(Family Features) When it comes to mowing the lawn, the easier you can make the task, the better. Owning the right type of mower is essential. A walk-behind mower can be a good complement for someone who owns a lawn tractor or a zero-turn riding mower, or it can be the primary lawn-mowing equipment at a residence.
However, not all walk-behind mowers are created equal.
As homeowners look to purchase a walk-behind mower for the first time or upgrade from the model they have, there are a few things to consider before purchasing a new lawn mower.
The first step is understanding the different types of walk-behind mowers. When it comes to self-propelled, walk-behind mowers, there are generally three types to consider. All three are ideal for yards measuring up to a half acre.
Selectable four-wheel drive helps users expertly navigate terrain on virtually any lawn with ease. The SC 700 with MaxControl is Cub Cadet’s first walk-behind lawn mower to come with this feature. Dual-levers let users determine the speed of all four tires, helping guide the mower across different types of yards.
The drive control enables selection of front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive for exceptional versatility. With all three options available on-demand, users can choose the right drive and speed to conquer the demands of the job.
In addition to drive options, there are other areas to consider when selecting a lawn mower, including the type of cut. With a lower front-leading edge deck design that creates more circulation and a stronger vacuum, the Cub Cadet Signature Cut delivers a well-manicured lawn every time.
Also look for walk-behind mowers that offer a standard 3-in-1 bag, mulch and side discharge feature, which allows flexibility in how grass clippings are handled – directing clippings to a bag for disposal, mulching them back into the lawn or discharging clippings to the side of the mower.
Keeping the mower clean is important, so mowers with a built-in deck wash system allows users to simply hook up a garden hose to the lawn mower and turn on the spigot to help wash down the underside and blades.For more information about a full range of mowing options, visit CubCadet.com.