You're in the market for a heavy duty lawn mower, so you'll probably want to know about some different types. Just what sort of lawn mower you're actually going to buy depends upon what sort of issues you need to address in your lawn. Homeowners with acres and acres of regular grass that they need to mow on a weekly basis aren't going to need the same type of mower that people who own fields of wildflowers and weeds will need. Before you go shopping for your heavy duty mower, you should determine what sort of mower you are in the market for. A little bit of research may save you time and money in the long run.
Ride-On Lawn mowers
If you have an enormous area of lawn to mow, but that enormous area is carpeted with regular, old grass, then you are probably in the market for a ride-on lawn mower. A ride-on lawn mower kind of looks like a small tractor. You ride aboard and cut your grass without breaking a sweat. Ride-on lawn mowers are powered by gas. You drive them the same way you drive a go kart. They have keys, ignitions, gas pedals, brakes and steering wheels. You don't need a driver's license to operate one, and they don't go very fast so you can continue to make your teenager mow your lawn every week.
Scythe and Rough Grass Mowers
If you have a field of roughage or wildflowers that needs to be mowed, you need to buy a scythe and rough grass mower. Under no circumstance should you attempt to mow roughage with a regular mower. The blades will get stuck and your lawn mower will be broken. In extreme cases, you could injure yourself. Unfortunately, scythe and rough grass mowers need to be pushed along, so you can't mow your field in ease like the owners of ride-on mowers can.