In this guide we’ll take a look at the best ride on lawn mowers.
I’ve compared design, cutting capabilities, comfort and cost
to give you my top recommendation.
What is The Best Ride-On Lawn Mower?
In a rush? Here’s my top choice…
A compact and versatile mower, with 6 different cutting heights
The Castelgarden XE Ride On Mower is a DIY Garden favourite thanks to its compact design and ease of use. It’s delivered fully assembled so can be used straight away. With a 66cm cutting deck that can be set to 6 different heights, you can have your garden looking exactly how you like!
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More Detailed Ride On Lawn Mower Reviews
Castelgarden XE Ride On Mower Review
The Castelgarden XE Ride On Mower is a comfortable and easy to drive mower that’s powered by a single cylinder electric start engine. This is delivered fully assembled so it’s ready to go straight away.
This mower is small and compact, with a 66cm cutting deck that can be set to 6 different heights. It’s ideal for large areas, but also perfect for those who may lack mobility with smaller gardens. It’s very maneuverable, circling around trees and flower beds with ease.
With a 150L grass collector, this mower is low maintenance. It’s electric key start with geared transmission and copes well on uneven terrain.
Lawn King RE125 Ride On Lawn mower Review
The Lawn King RE125 Lawn Mower is one of the best ride on lawn mowers on the market. This fantastic model is as durable as they come, delivered fully assembled and ready to use. It’s powered by a 382cc single cylinder that allows it to cut any size of garden with ease, and the grass is collected at the rear in the 240L collector.
This lawn mower has transmatic gearless ‘shift on the go’ to give you 6 speed options using just the foot pedal. It’s an extremely smooth ride, and despite the large size it has a turning radius of 46cm so you can easily mow around bushes and flower beds.
With extra features including a step through frame, a cup holder, an adjustable seat and headlights, this mower ensures you can get the job done comfortably and efficiently.
Lawn King 60 SDE Ride On Lawn Mower Review
The Lawn King Ride On Mower is perfect for lawns and rough grass areas. It doesn’t have a collection option, instead discharging the grass to the side. It’s easy to drive, with 6 different settings to let you change gears seamlessly while on the move.
This boasts a step through frame for easy mounting, and no pedals or switches to get in the way. The seat is comfortable enough to mow for hours, and the model is compact enough for tricky areas around flowerbeds and trees. Thanks to the compact design, it’s easy to store when not in use.
With a tow hitch, mulching plug and deflector, this mower is seriously versatile.
Feider FRT-7550M Ride On Lawn Mower Review
The Feider FRT-7550M RIde On Lawn Mower is another great quality ride on mower, designed for comfort and efficiency. One of the most powerful ride on mowers around, this is driven by a high capacity air cooled engine with 15 horse power. It’s fuel efficient and, most impressively, quiet – so you can get your mowing done before your neighbours are even awake!
This mower has 3 cutting modes; collection, mulching and rear discharge. There’s also a 6 step cutting height range from 20 to 90mm, and 5 forward gears plus reverse so you can tackle any type of lawn or terrain.
Although it’s perfect for larger lawns, this mower turns easily making it great for smaller areas.
Racing 62PR Ride On Mower Review
The Racing 62PR Ride On Mower has a 61cm cutting width that makes it easy to mow around and between obstacles, as well as making getting through gateways a breeze. It’s equally easy to get a large lawn mown efficiently and to a high standard.
This has a four stroke overhead valve engine with an electric start for fuel efficient power. The 5 step blade height adjustment ensures there’s a setting for every eventuality and any type of lawn. Finally, there’s a 150L grassbag which allows you to mow large lawns without needing to regularly empty.
Ride on Lawn Mower Buyer’s Guide
A ride on lawn mower is a must have if you have a large area of land that needs mowing. While trying to do it all with a standard mower is a great way to meet your daily step count, it can get a little exhausting, and a ride on mower is a far better option.
Not sure what to look for when it comes to finding the best riding lawn mower? Check out this buyer’s guide.
Ride on mowers are available in either ‘rider’ styles or traditional tractor shaped designs. They can also be used for towing. The design will play a large part in the maneuverability of the mower, so if you have an area that’s tricky to mow, look for a compact and smaller mower.
Cutting Width & Height
A wider cutting width will reduce the overall time you spend mowing, but it will make the lawn mower harder to store. If you have a huge lawn to mow and ample storage, go for a lawn mower with a wider cutting width like the Racing 62PR to get the job done quicker.
Most mowers will also come with up to 9 different cutting heights. This means you can have your garden looking exactly how you want it, adjusting the height for different areas if necessary.
Of course, comfort is important when it comes to ride on mowers. Go for a mowers like Lawn King 60 SDE with a soft, padded seat, and an ergonomic steering wheel. Extra features like cup holders can add to the comfort and make mowing your lawn quite enjoyable!
Grass Collection Capacity
Lawn mowers like Feider FRT-7550M usually come with up to 4 methods of cutting. Either collecting the grass inside the mower (in which case, look for a mower with a large capacity), mulching, in which the grass is cut then deposited, and either rear or side depositing.
Ease of Movement
Ride on mowers can be a little trickier to get the hang of than standard mowers, especially if you have lots of flower beds or trees that you need to mow around!
A smaller cutting width and more compact mower should make the mower more maneuverable, and allow you to mow large sections of grass as well as smaller fiddly sections with ease.
Ride on mowers like Castelgarden XE will usually be powered by a single cylinder engine. While you’re unlikely to get a huge amount of speed on ride on mowers, the engines are durable, self cooling and compact. Many mowers will be designed specifically for low noise and low vibration and most will have up to 5 gears plus a reverse.
If you’ve ever tried to mow over an acre of lawn using a standard mower, you’ll know the importance of a ride on mower! With the ability to make mowing large areas of ground easy and, dare we say it, actually quite fun, these mowers are a seriously worthwhile investment.
For the 6 speed transmissions and range of grass collection options, the Lawn King RE125 Lawn Mower is our winner.