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Recommended or average retail, as of November 2013.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 1699 and 6325
We rate the mower's cutting performance: the consistency of cut grass, evenness of cut, and whether the cut grass is spread evenly.
enter value/s in increments of i between 71 and 89
For models with a mulching option, we assess whether the ride-on mower produces fine mulch without undue clumping.
enter value/s in increments of i between 72 and 88
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Ease of use
- Noise (dBA)
- Front axle type
- Engine brand
- L x W (m)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Mulching kit
- Rear bag for catching
- Cruise control
- Forward speeds
- Reverse speeds
- Service intervals shown on machine
- Towing point hitch
- Storage pockets tool storage etc
- Diameter of unmowed circle (mm)
- Cutting width (claimed/measured mm)
- Deck type and material
- Wash port
- Mower drive engagement
- Blade power take off engagment switch
- Reverse shut off over ride
- Cutting height number of positions
- Engine power claimed HP
- Capacity claimed (cc)
- Electric start
- Speed control
- Fuel tank location
- Fuel sight gauge
- Oil change point conveniently located
- Fuel capacity (L)
- Claimed weight (kg)
- Warranty (years)