Whether you live in one of the warmest parts of the world, or you live in a region where snow falls by the inches in the winter, you still need a great lawn mower. With a riding mower or tractor, you can make quick work of your lawn and get back inside to the cool air conditioning faster than ever before. Choosing the best riding mower once took a lot of time and research, but we made the process easier for you. Find just the right riding mower or tractor for your lawn on our list of the best 10 riding mowers and tractors.
1. Troy-Bilt 420cc OHV 30-Inch Premium Neighborhood Riding Lawn Mower
First on our list is this dynamic little powerhouse from Troy-Bilt, one of the leaders in the world of riding mowers. Designed for lawns that are fairly even or level, it comes with an adjustable blade that lets you determine the length you want for your grass. Each of those five settings are similar to those found on larger mowers. This mower also has an 18-inch turning radius and slightly larger back wheels to give you better accuracy when mowing.
2. Raven MPV7100 Hybrid Riding Lawnmower Power Generator and Utility Vehicle
Don’t be surprised if heads turn when you zoom out of the garage on this powerful mower, which has a rock and roll look with red accents on a black background. The 420 cc engine uses gasoline, but comes with a generator that automatically provides power to the blades and keeps the internal batteries charged. It also has a towing capacity of 550 pounds to help you haul tools and supplies.
3. Husqvarna YTH24V54 24 HP Yard Tractor
This larger mower from Husqvarna can handle all jobs big and small. With a cutting width of 54 inches, you can get through your entire lawn faster than ever and without needing to go back over spaces you missed. The mower also comes with headlights on the front that help you get work done during dusk and an electric clutch engagement that helps you shift automatically as you move around unusually shaped areas of your lawn.
4. Raven MPV7100B Hybrid Riding Lawnmower Power Generator and Utility Vehicle
One look at this riding mower from Raven and you might find yourself thinking about apocalypse movies because of its rough and tumble look. The all-black design of this mower hides some of its great features, including its 7100 watt generator and fabricated deck. You can actually remove that deck when mulching or doing other tasks around your yard. Its 14” turning radius helps you make tight turns with ease, and it can tow more than 500 pounds too.
5. Husqvarna 967323903 V-Twin 724 cc Zero Turn Mower
Husqvarna makes a second appearance with this mower, which is more of a tractor than your typical riding mower. Large handles at the very top help you move from side to side and control your speed, while a cushioned seat lets you sit back comfortably as you mow. The electric clutch helps you effortlessly engage the clutch, and three rollers along the bottom ensure that your grass is the perfect height at the end of the day.
6. Ariens 25HP 60″ ZTR Tractor
When you climb on board this Ariens tractor, you might just feel like you own your own farm. It comes loaded with all the same features you might find on a large farm tractor, including a 25 twin power engine, durable steel frame and a larger fuel tank. That tank can hold up to six gallons of gasoline to cut down on your prep time. The higher seat also helps you sit comfortably while reducing fatigue and pressure on your body.
7. Poulan Pro PB30 Briggs 4-Speed Transmission Deck Riding Mower
This pro model combines everything you love about a tractor with everything you need from a riding mower. A large cutting blade provides the perfectly even cuts that you need when working on your lawn, and its 14” turning radius lets you mow around flower beds, patios and other features on your lawn. You’ll also love the transmission that features four different gears and the fuel tank that can accommodate 1.5 gallons.
8. Husqvarna 967324301 26 hp Kohler 7000 V-Twin Zero Turn Mower
With this Husqvarna lawn mower, your lawn will have a professional look every time that you mow. Its 26 horsepower v-twin engine might remind you of the ones found on farm tractors, and its electric clutch helps you easily and quickly engage the blade. The cutting deck is reinforced to support additional weight, and the seat in the cockpit features padding inside and a soft exterior for additional comfort.
9. Husqvarna Z246 21.5HP 726cc Kawasaki Engine 46 Z-Turn Mower
With a reinforced deck and a powerful transmission, it’s no wonder why so many lawn and garden enthusiasts love this riding mower from Husqvarna. The smaller front wheels work with the larger back wheels to provide a smooth and even ride when working on flat and sloped areas. Once you sit in the comfortable seat, grab the easy to use handles and turn on the 21.5 horsepower v-twin engine, you may want to mow your neighbors’ lawns and your own.
10. Husqvarna RZ4222F (42″) 22HP Zero Turn Lawn Mower
This Husqvarna riding mower has a slightly more powerful engine than the last one and produces 22 horsepower to help you get the job done in a fraction of the time that you expected. Designed for larger jobs, this one comes with a deck that sits several inches off the lawn to prevent damage to the blade and adjustable settings that let you decide how high or low you want to go.