The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Ride On Lawn Mower

Ride on lawn mowers provide a wealth of benefits and are an essential piece of equipment for groundcare professionals, landscapers, domestic users, estates and more. But, as you’ll see here at Hughie Willett, when it comes to selecting the perfect ride-on mower, there’s a lot to think about. But, don’t worry. Keep reading and the team at Hughie Willett will guide you through everything you need to know about buying a ride on lawn mower…

What is a ride on lawn mower? 

Let’s kick things off with a definition. What exactly is a ride on lawn mower? 

That may seem like a question with an obvious answer, but given the huge range of different lawn mowers that are available on the market, we want to be concise. 

Put simply, a ride on lawn mower (also known as a riding mower, tractor mower, or lawn tractor) is a lawn mower that allows the user to be seated during operation. 

A ride on lawn mower is propelled by a motor (typically a four stroke petrol or diesel engine), and as such doesn’t require the operator to manually propel it. As a result, ride on mowers can cover more ground, more quickly, than smaller walk-behind mowers.

Example of a ride on mower

(Example of a ride on mower. This particular example is the TS 112 from Husqvarna).

Ride on lawn mowers are perfect for cutting large swathes of grass. Because of this, ride on mowers are used by a wide range of customers, from cutting grass in municipal/local authority parklands to use in commercial landscaping businesses and private gardens, country estates, hospitals, schools, amenity areas, etc. 

In short, if you need to mow large areas of grass in the shortest time possible - you’ll need to buy a ride on lawn mower.

From a physical perspective, ride on mowers resemble small tractors - however, as you’re about to read, there are a number of different types of ride on mowers, each of which has distinct features and physical characteristics. 

What are the benefits of ride on lawn mowers? 

Perhaps you’re wondering if a ride on mower is right for you. If that’s the case, then consider the many benefits that come with owning and using a ride on mower. 

More efficient

Because ride on mowers allow you to cover much more ground than traditional walk behind mowers, they allow you to cut more grass, more quickly. In short, they are far more efficient; allowing you to get bigger jobs done in a smaller amount of time.

This is a particularly good benefit for commercial groundcare companies. After all, the more lawns and fields you can mow, the more money you’ll make!

Less manual labour

Ride on lawn mowers also make light work for people doing large groundcare jobs. Instead of the backbreaking work of pushing a walk behind mower all day, the person operating the mower gets to sit down, reducing overall stress on the user.

Easier to start

The majority of today’s ride on mowers feature electric start. Simply insert the key into the ignition, turn it, and you’re good to go!

This contrasts to walk behind mowers, which still predominantly feature pull start. As anyone who’s ever used one can tell you - pull starts can be quite tiring to use - especially if you’re having to start the mower several times a day! 

Larger fuel capacity

By simply being larger pieces of equipment than walk behind mowers, ride on mowers have larger fuel tanks. 

This means you will not have to stop to refuel as often. This can be a great productivity gain, allowing you to keep cutting for longer and ultimately earn more money!

What are the best ride on lawn mower brands? 

Not all ride on lawn mowers were created equal! When it comes to selecting the very best ride on mower, some brands are better than others.

With over 40 years of experience selling and maintaining ride on mowers, the team at Hughie Willett certainly knows what divides a good mower from a bad one. So, with that in mind, the team have set out what they consider to be the best ride on lawn mower brands below.

Cub Cadet

Since 1961 Cub Cadet has been developing innovative, great value lawn mowers, ride on mowers, zero-turn mowers and more. 

The brand hasn’t rested on its laurels, either. Cub Cadet has been at the forefront of developing battery technology and robot mowers in recent years.


Originally founded in Sweden, Husqvarna has built a reputation for designing and manufacturing lawn mowers of exceptional quality. 

Since their first powered lawn mower in 1947, the company has continually experimented and innovated, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with lawn mowers and other groundcare equipment. 

Here at Hughie Willett we stock a frankly enormous range of Husqvarna ride on mowers covering all main types of ride on lawn mower.


A Japanese multinational that was established in 1890, Kubota has become one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of groundcare machinery. 

Aside from developing a range of legendarily-reliable ride on mowers, Kubota also offers a range of tractors, RTVs and other similar vehicles.


Established in 1948 in Japan, OREC is a leading designer and manufacturer of powered outdoor equipment to landscapers, groundcare professionals and individual homeowners. 

The OREC range of ride on mowers includes mid mounted mowers that are particularly suited to brush cutting and other applications where vegetation may have grown out of control. 


