Top 3 Types of Lawn Mowers for Tackling Hills
A beautifully manicured, lush green lawn is what most homeowners dream of achieving, but having hills and steep slopes in your yard can make mowing seem like a daunting task. To get there, you’ll need a lawnmower that can tackle every obstacle your yard has to offer.
There are various types of lawnmowers on the market, so how do you choose the right one for your lawn? Let’s look at the differences and find one that works best for you.
Push Lawn Mower
Push mowers are a decent budget-friendly option. These mowers will be ideal for smaller yards, less than 1/3 acre, that have a few slight slopes or rolling hills that aren’t steep.
These types of mowers require the most amount of work, with the user being what is pushing it forward. They also generally take the longest amount of time to get the job done.
Personal Pace Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Personal Pace Self-propelled lawn mowers are excellent options for more rough terrains. Because the mower is self-propelled, there’s no pushing involved, only steering, which can make mowing the lawn a lot less of a hassle. If your yard is at or less than 1/2 acre, this mower will be a great fit for the job.
These types of lawnmowers come in various drivetrains. For steep hills, though, you’ll want to have either the rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive model.
Rear-wheel-drive mowers are best for mowing up inclines and tackling those steeper hills and various terrains. The all-wheel-drive mowers are great at managing the steep hills and they also work well on wet grass.
RWD models are going to be more friendly on your wallet than AWD, so taking a look at your yard’s specific needs will be an important step in deciding which drivetrain will work best for your lawn.
Zero-Turn mowers are the top-of-the-line in the various types of lawnmowers. They are very easy to use, take next to no energy to operate, and help save on time. They’re also a great investment if you have a yard over 1/2 acre.
When choosing a zero-turn mower for a yard with steep hills, though, it’s important that you get the right model to avoid serious injuries.
Hills can cause a lot of traction and most zero-turn mowers should only be used on surfaces with a slop of fewer than 15 degrees. In order for a zero-turn to safely operate in a yard with steep slopes and hills, it needs to be fit with the proper gear for the job. You’ll want to make sure it has enough power, the tires have enough traction, and that it has even weight distribution to avoid tipping over.
If you have hills or slopes in your yard that are great than 15 degrees, talk with someone on our team to discuss what mower would be best for you.
Which of These Types of Lawn Mowers Are Right for You?
Truthfully, that all depends on your yard, your needs, and your budget. Here at Cresent Avenue Gardens, we can help you navigate the different types of lawnmowers to find the one that will be a perfect fit for you and your yard.
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