Kubota Ride on Mowers – Only for Professionals?
There was a time, within living memory, when the idea of a ride-on mower was associated with professional applications.
The image probably comes to mind of a tough guy sitting astride a huge machine, flexing bulging biceps as he hauls it around near prairie-like expanses of grass.
In fact, today even if that image was ever real, it’s now largely the stuff of history.
For example, Kubota ride on mowers come in a wide range of sizes and several are aimed at what might be termed the slightly larger domestic application.
It’s very difficult to be precise about the grass areas we are talking about here. If you have something like a pocket-handkerchief sized garden then clearly you may be perfectly able to cope with a pushed or traction-driven simple mower. However, once your garden becomes much above a certain size, it might start to become more practical to consider a ride on mower.
Into this debate inevitably comes the question of exercise and fitness. Some people will tell you that ride on mowers are for the idle and that it’s great exercise to be walking up and down with your mower across your lawns.
Here at White’s Tractors we don’t pretend to be qualified fitness or health consultants but yes, we assume that there is a degree of truth in the fact that walking up and down with a mower is good exercise.
However, that ignores two main problems:
- Not everyone is fit enough or strong enough to march fairly lengthy distances up and down a garden cutting their grass – particularly not in hot demanding weather.
- The exercise argument assumes that you have the time to spend on your garden in such a fashion.
Kubota ride on mowers can turn a job that might otherwise take hours into something that takes a relatively few minutes. That’s an important consideration.
So, should you choose a ride on mower?x
There’s no real standard answer to that - it depends very much on the size of your garden and your own personal inclinations.
What is clear though is that there is a range of ride-on mowers that are suitable for even relatively modest gardens and some of them are available at a very cost-conscious price.