I've got plenty of lawns that a rider mower wouldn't fit on, inside gates and around yard obstacles. I've never had a rider and I do fine with my wbs. Besides, it's better exercise than sitting on your butt all day.
maybe you dont do yards that reguire one. If you are starting and want to get going without a 2nd morgage then this may be the ticket. Got about 8 years being dragged around behind one on yards that a ztr would not easily work on.
I have a snapper 52" w/b w/ 23hp Kohler. . . the thing is great. I've got a sulky and fly on the thing!
Walk-behinds are much easier to manuever. If there is something hidden on the ground in front and I don't see it till the last second, I just put weight on the handles and lift the deck up. The ditches are easy, and I mow real steep. Saves a ton of time.
Originally posted by LLandscaping Walkbehinds hold steep hill, that a ZTR could not even attempt. They are better for small yards and gated yards. They also cost less, and are easier and cheaper to fix if there is a problem.