Greenworks Pro OPE hits Tractor Supply stores
Tractor Supply is the exclusive retailer of the Greenworks Pro 60V platform, including more than 75 battery-operated tools.
Greenworks Pro 60V battery-operated outdoor power equipment is now available in all Tractor Supply stores nationwide.
Tractor Supply is the exclusive retailer of the Greenworks Pro 60V platform, which includes more than 75 battery-operated professional-grade residential tools, including zero-turn, riding and push mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, leaf blowers, snow throwers and more.
Tractor Supply began offering Greenworks Pro 60V products online earlier this year and said it is excited to announce the official in-store availability.
The farm and ranch lifestyle retailer will celebrate the equipment’s in-store arrival on April 16 with a “Try Before You Buy” event.
Tractor Supply is also hosting an Earth Day Sweepstakes from April 2-April 23 that features several Greenworks Pro 60V prizes.
“The Greenworks Pro 60V lineup has been well received by our customers so far, and our stores are a great place to see products in action, as seeing is believing for many,” said Randall Dodds, vice president, divisional merchandise manager at Tractor Supply. “With the ‘Try Before You Buy Event,’ we are excited to offer customers an opportunity to experience this innovative equipment in person. I think they will quickly realize the financial and environmental benefits of battery-powered tools, particularly as the price of gas continues to rise.”
The Greenworks Pro 60V platform has zero emissions and utilizes rechargeable and recyclable lithium-ion batteries that are interchangeable among the entire lineup. The batteries have a substantial lifecycle, powering a two-and-a-half-acre mow with a single charge on the 60V 42” zero-turn mower. The Pro 60V equipment also runs quieter than gas, has less vibration and is lighter, allowing customers to use their outdoor power equipment for an extended period of time.
In January, Tractor Supply first announced that it had become the exclusive retailer of Greenworks Pro 60V products The portfolio includes professional-grade residential tools, including zero-turn, riding and push mowers, pressure washers, chainsaws, trimmers, leaf blowers, snow blowers, among other products.
Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Tractor Supply operates more than 2,000 stores in 49 states.
Tractor Supply teams up with Greenworks
The retailer is rolling out an assortment of more than 75 battery-operated, professional-grade tools, including zero-turn, riding, and push mowers.
The 5 Best Riding Mowers of 2023, Tested and Reviewed
Rachel has written for Dotdash Meredith’s Ecommerce team since 2020, covering home goods, tech, fashion, beauty, and more. She’s interviewed dozens of experts and is always on top of the latest trends and product releases.
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Keeping your home’s lawn looking neat and tidy takes a whole lot of hard work, especially if you have a traditional lawn mower that requires you to spend serious time and effort pushing it across the grass. But with a riding lawn mower, you can achieve the same great results with far less hassle, provided you have the right yard for one.
“A riding lawn mower is a great option for those who have yards that are 3/4-acre or larger,” says Gary McCoy, store manager at a Charlotte-area Lowe’s. “In contrast, a push mower or a robotic mower would be more suited for a smaller lawn of an acre or less.”
If a riding mower sounds right for you, good news—we tested out many of the best options on the market, evaluating them on performance, design, value, and more factors. We also received expert advice from McCoy on what to look for when shopping for riding mowers and tips on how to maintain them.
Best Electric Riding Mower
Ryobi 80V HP Brushless 42 in. Battery Electric Cordless Zero Turn Riding Mower
For a top-quality electric riding mower that you’ll use year after year, look no further than this option from Ryobi. It’s a battery-operated, zero-turn mower with serious power, and it comes with four brushless mowers, a sensitive steering system, a helpful LCD screen, and much more.
Setup was simple, and although it took a bit of time to get comfortable using the joystick, it wasn’t long before we were operating it smoothly (and sitting comfortably in the seat). As far as performance goes, this mower cut even paths through damp grass effortlessly (and quietly!), and overall felt extremely intuitive and easy to operate. The LCD screen kept us aware of the mower’s battery life and run time, and we could pick both the machine’s speed and cutting height from a wide variety of options. We also liked that the mower comes with headlights that illuminate the path when you start to lose daylight.