Perhaps most widely known for their chainsaws, Stihl also has a reputation for designing and manufacturing ride on mowers of exceptional quality. 

The German brand is renowned for manufacturing exceptionally-reliable forestry and groundcare equipment, and their ride on mowers are no exception.

What are the different types of ride on lawn mower? 

Browse the Hughie Willett website, and you’ll find that the ride on mowers on our website are segmented into three distinct categories. These represent the three main types of ride on mower that you can buy:

  • Mid mounted ride on mowers. 
  • Out front ride on mowers.
  • Zero turn ride on mowers.

Below, we’ll take you through each of these types of ride on mower. 

What is a mid mounted ride on lawn mower? 

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A mid mounted ride on mower is a mower in which the cutting deck (more on that later!) is situated underneath the mower’s chassis, in the middle, below the driver's seat (i.e. between the two sets of wheels). 

Mid mounted ride on lawn mowers are typically powered by a petrol or diesel four-stroke engine (although electric/battery and hybrid versions are becoming increasingly common), and have either a manual or hydrostatic transmission. 

Example of a mid mounted ride on mower

(Example of a mid mounted ride on mower. This particular mower is the Cub Cadet XT1 0R95).

Mid mounted mowers are incredibly versatile and are suitable for use on both flat surfaces such as sports fields and gardens, and rougher terrain such as paddocks, public parks, orchards and other areas where the ground can be more uneven and challenging.

When selecting a mid mounted mower, you’ll tend to have a range of power options. These can range from 9 mechanical horsepower (7kW) up to 21 mechanical horsepower (15.9kW). 

These power outputs are closely related to the engine configuration within the mower, with many mid mounted mowers featuring two-cylinder v-twin engines, or three cylinder, inline engines that provide plenty of power and torque. 

Mid mounted ride on mowers at a glance: 

  • Feature the cutting deck in the centre of the mower. 
  • The cutting deck typically uses a rotary blade cutting configuration.
  • Available with either a manual or hydrostatic (automatic) transmission.
  • Petrol, diesel, electric battery powered.
  • Typically, between 9 and 21 horsepower

Note - you may find that mid mounted ride on mowers are sometimes referred to as ‘lawn tractors’ or ‘garden tractors’ instead.

What is an out front ride on lawn mower? 

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The second main type of ride on mower you can buy is an out front ride on mower. 

As their name suggests, out front mowers differ from mid mounted mowers in that their cutting deck is positioned ‘out in front’ of the mower. 

Out front mowers are popular because they make it easy to cut under hedges, around trees and close to edges. This contrasts very favourably with mid mounted mowers, which can be more challenging to manoeuvre in tight and confined areas. 

Example of an out front ride on mower

(Example of an out front ride on mower. This mower is the Husqvarna R216T).

Another benefit associated with out front mowers is that on many models, the cutting deck on the front can be easily detached and swapped out for another type of cutting deck or attachment. This makes out front mowers incredibly versatile; ideal if you’re running a groundcare business and often have to undertake different tasks. 

Like mid mounted mowers, out front ride on mowers are normally powered by petrol or diesel four-stroke engines, with electric powered models also beginning to come to market. 

Also, like mid mounted mowers, out front mowers are available with either manual or hydrostatic transmissions. 

Out front ride on lawn mowers at a glance:

  • The cutting deck protrudes from the front of the mower. 
  • The cutting deck normally uses a rotary cutting configuration
  • The cutting deck can often be swapped out for other attachments, such as flail mower attachments.
  • Petrol, diesel or battery electric powered.
  • Usually have a hydrostatic transmission.

What is a zero turn ride on lawn mower?

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The third main type of ride on mowers you'll encounter are zero turn ride on lawn mowers. 

Zero turn ride on mowers take their name from their ability to turn within their own footprint. With a turning radius of zero, zero turn ride on mowers are exceptionally manoeuvrable and are ideal for use in very tight spaces or locations that have lots of obstacles, such as an orchard.

Unlike mid mounted and out front mowers which have four wheels, zero turn mowers tend to have two main wheels at the rear, and two smaller castor style wheels at the front. It’s thanks to these latter wheels that zero turn mowers are able to turn in such tight circles. 

Example of a zero turn ride on mower

(Example of a zero turn ride on a mower. This mower is the Cub Cadet XZ5L127 Ultima Enduro Series).

Zero turn mowers are usually equipped with either petrol or diesel engines, which are often of a dual-cylinder, v-twin configuration or three-cylinder inline configuration. More often than not, zero turn mowers feature hydrostatic transmissions. 

