Today we are looking at the Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower, this is a budget ride on mower that offers excellent value for money. The machine presently sells for £1299 which is presently a saving of £200 on the normal price. Yesterday we looked at the Feider FRE7050 Battery-Powered Electric Ride-On Mower. The two machines are very similar apart one is petrol and one is battery powered. There are for and against arguments for both machines.
Over the last few years battery machines have become very popular due to the, allegedly, environmental benefits they offer. One thing is for sure, battery power is good for quiet operation, however, there can still be considerable blade noise from a rotary mower. For me, I still prefer something with an internal combustion engine on. So today we will look at the Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower.
Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower
- A compact and very manoeuvrable ride-on mower.
- Powerful 4 stroke 15 hp engine.
- Probably the most powerful budget mower on the market.
- Three cutting choices, bagging, mulching and rear discharge.
- Six-speed gearbox.
- Five cutting heights.
- Large fuel tank.
- Easy emptying of grass collector from the driver’s seat.
- Excellent reviews.
- Large 170 L grass collector.
The first thing that I notice about the Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower is that it offers great value for money. Some ride-on mowers have the tendency to be rather cumbersome, however, the Feider offers compactness with great manoeuvrability.
I will often advise customers to go for a good quality, walk behind, rear roller, rotary mower if the garden isn’t huge. But having said this the Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower really does offer value for money. The Feider is a similar price to a quality roller rotary lawnmower. It may not give you quite the same finish, but you won’t have to walk which is a benefit to some people.
I believe this is one of the most powerful ride-on mowers in its class. The Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower is powered by a high-capacity 432cc Feider 4/air cooled engine. The engine develops a very decent 15 hp thanks to the overhead valve technology which brings fuel-efficient quiet operation. The Feider ride on mower comes with electric start as standard.
I would not expect an engine of this size to be in this type of budget ride on mower, it really does offer excellent value for money. I have owned similar small commercial machines and the engines are a similar size.
Feider has certainly created a machine that helps you manage varying grass conditions. The machine has three different cutting modes, the main one being rear collection, mulching and rear discharge. The Feider ride on mower has a 76 cm cutting width which is approximately 30 inches. This machine will fit through most average-sized garden gates.
With six different cutting heights ranging from 20 to 90 mm, the Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower enables you to cut grass in almost any condition. Just a word of warning; I see far too many people trying to shave their lawn, rather than cutting it neatly and evenly. The majority of lawns aren’t particularly even, so when you are shaving a lawn it creates scalping which is very damaging. You’re far better off to cut your lawn higher and more regularly, especially if you want to keep the lawn looking green and healthy.
The mulching feature is a very useful option, there are times when it’s good to pick up the grass clippings and leaves, especially in the autumn. Mulching can be a good option in the summer months as it helps to keep your lawn looking green and healthy. The mulched grass acts rather like a green manure which feeds the lawn and helps to keep it healthy.
One of the most important features on a ride on mower is the fact that you can empty the grass collector from the operator’s seat. Some manufacturers produce ride-on mowers that have two or three bags to empty on the rear of the machine. To me, this is totally unnecessary as it entails removing yourself from the machine every time the collector is full. With the Feider ride on mower, everything can be operated from the driver’s seat!
Powered with a six-speed gearbox, the Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower has five forward and one reverse gear. This is a good range of gears for a machine of this size. However, it appears that Feider does not make a hydrostatic drive machine that offers variable speed. I appreciate that this is a budget mower and there are trying to keep the price low, which is good. The majority of ride-on mowers sold today come with hydrostatic transmission. I personally wouldn’t buy a machine without hydrostatic transmission; a gearbox is so cumbersome compared with the modern hydrostatic transmissions available today.
From this point of view, the Feider FRE7050 Battery-Powered Electric Ride-On Mower may be a good option. The other option that is worth looking at is the Mountfield 827H Compact Lawn Rider. This is a budget ride on mower that has hydrostatic transmission and is available for just £1599.
The Feider FRT-7550M Ride-On Lawnmower offers great value for money. It also has excellent reviews which are very important and gives peace of mind. The only downside of the Feider mower is that it doesn’t offer hydrostatic transmission, maybe this is something that will come out in the future.
This is the most powerful budget Lawnmower that I have come across, 15 hp is a good-sized engine on a machine of this size.
Feider offers two years peace of mind warranty on this ride on mower.