Yardman Lawn Mowers
As we’ve mentioned MTD mowers before, we haven’t yet discussed one of their most successful lines of mowers, the Yardman mower tractor.
True Story: back in 1999, I met a man cruising through Indiana on his Yardman. He was on the highway. I stopped to see why he was pulling a cart with a cooler and bags. He said that he was going to cross the US to raise money for a health organization. That was the first time I’d heard of anyone trying such a feet. Recently, in an online article, I found that a man by the name of Hauter, age 37, was going to try for the world record by crossing the US, a whopping 5,000-miles on his Yardman tractor.
Yardman has kept up their sponsorship to show the US that there mowers, much like the engrained bunny that keeps going and going, will keep going strong—strong enough to cruise the entire US, from California to Texas and up to New York.
Yardman riding and push models are known for their easy-start mechanisms and their single-lever height adjustment. You won’t have to adjust each and every wheel on a trimming mower, and that’s a plus, especially when it comes to those of us who are getting older, not wanting to overly strain ourselves.
Their push units also come with an easy-to-use bagging system. While the system does a nice job on not clogging, it doesn’t allow easy dumping if you have to empty your clippings into city-specific paper yard bags. These mowers could set you back anywhere from $200.00 to $500.00 for the upper-tier, mulching models.
Nowadays, their lawn tractors come with a 20-horsepower Briggs & Stratton. They’ll cut from 36- to 42-inches and come with a mulch kit (like their trimmer models but without bag). Their have been some concerns on their deck adjustments, which usually go to about 4.5-inches, which is enough for any standard yard—not bushwhacking per se. Best of all, the newer models all come with standard cup holders!