What is the Best Riding Lawn Mower Under 2000 Dollars?

by PaulGoodman67

My top 3 list of suggestions for the best 3 riding lawn mowers that are available at present.

Below are my selections for the best riding lawn mower under 2000 dollars in 2015. You will notice that I have included a riding lawn tractor.

People who are unfamiliar with yard upkeep machinery are often unsure what the difference between a lawn mower and a lawn tractor is, as the terminology often seems to be used interchangeably.

Generally speaking, both are capable of mowing your yard - but a riding lawn mower is specifically designed to mow, whereas a lawn tractor will often have a little more horsepower and also a hitch for pulling a trailer.

Tractors can be slightly less maneuverable than a mower due to the location of the cutting deck, however.

The most important consideration when buying a mower/tractor is really the size of your yard and how complicated it is, in terms of the numbers and locations of any trees and shrubs, or other obstacles that can make the mowing more awkward.

For most yards, either a mower or tractor is fine, but if your yard is particularly complicated and there are obvious maneuverability issues, you might generally be best to consider a riding lawn mower, although it all depends on the specific yard and machine at the end of the day.

Both riding lawn mowers and tractors generally give you the possibility of using extra accessories such as brushes for spring cleaning, or snow-removal attachments.

Below are my top 5 selections regarding the best riding lawn mower for the money.

Husqvarna YTH22V46 22 HP Hydro Pedal Yard Tractor, 46-Inch
Husqvarna YTH22V46 22 HP Hydro Pedal ...

#1 Best Riding Lawn Mower Under 2000 Dollars!

The Husqvarna YTH2042: Powerful and Versatile!

My first choice is the Husqvarna YTH22V46, a lever activated hydrostatic pedal transmission riding lawn tractor. I chose this machine principally for its power and versatility.

Plus it is remarkably compact, making it capable of easily dealing with most maneuverability issues in complicated yards and no trouble to store.

The YTH22V46 uses a 22 HP Briggs and Stratton Intek V-Twin engine with hydrostatic pedal transmission for variable forward and reverse speeds.

Built to last, the Husqvarna has a heavy cast iron front axle, which gives it excellent stability.

It has a cutting width of 46 inches and anti-scalp wheels to minimize the occurrence of scalping when mowing lawns that are uneven.

Husqvarna YTH22V46 22 HP Hydro Pedal Yard Tractor, 46-Inch

Husqvarna yard tractors offer premium performance with quality results. Their compact size makes them easy to maneuver and require less space for storage. Features such as fende...

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Mowing Tips

  • Each type of grass has its own recommended mowing height.  Find out which type of grass (or grasses) your lawn has and mow to the appropriate height.
  • Avoid removing more than a third of the grass blade length at any one time. A healthy lawn will survive an occasional close cut, but repeated close cutting will lead to a brown lawn and cause other unwanted side effects.
  • Don't mow in the heat of the day.
  • Mow the grass when it is dry to minimize clumping.
  • Keep your mower blades sharp and balanced.
  • Follow the correct fertilizing schedule for your type of grass.
  • The grass in shaded areas under trees show be cut higher.
  • Change the mowing pattern each time you mow to ensure that the grass grows upright.
Poulan Pro PB155G42
Poulan Pro PB155G42

#2 Excellent Reliability and Performance!

The Poulan Pro PB155G42 6-Speed Lawn Tractor

Offering excellent reliability and performance, this Poulan tractor is very affordable, given its features, and my first choice. 

It has a powerful and durable 15.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine.  The 42 inch deck is constructed from thick gauge steel.  6 speed transmission enables you to control your own mowing pace and there is also reverse capability.

The mower has 15 inch front tires and 20 inch rear tires, and a turning radius of 18 inches.  The fuel tank holds 1.5 gallons.

Poulan Pro PB155G42 6-Speed Lawn Tractor, 42-Inch

The Poulan Pro PB155G42 features a 15.5HP Briggs & Stratton engine and 42-inch cutting deck. This lawn tractor also has a 6 speed lever driven transmission, 18-inch turning radi...

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Weed Eater WE-ONE
Weed Eater WE-ONE

#3 Perfect Mower For Smaller Yards!

The Weed Eater WE-ONE: Solid and Comfortable!

My third choice for the best riding lawn mower is the Weed Eater WE-ONE, a gas powered vehicle with electric start.

I chose this machine because it is a high performance mower for a very affordable price. It is a perfect choice for those who have a small to average sized lawn and don't want to spend a great deal of money.

The Briggs & Stratton engine is more than powerful enough to cope with a small to average sized yard and the 26-inch cutting deck is solid, delivering a cut that is even and precise.

The WE-ONE has 3 forward and 1 reverse speed, making it easy to find a comfortable pace for mowing. There are superior mowers of this type, but nothing to rival it in this price range.

Weed Eater WE-ONE 26-Inch 190cc Briggs & Stratton 875 Series Gas Powered Riding Lawn Mower With E...

The new Weed Eater One redefines affordability for easy lawn maintenance. Designed from the ground up for YOU, it is the first compact personal riding mower on the market. Every...

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Updated: 07/13/2023, PaulGoodman67
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teddletonmr on 12/27/2012

These all look to be good choices for anyone looking to buy a new riding lawn mower, or lawn tractor for that matter.
I got to tell you, the thing that concerns me, how difficult is these types of mowers for a homeowner to assemble.

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