You've decided your mower has seen better days and you're in the market for a new mower. Sometimes this decision can be a bit overwhelming if you're unsure of what you want for your needs. We wanted to create a little guide for ya to ease that process. Let's get started!
Step 1: Determine how much lawn you will be cutting. This will help determine our next step. If you have a lot of lawn, say over an acre, it will really have an impact on the type of mower you will likely be comfortable using.
Step 2: Now here's where the big fork in the road is for most. Lawn tractor or zero turn mower? What the heck is really the difference between them? Well zero turns typically run faster and have a much higher blade speed. So if you determined you have over an acre of lawn to cut from step 1, chances are you may want to really look into a zero turn. Time is precious for most and being able to cut quickly is important to some folks. Typically anything under acre a lawn tractor can be just fine, and is also a little easier on the wallet.
Step 3: So now you have a little better idea of which you're leaning towards. Let's take a moment to think about what features you would like. This involves things like ride quality as well as seat comfort. On large lawns these are big things to consider. While cooled seats are not yet a thing on mowers, you can get mowers with very comforatble suspension seats and anti-vibe decks to ease that ride comfort. Next, think about what engine you would prefer. Freeman Creek Equipment offers several brands of mowers with Kawasaki, Kohler, and that brands own in house engine.
Step 4: You may be thinking "okay guy at Freeman Creek I still don't know what mowers you actually offer." Well we hear ya loud and clear there. We offer 3 brands of mowers. Exmark, Cub Cadet, and Kubota. Here's a few words on each and there strengths.
- Exmark: The brand Landscapers love. They make the Cadillac of zero turns with a combination of high quality, comfort, and warranty. You really cannot do better than this brand for zero turns.
- Cub Cadet: Great combination of price and features. Cub has you covered from lawn tractors to entry level zero turns and they're always innovating in both areas.
- Kubota: If you're not feelin' the Exmark, the Kubota is another great option. Kubota makes a great diesel mower for farms and large properties for those looking to keep their "orange" theme going.
We know this isn't a Consumer Report and in-depth analysis on each mower and their specs, but we wanted to give folks a good starting point when their considering price, features, and lawn needs on a new mower. We hope this helps and if you ever questions please reach out to us and we would be happy to answer them!