How To Pick Out The Right Field Mower

A Field Mower can be your answer to high weeds, overgrown foliage, and tiny tree saplings. It is powerful enough to snap a 2 inch sapling in half, yet gentle enough for regular use on your lawn. If you can get one at a lawn mower sale near you, you will find that it is the best lawn mower for a variety of tasks. Are you planning to clear the field around your house to make a fire break? Do you live in the mountains and want to cut a trail to your favorite spot? How about being able to use all of your backyard and not the part that was already cleared when you moved in? There is a field mower for all of your needs.

What Is It For

If you are planning to keep the edges of your driveway clear, mowing a fire break during the summer, or clearing out a section of your smaller yard, you will not need the heavy duty version of this machine. If you will be using it a great deal to maintain a meadow or a field that has reoccurring growth, you should look into the larger models.


Some of the smaller field mowers do not offer you the same attachments as the larger ones. Larger models offer such useful tools as the snow blower attachment, or the grass attachment.

Deck Width

If you have a bigger area that you need to clear out, look for a field mower with a wider deck. By selecting a model with a larger cutting area, it will take you less time to clear your problem area. You should still have plenty of room to maneuver as long as you do not have larger trees that are close together. If you know you need more room to maneuver, purchase a field mower with a smaller deck.

Horse Power

Field mowers come with tons of power and are ready to do the job. You will find plenty of power in all models for the job you need to do. They have many different engines on the small, medium, and large mowers. You may choose a 3-speed for a less hilly area, and a 5 speed in a landscape where you expect to need more power.

Electric Ignition

Get your mower started with the push of a button. There are many field mowers that offer this feature.

With so many options available, eciding which field mower is right for you may seem like a a daunting task. Don't worry. Have projects in mind and ask yourself how you specifically plan to use it. You can ask at your local field mower retailer about all options and brands. You can ask about price and some places will even let you take them for a little test run.