Ride-On Lawnmowers

As Derby’s largest independent supplier of ride-on lawnmowers, we stock only the highest quality equipment for domestic and commercial use, including leading brands such as Husqvarna, Stiga and more.

As well as selling, we also service and repair all types of lawnmowers (and other garden and grounds equipment) at our specialist workshop - whether you’ve bought from us or not.

Unlike other big retailers, we take the time to get to know your requirements and direct you towards what you actually need, rather than what you think you want. Ensuring you buy right first time.

Want to talk things through? Simply get in touch.

Why buy a ride-on lawnmower?

Two main reasons: they provide unbeatable comfort and convenience. Plus they’re packed with unique features designed to make mowing a breeze. 

Ideal for both professional and domestic use, ride-on lawnmowers cover more ground faster, meaning you can spend less time mowing and more time to yourself. They also require much less manual labour, so you can hop on and off with ease. 

Although seemingly big and cumbersome, ride-on lawnmowers are surprisingly agile and able to manoeuvre around tight spaces better than you think - giving you the best of both worlds. You just have to bear in mind they’ll take up more storage.

Ideal for those with large areas to maintain, they provide an excellent quality of cut with minimal effort. And while they’re more expensive than regular lawnmowers, they’re much more effective at maintaining large areas of grass. 

Prefer a hands-off alternative? Check out our robotic lawnmowers.

How to choose the right ride-on lawnmower

Unsure if you want a cut and collect or a cut and mulcher? Maybe you don’t know the difference between a 2-wheel and a 4-wheel drive. With so many models, it’s not just a matter of pointing and choosing. So let us take the guesswork out of it. 

Whether you’ve done your research or not, the best way to find out if a ride-on lawnmower is right for you is to get in touch

In the meantime, here’s 3 key things to consider when choosing a ride-on lawnmower:

What kind of power source do you need?

The majority of ride-on lawnmowers have petrol 4-stroke engines, which use fuel much more efficiently. For better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, look out for petrol models with EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection). 

However, there are now battery ride-on lawnmowers that are coming onto the market if you’d prefer a simpler source of power. But it’s worth noting that despite having a larger battery, they’ll have a very limited run time, especially when tackling challenging undergrowth or uneven terrain.

To see the pros and cons of petrol and electric lawnmowers, check out our FAQs page.

Think about mobility

When considering mobility, you want to be looking at things like the drivetrain, turning circle, blade height and tyres. Prefer to talk these things through? Simply get in touch.

Drivetrain: Most ride-on lawnmowers have 4 wheels and tend to be either 2 or 4-wheel drive, although there are some with 2 wheels and a roller (for a striped finish). Similar to a car, 4-wheel drive offers greater vehicle control and traction on difficult terrain. It’s also worth looking at the tyre tread, as some ride-on lawnmowers may offer better grip. 

Turning circle: In terms of manoeuvrability, ride-on lawnmowers are surprisingly agile. Some offer turning circles close to 0 (some even 0), which allows tight cornering/turning and the ability to mow in extremely small or confined areas.

Blade height positioning: You’ll need to think about this if you plan on tackling grass of varying lengths or mowing on different types of terrain, such as slopes and hills. Most ride-on lawnmowers have an adjustable cutting deck, so it’s worth checking if it'll adjust to a suitable height. 

Tyre types: Do you need the machine to be able to deal with slopes of uneven ground? If so, you might need more of a tractor style tyre rather than a turf tyre. 

Unsure about something? Talk to us and we’ll be happy to help. 

How do you plan to use it?

Do you want a fairly basic ride-on lawnmower or something with more features? Now’s the time to consider any additional things you want from your lawnmower. 

As a general rule, the larger the blade width, the faster the cut time. Most ride-on lawnmowers have rotary blades, which aren’t as effective, but they’re more widely available and much cheaper. You can get cylinder blades on ‘arms’, but these are usually for contractors or businesses.

For more information on the different types of cutting tools and widths for lawnmowers, check out our FAQs

Want a beautiful striped finish? You’ll need a lawnmower with a rear roller that presses the grass on each pass. 

The majority of ride-on lawnmowers come with a basket or compartment to collect grass clippings. They often have additional features such as a mulching/recycling plug to scatter the clippings (some even have this functionality built-in). 

Want to know more about mulching versus collecting grass clippings? Head over to our FAQs.

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Need help choosing?

Whether you’re still unsure or want to know more, check out our FAQs or get in touch. Alternatively, pop into our showroom and speak with our experienced team.