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How to choose the right lawn tractor or MINIRIDER!

Type of landscape

Choose a product with wider wheels and a powerful engine for a hilly or sloping ground. Our pendulous suspended cutting deck is excellent for larger and uneven lawn areas as it can easily adapt to the ground.

Lawn size

The size of the lawn area is one of the key factors for choosing the right product. To determine the appropriate working width, please use the chart below or use the symbol you can find beneath every MINIRIDER and lawn tractor.


To achieve a professional, perfect cut, the grass clippings can be bagged and composted separately. On all models with rear discharge, the grass catcher can be emptied comfortably from the driver’s seat.


The clippings can be discharged with the aid of a deflector. This is particularly recommendable when the grass can be left on the ground.


Mulching has the advantage that the soil is fertilised with the grass clippings. In this way the clippings with their nutrients can ideally be used as natural fertiliser. Mulching is recommendable in the dry summer months to prevent the lawn from drying out. Almost all models can be equipped with an additional mulching kit.



With a few simple steps you can adapt the use of your tractor to the season and the operating condition. To allow you to choose according to your needs, many of our tractors have two or all three functions or can be converted with appropriate attachments. You can recognise these machines by our 2-in-1, 3-in-1 or 3-in-1 OPTION logo.










1. Discharge
2. Bagging

1. Discharge
2. Bagging
3. Mulching

Expandable from 2-in-1
function to 3-in-1 function
with appropriate


Transmatic transmissions

Shift-on-the-go. The Transmatic transmission allows for continuously variable shifting. Choose your basic speed by moving the speed shift lever and start mowing. By smoothly pressing on the brake pedal, you can slow down your speed and speed up again without having to change gears, simply by releasing the brake pedal. Then the tractor automatically resumes your preset speed.


Hydrostatic transmissions

The hydrostatic transmission allows for smoothly and precise manoeuvring. On our tractors with rear discharge, you can control velocity as well as the infinitely variable forward and reverse speed by the tilt foot pedal. Thus, you can leave both hands at the steering wheel, there is no need to operate a clutch or to shift gear. On our tractors with side discharge, the drive can be handled very comfortably by manual lever and a clutch / brake pedal on the left hand side.

Clever in every detail













Ergonomically arranged
control elements.

Turf saving wheels.

Mowing deck with deck
wheels to provide an
even cut.

All tractors with rear
discharge have a grass
catcher which is easy to
empty from the driver’s













Small turning radius of only 46 cm for excellent maneouvrability.


Tractors with rear discharge and a two-blade system have counter-rotating blades which transport the clippings very effectively through the center into the grass catcher.


Fully forward pivoting and removable one-piece hood for easy access to the engine.


Step through frame makes getting on and off extremely comfortable.













Pivoting front axle for an
even and professional
cut even over bumpy

Deck wash nozzle for
easy cleaning of the
deck. (OPTIMA models).