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The Pros And Cons Of Riding Mowers Vs. Push Mowers

Feb 14

Equipment suppliers and professional landscapers utilize various commercial-grade mowers that can be used to maintain grass. It is possible to wonder what equipment the Northeast Ohio landscape company uses is up to the job.

Do riding mowers cut better than a push mower?


A riding mower is better than a push mower. Competent contractors own both commercial zero-turn mowers. The type of mower you choose will be determined by the size of your property, the terrain (slopes and tight areas) and the environmental (noise allowances), and your budget.


Mowers can be ridden or driven behind. They reduce time and provide more efficient results.


These are when you should utilize your riding mower on commercial properties and when you need to use an electric mower.


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A riding mower can cover more ground in less time than a walk-behind.

What is the most suitable time to utilize a riding mower?


Many landscapers and equipment dealers CT make use of zero-turn lawnmowers. They're mighty (up to 36 horsepower). They have extensive cutting paths that can reach 72 inches and turn the dime (hence the name zero-turn).


The riding lawn tractor is also available; however, they are generally used by homeowners or large municipal applications where batwing mowers are used to trim grass fields.


In the past decade, commercial zero-turn mowers have developed a lot. Because of features like independent suspension, they're much more accommodating for employees and offer an excellent cut.


The following are the facts:


  • Large open spaces


A riding mower can cover more ground in less time than a walk-behind. The cutting widths of their mowers are also larger, so they can chop more grass in fewer minutes.


Walk-behind mowers have cutting decks which are generally 21 inches wide while riding mowers' cutting decks are more than three times the size.


Efficiency is vital when dealing with large grass areas.


  • Land without Slopes or land With Slight Slopes


Riding mowers work best on flat ground or gradual slopes when the mower operator is not at risk of being rolled over. Landscape contractors are skilled in mowing all types of terrains, including steep slopes. They keep an unending mow on the hillside by using riding mowers to avoid slippage.


  • The grass is dense and damp.


A riding mower can be sturdy and cut through thick grass even if the grass is damp after recent rain or morning dew. A responsible landscaper would avoid mowing wet grass since it can cause damage to the turf. However, wet grass is still mowed using riding mowers.


When should you use the push mower?


Commercial estates use push- or walk-behind mowers that permit flexibility in mowing.

Commercial estates make use of self-propelled walk-behind or push-button mowers that allow for flexibility in mowing. They can pass through narrow gates which are too narrow to accommodate riding mowers.


If a home has several landscaping beds interspersed with grassy areas walking mowers are convenient to handle and efficient.


Considering these aspects when choosing an electric lawnmower with a walk-behind is the right choice for your commercial property.


  • Space limitations


When riding mowers are too huge to fit into openings, walk-behind mowers are an option between carefully laid garden beds. A walk-behind mower can also create a perfect cut in the grass between hardscape and pathways.


  • Twists, turns, and turns.


Push mowers can exert more control over landscapes with curving edges or other boundaries that directly oppose patios, walkways, and roads.


  • Steep slopes


When a walk-behind mower is used across the hillside, the landscaper has greater control over steep slopes (in a horizontal mowing pattern). While riding mowers can be used on moderate slopes, a walk-behind mower could be more efficient for steeper inclines. Groundcover can be used to replace grass in severe cases.


Customized Commercial Lawn Care


A professional landscaping contractor evaluates the commercial property you own to ensure that the zero-turn lawn mower for your commercial crew is prepared correctly to keep the lawns in good condition.


This means that you can only use riding mowers, or walk-behind ones, in certain areas. Both kinds of mowers are sometimes used. This lets us effectively manage large, open areas while still paying attention to particulars in curving, narrower grass patches.

DLTC Equipment

214 Central Ave Bridgeport, CT 06607

(203) 502-7009