The Downside of Self-Propelled Mowers

The Downside of Self-Propelled Mowers
March 23, 2018 Terry Griffiths

Mowers are a big investment, so you shouldn’t pay the big bucks for something which doesn’t suit your needs.

With multiple styles of mowers available, it’s important to take careful consideration to what you want to achieve with your mower, how often you will use it and how much money you are willing to spend. Because let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than getting mown down by a bad purchase. So if you’re trying to decide between a self-propelled mower, and a tractor-mounted mower, we’re here to help.

The 4-1-1 on self-propelled mowers.

The most significant benefit of the self-propelled mower is that it propels itself forward, essentially pushing itself. This means you feel the biggest benefit of a self-propelled mower when using it in comparison to a regular, garden-variety walking mower.

However, the self-propelled mowers also have their downside. And the biggest drawback is the cost. This is due to the inbuilt technology which causes higher maintenance fees and costly repair bills.

The first thing you need to do when looking to buy a mower is to compile a list of all the things you want to achieve from your purchase. We’ve listed some of the things you should consider below – make sure you take a look before making your next purchase.

For which tasks will you use the mower?

This is the number one question. Looking to keep golf greens in tip-top shape or need to trim a sports field? No matter what you need to achieve, it is important to carefully consider if the benefits, features and cost of the mower match up to your need. For example, can a tractor-mounted mower do the same job for a cheaper price?

How much will you use it?

Do you need a mower to get the job done, but only need to complete the task occasionally? If the answer is yes, why invest in a more expensive model when a cheaper model will do the same job? Sure the self-propelled alternative may be a tiny bit easier to use, but will the cost-benefit ratio work in your favour? Probably not. A tractor-mounted mower from QTurf is the better option.

Do you need a multipurpose machine?

If your answer is yes, a tractor-mounted mower can get the job done. Although self-propelled mowers have their benefits, they also have their drawbacks, and one of those is that they are less versatile. So, if you are looking for a multipurpose machine, choosing a tractor-mounted lawn mower, could be the better option.

This is because when you buy a tractor-mounted mower, you have the ability to change the machine when you need to. For example, you can detach the mower and attach a Proper Topper or an Orchard Mower when necessary. Furthermore, when you buy a tractor-mounted mower, you’ll also save space because you won’t have a pile of unused machines sitting around. That means, if it suits your needs, buying a tractor-mounted mower will save you money, space, and the best part, you’ll always have a tractor handy!

QTurf Machinery offers an extensive range of mowers for all large-scale purposes. Our mowers are the highest quality, and we only buy from the best suppliers. No matter what your need is, we have a mower for you.

Are you in the market for a new mower? Check out QTurf Machinery’s extensive range here.