Some people find lawn mowing to be a relaxing experience, while others consider it just another chore on the “to-do” list. Whatever your disposition, make sure you have the right size of machine to get the job done effectively. Those with multi-acre yards need extra-large mowers, which have cutting widths of 48, 54 and even 66 inches. If you have a manageable space to cut, some of the smallest riding lawn mowers may be your best bet.
With a cutting width of just 28 inches, the Snapper RER11.5/28 easily ranks among the smallest riding lawn mowers you can buy. It moves forward at up to 4.6 miles per hour and backs up at a rate of up to 1.9 miles per hour. It offers cutting heights of 1.5 to 4 inches. It measures 64 inches long, 32 inches wide and 39 inches high. It is one of the shortest and most narrow riding lawn mowers available.
Ariens Amp Rider
While many riding lawn mowers run on gas, electricity powers the Ariens Amp Rider. At 34 inches, it has one of the smallest cutting widths available. It can travel up to 5 miles per hour going forward and 2 1/2 miles per hour in reverse. Ariens says this model can run continuously for up to 75 minutes, and then it requires 16 hours to recharge. This machine is 61 inches long, making it one of the shortest on the market. It stands 44 1/2 inches wide and 41 1/4 inches tall. You can set its cutting height from 1.5 to 4.5 inches.
You get 38 inches of cutting width when you buy the Husqvarna LTH18538. It is 69 1/4 inches long, 49 3/4 inches wide, with the chute down, and 41.38 inches tall. The Husqvarna LTH18538 has a 16-inch turning radius and can cut grass at heights of 1 1/2 to 4 inches. When moving forward, it goes as high as 5.2 miles per hour; in reverse, it travels up to 2.9 miles per hour.
Snapper’s small mower offerings include the RE200, which measures 61 inches long, 36 inches wide and 42 inches high. It has a cutting width of 30 inches. The RE200 can reach speeds of 5 miles per hour when moving forward and 2.3 miles per hour if you put it in reverse. It has a 12-inch turning radius. Your cutting height options with this model range from 1 to 3.75 inches.