The Best Lawn Tractors, Garden Tractors and Riding Mowers for 2017 under $1500
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I just wrote an article that ranks the top 20 lawn tractors and riding mowers under $1500: Seven Best Riding Mowers Under $1500 for 2017
There are over 425 lawn tractors, residential zero-turns and landowner zero-turns available for you to pick from this year. This list covers the lawn tractor under $1500
Note 1: The retailers now use pricing optimization software and the price can go up or down in as little as 4 hours. Please see the retailer’s website or your local dealer for the current price.
Note 2: This list will give you a link if the item is available to buy from the comfort of your home and a link to my review. If you are uncomfortable buying through that link (I make a small commission) please visit the brand’s website to find other ways to purchase the item.
Note 3: This list is not is not complete. I’m sure there are a few I missed. I’ll update this list as I find them.
Lawn Tractors under $1500 is a general classification and is generally accepted as an economical riding lawn mower that will mow your lawn and perform light chores around your yard. Most will pull a sweeper, small yard cart for leaves and branches. Most are not designed for snow plows, snow blowers and ground engaging work.
I have a separate list for Lawn Tractors over $1500 which includes Yard Tractors and Garden Tractors. Yard Tractors generally have heavier frames than the models on this page and can handle snow removal BUT NOT ground engaging work. Garden Tractors historically by definition can perform ground engaging tasks like roto-tilling, moldboard plowing and driveway leveling but the brands have destroyed the term as we used it here in the U.S. For 2017 the term “garden tractor” has become muddled. Please do not assume if it has big tires or is labeled a “garden tractor” it can handle ground engaging work. Ask me and I’ll guide you through the mess this has become.
Best Lawn Tractors & Riding Mowers 2017 – Under $1500
|Description/Model||Typical Price||Engine Brand||HP||Deck||Trans||Buy Link||Review|
|1||Craftsman 42″ 19 HP Fender Hydrostatic||$1449.99||B&S||19||42 in||Hydro||Sears|
|2||Cub Cadet XT1 Enduro|
Model # LT42
|$1,499||Kohler||18||42 in||Hydro||Home Depot|
|3||Craftsman 42″ 19 HP B&S Fast Auto TurnTight Model # 25581||$1399.99||B&S||19||42 in||Auto/CVT||Sears||Review|
|4||Craftsman 46″ 19 HP Fast Auto TurnTight Model #25583||$1449.99||B&S||19||46 in||Auto/CVT||Sears|
|5||Craftsman 42″ 20 HP V-Twin 90th Anniversary Model # 27398||$1399.99||B&S||20||42 in||Auto/CVT||Sears||Review|
|6||Troy-Bilt Model #TB46 - Horse Lawn Tractor||$1399||B&S||19||46 in||Hydro||Troy-Bilt|
|7||Poulan PRO Model # 960460079||$1,399||B&S||20||42 in||Auto/CVT||Home Depot|
|8||Craftsman 46″ 547cc Auto Riding Mower Model # 27374||$1299.99||Craftsman||547cc||46 in||Auto/CVT||Sears||Review|
|9||Craftsman 42″ 547cc Auto Riding Mower Model # 27373||$1199.99||Craftsman||547cc||42 in||Auto/CVT||Sears||Review|
|10||Craftsman 42″ 420cc Auto Riding Mower Model # 20372||$1099.99||Craftsman||420cc||42 in||Auto/CVT||Sears||Review|
|11||Troy-Bilt Model #TB42 - Bronco Lawn Tractor||$1199||PowerMore||420 cc||42 in||Auto/CVT||Troy-Bilt|
|12||Poulan PRO Model # 960460077||$1199||B&S||19||42 in||Auto/CVT||Home Depot|
|13||John Deere D105 |
Model # BG20873
|$1,499||Deere||17.5||42 in||Auto/CVT||Home Depot||Review|
|14||Craftsman 42″ 19 HP 6-Speed Gear Model #20380||$1499.99||B&S||19||42 in||6-speed||Sears|
|15||Troy-Bilt Model #Pony||$999||B&S||15.5||42 in||7-speed||Troy-Bilt|
|16|| Huskee 42 in. 420cc Lawn Tractor SKU #445267399||$999||PowerMore||420cc||42 in||7-speed||Tractor Supply|
|17||Cub Cadet CC30H||$1449||Cub Cadet||382cc||30 in||T2HP Hydro||Amazon|
|18||Craftsman Model 29000||$999||Craftsman||420cc||30 in||6-speed||Amazon|
|19||Troy-Bilt TB30R Neighborhood Rider||$1099||Troy-Bilt||382cc||30 in||6-speed||Sears|
|$999||B&S||10.5||30 in||4-speed||Home Depot|
Yes, You need a new Gas Can!
With today’s fuels you need a gas can that seals tight. It helps the fuel last longer and the escaping vapors won’t wreck the environment. But the biggest problem is find one that works. The cheap ones ($20 or more now) don’t have vents so it takes forever to fill the tank on your lawn tractor. The cheap ones are also flimsy and the spouts break after the first year.
Well, I’ve found two brands that work great! They are vented inside the spout so it pours fuel quickly yet seals tightly when not in use. I’ll give you links at Amazon for two sizes. I suggest buying the size so that you don’t keep more than a month of fuel around the house.
No-Spill 1405 2-1/2-Gallon Poly Gas Can. A good size for snow blowers and push mowers.
No-Spill 1450 5-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant) This one has a second handle in the back so it is very easy to use and hang onto when pouring into your fuel tank. A good size for lawn tractors and zero-turns.
If you have a problem holding a gas can the SureCan is a great can. It’s very comfortable to use to use and built well. SureCan – Gas Can with Rotating Spout.
Fuel Stabilizer: When I go to the gas station and buy fuel I always put fuel stabilizer in the storage tank. It helps keep the fuel fresh and some also clean your carb and fuel system without messing it up. There a man good brands but I’ve used SeaFoam for years and it’s always worked well. I use 2 tablespoons per gallon of fuel. Seafoam
Other fuels stabilizers to check out: Fuel Stabilizers
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