Additionally, the mower has a long-lasting battery life, so you don’t have to waste time constantly recharging it before every mow. Plus, it comes with fun features like USB ports, storage compartments, and Bluetooth, so you can monitor the mower via an app. On the downside, it’s quite pricey, and the amount of torque means that you have to accelerate carefully, at least until you get a better feel for the joystick. Still, there’s a lot to love about this excellent mower.
Price at time of publish: 5,999
Type: Zero turn | Deck Width: 42 inches | Fuel Type: Battery | Max Cutting Height: 4.5 inches
Best Gas Riding Mower
Toro TimeCutter 50 inch 24.5 HP Zero-Turn Riding Mower
If you prefer a gas mower to an electric one, make sure to consider this fantastic pick from Toro. It’s a zero-turn mower with consistent speed and a strong suspension system, among other features, so you can take the mower over rough terrain without worry.
Getting used to this mower can take a bit of time, as there are no pedals like you might expect, just a joystick that lets you control speed, braking, and direction. But once you’ve settled in, you’ll be in for a great ride. We found the mower easy to control, especially when it came to adjusting the speed, cutting height, and the seat’s firmness (you can choose how bouncy you want it to be). It cut grass evenly and neatly, and discharged the clippings far away from the mowing area, which was quite helpful.
Maneuvering the mower around the lawn was easy, no matter the terrain or number of turns, and even when it was going fast, the mower didn’t feel like it was unstable. As far as negatives go, we wish the mower came with a bagging option, as well as headlights for nighttime work, but really, those are small quibbles considering how solid an option this mower is overall.
Price at time of publish: 4,599
Type: Zero turn | Deck Width: 50 inches | Fuel Type: Gas | Max Cutting Height: 4.5 inches
Best Zero-Turn Riding Mower
Cub Cadet Ultima Series ZT1 42 in. 22HP Zero-Turn Mower
Zero-turn mowers can be great options as they can maneuver more quickly and smoothly than many other types of mowers, and we love this pick from Cub Cadet. It’s a powerful machine that runs on a twin-cylinder gas engine, and features an ultra-comfortable seat with adjustable lap bars, hand grips, a rubber mat, and plenty of legroom.
This mower did take some time to set up, but once we got it ready, it started up quickly and moved smoothly. It mows and makes turns faster than many other models we’ve tried, and it doesn’t take long to get used to the different speeds and start feeling in control as you go. Additionally, you can adjust the mower’s seat and arms to make sure it’s a comfortable fit, and we also liked that the side discharge leaves the grass clippings far away from the mower itself. It also features headlights, as a helpful bonus, and you can choose from several cutting heights and other settings.
We would’ve liked it if the mower’s handles were able to be lined up equally, as it can be a bit tricky to ensure that you’re turning at the same speed on both sides. All in all, though, we had few complaints about this zero-turn mower.
Price at time of publish: 3,499
Type: Zero turn | Deck Width: 42 inches | Fuel Type: Gas | Max Cutting Height: 4.5 inches
Easiest to Maneuver
John Deere S100 42 Inch 17.5 HP Gas Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Tractor
We can’t say enough good things about this gas-operated riding mower from John Deere, especially in terms of how well it maneuvers. When we tested it out, we were amazed by how effortlessly it made its way around trees and other impediments, thanks to the responsive pedal and above-average turning radius (as well as the mower’s notably small size).
We discovered that this mower operates smoothly on rocky terrain, too, and its size makes it easier than many other mowers to store in a shed or garage when not in use. Setting it up is a quick, simple process, and you can change the cutting heights via a helpful lever, while you can switch up the speeds through a pedal.
