If you have ever owned a cheap riding mower and done any yard work then you know exactly how aggravating and time-consuming lawn care can be. Lawn care takes up a lot of time. You will need to weed, mow, trim, and fertilize often. Having good quality riding lawn equipment is essential to properly caring for your lawn. Here are some tips on finding the best cheap riding lawn mower and other gardening equipment.
Brand Name Electric Lawn Mowers – Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between brands that advertise ‘new technology’ and those that don’t. If you know what model the mower runs on then you can quickly find out which is the top brand by looking at the manufacturer’s website. If you don’t then simply search for reviews. The last thing you want to do is buy an expensive, low quality electric lawnmower and have no idea how to maintain or repair it in the future. Check the HP Briggs rating to ensure that the mower is rated for small gardens and make sure it has the right performance specifications.
HP Lawnmower w/ Hydrostatic Brush – The w/ hydrostatic brush on the back allows you more control over the cutting stroke enabling you to work in tighter spaces for larger areas. It is more efficient than the standard rotary cutting machine and cuts down noise that is associated with riding lawn mower. It can also be used on mulches and on soft ground. The hydrostatic system allows you to manually activate the cutting motion without engaging the drive system. It is important to note that the hydrostatic system does not provide the same safety features as a conventional electric mower such as anti-theft devices or spark arrestors.
All Power transmission – The deck is the foundation of the riding mower. An electric motor is fitted on the front of the deck with casings, while the drive train and transmission are placed on the rear. All power transmitted through the deck are then transmitted to the cutting blades. Some mowers allow the transmission to be engaged by a remote control, which reduces the need to have a driver.
All Power Transmission specifications vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Many manufacturers now provide a range of options such as automatic speed adjustment and deck mounting brackets. Some manufacturers offer an all-automatic with manual mode that allows a push of a button to engage or disengage the transmission. The motor is fitted with a five-speed transmission driven by a drive chain. To increase the speed of cutting, a variable ratio transmission works in either forward or reverse gears.
Maximum Output: All models are able to achieve an output of approximately three hundred watts of power. The mower has a maximum height that can be adjusted according to the height of the grass in the garden. A variable speed controller allows the motor to accelerate or decelerate depending on the current speed of the mower. In order to improve the overall performance of a mower, an electronic control unit, or ecu, is fitted to the engine. It can be controlled electronically via a foot pedal, or remotely using a wireless receiver.
Maximum Riding Area: The maximum riding area on an electric mower is approximately one thousand square feet. This does not take into account the actual grass on the lawn. A good rule of thumb is to ensure that at least one square foot of lawn is mowed during any one mowing session. If more lawn than usual needs to be mowed then an extra mower should be considered. Most electric mowers are able to be plugged in using the standard cigarette lighter outlet.
All of these factors, although important, cannot ensure that the mower will perform properly without the right tools. Riding lawn tractors should be equipped with quality tools such as a deck blade sharpener, a cutting bag, and a brush cutter. These items are not vital but if you plan on using your lawn tractor regularly then it may be worth considering the following tools.