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Should You Get a Lawn Tractor?

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

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Lawn Tractor

The granddaddy of all cutting machines is the lawn tractor, hands down. The lawn tractor is an incredible machine that can handle even the longest grass and hay that you can put in front of it.

One of the biggest questions homeowners ask themselves is whether or not they have a large enough piece of property for the lawn tractor to be effective. The lawn tractor is a bit pricier to own and operate than the basic lawn mower. Let's look at the lawn tractor closely and figure out if buying a lawn tractor is right for your lawn.

Owning a lawn tractor is a great feeling. Just to know that your lawn tractor will give you the maximum driving and cutting power is almost a rush of pure adrenaline. The lawn tractor is an expensive machine, depending on the type of lawn tractor you purchase, so you need to weigh your options carefully.

Generally speaking, if you have an acre or more of property, then you might want to consider purchasing a lawn tractor. Of, if your lawn is uneven or abnormally thick and lush, the lawn tractor might be thing ride for you. Here are some things to keep in mind when considering the purchase of a lawn tractor.
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Should You Buy a Lawn Tractor?

  • Property Size. If you have several acres of property, then a lawn tractor will be a good investment for you. The lawn tractor will save you massive amounts of time that it would normally take you without a lawn tractor.
  • Uneven Land. A lawn tractor is a great investment for a property with uneven land that requires cutting. The suspension and drive capabilities of the lawn tractor will no doubt make your job easier.
  • Your Budget. The lawn tractor is significantly more to own and operate than your traditional size lawn mower. The lawn tractor uses more gas and needs greater maintenance, so you must consider this when deciding on a lawn tractor.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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