Is a Push Mower or Riding Mower Right for Me?

A Honda Push Mower
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A John Deere Riding Lawn Mower

Deciding between a push mower and a riding mower can be difficult. Thankfully, the experts at Century Power Equipment in Stillwater, MN, created this guide to make your decision easy! Browse our new inventory to view available models and learn the differences between push and riding mowers below. If you have any questions about push mowers versus riding mowers, please contact a Century Power Equipment specialist by calling (651) 439-2035 or fill out our online form.

A man using a push mower on his lawn

Push Mower

Traditional push mowers fall into two categories: manual and automatic. Manual push mowers solely rely on the operator for forward momentum, while automatic push mowers power themselves forward. Both mowers are ideal for small yards as either push mower you choose ensures exercise and a well-groomed lawn.

A woman using her riding mower to mow her lawn

Riding Mower

Riding lawn mowers are larger, offer more power, and come with a higher price tag than their walk-behind counterparts. This increased size and power allows an adult driver to either sit or stand on the mower to operate it. Riding lawn mowers are ideal for large yards and commercial use as they cover more ground than push mowers in a shorter time frame. While more expensive, riding mowers are an investment worth considering if you have a significant amount of grass to mow.

Is it Worth Buying a Riding Mower for Me?

Do you find yourself asking “Do I need a riding lawn mower?” Whether or not a riding lawn mower is right for you entirely depends on your unique needs. If you’d like to test drive a few mowers and compare models in person, stop by Century Power Equipment in Stillwater, MN. We offer numerous push and riding mowers for your convenience, so check out our inventory today! To learn more about push mowers versus riding mowers, get in touch with the Century Power Equipment experts at (651) 439-2035 or fill out our online form.

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A woman using a push mower on her lawn
A man using a riding Exmark mower on his lawn