 to 32 inch range).

Attachments and accessories

If you are trying to convince yourself to buy a lawn tractor and just need that final push think about all the attachments you can buy for it later on - trailers, leaf sweepers, spreaders, sprayers, aerators, de-thatchers and lawn rollers.

Things to consider

- Does it have Electric key start?

- Number of gears (forward and reverse)

- Engine size

- Storage (get a cover if you don't have somewhere dry to store it)

- Single or twin blades

- Cutting heights (nearly all have variable cutting heights but if you have a specific requirement do check)

- Width (not just the cutting deck size) if you need to get it through any gates

- Hand and foot controls (You can get some models with hand only controls)

- Environmental impact

Filling a lawn tractor

This might sound obvious but a lawn tractor will need filling with petrol

Cheap lawn tractors

The words cheap and lawn tractors don't normally go together but Mow Direct have some around the £1350-£1500 mark and they offer free delivery too. If cost is really an issue take a look at our guide on smaller ride on mowers.

Where to buy lawn tractors

Websites selling lawn tractors online
What we think
Mow Direct

Mow direct have a huge range of lawn tractors and they offer some of the lowest prices we've seen on the internet.

They offer free delivery.

Visit Mow direct

Top products

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