In terms of cutting, zero turn mowers normally feature a cutting deck with a cutting blade or blades in a rotary configuration.

In contrast to other types of ride on mowers, zero turn mowers don’t always have traditional steering wheels. Instead, they sometimes feature steer levers (one for each hand), which are used to execute the very tight turning circles of which the mowers are capable. 

Zero turn ride on lawn mowers at a glance: 

  • Cutting deck is located in a middle/front position
  • The cutting technology is usually rotary
  • Petrol or diesel powered.
  • Normally hydrostatic transmission.

How do ride on mowers cut grass? 

No two lawns are the same. The British landscape is a diverse and varied one, and lawns and grassy areas come in all shapes and sizes. As a result, over time, different types of cutting technology/methods have been developed. 

The three types of cutting technology used on ride on mowers are: 

  • Cylinder cutting systems.
  • Rotary cutting systems (often referred to as rotary cutting decks).
  • Flail systems.  

As you’ll discover, certain types of cutting technology are more closely associated with different types of mower than others. For example, mid mounted and out front ride mowers usually feature rotary cutting technology.

It’s for this reason that you’ll sometimes see ride on mowers referred to by the name of their cutting technology. For example: 

  • Cylinder ride on mowers.
  • Rotary ride on mowers.
  • Flail ride on mowers.

Below, you’ll find more information on each of these types of cutting technologies. 

How do cylinder cutting systems work on ride on mowers?

Example of a ride on mower with cylinder cutting systems

(An example of a ride on mower with two cylinder cutting systems).

Cylinder ride on lawn mowers are mowers which feature the cutting blades ‘twisted’ around a horizontal cylinder. 

This cylinder is matched to a bottom blade. As the cylinder rotates, it creates a cutting action against the bottom blade, shearing the grass at a preselected height. The rotation of the cylinder will normally be driven by either a hydraulic system or a belt drive. 

Thanks to this cutting action, cylinder ride on mowers are widely regarded as providing the best cut (think of the crisp, sharp, accurate cut that you see on golf courses). Cylinder ride on mowers are available in a variety of widths and will typically have a roller fitted, which creates the ‘British stripes’ that typify a neatly mowed lawn in the public imagination. 

It’s important to note that your typical cylinder ride on mower will have two or three individual cutting cylinders - each one normally positioned around the front of the mower.

With that in mind, however, you’ll find that cylinder ride on mowers are best suited to level lawns, and are not necessarily suitable for more rugged, challenging terrain. 

How do rotary cutting systems work on ride on mowers? 

Rotary ride on mowers are the most popular type of ride on mower in the UK. Why? Because they’re so versatile!

Rotary ride on lawn mowers centre around what’s called the ‘deck’. This is a housing within which a long, straight blade sits. This blade is centrally anchored within the housing and spins in order to cut grass (think of the blade action as being like a propeller). The blades within rotary cutting decks are usually driven by a belt drive, however, hydraulically driven systems are available on some models.

As the blade spins within the deck and cuts the grass, cut grass will pass through either the sides or rear of the deck. What happens next depends on the exact model mower you buy. The cut grass will:

  • Simply drop onto the floor - and need to be collected later.

  • Be mulched and then drop on the floor - which doesn’t require collection.

  • Drop into a collection box. 

Rotary mowers can also achieve the classic ‘British stripes’ finish by using a rear roller. 

Note - in some setups, the deck contains a cutting disc with swing tips fitted to it, rather than a long straight cutting blade.

Aside from this, the deck itself can be located on different parts of the ride on mower (again, depending on the exact model mower you purchase). The deck on a rotary mower can be located: 

  • Out front - where the grass cutting deck is positioned out in front of the mower.

  • Mid Mounted - where the cutting deck is located centrally, beneath where the operator of the mower sits.

  • Zero turn - the cutting deck is located underneath where the operator sits, however the mower is able to turn within its own space (i.e. it has a turning radius of zero). 

Because rotary cutting systems are so versatile, they can be found fitted to the three main types of ride on mower, as detailed in the bullets above.

How do flail cutting systems work on ride on mowers? 

The third main type of cutting system you can find on ride on mowers is a flail cutting system. 

If you want a ride on mower that can literally cut through everything, then you’re going to want a mower with a flail cutting system. 

Flail ride on mowers are typically much larger than other types of ride on mower and are normally used by contractors and commercial operations rather than individuals. 

