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This turns your riding lawn mower into a multifunction device

A ride-on mower saves a lot of time and physical effort. But did you know that thanks to accessories, your mower can do much more than just mowing the lawn?

Your lawn tractor can do more than just mow your own home and associated property with lots of green - whoever can call it their own is really lucky. There is no question that the relaxation factor is priceless, but that a plot of land also does a lot of work is often overlooked by the envious glances.

One of the most time-consuming tasks in the garden or on the property is mowing the lawn. Anyone who has to mow more than 500 square meters knows what I'm talking about. With a hand lawn mower, whether electric or gasoline, the whole Saturday goes well for it. In order to avoid this stress, sooner or later the desire for a ride-on mower or lawn tractor arises. This wish is understandable, but also somewhat expensive.

Buy a ride-on mower or lawn tractor with your head

Lawn tractor:
The engine is in front of the seat under the hood

Riding mower:
Engine is under the seat

The season is actually over, why am I still coming around the corner with this topic? Simply because late autumn is the best time to look for a ride-on mower. Retailers do not want to take their goods with them into the next year and therefore start a number of discount campaigns, both on site and on the Internet, for example with the ebay WOW campaigns. Anyone who researches and strikes from October to February at the latest can make a lot of bargains.

I agree with you if you still have doubts despite the reduced prices. The purchase of a ride-on mower tears a considerable hole in the household budget. Nevertheless, I would choose it again and again, because the amount of work saved is enormous. A little insider tip: at Smava there will still be a 1000 euro personal loan with effective interest of 0.00% until the end of October. The financing is therefore quite feasible and above all a ride-on mower can do much more than just mowing the lawn! If you expand your mower into a multifunctional device, you will have an effective benefit all year round.

Use a ride-on mower to clear snow

Quick to assemble and ready to use: let's start with my favorite accessories. While I was sweeping the sidewalk in front of our property, armed with a snow shovel and broom, my neighbor pulled his lane with his ride-on mower and snow shovel blade. I gasped, he grinned! 😉 Joking aside, since last winter I've also been the proud owner of a snow sliding sign!

Snow dozer blade

When buying, make sure that the snow plow can be operated from the driver's seat (up, down, to the side). This makes pushing on uneven surfaces easier. A rubber lip should also be attached to the front part, which protects the paving stones.

Road salt-trailer

As a property owner, you are obliged to clear the path in front of your house. That means not only pushing snow, but also ensuring that no black ice forms. With the spreader, which is simply attached to the ride-on mower, you can do this task in no time.


The snow blower is probably a small men's toy. The purchase as an accessory for the ride-on mower is only worthwhile if you live in a snowy area, where the white splendor is sometimes meters high. For all other cases, the snow sliding sign is sufficient.

Ride-on mowers as garden helpers

Mowing the lawn remains the main task of the ride-on mower. For larger areas and with the appropriate extension, the mower can also do some physically difficult garden work.


We still dig well by hand, but the purchase of a tiller is more and more an issue. You have the choice between a separate device or the accessory tiller for the lawn tractor. But keep in mind that your garden area must also be large enough so that the purchase is worthwhile and the tractor / ride-on mower can easily turn. Let us advise you, not every tiller fits your device.

Ride-on mower with mulching function

Here the garden lovers differ - mulching function yes or no? In any case, you save yourself one work step if your ride-on mower is equipped with this function. The clippings are not "thrown" into the grass catcher as usual, but remain chopped on the sward.

Scarifier to attach

I am 100 percent behind these accessories. Simply attach it to the ride-on mower or lawn tractor and follow its paths. The pointed prongs or star-shaped leaves (depending on the model) clear the lawn of moss, ventilate it and thus promote healthier growth. You also need less time than with a hand scarifier. The guide on rasen-magazin.de explains when the right time to scarify is.

Sweeping function for the ride-on mower

And last but not least, an accessory that helps you keep the property clean. However, I would only recommend the sweeper, which is available as a front attachment to your ride-on mower, for large, paved areas. The price is not profitable for small driveways, sidewalks or sitting areas. It makes more sense to take the good old street broom in your hand.

I am aware that you do not need every accessory. Personal needs always determine whether and what comes to your ride-on mower. As a rule of thumb, if certain jobs are performed only very rarely, it is cheaper to continue doing them by hand.