Racing 62PR Review

Racing 62PR

9.6

Performance/Quality

9.6/10

Features

9.4/10

Durability

9.5/10

Value

9.8/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • Narrow for easy access and manoeuvrability
  • 150 litre grass collector
  • Easy to use with 4 forward and 1 reverse speeds
  • Fuel Efficient
  • Excellently priced

Cons

  • No Mulching or side discharge option.
  • User manual not great (support from MowDirect is fantastic if needed)

Racing 62PR Review Ride-On Mower

Best Compact Budget Ride-on Mower – With Grass Collection

Racing 62PR Review

Summary

The Racing 62PR is a popular and compact 61cm cutting width ride-on mower with a convenient electric start high capacity 196cc four stroke engine.  The Racing 62PR is one of the most compact ride-on lawn mowers currently available in the UK, it is lightweight at 136kg and will fit through the average sized garden gate. This rear wheel drive ride-on lawn mower has 4 forward and 1 reverse transmission speed with impressive 5 cutting heights that range from 30mm to 70mm. The Racing 62PR is a grass collection ride-on mower that has an impressive 150 litre capacity grass collector. This ride-on mower comes fully assembled with a 2 year warranty. 

Specifications

  • Garden size: up to 2,000m²
  • Cutting width: 61cm
  • Cutting height: 5 cutting heights from 30mm to 70mm
  • Cutting Features: Cut and Collect
  • Grass collector Size: 150 litre

Cutting Deck

The Racing 62PR has a compact cutting deck of just 61cm and is designed for lawns up to 2,000m². This deck size is one of the most compact available on the market today making this Racing 62PR ideal to manoeuvre between obstacles and through tight spaces. The deck has a manual blade engagement system, is made of steel and is sturdy and robust.

Engine & Transmission

Racing 62PR EngineThis ride-on mower is rear wheel drive and has a 4 speed forward and 1 speed reverse transmission with the following speeds-

Forward: Between 1.5 and 4.6km/h

Reverse: 2.3km/h

The speed change is easy and smooth making this ride-on mower pleasure to use.

The engine is Racing’s own 6.5hp / 4.8kW @ 3600rpm 19cc Engine with a single cylinder, more than adequate to power the 61cm blade and deal with the toughest conditions. The engine is a clean-running and fuel-efficient 4 stroke engine.

A great feature of this Racing 62PR is that it has an electric start ignition for hassle free starting, nice one Racing!

Cutting System

The Racing 62PR only has the option to cut and collect the grass cuttings, there is no option to side discharge or mulch on this model. This will suit most people that purchase this ride-on mower as that is what this mower does best with its 150 litre collection collector. If you want a non-collect mower I would recommend the Lawn-King 60SDE.

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Limitations/Downsides

Racing 62PR Cutting HeightsIt can’t all be so good, I hear you say. Well, no there are some downsides to the Racing 62PR ride-on mower, but before I tell you what they are, you need to remember this mower is priced at under £1,000. So you are not paying for a top end ride-on mower but a great value one that gets the job done without all the bells and whistles.

This mower only collects the grass cuttings in its large 150 litre grass collector. It does NOT side discharge and it does NOT have the option to mulch the cuttings. If you want a ride-on mower that collects the cuttings (as most would) then no problem.

This mower will not cut the lawn when you are reversing only when moving forward in any one of the 4 gears.

The user manual could be better, however support over the phone is helpful and responsive, if needed.

Practicalities

Well, what can I say about this popular compact ride-on mower? It has to be the best in class for its pure compactness, simplicity, performance and value for money. This mower retails at under £1,000, so simply you won’t find a better ride-on mower at this price point. Yes it does have a few niggles (see cons below), and yes it does lack some features found on higher end more costly mowers (mulching, side discharge), but for shear value for money this Racing 62PR wins hands down.

The compact size opens up the convenience of owing a ride-on mower to so many more gardeners, this mower will literally fit through a garden gate. Yes it is designed for lawns up to 2,000m² but the compact size means even someone with a lawn half that size could easily benefit nicely from this mower.