As their name suggests, these types of mowers work by using flails. Located underneath the main body of the mower in the cutting area, you’ll find a horizontal bar (think of it being like a third axle, located in the centre of the mower). Attached across the length of this horizontal bar are a series of heavy-duty blades; these are the flails. As the horizontal bar spins at high speed, the flails swing out and cut/mulch pretty much anything they touch. 

It’s for this reason that flail mowers are used to cut very overgrown areas, for example forest paths that have become overgrown with brambles and shrubs.

The result of a flail cut is usually a fine scattering of debris on the floor. 

Whilst flail mowers are the slowest type of mower, they are known for getting the job done first time. This is because they cut with such ferocity that it’s very rare that a second ‘pass’ will be required on an area. 

Like cylinder and rotary mowers, flail ride on mowers typically feature either petrol or diesel motors with manual or hydrostatic transmissions.

Note - it’s also possible to buy flail cutting systems independently of mowers themselves. These flail cutting systems can attach to mowers such as out front mowers (i.e. by swapping the rotary cutting deck out for the flail attachment).

As you can see, there’s a ride on lawn mower for pretty much any type of application and setting! 

In short, unless you’re a groundskeeper, or need to clear very heavily overgrown patches of land, a ride on mower with a rotary cutting system will probably be the best, most practical choice. 

What sizes of ride on mower are available? 

When it comes to buying the right size ride on mower, you should be thinking about width. 

In particular, it’s the width of the cutting deck (in the case of rotary mowers) that you should pay attention to, as the deck is often wider than the body of the mower.

This is important as the width of your chosen mower will limit where the mower can be used. Too wide and it won’t be able to fit through gateways, down passageways or between trees. Too narrow, and you won’t be able to achieve an efficient cut.

Here at Hughie Willett, we make it easy to select a mower with the correct size cutting deck for your application. Simply use the selector tool on the left-hand side of our category pages (see illustration below):

What size cutting deck do I need on my ride on mower

Ride on mowers tend to start from around 28-inches (2.3 feet) in width, scaling all the way up to 72-inches (6 feet). 

Ultimately, the size of your garden (or the area to be cut) is the determining factor as to what width mower you should buy.

What type of transmissions do ride on lawn mowers have? 

Whether you’re buying a mid mounted, out front, or zero turn ride on lawn mower, you’ll usually have one of two choices for the transmission; manual or hydrostatic (manual). 

Both options are perfectly fine, however some people find that hydrostatic transmissions are easier to use, particularly in smaller more confined areas where continual gear changes would be tiring and frustrating. 

You can search our ride on mowers based on what type of transmission they have by using the selector tool on the left-hand side of our category pages: 

What transmission is best for a ride on mower

How much do ride on lawn mowers cost? 

This is a question which is very difficult to answer. Not only are prices always changing, but the continual launch of new models, with new features, means the baseline price of ride on mowers is always changing. 

As a very general rule, though, you’ll find that smaller, basic ride on lawn mowers start from around £1,700. From that price point, you can go up into the tens of thousands of pounds for the very largest, most advanced ride on mowers.

Note - if you’re working to a tighter budget, then it’s possible to pick up some amazing bargains if you’re willing to buy second-hand ride on mowers.

What additional features do ride on lawn mowers have? 

Like any type of vehicle, modern ride on mowers are available with a veritable constellation of features and technologies. 

Some of the features you’ll find on today’s best ride on mowers include: 


With headlights, you can continue to mow even as the daylight diminishes on late summer evenings. 

The very latest ride on mowers - particularly those from brands such as Husqvarna - feature LED headlights. These are not only very clear and bright, but are energy efficient too.

Cruise control

On the largest, commercial mowers, you’ll find cruise control. This allows the operator to focus more on the cutting rather than having to continually modulate the mower’s speed and direction. 


Available as a rear attachment, rollers are added to the rear of mowers to enable the user to create ‘British stripes’ on their lawn following grass cutting.


This is an incredibly useful feature to have on a ride on mower. 

A mulching feature means that your mower’s cutting deck is able to cut the grass into much smaller pieces than a standard mower. As a result, these smaller pieces don’t have to be collected, as they’ll be subsumed into the ground naturally. 

As you can imagine, a mulching feature is ideal if you don’t want to be collecting and disposing of large amounts of grass cuttings. 

Electric start

Forget the old days when you had to continually pull on a start cord to get your ride on mower to fire up. 

