FAQs on Riding Lawn Mowers

Riding Lawn Mower FAQs

Riding lawn mowers get a lot more questions than you would really expect them to. That’s why I’ve put together a guide here that will help you understand exactly which mower is right for you and your yard, and how to take great care of it once you’ve purchased it! Some of these riding lawn mower FAQs even link over to their own help article that goes into more detail for you!


What’s the difference between a lawn tractor and a riding lawn mower?

Oh boy, this one gets asked a lot. A lawn tractor is basically a more proper name for what most people imagine to be a riding lawn mower. True “rear-engine” riding lawn mowers are often much smaller and cut less grass at once.


Is John Deere the best manufacturer?

That’s a great question. It’s really up to the consumer and what matters most to them. John Deere is pretty great though. We did a full write-up on John Deere riding mowers, and you can decide for yourself.


How do I replace a belt on a riding lawn mower?

This is a longer question that can’t be answered in just a simple line (I know, so inconvenient). Don’t worry though, here’s our article on how to change a belt on a riding lawn mower.


How do I start a riding lawn mower?

Now this is a great question! However, it also warrants its own article, as there are some major differences in how to start a riding lawn mower versus a regular one. You may be surprised at how many steps can be involved in order to do it safely and preserve your machine’s lifespan.


How do I clean the blade?

If you need to know how to clean a riding lawn mower blade, you’ll need to also know how to flip the mower on its side safely. Click here to read more.