Find the Right Lawn Tractor for You
Explore our inventory of lawn tractors from top brands like Cub Cadet and Husqvarna. These machines come with all of the accessories to optimize your lawn care experience, from belts to blades to baggers and beyond.
Hydrostatic vs Automatic Transmission
Those shopping for a new lawn tractor have more options than ever before, with a major consideration being the transmission. The two main types of transmissions are hydrostatic and automatic. Which type should you choose?
Here are the main considerations when deciding between a hydrostatic vs automatic lawn tractor:
- An automatic tractor works just like an automatic car, where the shifting is done for you. This makes it easy for virtually anyone, from a teenager to a senior citizen, to mow the yard.
- Hydrostatic tractors offer more power and smoother shifting thanks to an internal fluid system that shifts gears rather than a mechanical one. However, they’re also more expensive and require more maintenance.
Rear-Engine Mowers vs. Front-Engine Mowers
Another option you should consider is whether or not to buy a rear-engine riding mower vs. front-engine one. Each design has certain advantages and disadvantages depending on your yard and mowing preferences.
Are rear-engine mowers any good? Yes, but here’s what you need to consider:
- Rear-engine tractors use smaller deck sizes, usually only up to 34”, and offer less power than front-engine tractors. But, they supply better maneuverability, so they’re better for smaller yards.
- Front-engine tractors are faster with larger engines and more towing capacity. However, you’ll pay extra for the added performance.
Shop Cub Cadet Lawn Tractors
Cub Cadet has become a major player in the lawn tractor market, building a reputation for designing high-quality, reliable machines and lawn care accessories. As the largest independent dealer Cub Cadet lawn tractors in the U.S., L&M will be happy to fit you with the perfect model. Other questions? Take a look below for a few answers:
What is the best Cub Cadet lawn tractor?
Although you can’t go wrong with any Cub Cadet tractor, one of the most highly ranked options is the XT1 LT 42”, offering a powerful 18HP engine, twin-blade cutting deck and smooth hydrostatic transmission.
How many hours should a cub cadet lawn tractor last?
With regular maintenance, you can generally expect your Cub Cadet lawn tractor to last around 2,000 hours before any major part replacements are needed.
Learn more about our Cub Cadet tractors.
What is the best time of year to buy a lawn tractor?
The best time of year to buy a lawn tractor is when demand is lowest, so autumn or winter. Of course, several outdoor brands like L&M Fleet Supply offer discounts and deals throughout the year — so keep an eye out!