Today’s best ride on lawn mowers feature electric starts. These systems usually consist of a key with an ignition barrel located near to the operator seat. 

Hydraulic grass cutting deck lift and lower

On larger mowers, the lifting of the grass cutting deck is now normally taken care of by a hydraulic system. This means you can lift and lower the deck at the push of a button. This is another great labour-saving feature to look for on a mower.

Grass bags

If you want to collect the grass that you’re cutting with your ride on mower, then you’ll want to ensure your mower comes with a grass bag. 

A grass bag is normally made from a metal frame with a heavy-duty fabric covering. 

However, it’s not always necessary to use a grass bag. The majority of ride on mowers can be used without their grass bags, so long as a deflector plate or mulching plug is used. 

The mulching plug will keep the grass in the cutting deck within the area of the blades, so the grass gets cut into very small pieces. A deflector plate will direct the grass as it comes through the cutting deck onto the floor to avoid any damage that can be caused by stones and debris flying upwards from the blades.

Ride on lawn mower buying tips

Okay, hopefully by now you have a fairly clear idea of what ride on mower options are open to you. However, to help you further, the team at Hughie Willett has provided their top ride on mower buying considerations below. 

What will you be using the ride on mower for? 

The first - and arguably most important question to ask yourself - is what you will be using the ride on mower for. 

Consider the following applications: 

  • Smooth, flat surfaces that require a crisp finish (e.g. golf clubs, cricket pitches) - a mower with a cylinder cutting system.

  • General, all-purpose mowing across a variety of environments - a mid mounted, out front or zero-turn mower with a rotary cutting system.

  • Heavy-duty clearance of overgrown areas - a flail mower, or a mower with a flail attachment.

It’s likely that you’ll fit into one of these three categories. We tend to find that for your average groundcare professional a mid mounted, out front or zero turn mower with a rotary cutting deck is the perfect all-round choice.

What size areas will you be cutting? 

The next question to ask yourself is what size area or areas you’ll be cutting. If you’re going to be cutting a smaller garden or open space, then you won’t need a mower that’s especially wide. 

Conversely, if you’re going to be cutting very large open areas e.g. parkland, playing fields etc, then you’ll want your mower to feature a cutting deck that’s as wide as possible. 

Likewise, if you’re going to be undertaking a variety of jobs e.g. if you run a groundcare company - then you’ll want a mower that’s somewhere in the middle (try and choose a size that’ll fit through your average farm gate, driveway or other common openings).

Another way to think about this is: don’t buy a ride on mower that’s wider than the narrowest gap it’ll have to fit through.

What fuel will you be using?

You’ll also have to decide whether you want to go with a petrol or diesel mower (or even an electric one). 

In general, if you’re going to be only cutting smaller areas, or cutting only on an infrequent basis, then go for a petrol ride on mower. 

Alternatively, if you’re buying a mower for commercial purposes, then select a diesel ride on mower. This’ll work out more economical in the long run.

Should you want an electric ride on mower, then you’ll have to think about how and where you’ll charge it. You should also check how much mileage you’ll get out of the mower’s battery pack and the charging times involved.

At present, you’ll also find that electric ride on mowers have a higher up-front price tag, as they are still an emerging technology. 

Deck height adjustability

Another important feature to consider is the degree to which you can raise and lower the cutting deck of your chosen mower. This is more of a concern for commercial groundcare professionals, as they will be encountering a wider range of surfaces compared to domestic users. 

As a rule, all ride on mowers offer some degree of deck height variability. However, some have much larger ranges of adjustability than others. Take the Cub Cadet XT10R106 for example. This mid mounted ride on mower can adjust the height of its cutting deck from 25 mm to 100 mm. 

Manual or hydrostatic transmission? 

If you’ve ever gone to buy a car, then this is a choice that you’ll be familiar with. 

Ride on mowers with manual transmissions use a clutch and gear lever to change gears. Manual transmissions are generally best if you have a fairly large and straightforward area to cut. 

Hydrostatic transmissions are effectively the lawn mower world’s version of an automatic transmission. Choose a ride on mower with a hydrostatic transmission if you’re going to be cutting an area with lots of obstacles. 

Mowers with hydrostatic transmissions often have other features such as speed control and cruise control - which is handy for when you’re cutting large, open areas. 

Engine size

As we mentioned earlier, ride on mowers come with a variety of engines with differing power outputs. 

The main point to think about here is how and where you’ll be using your mower. If you’re going to be mowing rugged, uneven terrain - or a lawn that’s on a slope - then you’ll want a bit more ‘grunt’. The same applies if you’re going to be towing a trailer with your mower. 