Remember this Racing 62PR has a huge 150 litre grass collection capacity, that’s 3 times the size of your average walk behind petrol mower, combine this with the large capacity fuel tank meaning that you really will be keeping stops to a minimum (if at all).

This mower will require some minor assembly when it arrives (next day delivery is available at no additional cost) that will normally take around 30 to 40 minutes. Don’t worry though, assembly is very straight forward and basically involves screwing the seat and steering wheel on and assembling the grass catcher. Add the engine oil, charge the battery and you are good to go!

Racing 62PR TransmissionOverall, the Racing 62PR had to be my top pick for a compact ride-on mower that collects the grass cuttings. Why? Well because it is such great value for money for what you get. You won’t be disappointed with the performance with this budget ride-on mower if you understand its limitations as detailed above (features you may not need anyway).

Pros

  • Narrow for easy access and manoeuvrability
  • 150 litre grass collector
  • Easy to use with 4 forward and 1 reverse speeds
  • Fuel Efficient
  • Excellently priced

Cons

  • No Mulching or side discharge option
  • User manual not great (support from MowDirect is fantastic if needed)

Where Should I Purchase This Racing 62PR?

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Racing 62PR Ride-On Mower
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  • 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Below I have created a handy comparison table to help you see the differences between the ride-on mowers.

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Racing 62PR Ride-On Mower
Engine
MTD 196cc
Briggs & Stratton 344cc
Racing 6.5hp / 4.8kW @ 3600rpm
Speeds
6 speed forward and 6 speed reverse
5 speed forward and 1 speed reverse
4 speed forward and 1 speed reverse
Garden Size
2000m²
4500m²
2,000m²
Deck Size
60cm
98cm
61cm
Collection Box Size
N/A
N/A
150 litre
Cutting height
5 cutting heights from 38mm to 95mm
7 cutting heights from 25mm to 80mm
5 cutting heights from 30mm to 70mm
Collection Box Collection
Side Discharge
Mulching
Customer Rating
-
-
-
Price
£680.00
Price not available
£999
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Lawn-king 60 sde 60 centimetre /24" cut ride on lawnmower powered by a...
Product
Lawn-king 60 sde 60 centimetre /24" cut ride on lawnmower powered by a...
Engine
MTD 196cc
Speeds
6 speed forward and 6 speed reverse
Garden Size
2000m²
Deck Size
60cm
Collection Box Size
N/A
Cutting height
5 cutting heights from 38mm to 95mm
Collection Box Collection
Side Discharge
Mulching
Customer Rating
-
Price
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Engine
Briggs & Stratton 344cc
Speeds
5 speed forward and 1 speed reverse
Garden Size
4500m²
Deck Size
98cm
Collection Box Size
N/A
Cutting height
7 cutting heights from 25mm to 80mm
Collection Box Collection
Side Discharge
Mulching
Customer Rating
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Price
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Racing 62PR Ride-On Mower
Product
Racing 62PR Ride-On Mower
Engine
Racing 6.5hp / 4.8kW @ 3600rpm
Speeds
4 speed forward and 1 speed reverse
Garden Size
2,000m²
Deck Size
61cm
Collection Box Size
150 litre
Cutting height
5 cutting heights from 30mm to 70mm
Collection Box Collection
Side Discharge
Mulching
Customer Rating
-
Price
£999
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Last update on 2020-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


Racing 62PR FAQs

What is the cutting width of the Racing 62PR?

61cm.

How many cutting heights does the Racing 62PR have?

5 heights - 30mm to 70mm.

How big is the grass collector on the Racing 62PR?

150 Litres.

Can the Racing 62PR mulch?

No.

Does the Racing 62PR mow when reversing?

No.

How much does the Racing 62PR weigh?

136kg

What is the power of the engine on the Racing 62PR?

6.5hp - 4.8kW @ 3600rpm


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3 thoughts on “Racing 62PR Review

  1. can you ring or text me to tell me how to charge the battery. as the mower just wont start… normally very good! what type of battery charger do i need please ? kind regards dave

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