The Best Riding Lawnmowers

Whether you have a few feet of lawn, or multiple acres to mow a riding lawn mower makes the job easier, and sometimes even fun. Lawn mowers offer power and possibilities far beyond simple mowing. Many have accessories available that allow for functions such as snow removal, dirt moving, post-hole digging, and even certain creature comforts.

Snapper LT130 AWS

The Snapper LT130 AWS model is a marvelous riding mower that has all wheel steering. The four-wheel independent movement makes this mower as close to a zero radius turn mower as any full-sized lawn and garden tractor can be. It also helps prevent bogging down in deep grass, moist soil, or loose rock. The LT130 has a 46-inch deck for excellent area coverage. Available accessories include front loader, grass catcher, leaf shredder, and dump cart.

John Deere X749

The familiar green and yellow color and famous John Deere name are recognizable as a farm tractor, but John Deere makes formidable lawn and garden riding mowers, too. The best of the John Deere line is the X749. It has a liquid cooled, three-cylinder, diesel engine and continuous oil bath for smooth, long life. It has a cast iron frame that makes it extremely durable and able to take any pounding your property can dish out. Four-wheel steering makes it maneuverable and dependable in all weather and ground circumstances. The X749 allows choices between 48-inch, 54-inch, and 62-inch mower deck to fit your precise lawn needs and offers a mulch attachment for better lawn control. For the ultimate in convenience, the John Deere X749 has 12-volt power outlet for cell phones, CD player, or other power needs on the helm as well as a toolbox and cup holder right in reach of the operator. Possible attachments include utility cart, shovel, sweeper, front blade, front loader, bucket holder, drive tiller, harrow, tiller, plow, and box scraper. Optional driver comfort attachments are also available including canopy, fans, floor mats, lights, and weather enclosures.

Cub Cadet SC2400 TLD

Cub Cadet has a reputation for its economical solutions to lawn care equipment. However, there is nothing economical about the power of the SC2400TLD. With a 60-inch mower deck it has a wide sweep, and the 24 horse power engine gives it lots of drive. It is simple to operate, has a mid-independent PTO drive for attachments, shift-on-the-go® range control, a three-point hitch with positive position control and a three-cylinder liquid cooled diesel engine. Optional attachments include grass collection system, rear mount mower, box scrapper, rear blade, snow blower, hard cab, and lights.

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