The John Deere X304 is the best riding lawn mover as of April 2014, according to Consumer Research. The best zero-turn mower, another type of riding lawn mower, is the Husqvarna RZ5424.
The top-rated riding lawn mower is the lawn tractor John Deere X304 due in part because of its small 15-inch turn radius, says Consumer Research. This mower features four turning wheels, a comfortable seat, an electric start and a 3.3-gallon gas tank. Reviewers like the usability and versatility of the mower. For instance, the mower can also help with garden work or remove snow with the garden cart and snow blower attachments.
The top-rated zero-turn riding lawn mower is the Husqvarna RZ5424 because of its speedy grass cutting ability, states Consumer Research. Some other features that reviewers find attractive is the usability, ease of handling, and high-back seat.
Some of the top budget riding mowers as of June 2013 include the Ariens 960460056, Craftsman LT2500, John Deere D105 and Troy-Bilt Bronco, Today explains. The Ariens 960460056 has a 22-horsepower engine, 46-inch cutting deck and 16-inch turning radius. The Craftsman LT2500 features a 46-inch cutting deck and 22-horsepower engine as well. Both the John Deere D105 and Troy-Bilt Bronco have slightly smaller cutting decks at 42 inches.