We also love this mower’s side discharge, which is strong enough to blow leaves out of the way (almost doubling as a leaf blower), as well as its convenient headlights. Plus, it comes with a large and easy-to-empty bagger, and we found that the mower’s seat is both comfortable and adjustable.
It would be nice if this mower had a wider deck, as John Deere only recommends it for yards up to 1 acre, but if you’re looking for a small yet highly effective mower, you’ll surely be happy with this top-tier choice–especially considering that it’s the least expensive mower on our list.
Price at time of publish: 2,399
Type: Lawn tractor | Deck Width: 42 inches | Fuel Type: Gas | Max Cutting Height: 4 inches
Best for Thick Grass
Cub Cadet XT1 Enduro LT 46-Inch Hydrostatic Drive Gas Riding Lawn Tractor
If you want a riding mower that can easily handle even the thickest grass, then take a look at this powerful option from Cub Cadet. It’s a gas-operated mower that cuts evenly through areas with long, thick grass without any issue and in a much quicker time period than other mowers we’ve tried.
This mower takes a good amount of time to set up and get started, due to an unfortunate lack of user-friendly instructions. But once you figure it out the first time, you’ll be good for all future mows, and the actual controls, such as for changing the cutting height, are much more intuitive. Additionally, we’re big fans of this mower’s adjustable, comfortable, and shock-absorbing seat, as well as the big, thick tires that make for a smooth ride.
The maneuverability of this mower is top-notch, too, allowing it to move easily around trees and other objects, and we were impressed by how fast the mower goes at its top speed. The discharge chute spread the grass clippings far enough away, and the mower’s headlights are a helpful added bonus.
Although this mower’s turning abilities don’t quite compare to zero-turn mowers, and it doesn’t come with fancier features like an LED screen or Bluetooth, we were still highly satisfied with its performance and think you will be, too.
Price at time of publish: 2,574
Type: Lawn tractor | Deck Width: 46 inches | Fuel Type: Gas | Max Cutting Height: 4 inches
If you’re looking for a great electric mower, the Ryobi 80V HP Brushless 42-Inch Lithium Electric Zero-Turn Riding Mower is our top pick. It’s fast, effective, quiet, and has multiple handy features. For an equally strong gas-powered option, we recommend the Toro 50-Inch TimeCutter MyRIDE Zero-Turn Mower, due to its consistent speed, smooth ride, and easy maneuverability.
Our Testing Process
To determine the best riding lawn mowers, we tested models from reputable brands in our own yards (spanning four cities and two states) over three weeks. To begin, we timed how long it took to unbox and assemble each lawn mower (for battery-powered models, we took note of how long it took to charge, but we did not include this in our setup time). During the testing period, we used each lawn mower a minimum of three times, taking into account weather conditions, how much grass was cut off, and how much surface area was being mowed. While mowing, we considered things like comfortability, adjustability, battery life (when applicable) maneuverability, how evenly the mower cuts, and more. We also tested any additional features, including side discharge, bagging, mulching, various cutting height options, headlights, various speeds, and cup holders. We are still testing riding mowers and will continue to update this piece with the fresh insights as we have them.
How to Shop for Riding Mowers Like a Pro
There are multiple types of riding mowers, including zero-turn mowers, lawn tractors, and rear-engine mowers.
Zero-turn mowers have a zero-inch turning radius and a mowing deck in front, rather than underneath, the machine. This causes them to turn quickly and easily, and have greater maneuverability and speed than other types of mowers. They tend to be pricey, though, and relatively small.
Lawn tractors, meanwhile, have their cutting decks in the middle, rather than underneath the front, and tend to be pretty large. They’re less maneuverable than other types of riding mowers due to their size, but they’re quite powerful and particularly good for large lawns.
Then there are rear-engine mowers, which are usually very small and less powerful than other options. They’re best used on tiny lawns, and they aren’t great at going up hills and rocky terrain. Still, they’re often less expensive than the other types.
