• Riding mowers are made for lawns that are just beyond the scope of anyone wanting to push a walk-behind mower. If it takes you more than two hours to mow your lawn it might be time to upgrade. Riding mowers have a rear-mounted motor and only provide the basics in comfort. They’re built for mowing smaller lawns and finishing the job quickly. These are priced from $600-$1000.
    Lawn tractors are a big step up and offer more powerful engines and wider cutting decks. Some offer power takeoff (PTO) capabilities which allow you to hook up attachments such as spreaders, aerators, or snow throwers to your lawn tractor. Advanced features to look for include four-wheel steering, headlights, high-back seats, 12 volt outlets, and cruise control. These can start at $1,500 and run upwards of $4,000 or more.

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