4-Wheel Steering Lawn Tractors

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4-Wheel Steering Tractors

Four-wheel steering provides very significant maneuverability and trimming advantages over that of two-wheel-steering-equipped lawn mowers. It’s designed for tight turns, leading to greater mowing efficiency, especially around flower beds. Available on lawn tractors from 18.5 to 24 HP with mowers decks from 42- to 60-inches.

Comparing 4-Wheel Steer, 2-Wheel Steer and Zero-Turn Mowers

This table offers a list of important riding lawn equipment benefits. It compares four-wheel steering with two-wheel steering and zero-turn mowers.

 

1 gold starGood      2 gold stars  Better      3 gold starsBest

4-Wheel Steering2-Wheel SteeringZero-Turn Mowers

Easy to Use

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

2 gold stars

Slope Operation

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

1 gold star

Trimming Around Trees

3 gold stars

1 gold star

2 gold stars

Time to Turn at End of Pass

2 gold stars

1 gold star

3 gold stars

Smoothness of Ride

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

2 gold stars

Fast Mowing Speed/Efficiency

2 gold stars

2 gold stars

3 gold stars

Front Blade/Snow blower Availability

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

N/A

Low Initial Cost

1 gold star

2 gold stars

3 gold stars

Attachment Availability

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

2 gold stars

Fun to Operate

2 gold stars

1 gold star

3 gold stars

Minimizing Turf Scuffing

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

2 gold stars

Bagger Capability

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

Standard Rear Hitch

3 gold stars

3 gold stars

N/A

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