Riding lawn mowers

Recommendations for riding lawn mowers?
I'm sick and tired of mowing with my small push mower. I seriously just need more so I can finish faster and continue with my other PrepHole, PrepHole , PrepHole, /n/ and /sex/ endeavors.

I'm currently looking at buying pic realted new. It has a kawasaki engine which is supposed to be good. I don't have a truck so buying used is not an option right now.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For just your own personal lawn or a business? You'll feel and look like a dumbass using that to mow your quarter acre lot

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >You'll feel and look like a dumbass

      Nah, did you miss the part where he tried to impress us with his sex life? He'll feel like the man he isn't once he buys that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just for my own use. I've got around half an acre. Doable with the push mower, but by the time I'm done edging I've spent the better part of 2-3 hours.

      >You'll feel and look like a dumbass

      Nah, did you miss the part where he tried to impress us with his sex life? He'll feel like the man he isn't once he buys that.

      Not trying to impress anyone. I was also looking at based bots to mow my lawn but they don't seem quite as robust as I had hoped.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Standard 42" tractor will do just fine. Zero turns might be able to do it faster, but not by much. I think ZTRs tend to have a higher mowing height available, which can be good, but they're also generally more expensive. I'd recommend one that can handle towing (most can, but just check to make sure) since then you can use it for fertilizer, aerating, carting material, etc. I bought mine new; I found when I was shopping for one that the used ones were often being sold for a very high price relative to the new ones, like 70%-80% of the price of a new one for ones that had been used for over ten years. Don't know if that was just the area and timing of things though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        A zero turn for 1/2 acre is overkill, especially since likecany equipment t like that you probably don't want to buy the cheapest thing out there, and because zero turns are made to cover some ground so there's fewer options for smaller ones that are better suited for smaller spaces between things like you get on lots that small.

        The other thing to keep in mind is that instead of old school dumb steering and one transmission, you get two transmissions and drive lines that both have to be working right just to steer.

        For a lot that size a traditional lawn tractor makes way more sense and will be cheaper to buy and maintain and store...and to move if you need to take it to a shop.

        If your lot is flat you can also probably get away with a 1 cylinder but if you want to spend more a 2 cyl Kohler is a very reliable motor...A whole bunch of different brands (cub cadet is one) are all made by MTD and many are virtually identical. Toro has a nice steering design that gives you almost zero turn capability in a traditional tractor style.

        I'd suggest you look at what cutting width will work for your lot's tight areas and then research what's available within your budget and really read reviews.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          CORRECTION: should have said Craftsman, not Toro....

          This one is a nice balance between reasonable size and decent price, and has the Turn Tight steering and a Kohler Vtwin

          https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lawn-and-garden/lawn-mowers/riding-mowers/7014890

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i just bought a Toro Timecutter Max 54", but i regularly mow 3.5 acres+ of generally smooth grass. it was pricy but a step up in quality over something like the Cub Cadet Ultima's; put them side by side and you will see where the Toro has more cast and fabricated metal parts to beef up the frame, controls and deck over other manufacturers.

          zero turns or just mower decks over 42" in general are overkill for less than 1 acre of grass, you are better off with something smaller to work in tighter places.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Also it's good to have a physically smaller mower to get through gates and storage. This thing is 80" long and over 60" wide with the chute down, it barely fits in my little garden shed.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, Toro makes good stuff; it's a toss up though in many cases whether a cheaper mass produced unit with cheap and readily available replacement parts is worse or better than a more expensive unit that may kill you on parts...that may not be *that* much more reliable.

            >mower decks over 42"

            Unfortunately zero turns being superior in all ways to "old fashioned" lawn tractors is a big marketing meme these days and smaller lawn tractor deck sizes are becoming fewer and farther between, especially combined with motor options.

            Anything under 46" or so is now almost guaranteed to be priced to make a larger tractor or zero turn seem like a no-brainer, and will have a weak one lurking ger motor designed to die within a year or two when used for any sized lawn where you really benefit from a rider.

            The other factor besides time to mow and yard size is how aggressively things grow where you're at...we can get 60" of rain/yr and high heat and humidity in the summer so that our lawn *needs* mowing every 4 days, if only because waiting five might mean it gets rained on and then you're at 7 or maybe 10 days out by the time it dries long enough to cut again. A fast mower that cuts as wide a path as will fit makes sense here and having too big/powerful a mower is almost always better than the opposite.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              my parents have one these first generation 42" Ryobi zero turns, while it has had quite a few electrical issues over the years (batteries, multiple control boards and both blade motors were replaced under warranty) the overall design makes for a much more compact and maneuverable machine that is great for working in tight areas and hillsides. the electric motors have loads of torque, no louder than a hairdryer when cutting and is stupid fast when cruising around.

              traditional zero turns still have their transmissions linked to the same engine but the electric drive motors are completely independent of each other and can fully spin you around in a single spot, making it way more precise than a gas model. its a good idea that just needs to get the kinks worked out. last time i was at Home Depot they had rows of them getting rusty out front, which is definitely bad for the sensitive electronics throughout the mower.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >and /sex/ endeavors
    or you could just beat off while you mowed. there's no rule against it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >masturbation in public
      Actually there’s a few rules against it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      zero turns need both hands, better get a regular lawn tractor for that.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've got a 2004 Toro recycler on a half acre. I don't edge, but it takes me an hour and fifteen minutes to mow, another fifteen every other week to trim. I'm not sure what you mean by edge, I'm guessing you mean trim. My bad if you're talking about the junction of sidewalk and yard. If you're boomer level yard concerned then maybe it might take you "the better part" of 2-3 hours, but it sounds like you just want to spend money and need us to enable you for the most part.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    go to home depot and buy the cheapest rideon they have...
    why the frick would u buy a zero turn for home use

    or buy one of those automated mowers, i hear they work ok

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