1. Entry Level
Tractors- price $3,000 - $4500. In this range we have the Murray and
Cox mowers. If you have a slopy property or rough country you should
look at a Cox Stockman, if slopes less than 15 degree's, then any
Murray or Cox should be fine.
2. Mid Level
Tractors - price $4500 - $6000. For better quality machines that
have additional features try the Cox Stockman Pro or the Ariens
3. 4wd Tractors
/ Out Front. If you have slopes then look no further see the Ariens
or Masport (not on website) for your options.
Now, if time is
a factor, try a zero turn you will be surprised how much you save.
4. Entry level
zero turns - This market has a lot of models however, we stick with
the Gravely, Hustler, Parklander (new Sept 2011) and Cox. All
mowers are priced under $6000.
5. Heavy duty
Zero Turns - Not many zero turns are in this market, however try the
Gravely, Hustler and Country Clipper ranges. All have different
features depending on if you have rough country or are a commercial
operator. Prices range from $7,000 up.
and ride-on mower safety: - It may seem like great fun
for kids to ride on a mower but they are not toys – far from it.
Subsequently all responsible ride-on mower manufacturers provide strict
safety instructions for their use. So kids, let Dad play on his ride-on
and Dad, when you’ve finished lawn mowing, make sure that the mower
can’t be used by the kids.
for disposal of lawn clippings: - Do not dispose of grass cuttings
around the base of tree trunks so as to raise the level of soil up the
trunk volcano fashion. It may take a number of years but eventually collar
rot or infestations of borers or microbial attack and root girdling can
kill your beautiful trees that took so long to grow. Leaving every 3 or
4 lots of grass clippings on the lawn recycles nitrogen into the grass
that is a much-needed nutrient as well as saving the hassle of emptying
the grass catcher.
carefully around trees to avoid any collision that may damage
the bark and allow larvae laying insects to have a safe haven from predator
birds. Damaged bark can also cause microbial attack.