Power steering

In addition to ensuring you’ve got enough power, it’s also worth thinking about whether you want power steering on your ride on mower. 

For many people, power steering is an essential. This is especially true if you’re intending to use the mower for a commercial purpose all day, every day.

Many ride on mowers - especially models from Husqvarna and Kubota - feature heavy-duty hydraulic power steering systems. So, even if you’re driving over very overgrown or rugged terrain, you only have to put in minimal steering inputs. 

Consider all of these questions before you buy, and you’ll end up with a ride on mower that you’ll love for years to come.

Ride on lawn mower maintenance

This wouldn’t be the ultimate guide to buying a ride on lawn mower if we didn’t mention maintenance. Below, we’ve set out some key points to consider in regard to ride on mower maintenance. 

When should I get my ride on lawn mower serviced? 

As a general rule, you will need to have your ride on mower serviced once a year. Most people usually have their ride on mower serviced before the cutting season begins in early Spring. 

However, as you can imagine, this period can be exceptionally busy. So, it can be wise to think ahead and get your ride on mower serviced during the winter months.

What does a ride on lawn mower service involve? 

A ride on lawn mower service typically involves the following tasks: 

  • Changing the air filter and oil filter.
  • Changing the lubricants in the engine, e.g. oil. 
  • Changing other vehicle fluids such as hydraulics and brake fluids. 
  • Checks of the engine settings. 
  • Change or sharpening of the cutting blade.
  • Lubrication of all grease points.
  • Replacement of any worn parts and consumables as necessary.

It’s important to remember that each ride on mower will have its own service schedule. It’s imperative that this service schedule is followed closely, and the correct parts replaced at the correct time to ensure you get the proper service life from your machine. 

You should also take the opportunity to mention any other problems you’ve noticed with your ride on mower to the mechanic when you bring it in for a service.

Where is the best place to get a ride on lawn mower serviced?

Where to get a ride on lawn mower serviced

You should always get your ride on mower serviced at a proper groundcare vehicle dealership. 

Although some automotive garages may state that they can service mowers, you’ll find they lack the specialist knowledge needed to properly service your mower. Plus, they are unlikely to have the proper parts and tools to hand. 

Here at Hughie Willett all of our mechanics have completed manufacturer training courses (e.g. Kubota, Stihl, Honda etc), and are familiar with all main types of ride on mowers. 

We also offer a very fast turnaround on mower repairs and servicing. We are happy to work on a wide variety of different mower brands. 

To book a service for your mower, call Hughie Willett on 0121 308 1262.

What warranty does my ride on lawn mower have? 

The answer to this question depends on which mower brand you choose. The minimum warranty cover for some brands is six months (this often applies to commercial users). 

However, with some brands there is now an option to buy extended warranties of varying lengths. The warranty cover normally only continues into the next year if you have your mower serviced as per the service schedule.

Essential ride on lawn mower accessories

Aside from buying the mower itself, there are a number of accessories that we’d deem are essential to go with a ride on mower. We’ve detailed these ride on mower accessories below. 

Safety glasses

Stihl Contrast Glasses

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We’d always recommend wearing a pair of safety glasses when you’re using your ride on lawn mower. Not only can safety glasses protect your eyes from things like sticks or debris, but they can also help shield your eyes from pollen if you suffer from hay fever etc. 

Ear defenders

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Ride on mowers aren’t especially loud, but if you’re going to be using one all day, you may want to invest in a pair of ear defenders. 

However, don’t think you’re limited to boring old ear defenders. Brands such as Stihl have released Bluetooth-enabled ear defenders which allow you to connect to your smartphone and take phone calls/listen to music etc.

Work gloves

Husqvarna Technical Work Gloves

It can also be beneficial to invest in a pair of decent work gloves too. Gloves such as the Husqvarna Technical Work Gloves are designed to protect your hands whilst also not restricting your mobility. This means you can still operate controls and buttons with ease.

Hughie Willett: the UK’s number one choice for ride on lawn mowers

For over 40 years Hughie Willett has served individuals and businesses alike, selling them the very best ride on mowers and other groundcare equipment and machinery. 

At Hughie Willett, we have extensive knowledge about mowers in general and can advise you on the right mower for your requirements. We carry a wide range of stock of a variety of different types of ride on mower - mid mounted, out front, and zero-run - both petrol and diesel. 

All you need to do is call us - and we can help from there. 

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