Deck width refers to the amount of acreage the mower can cut in one go, and it ranges from about 30 to 60 inches. “A mower’s cutting deck determines how many passes it’ll take to mow the grass, so you should match the deck size to your acreage for a speedier cut,” says Gary McCoy, store manager at a Charlotte-area Lowe’s. “If you’re working with smaller yards up to two acres, look for options in the 30-inch to 52-inch deck range,” he adds. “Two to four-acre yards will benefit from 50-inch decks to 54-inch decks, and anything over five acres will need 60 inches or more.”
Riding mowers run on either gasoline or electricity. Gas-powered mowers “feature the traditional riding design we’re familiar with and operate similarly to a car, using a steering wheel and foot pedal,” says McCoy. If you opt for a gas mower, make sure to “check the level of ethanol your equipment can safely use, and never buy more than you can use in 30 days, as older gasoline can lead to corrosion in your engine,” he adds.
Electric riding mowers, on the other hand, “are battery-powered machines that offer a similar performance to gas models without the fuel requirements,” says McCoy. “They run a bit quieter than gas mowers with less vibration.” They do require some time to charge up before use, which can be frustrating, but they get rid of the smell and hassle of gasoline.
When determining which riding mower is right for you, it’s important to think about the size of your yard. Yards on the very small size, under 3/4 of an acre, might be better off with traditional push mowers, says McCoy. Otherwise, follow this guide from Lowe’s:
- 3/4- to 1-Acre Lawns: Look for a mower with a 30-42-inch cut width.
- 1- to 2-Acre Lawns: Look for a mower with a 42-52-inch cut width.
- 2- to 3-Acre Lawns: Look for a mower with a 50-54-inch cut width.
- 3- to 5-Acre Lawn:s Look for a mower with a 54-62-inch cut width.
- 5-Acre Lawns or Larger: Look for a mower with a 60-inch or greater cut width.
Riding mowers can come with some seriously helpful features, including:
- Zero-turn radius: This can “allow the mower to pivot at sharper angles than lawn or garden tractors,” says McCoy.
- Cruise control: So you can “lock in on one speed and mow long, straight stretches more easily,” he notes.
- Mulch kits, dump carts, and lawn sweepers to “help you maintain your landscape not only during mowing season but year-round,” McCoy says.
Other less essential, but still beneficial, features include cup holders, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, armrests, headlights, and extended leg room. The more features a mower has, the more expensive it’ll likely be, though, so be sure you’re prioritizing your top picks.
Riding Mowers to Consider
Ryobi 80V HP Brushless 42-Inch Cordless Electric Riding Lawn Tractor: This battery-operated mower is a quiet, fast-charging machine that cuts grass evenly, and has a helpful digital display menu so you can adjust the speed easily. Still, it has some frustrating features, like a beep every time you back up or get off the seat, as well as a jerky accelerator pedal.
Questions You Might Ask
Are stand-up or sit-down riding mowers better?
That depends on your specific needs, says McCoy. “Stand-up mowers work well in smaller yards and on uneven terrain, whereas riding mowers can handle larger surface areas and are generally more powerful,” he explains. Additionally, stand-up mowers can be better for your back (albeit less comfortable to use). Stand-up mowers also offer better visibility than sit-down riding mowers, but on the downside, they usually don’t have bagging systems.
How much should you expect to spend on a riding mower?
The price of a riding mower can “range from 2,000 up to 8,000, depending on the type of mower and attachments included,” says McCoy. If you’re looking to save costs, opt for basic models that don’t have features like LED screens, Bluetooth capability, zero-turn radius, and more. But if those features and others matter greatly to you, then prepare to shell out a pretty penny.
What kind of maintenance does a riding mower need?
The type of maintenance a riding mower needs depends on the specific model, says McCoy. However, for most mowers, he suggests that you regularly “inspect the mower’s shield and deflectors, check its tire pressure, remove dirt from the machine, check the oil and fuel, and reconnect the battery or spark plug” for day-to-day maintenance.
