Prioritize the tasks
Some machines can do it all. But do you really need all those capabilities? If mowing
grass is your primary objective, buy a machine dedicated to cutting grass. For example,
a less expensive RER mower may be all you need. However, if you’d rather spend your
weekends golfing and you’ve got the extra cash, check out a fast-moving ZTR machine.
The same holds true for tractors. If you’re an avid gardener, don’t automatically
assume you need a garden tractor. The implements for garden tractors are pricey. In
many cases, you’ll save money by buying a lawn tractor and a freestanding tiller. On
the other hand, if you have a large driveway and get a lot of snow, a garden tractor
fitted with a snowblower or plow blade may be worth the cost.