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Part 1: Attachments, Power Sources, Stand-On Models Maximize Mower Versatility
Part 2: Stand-Up Mowers Emerge as Reliable Option
Part 3: Attachments Help Mower Models Increase Versatility
Part 4: Product Focus: Mowers
By Mike Fitzpatrick
April 2016 -
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Before the invention of stand-on mowers, grounds managers and their crews had just two options — ride-on and walk-behind mowers. Now a hybrid type of mower between the two allows operators to get into tighter spaces while providing a more stable operating platform.
Almost any task an operator can perform on a walk-behind mower he or she also can perform on a stand-on mower. These mowers are viable for most terrains, with the exception of steep slopes. For departments responsible for large properties, operators can use a great deal of time and energy to mow the entire property with a walk-behind mower. Stand-on mowers ensure that the entire process is more efficient.
In terms of fuel efficiency, stand-on mowers are comparable to other machines. They use slightly more fuel than a walk-behind but less than a ride-on.Stand-on mowers are extremely popular right now due to their durability, purchase price, and efficiency. They offer managers a cheaper option compared to ride-on zero-turn mowers, and they are just a bit more expensive than standard walk-behind mowers, making them a popular advance in the landscaping industry.
Manufacturers of mowers produce cutting-edge, multi-use technology for their customers. For example, they produce extremely efficient out-front mowers that help crews accomplish a variety of tasks using just one motor.
Due to their increased visibility, out-front mowers are particularly accommodating for managers whose crews mow around and under obstacles, such as trees, signs, and light poles, because they increase proficiency and accuracy. Out-front mowers also have better traction and balance than other types of mowers, so they offer increased performance on hillsides.