Best UK Tractor Mowers – Reviewed and Researched

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Greetings once again from Paul and here I have reviewed the best tractor lawnmowers available in the UK market at present.  A riding lawnmower is a type of lawn mower on which the you are seated on the lawnmower itself and you don’t need to push the mower. Riding mowers resemble small tractors and are self propelled. They normally have a petrol engine which turns the cutting blades and also powers its wheels for motion.

These type lawn mowers are suitable for large lawns and allow you to cut the grass evenly with very little physical effort.  These lawn mowers are usually expensive, require careful maintenance and are rather expensive.  But all this cost has a great advantage that these type mowers can cut large area of lawn quickly evenly and efficiently with very little physical effort on your part. They require a large parking garage space and must be fuelled with gasoline and regular preventive maintenance has to be done so that they can operate continuously. 

Helpful Tips to Consider before you buy:

  • These are heavy machines but since they are self-propelled, you should not worry about their size or weight. The only consideration that you should have whether you have sufficient space in your garage for these machines. When operating these lawn mowers you should always wear proper gear such as wear heavy footwear, eye protection, and hearing protection.
  • To get their machines to fit  price points manufacturers control costs through engine brand, engine horsepower, and the quality of parts and construction. Engine brands can have an impact on overall price.
  • Certain engines have a better reputation, better track record, higher quality components, or again it can be as simple as a personal preference. The real price differences are due to horsepower which is ultimately controlled by the your budget and need. Many homeowners tend to spend less commercial companies their needs are not as intense so smaller engines is a better option while still delivering a quality product. High use commercial mowers that might work every day of the week are equipped with more powerful engines that can put up with the kind of abuse only a full time landscaper can deliver.
  • The quality of the mower itself is a dictator of price as well. Riding mower decks can consist of welded parts or from a single stamped piece of steel. Lower-end homeowner and landscaper models tend to be made with stamped decks which are easier and cheaper to manufacture while higher end mower decks are made with welded joints for a more durable, longer lasting mower.
  • Homeowner mowers tend to be made with lower quality parts than their commercial counter-parts and often the models sold at garden centers bear little resemblance in quality to mowers purchased from a dedicated lawn mower retailer. This is not necessarily a bad thing when the amount of use between a commercial model and homeowner model are taken into account.
  • A well maintained homeowner lawn mower should provide many years of use, provided it is used like a homeowner mower – once a week for an hour or so of mowing. It’s a world of difference compared to a mower that is used up to seven days a week, many hours a day. If you do not need that much mower, why pay all that money for one?
  • As when shopping for any Tractor Mower you should avoid impulse buying. Study up on available products. All of these products that we review here are available on-line. Study their specifications and your requirements; see which one is a best match for you. Look at the prices and eventually select the one that’s best for you.

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Best UK Tractor Lawn Mowers (in no particular order / summary table at the end)

1, MTD DC RE125 Tractor Mower

Key Features

  • Do you have a large lawn to mow and want the job done as quickly as possible? Then the MTD DC RE125 lawn tractor is the perfect choice for you.
  • Once you have mown your lawn with this, you’ll probably never go back to a hand-guided mower.
  • MTD  lawn tractor is practical, robust and reliable, and with a cutting width of 92 cm it is ideal for areas measuring 2000 m².
  • Thanks to the small turning radius of 46 cm, mowing around bushes and beds is safe and simple.
  • The tractor also has a step through frame, making it easy to get on and off; a beverage holder, an adjustable seat, head lights and ergonomically designed control elements for deck engagement and transmission.
  • The cutting height can be easily adjusted to five positions between 30 mm and 95 mm. Some other key features include : parking brake on the left side, manual cutting height adjustment, with lights do get the work done quickly in the dawn and in the evening and comfortable driver seat for your ease.
  • The engine noise is low as well as emission levels which meet the environmental requirements and regulations.
  • Buying the MTD RE125 will solve all your grass cutting needs and will provide years of service without any trouble.

 

FAQ

Q. Does it have a self-start option ?
A. Yes. It is all electric easy start as a standard.
Q. Is the deck metal or plastic?  
A. It has an all metal deck
Q. What does the warranty covers?
A. MTD 2 years warranty covers defects in material or workmanship under normal.
 

Pros: If you’re covering a large lot of land, a riding lawn mower can make cutting grass simple. Since they work like cars, riding mowers can be operated with minimal effort, allowing any type of user to avoid the physical exertion that comes with pushing a mower. If you choose a high-quality riding mower, you’ll have a comfortable seat and possibly the option for umbrella coverage to block out the summer sun. Another unique advantage of riding lawn mowers is the wide range of attachment options that come with them.

