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Riding Mowers and Accessories

Learn the difference between a riding mower and a lawn tractor and find out which machine is best suited for your landscaping needs.

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features of lawn tractor resemble features of car
Photo 4 of 7Many of the features of a lawn tractor resemble the features of a car.

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The lawn tractor has an automatic transmission, and pedals for going forward, reverse and braking. It has a low fuel indicator on the dashboard and a meter which tells how many hours the tractor has been operated in order to keep track of maintenance. The seat is fully adjustable for height and weight. It has tilt steering located next to a lever that lifts and lowers the mower deck by hydraulics. This lawn tractor also has cruise control.

One important lawn care feature is the cutting height adjustment. A wide variance of cutting height increases the versatility of a lawn tractor or mower.

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