In a recent comparison of ride-on mowers and tractors, Husqvarna riders came out best. One of the most popular ride-on lawn mowers of recent times is the R214TC, and this was named as the ‘Best Ride-on Lawn Mower of 2020’ by PriceRunner.

What to Look for in a Ride-on Mower

Different users and lawn areas have different key requirements when it comes to mowing a large area of grass. For the customer, important factors invoved in the buying decision are value for money and ease of use.

In terms of functionality, the simple point of a lawn mower is to cut the grass. However, there are different ways to collect and dispose of the cuttings; which can significantly affect the overall experience. The three main areas looked at in this comparison article are performance, user-comfort and manoeuvrability.

The number one choice – the Husqvarna R 214TC – achieved top marks in all areas considered, with the mowing experience just as impressive as the end result. When a lack of LED headlights is pretty much all they could cite in the list of disadvantages, you know this lawn mower must be good. Anyone wanting to mow the lawn at night may of course be disappointed.

Best Ride-on Mower for Demanding Use

When the shape and contours of the terrain are more challenging, AWD (all-wheel-drive) lawn mowers provide more traction and improved performance. Much like a 4×4 or 4WD car, the articulated transmission gives grip and drive to each wheel.

The PriceRunner review also included tests on the Husqvarna R 216T AWD mower towing materials around a yard. The optimised power on each wheel assists its pulling power as well as being an excellent grass cutting machine. The increased power and versatility of the 216 earned it their ‘Best Premium Choice’ tag.

Other Husqvarna Lawn Mowers

As well as ride-on mowers and tractors, Husqvarna also have Automowers and pedestrian (walk behind) lawn mowers in their range. Head over to the Forest, Garden and Landscaping section to browse through the range of Husqvarna products.