While a standard push mower may only have a blade deck to cut grass, riding lawn mowers can usually be outfitted with add-ons that can help you spread grass seed, dethatch, and plow snow. While riding this lawn mower may have a few features that take some time to learn, they offer better handling than the push-mower variety.

This means that with this riding mower, you’ll have an easier time cutting grass on rough terrain and maintaining control of your speed. This a powerful and robust machine that will provide years of service to you. It has a powerful engine that will let you move around your lawn with ease and speed, cutting grass evenly and efficiently. This gas-powered machines can cut 2 to 3 times faster than simple push mowers, making them best suited for larger lawns.

Cons: The biggest disadvantage of a riding lawn mower is its high price tag. However, while these vehicles cost more upfront than a standard push mower, they offer you  a much higher return on investment. This  mower with a typical steering wheel are easy to operate, but may you have a hard time making clean turns.

2, MTD DC RF125 Tractor Mower

Key Features

  • This is an economical model by MTD. Powered by a 344cc MTD engine, the RF125 is a practical and robust lawn tractor which delivers quality performance at a much lower cost. The twin bladed side discharge machine, allows the cutting height to be adjusted to five stages between 30-95mm.
  • It does not come with collection bag. It has a 96cm wide cut, this tractor is equipped with transmatic transmission. Do you have a large lawn to mow and want the job done as quickly as possible? Then the
  • MTD DC RF125 lawn tractor is the perfect choice for you. Once you have mown your lawn with this, you’ll probably never go back to a hand-guided mower.
  • MTD  lawn tractor is practical, robust and reliable, and with a cutting width of 92 cm it is ideal for areas measuring 2500 m². Thanks to the small turning radius of 46 cm, mowing around bushes and beds is safe and simple. The tractor also has a step through frame, making it easy to get on and off; a beverage holder, an adjustable seat, head lights and ergonomically designed control elements for deck engagement and transmission.
  • The cutting height can be easily adjusted to five positions between 30 mm and 95 mm. Some other key features include : parking brake on the left side, manual cutting height adjustment, with lights do get the work done quickly in low light conditions. It has a comfortable driver seat for your ease. The engine noise is low as well as emission levels which meet the environmental requirements and regulations.
  • Buying the MTD RF125 will solve all your grass cutting needs and will provide years of service without any trouble.

 

FAQ

Q. Does it have a grass collection box ?
A. No.  It discharges grass from the side.
Q. What size of lawn it is suitable for ? 
A. It can cover up to 2500 m2 area.  
Q. What does the warranty covers?
A. MTD 2 years warranty covers defects in material or workmanship under normal.
 

Pros: This a low cost option from MTD.  If you’re covering a large lot of land, a riding lawn mower can make cutting grass simple. Since they work like cars, riding mowers can be operated with minimal effort, allowing any type of user to avoid the physical exertion that comes with pushing a mower. If you choose a high-quality riding mower, you’ll have a comfortable seat and possibly the option for umbrella coverage to block out the summer sun.

Another unique advantage of riding lawn mowers is the wide range of attachment options that come with them. While a standard push mower may only have a blade deck to cut grass, riding lawn mowers can usually be outfitted with add-ons that can help you spread grass seed, dethatch, and plow snow.

While riding this lawn mower may have a few features that take some time to learn, they offer better handling than the push-mower variety. This means that with this riding mower, you’ll have an easier time cutting grass on rough terrain and maintaining control of your speed. This a powerful and robust machine that will provide years of service to you. It has a powerful engine that will let you move around your lawn with ease and speed, cutting grass evenly and efficiently. This gas-powered machines can cut 2 to 3 times faster than simple push mowers, making them best suited for larger lawns.

Cons: The gasoline engine is nosier than an electric mower and also has exhaust fumes.  This mower with a typical steering wheel are easy to operate, but may you have a hard time making clean turns.

3, McCulloch M200-107TC Powerdrive 656cc Tractor Mower with Integrated Collection

Key Features

  • This is the top of the line tractor mower from McCulloch. The McCulloch M200-107TC power drive petrol ride on tractor is an extra-large garden tractor with 107 cm cutting width and powered by a commanding twin-cylinder Briggs and Stratton Intek V-Twin 7220 Series Engine which makes light work of your grass cutting jobs.
  • You can cover a lot of ground with this powerful machine, easily, quickly and efficiently. The dual draglinks give tight turning radius and improved manoeuvrability while the readily accessible, spring-assisted cutting deck makes it easy to set the cutting height. A universal hose connector allows you to easily wash the cutting deck.
  • Simply attach the hose, turn on the water, start the engine and engage the cutting deck. It is equipped with comfort high-back seat, large fuel tank and bumper. Safety features include a safety switch under the seat to stop the engine and cutting deck if you leave the seat.
  • The Reverse Operating System (ROS) also improves your safety by disengaging the cutting blades when you are driving in reverse.
  • This is a tractor mower with all the features you can wish for.
  • It is powerful yet safe to operate, cuts the grass cleanly at the height you want.

