If you’re looking for a mower that can handle larger areas of lawn but still falls under the category of cheap riding lawn mowers, the Poulan 42 inch is a great choice. It of course comes with a Briggs & Stratton engine that kicks out 17.5 HP and has a 6 speed transmission.
The TB30R is considered an entry level riding lawn mower. I would recommend this mower to anyone with less than an acre of lawn to maintain. I think the TB30R is a great pick for a cheap riding lawn mower and perfect for the weekend warrior.
The Troy-Bilt TB30R is much smaller than many riding lawn mowers. Though, the OHV engine is way better on fuel and doesn’t vibrate as much as a lot of mower engines.
We’re starting to go up in price a bit but pretty much anything under $2k in my mind qualifies as a cheap riding lawn mower. The Husqvarna 38 inch tractor is still features a great price at just under $1500. The great thing about this mower is the ability to adjust cutting height with a fender mounted lever, headlights, and it’s very comfortable to operate.