Throughout the mowing season McCoy suggests lubricating the mower, checking the air filter and mower blades, and changing the engine oil and filter. “At the end of the season, you’ll want to prepare your mower for the next spring. That entails doing a general inspection of the machine, replacing the fuel filter, and maintaining the mower blades,” says McCoy.
Take Our Word for It
This article was written by Rachel Simon, a writer for Real Simple, Better Homes Gardens, The New York Times, and many other publications. To write this article, we tested riding mowers over a span of several weeks and evaluated them on performance, value, design, and more. For expert insight, we spoke to Gary McCoy, store manager at a Charlotte-area Lowe’s.
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The 7 best places to buy lawn mowers
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A perfectly manicured lawn is the pinnacle of homeowner pride, but you’ve got to have the right lawn mower first. When it comes to picking out the best mower for your yard, the choices can seem endless and overwhelming: electric versus gas, push versus self-propelled, and how about all those extra attachments?
While Reviewed has tested a variety of lawn care tools, we have yet to specifically test lawn mowers. But you can ensure you’re getting a great one by shopping at the right place. After all, where you buy matters when you’re looking at the selection, pricing, customer experience, knowledgeable employees, and convenience. Whatever your top priorities are, we’ve researched the best places to buy lawn mowers, and below are our top picks.
A smaller selection at Ace Hardware means more condensed quality and easier choices
Return policy: 30 days Brands: Ego, Craftsman, Toro, and more Free shipping: Not all products available to ship but pickup is available Price matching: No
Ace isn’t just the place for helpful hardware folks, it’s also a great place for purchasing a new lawn mower. Not only is it ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction among home improvement retail stores, but it makes the buying process easy with a well-curated selection of great products in a range of price points. Although its stock is considered to be small compared to other retailers on this list, you’ll find many top brands, like Ego, Craftsman, and Toro, and different types of mowers, including gas, battery, and manual.
Although not every item is available to ship directly to your home, Ace does allow you to buy online and pick up in-store or through curbside pickup. In the event you’re not totally happy with your purchase, Ace offers a full 30-day return policy with proof of purchase.
The Home Depot
The Home Depot has a great selection of top lawn mower brands
Return policy: 90 days Brands: Toro, Honda, Black Decker, and more Free shipping: Yes Price matching: Yes
The Home Depot stocks popular brands like Toro, Honda, and Black Decker and offers a lawn mower rental service, so you can rent a Toro self-propelled mower from four hours up to four weeks. The retailer has every type of mower essential from parts and accessories to commercial mowers, most with free delivery (or select to pick up in-store at a nearby location).
The Home Depot price match guarantee is a great addition to its many benefits. It includes the price of the item plus shipping cost if you find the mower at a lower price elsewhere. To be valid for a price match, items must be available from the competitor and ship to your location. Most new and unopened merchandise sold by The Home Depot can be returned within 90 days of purchase, so you’ll have plenty of time to decide if the mower is right for you.
Find all the best name brands at Lowe’s
Return policy: 90 days Brands: Craftsman, Ego, and more Free shipping: Yes Price matching: Yes
Out of the many things we love about Lowe’s, its product selection and great are top of the list. Not only do you get the option for in-store pickup or delivery, but you have your choice of 27 top-rated lawn mower brands, such as Craftsman and Ego. The retailer even carries robotic lawn mowers that are hands-off, battery-powered devices for lawns up to an acre.
Lowe’s also has a great price match guarantee available. If you find a current lower price on an identical in-stock item from another retailer, it’ll match the price. All you have to do is present the ad, printout, or photo and show it to an associate to validate who will complete the price match. Approved price match retailers include Amazon, Wayfair, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, and more. When it comes to returns, most new and unused merchandise can be refunded or exchanged with proof of purchase within 90 days.
