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What are lawn mower weights used for?

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Lawn mower weights are used for adding traction and stability to the lawn mower. Nowadays, many lawn mowers have more horsepower for less weight. This affects the traction of the equipment.

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Since many lawn mowers have plastic bodies, weights are necessary to add traction. Extensive use of R4 tires has also contributed to lawn mowers that have low traction. Lawn mower weights can be attached on the rear or front wheels. Front tractor weights increase traction and stability simultaneously. They are also referred to as suitcase weights because of their suitcase-like shapes. Rear wheel weights are attached directly to the wheels of the lawn mower.

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