Today we are looking at the Racing 62PR compact ride on mower. This is a budget ride on mower that is currently available for £1499.95 including VAT.
The Racing 62PR compact ride on mower is one of the most compact ride on mowers on the market. It easily fits through a standard 30-inch garden gate with room to spare. The cutting deck size is just 61 cm which makes it fractionally over 2 feet in size.
With 37 positive reviews averaging 4.4 out of 5, the Racing 62PR compact ride on mower must be worth a look. It comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty for peace of mind.
- An extremely compact ride on mower.
- Highly manoeuvrable.
- Fits through a standard garden gate.
- The Racing 62PR can go where other ride on mowers cannot go.
- Five-speed transmission including one reverse gear.
- Efficient four-stroke overhead valve engine.
- Electric start.
- Excellent reviews.
- Two years warranty.
Racing 62PR Compact Ride On Mower
Many of us like the idea of having a ride on mower to cut our lawn. However, many ride on mowers can be very cumbersome and not always as practical as you might think in a garden.
I believe that one of the best features of the Racing 62PR compact ride on mower is its size. With a 61 cm cutting deck which is just slightly over 2 feet, it certainly is a very compact ride on mower for the smaller garden.
When I was cutting grass commercially, I used a similar type of ride on mower that was slightly larger. The great thing was that it almost enabled me to go where other ride on mowers cannot go. It also replaced two walk-behind mowers and two men as the output was so good!
Overhead Valve Engine
With a petrol four-stroke engine overhead valve engine the 196cc engine develops 6.5 hp. It comes with electric key start and an engine from Racing themselves. Although the engine is not particularly large, it should be enough to power this budget compact ride on lawnmower.
With a 61 cm (approximately just over 24 inches) cutting deck, this is probably the narrowest ride on mower on the market. As I mentioned, earlier in my post, ride on mowers can be cumbersome, however, a ride on mower of this size can almost go where a walk behind mower can go.
The robust 61 cm strong steel cutter deck has five different cutting heights ranging from 30 to 70 cm. The cutting height is adjusted by a single lever. Blade engagement is manual rather than electronic.
Large Grass Collector
One of the plus points with the Racing 62PR compact ride on mower is that it has a large collector which holds 150 L of grass. The collector can be operated from the driver’s seat. I see many ride on mowers that have collection bags that must be emptied manually. This is time-consuming and totally unnecessary. If I’m using a ride on mower, I do not want to have to keep getting on and off the machine.
The Racing ride on mower has a five-speed gearbox, four forward gears and one reverse gear. This is fine for a budget mower; however, many machines have hydrostatic transmission which is almost like an automatic car.
I always recommend that when a customer purchases a ride on mower they go for a hydrostatic machine. Hydrostatic mowers have an oil pump and an oil-driven motor which enables variable speed and instant forward and reverse without having to use a clutch. Once you have used a hydrostatic machine you will not want to go back to a gearbox.
Having owned several commercial compact ride on mowers I know very much about the manoeuvrability that they offer. Many ride on mowers can be rather cumbersome, however, a ride on mower this size can almost go where a walk-behind machine can go.
The only thing that really lets this machine down is the fact that it has a gearbox rather than hydrostatic transmission. It may be worth looking at the Mountfield 827H compact ride on with hydrostatic transmission.
The great thing is that the Racing 62PR compact ride on mower has good reviews and customers are satisfied with the purchase. It also comes with a two-year warranty, another good plus point. We must remember that this is a budget machine.
|Engine Type||Petrol 4-stroke|
|Engine Power||6.5hp / 4.8kW @ 3600rpm|
|Engine Starting System||Electric Key Start|
|Transmission||Manual – 4 Forward / 1 Reverse|
|Speed||Forward: 1.5-4.6km/h – Reverse: 2.3km/h|
|Cutting Heights||30-70mm (5 Positions)|
|Blade Engagement (PTO)||Manual|
|Grass Collector||150 Litres|
|Wheels – Front||250mm|
|Wheels – Rear||325mm|
|Lawn Size||Up to 2000m2|