Tractor Supply Company
Known for commercial lawn care, Tractor Supply Co. also offers lots of residential mowers for sale
Return policy: 30 days Brands: Cub Cadet, Worx, Swisher, and more Free shipping: Yes Price matching: Yes
Although the retailer does sell lots of commercial products, Tractor Supply Company also has a good variety of residential-use lawn mowers from push mowers to zero-turn, all of which can be shipped directly to you. It is a smaller selection when compared to other retailers on this list, but the quality of products remains high with notable brands like Cub Cadet, Worx, and Swisher. If you’d prefer to buy online and pick up your mower in-store at a location near you, you’re able to filter by the products available at stores nearest to your zip code.
Plus, whether you made your purchase in a Tractor Supply store or online, you can return it with proof of purchase within 30 days from the purchase date. Another great benefit is that Tractor Supply will match any competitor’s online or in-store price on any identical item unless the product is shipped or sold by a third-party seller (like Amazon Marketplace or eBay).
Return policy: 30 days Brands: Toro, Honda, Cub Cadet, and more Free shipping: Yes Price matching: No
While the name may say it all, Mowers Direct has more to offer than just a huge selection of lawn mowers. Not only does it offer free shipping on thousands of products, but you’re also able to finance your order if needed and get expert advice from industry-leading professionals. They carry top brands like Toro, Honda, and Cub Cadet as well as a range of lawn care items, mower accessories, and attachments.
Mowers Direct also has a ton of deals on its products, including frequent closeouts, “scratch and dent” offerings (mowers with cosmetic imperfections but still run like new), and a paper check discount of 2%. As for returns, you’re able to return any unopened products and accessories within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Products that have been opened and unused in their original packaging can be returned within 30 days of delivery as well but will be subject to a 25% restocking fee.
Enjoy low prices, and even a price match guarantee
Return policy: 90 days Brands PowerSmart, Yardmax, Carevas, and more Free shipping: Yes Price matching: Yes
Shop by brand or by category over at Walmart for your ideal lawn mower, including gas, cordless, electric, and riding mowers. With more than 1,000 products to choose from, it’s one of the biggest stock selections around and at some of the best available. In fact, if you find one cheaper from another online retailer, it’ll match it (although some limitations do apply, including that the product must be identical and currently in stock).
As far as shipping goes, you might be able to get your mower with next-day or 2-day delivery, depending on where you live. Otherwise, if the lawn mower is in stock at a nearby Walmart location, there is always the option to purchase online and pick it up in-store. Returns are easy, too: You’ll have 90 days after your purchase to exchange or return unless noted in Walmart’s exceptions. As with shipping, you may also return items in-store, for free by mail, or via a scheduled pickup from your home after providing your receipt or order number.
One thing to note with Walmart’s online store: It’s filled with third-party sellers (indicated by the “sold and shipped by” below the product). While some sellers are legit, others are questionable, so read reviewers thoroughly to make sure you’re not buying a fraudulent product.
Amazon has a good selection and easy shipping
Return policy: 30 days Brands: Black Decker, Lawn Master, Greenworks, and more Free shipping: Yes with Amazon Prime membership Price matching: No
To nobody’s surprise, Amazon also sells lawn mowers—and a good number of them, at that. It carries many top-rated brands like Black Decker, Lawn Master, and Greenworks and has a good selection between price, power source, features, and cutting width that you’re able to filter by. Many of Amazon’s lawn mowers are included with Prime shipping, as well, which means you might be able to receive it within days if you have a membership. Plus, if the mower is shipped by Amazon and is over 25, you’ll automatically get free shipping.
Items shipped from Amazon can be returned within 30 days of notification of shipment. Some products do have different policies or requirements, so just be sure to read over the details for each product before purchasing. Like Walmart, Amazon is filled with third-party sellers, so double-check the reviews and the seller before purchasing.
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were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.