 

FAQ

Q. Does it have a grass collection box ?
A. Yes a large 320 L collection box is standard.
Q. What is the cutting length of grass?   
A. Six cutting heights settings from 38-102 mm. 
Q. If I have a failure on my equipment can I purchase the part and install it?
A.  All warranty service work must be completed by an Authorised service dealer.
 

Pros: This a the newest  2018 model from  McCulloch. It is big it is powerful with all the features you need in an equipment like that. It has a great feature of turning in a tight circle, so it easy to manoeuvre in those tight spots where large tractors cannot cover.  This tractor has large integrated collector for collecting leaves as well as grass. It is easily emptied from the driver’s seat so you don’t have step down to clear the grass box. A unique feature is the Aircut. A powerful air stream raises the grass straws before they are cut.

This ensures perfect cutting of the grass at the height that you want. It has Hydrostatic transmission with pedals Control the speed and direction with separate pedals for forward and reverse which makes this tractor very easy to drive. Easy-access cutting height lever

The readily accessible, spring-assisted cutting deck makes it easy  for you to set the cutting height. You will find that the tractor has an  ergonomic and comfortable steering wheel that will make your ride more enjoyable. It has anti-scalp wheels . This reduces the risk of scalping when you are cutting uneven lawns.

It also has  convenient blade engagement lever  which is located next to the steering wheel, for easy access. A step-through makes the mower easy to climb on and off. A convenient feature is  universal hose connector allows you to wash the cutting deck through a simple operation.  Just attach the hose, turn on the water, start the engine and engage the cutting deck. For best result, clean the deck directly after you’ve finished cutting.  

If night is your favourite gardening time, the headlights help you to keep up the work.  Finally a small thing but cup holder, well placed to keep your coffee in a safe location while mowing the lawns.

Cons:  It is an expensive machine to own. It requires to be taken to the dealers workshop if any repairs are to be done. It is heavy and requires a sufficient space in your garage to store it.

4, McCulloch M115-77TC Tractor Mower

Key Features

  • This is the more economical model  tractor mower from McCulloch. The McCulloch M115-77TC 77cm Ride-On Mower with collector is a compact garden tractor, ideal for narrow areas and easy to store. The mower has a tried and tested manual Briggs and Stratton Power built engine, 77cm cutting width and includes a 200 litre collector. The large rear collector is perfect for collecting leaves as well as grass. It is easily emptied from the driver's seat.
  • Setting the height of the cutting deck is easy using the readily accessible, spring assisted handle, and then when you are ready, engage the blade using the lever conveniently located next to the steering wheel. Even getting on and off the mower is easier with the step through feature. A universal hose connector allows you to wash the cutting deck through a simple operation.
  • Attach the hose, turn on the water, start the engine and engage the cutting deck. For best result, clean the deck immediately after you've finished cutting. Even with its small size you can cover a lot of ground with this machine, easily, quickly and efficiently.
  • The dual draglinks give tight turning radius and improved manoeuvrability while the readily accessible, spring-assisted cutting deck makes it easy to set the cutting height. A universal hose connector allows you to easily wash the cutting deck. Simply attach the hose, turn on the water, start the engine and engage the cutting deck.
  • It is equipped with comfort high-back seat, large fuel tank and bumper.
  • This is a tractor mower has many features from its more expensive models but at a very economical price.

FAQ

Q. Does it have a grass collection box ?
A. Yes a large 2000 L collection box is provided with this model
Q. What is the cutting length of grass?   
A. Six cutting heights settings from 38-102 mm. 
Q. If I have a failure on my equipment can I purchase the part and install it?
A.  All warranty service work must be completed by an Authorised service dealer.
 

Pros: This is the economy model from  McCulloch. It is medium sized but  it is powerful with all the features you need in an equipment like that. It has a great feature of turning in a tight circle, so it easy to manoeuvre in those tight spots where large tractors cannot cover.  This tractor has large integrated collector for collecting leaves as well as grass. It is easily emptied from the driver’s seat so you don’t have step down to clear the grass box.

A unique feature is the Aircut. A powerful air stream raises the grass straws before they are cut. This ensures perfect cutting of the grass at the height that you want. It has Hydrostatic transmission with pedals Control the speed and direction with separate pedals for forward and reverse which makes this tractor very easy to drive. Easy-access cutting height lever

The readily accessible, spring-assisted cutting deck makes it easy  for you to set the cutting height. You will find that the tractor has an  ergonomic and comfortable steering wheel that will make your ride more enjoyable. It has anti-scalp wheels . This reduces the risk of scalping when you are cutting uneven lawns.

