MTD Mower Information

Overview

MTD has been manufacturing lawnmowers since the 1950s, building outdoor power equipment for home use, with stores in North and South America, Australia, Africa, Asia and Europe. MTD mowers are available through four MTD subsidiaries: Bolens, Yard Machines, White Outdoor, and Yard-Man. Mowers range in size from 22-inch push mowers to riding mowers.

Uses

MTD creates mowers for residential use. They are constructed to withstand occasional use in mildly demanding settings. MTD meets the needs of homeowners by offering a variety of entry-level mowers at an affordable price.

Deck Size

For homeowners with small yards --- less than 1/3 acre --- MTD makes several types of push mowers with 22-inch decks. Self-propelled mowers are the easiest to use, but cost more. If your property has hills or is relatively large, a self-propelled mower is a smart choice. MTD's riding mowers have deck sizes as small as 38 inches and as wide as 54 inches.

Engine

The MTD lawn tractor series features Briggs and Stratton engines. The smallest engine is capable of 13.5 horsepower, and the largest is capable of 20 horsepower. The zero-turn series also features Briggs and Stratton engines with a horsepower of 19.5 and 22. The smaller push mowers MTD produces use a 158cc Honda engine.

Cost

Costs range from around $170 to $300 for one of MTD's 22-inch push mowers. Lawn tractors and zero-turn mowers start at about $850 for a small machine, and progress up to about $3,000 for a zero-turn riding mower with a 54-inch deck.

Availability

The MTD brands are available at home improvement chain stores, such as Home Depot and Lowe's. Sears, K Mart, and Walmart also carry several models of MTD mowers.

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