Husqvarna RZ4623 (46") 23HP Kohler Zero Turn Lawn Mower
Ariens Zoom42 (42") 20HP Kohler Zero Turn Lawn Mower
Premium Kohler Courage 20HP/725cc V-Twin OHV Engine
•Quiet, smooth operation and easy dependable starts
•Full-pressure lubrication w/ full flow filter & bypass protection
•Engine hood isolates operator from noise and heat
Toro TimeCutter SS5060 (50") 23HP Kawasaki Zero Turn Lawn Mower
23HP/726cc Kawasaki V-Twin 4-Cycle OHV Engine
•Dual element air filter; cast iron cylinder liners
•Pressurized lubrication with spin-on oil filter
•3-gallon fuel tank with sight gauge
(NAPSI)—If your lawn mower is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider a replacement. In the past decade, engineering advances have produced gas-powered lawn mowers that run cleaner, start easier and are more fuel efficient than ever before, while providing a variety of options that make yard care easier.
The best lawn tractor? It depends on your lawn and budget
Experts say the main considerations in selecting a lawn tractor are your lawn's size and slope and the obstacles you need to mow around. Keep in mind that although the names are similar, there's a big distinction between small lawn tractors and heavy-duty garden tractors -- the latter have sturdier construction for using attachments.
Though they are perhaps better known for their rear-engine models, Snapper brings excellent quality and comfort to their line of front-engine lawn tractors. The LT300 LT2044 is a mid-level mower, offering plenty of power and performance but skipping some of the top-end features of the company's higher-priced models. Granted, it's an expensive machine, but it's a great option for those that have a large, rugged yard and want a versatile mower that will stand the test of time.
Considering a lawn tractor? This video from Consumer Reports will be helpful in making the decision.
Have an acre or more to mow? Consumer Reports' Peter Sawchuk says consider a lawn tractor. They cost from $1000 to $4000 and up.
Riding lawnmowers can be a considerable investment, but the results can be well worth it if you're serious about maintaining a large yard yourself. The effort it takes to walk behind even a self-propelled mower can cause you to take shortcuts, gouge the lawn as you pull the machine backwards without raising the moving wheels or even put off mowing the yard when it clearly needs it. Understanding the basics of riding lawnmowers will help you make the right purchase for your yard or business.
Based on reviews from ConsumerReports.org, HomeDepot.com, MowersDirect.com, My3cents.com and others, the reviewers at ConsumerSearch.com concluded the Toro TimeCutter Z4200 is the best zero turn riding lawn mower. Below is some of what they had to say.