Again, just like buying a walk-behind lawn mower, there are a number of factors to consider but the main criteria is the size of the lawn and property you are covering.
As a general rule of thumb, you would only think of buying a ride-on mower if you have large lawns, say minimum 6000 m2 plus (about 1.5 acres)
Don't forget size of grass collector, power, drive suystem, all can affrect your choice. Why not have a look at some of our other articles on ride-ons and their features tohelp you decide. In the meantime here is a very rough guide to ride-on cutting deck size and approximate suitability to size of lawn.
(As a quick guide 76cm = 30 ins and 1 acre = 4047 m2 - approx')
|76 - 101cm||Up to 6000m2|
|101- 122cm||6000 - 12,140m2|
|122 -156cm||12,140m2 or larger|