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There are several factors that can narrow your search for a riding mower. Those factors include yard size, type of terrain and what chores you want to tackle with your mower.
Riding lawn mowers, traditionally known as lawn tractors or garden tractors, are designed to mow flat areas of grass or on land with hills, and also accept a variety of attachments. They are operated by a steering wheel and either a gas pedal or foot-controlled brake/clutch system. Their steerable front wheels provide added stability while mowing on hills and slight inclines.
Zero-turn mowers are ideal for larger, flat to slightly hilly yards and are designed to reduce mowing time. They are usually controlled by two lap bars that independently control the speed and direction of the rear wheels. This type of drive system, combined with front caster wheels, allows zero-turn mowers the ability to execute fast turns and makes them optimal for yards with obstacles to mow around.
While they look very similar, lawn tractors and garden tractors are different machines.
Troy-Bilt riding lawn mowers come with several types of transmissions.
Lawn and garden tractors are suited to mow grass on a variety of terrains. They work well on flat, open areas of land with few obstacles, and also on slight inclines. For yards ranging from flat, open areas to slight inclines with many obstacles, a zero-turn mower would better suit your needs.
Lawn and garden tractors are designed to handle large yards from less than one acre up to two acres. The rule of thumb when choosing a mower is that the bigger your yard is, the bigger the deck size you'll want. If you have less than one acre, a 34 or 42-inch deck will do the job. If you have a yard more than several acres in size, look for a 50-inch or 54-inch deck to cut more grass with each pass.