Picking a Low-Maintenance Lawn Mower

The weight of the mower, its maneuverability, especially while mowing around trees, ease of use with relation to raising or lowering the cutting height, ease of starting the motor, and the need for a blade shut-off switch are some additional factors that will help decide the kind of mower you need. This is apart, of course, from your lawn size and type, your budget, and the other features you are looking for.

Do you want the engine in the front or the back? If you want better front visibility, opt for a mower with a rear engine. More powerful mowers usually have front engines.

What type of mowing will you do? Will you mulch or bag or prefer to throw the clippings outside of your mower? Is it complicated to switch from one mode to the other in the mower you are thinking of getting? Will you need additional accessories to do it?

Husqvarna mowers have earned a great reputation by virtue of their design features and engineering; this also gives them ease of operation. The manufacturer offers a wide variety of walk-behind, self-propelled and ride on mowers. Overall, these mowers deliver good power at a reasonable price. They also come with a wide choice of accessories. These include baggers, mulching kits and carts, among others.

A 54 inch cutting deck is part of the standard specifications of ride on Husqvarna Lawn Mowers. This is apart from 23 inch tires, a cast iron front axle, a hydrostatic lever-operated transmission, an electric clutch blade engagement, lever drive control, and a 4-gallon fuel tank.

If you want to cut around trees or have obstacles like a bush, on your lawn, take a look at Husqarna zero turn mowers. These are stick-controlled mowers for heavy duty use, both professional and semi-professional.

The features of these mowers include labor-saving features that both professional and residential user will come to cherish. Apart from powerful engines, they boast compact design, and reliable functions. Husqvarna mowers come with a 24-month warranty covering parts and labor.

A riding lawn mower calls for regular maintenance. This will insure the life of the mower. Keep a checklist that includes maintaining tire pressure, checking the fluids, and keeping blades sharp. All these are critical to keeping your mower in great condition.

I recommend the following measures to keep your mower in good health:

Regularly check to insure that there’s adequate tension and torque on all the belts and pulleys. Riding mowers depends on belts to make all its moving parts function efficiently. Check if any belt is damaged, and if you find any that are cut, frayed or nicked, replace them, immediately.

Mulching and self-propelled mowers are becoming increasingly popular among prospective lawn mower buyers. Check to see if the mower has sufficient horsepower to be able to mow your lawn during the peak growing season.

If you are looking at hand and self-propelled mowers, don’t go for anything less than 5-6 horsepower. You’ll find the horsepower listed on the engine of most mowers. But, feel free to ask for assistance, if you’re not sure.