Posted: 01/04/2012 at 15:43
I'm no expert ..
Totally depends on your needs/budget /lawn size ?? etc
As a rule of thumb anything over 2000m2 really needs a ride-on (or half a days mowing)
Maintenance will make the difference, if you can spend a little more ?
My ride on is about 10 yrs old but needed new valves & Carburetor ! Now running nicely ! ( Always fingers crossed )
The engine is a Briggs & stratton ,so parts & longevity is now proven !
Most mowers are made up from different parts, & from different manufactures !!
The choice is yours ! Hp rating for engine suggestion about 4 hp
Happy shopping /take your time & SHOP AROUND !