A beautiful and well-kept lawn always attracts attention. Such a lawn requires care, as well as equipment for mowing grass, cleaning garbage, fertilizing, aeration. This fleet will replace the garden rider.
The garden rider resembles a garden tractor, but differs in the arrangement of the engine and the cutting deck. On the rider, a powerful engine is mounted at the rear, and the cutting deck is located in front. The engine uses electric and gasoline, less often – diesel.
The front location of the cutting mechanism allows the driver to observe the lawn mowing process, mow the grass in uncomfortable places, get close to trees and bushes and, importantly, untracked grass mowing. The “floating” deck follows the surface relief and a neatly mowed lawn is obtained. Using this technique is very easy to cut.turnkey rolled lawns , which also require maintenance, so that the grass does not lose its original appearance.
On garden riders, automatic, mechanical and hydrostatic transmissions (gearboxes) are installed. More common garden models of riders with front swivel wheels, less often – with swivel rear wheels. Four-wheel drive garden riders are now on sale. The rider is very maneuverable, has a practically zero turning angle. Therefore, you can mow the grass in a circle around the trees. Thanks to the articulated steering, the rear wheels move exactly along the front track. Wide wheels and a special tread reduce the pressure on the grass and do not allow sliding on wet grass.
Managing a garden rider is not difficult. Speed is regulated only by pedals. The manufacturer worried about the convenience of the driver’s workplace.
Garden technical riders cannot be called cheap equipment, however, everything is relative: one person with such equipment will quickly and efficiently process a large area of the lawn. The price depends on its functionality and engine power.
The main purpose of the garden rider is to mow the lawn in areas up to a hectare. The cutting deck is wide enough, ranging from 80 to 183 cm. Mowed grass can be mulched or collected in a grass catcher with subsequent discharge. Using additional trailed equipment, it can be used 12 months a year. With the help of a garden rider, you can clean foliage, sweep, spread fertilizers, sand, clean tracks from snow and debris, and use it as a cart.
Based on the functionality, garden riders will be a valuable acquisition, both for city services and owners of country houses with large plots of land. In a small cottage area on which the garden grows, a flower garden is broken and the lawn garden rider will not be superfluous.
When choosing garden riders, proceed from the size of the deck, the functions to be performed and the size of the rider. The smaller the deck size, the narrower the beveled strip width.
Take into account the main characteristics of riders, choose a manufacturer, coordinate your capabilities and you can purchase such a necessary machine.
Maintenance and care.
After work, the deck must be cleaned of grass and debris, which is easy – the deck rises to 30 degrees. Since the engine is gasoline, maintenance of the garden rider is necessary.