It also has  convenient blade engagement lever  which is located next to the steering wheel, for easy access. A step-through makes the mower easy to climb on and off. A convenient feature is  universal hose connector allows you to wash the cutting deck through a simple operation.  Just attach the hose, turn on the water, start the engine and engage the cutting deck. For best result, clean the deck directly after you’ve finished cutting.  If night is your favourite gardening time, the headlights help you to keep up the work.  

Cons:  It is an does not have all the features of the bigger models. It requires to be taken to the dealers workshop if any repairs are to be done. It is heavy and requires a sufficient space in your garage to store it.

5, Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower TC 130

Key Features

  • If you are a homeowner having a  small to mid-size gardens then  TC 130 is a user-friendly tractor ideal for you.  It is a compact-sized, efficient tractor with integrated collector, smart design and ergonomics.
  • It has s a powerful Husqvarna Series engine with choke less start. It is easy to manoeuvre thanks to its compact format and pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission.
  • It has pedal-operated hydrostatic transmission with easy speed and direction control.
  • It has separate pedals for forward and reverse. It has a robust steel chassis ensuring maximum durability and sturdiness and it will last for a long time without needing any repair or replacement. For your comfort it has a unique seat platform which automatically changes height as seat is moved forward or rearward to optimize operator position.
  • It has an innovative Air Induction mowing system that draws clean air from the top and bottom of the deck, enhancing air flow which results in greater grass lift and superior cutting. You can start it easily with an automatic choke.
  • In spite of its power it is surprisingly not noisy and there is less exhaust and fumes to keep your environment clean and healthy.
  • It is ready for you to operate.  You can just turn the key and go.

 

FAQ

Q. Does it have a self-start option ?
A. Yes. It is all electric self-start as a standard.
Q. Is a grass collector is included and what is its size?
A. Yes. Included as standard 200 L.
Q. What does the warranty covers?
A. Husqvarna Warranty Service covers defects in material or workmanship under normal.
 

Pros: This a  powerful and robust machine that will provide years of service to you. It has a powerful engine that will let you move around your lawn with ease and speed, cutting grass evenly and efficiently. This  gas-powered machines can cut 2 to 3 times faster than simple push mowers, making them best suited for larger lawns.

They offer better traction on hills provide  a more even cut. This model with hydrostatic transmissions are best suited for plows and other tool attachment too. This model with a wide deck models cut 77 cm  in a single pass and can bag, mulch, and side-discharge clippings.

Steering them is easy and familiar, since they use a wheel, just like a car. This model have comfy, high-backed seats and make it easy to engage the blades and adjust your cutting height.

Cons: Since this model has an gasoline engine, it is more noisy than an electric lawnmower. Sometimes it is difficult to manoeuvre and you need to practice for a little while before you can engage in some serious lawn cutting.

A short summary Comparison Table is outlined below

Tractor ModelMow WidthEngine Power Cutting Heights
MTD DC RE125 Tractor Mower92cm13 HP 344cc engine3cm-9.5cm
MTD RF125 Tractor Lawnmower96cm13 HP 344 cc engine3cm-9.5cm
McCulloch M115-77TC Lawn Tractor77cm6.3 kW @ 2800 rpm3.8cm-10.2cm
McCulloch M200-107TC Powerdrive 656 cc Petrol107cm656 cc engine automatic transmission3.8-10.2cm
TC 130 Husqvarna Riding Lawn Mower77cm344 cm³, 6.3 kW
3-10cm

If you are still undecided and wish to consider cheaper Lawn mower options, then feel free to browse a selection of other reviews as follows:

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Alternatively, take a quick look at the lower priced Lawn mowers currently available at the UK Tool Centre by clicking the image below (prices stated = latest advertised)

Mowing your lawn with a garden tractor can save you a great deal of time and help you recapture the joys of gardening. Tractors offer versatility, too. For a start, you can choose either side-ejection or rear-collection models. Many come with a mulching option and some offer a large integrated collection boxes handle up to 320 litres of grass. There’s a range of cutting heights so a tractor can cope both with fine lawns and paddocks. In addition, a tractor can turn into an all-purpose garden machine, easily transformed into a trailer, lawn roller, fertiliser spreader or moss raker.

Tractors are more expensive than a walk-behind machine. But there are a lot of extra benefits such as wider cutting decks and the ability to cover large areas of ground much quicker, all designed to make life easier. In other words, they make mowing something to look forward to, not dread. With so many options it is difficult to choose the best tractor lawn mower. Look up to our suggestions above and you are sure to find the right machine for you. Thank you for patient reading.

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Paul

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