Information on MTD Riding Lawn Mowers

MTD riding mowers trim large lawn areas.
MTD riding mowers trim large lawn areas. (Image: John Keatley/Lifesize/Getty Images)

MTD manufactures riding mowers, lawn tractors, trimmers and garden tillers. Product lines associated with MTD include Yard-Man, MTD Gold, Bolens and Yard Machines. MTD offers two-year warranties on all of its riding lawn mowers.

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The MTD Gold riding mower line uses 20, 22 or 23 HP Kohler engines, while the Yard-Man riding mower product line features Briggs & Stratton engines with 12.5, 17.5, 18.5 or 19.5 HP. Bolens riding mowers contain 13.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engines. Yard Machines riding lawn mower models feature 12.5, 13.5 or 14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engines.

Deck Sizes

MTD Gold riding mowers feature decks ranging from 42 to 50 inches in width, while Yard-Man riding lawn mowers have 38, 42 or 46-inch decks. Bolens riding mowers feature 38-inch decks, and Yard Machines riding lawn mowers have either 38 or 42-inch decks.

Fuel Tanks

MTD Gold riding mowers have fuel storage capacities ranging from 1.36 to 3 gallons, and Yard Machines riding mowers have 1.36-gallon fuel tanks. Both Yard-Man and Bolens riding mowers hold either 1.36 or 1.5 gallons of gas.


MTD Gold riding lawn mowers range in price from $1,200 to $1,600, and Yard-Man riding mowers range in price from $878 to $1,200, as of May 2011. You can purchase a Bolens riding mower for $900 to $1,000, as of May 2011. Yard Machines riding mowers cost between $900 and $1,000, also as of May 2011.


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