Outfront ride on mowers; a guide to buying the right machine

When buying an outfront ride on mower it's important to choose the most suitable machine for your requirements.  We have therefore provided the below guide to help you make the right decision;

 

  • Terrain; consider the cut area to ensure that your chosen mower is best suited to cater for the specific terrain that it will be most used for. Outfront mowers are manoeuvable and accessible to corners; mid-mount mowers are generally more compact and manoeuvrable; batwing mowers are ideal for large cutting areas; likewise, cylinder mowers are suited to covering larger cutting areas, whilst zero turn mowers are well suited to awkward cutting areas.

  • Landscape; 2wd or 4wd. 2wd mowers are ideal for flatter landscapes whereas 4wd mowers are better suited to uneven or hilly landscapes which require a greater, and more versatile drive output.

  • Grass type and finish; fine (cylinder), fair (rotary), rough (flail). Depending on the model, front or rear rollers often feature with cylinder mowers to achieve an enhanced striped finish. Additionally, grass collectors provide a direct collect finish and are widely available in the domestive market whereas cut and drop machines are often utilised for commercial purposes.

  • Fuel type; petrol or diesel. Petrol mowers are often less expensive to buy but more costly to run and are widely available in the domestic market. Conversly, diesel mowers are more expensive to buy but less expensive to run and are widely available in the commercial market.

  • Working environment; commercial machinery used throughout the year often requires road registration and relevant road lighting kit applications. Some commercial users also prefer to add cabs for operator comfort. Mowers for private use are likely not to require road registration but cabs maybe considered if use is intended throughout the year.

 

  • Outfront ride on mower; we offer a large selection of outfront mowers from a variety of market leading brands including Kubota, John Deere and New Holland. The Kubota F3680 outfront rotary mower (featured below) is a 4wd machine powered by a 36hp, 4 cylinder Kubota diesel engine. Power units such as the Kubota F3680 are versatile in that they allow for interchangeable rotary mowers decks to be fitted; 60" and 72" width decks are available with either side or discharge drop options. Alternatively, flail heads can be fitted for rougher environments.

  • Batwing ride on mower; we offer a good selection of batwing mowers from market leading brands such as Hayter and Ransomes Jacobsen. Batwing mowers such as the Ransomes HR6010 and the Hayter R324T are more than capable of cutting large, uneven surface areas fast and effectively. The R324T is a 4wd machine powered by a 56hp Kubota diesel engine. Whilst not achieving the fine cut finish of a cylinder mower the batwing rotary units are capable of a clean and efficient cut, not least because of their expansive cutting width. Independent deck lift provides the operator with added flexibility and efficiency, hence adding appeal to an already impressive commercial machine.

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