All models in the Simplicity Broadmoor line-up come with a powerful 20hp or 22hp V-Twin engine build by Briggs & Stratton, making this tractor a good choice for just about any landscape.
Add to that the Automatic Controlled Traction system that is exclusive to the Simplicity tractor and you will find it easy to work with, even on usually difficult slopes.
Very versatile and easy to modify with the available accessories, it can handle a variety of tasks – but, above all, this machine can cut. This Simplicity lawn tractor will give you one of the smoothest cuts
Features at a glance
|Recommended Area||Up to approx. 2 acres (8000m2)||Up to approx. 2 acres (8000m2)||Approx. 2 acres (8000m2) or more|
|Acceptable Terrain (e.g. slopes, obstacles etc)||Bumpy slopes, large uneven areas, tall grass||Bumpy slopes, large uneven areas, tall grass||Bumpy slopes, large uneven areas, tall grass|
|Cutting Width||46 inch (116.8cm)||52 inch (132cm)||44 inch (111.8cm)|
|Engine Power||20 HP||20 HP||22 HP|
|Engine Make and Type||Briggs & StrattonProfessional SeriesEFM||Briggs & Stratton Vanguard||Briggs & StrattonProfessional SeriesEFM|
|Transmission||Tuff Torq K57 Hydro/Automatic||Tuff Torq K57 Hydro/Automatic||Tuff Torq K57 Hydro/Automatic|
|Turning Radius||18″ (45.7cm)||18″ (45.7cm)||18″ (45.7cm)|
|Grass Discharge (e.g. side, rear, mulching, bagged etc)||Free floating mulching deck||Free floating mulching deck||Free floating mulching deck|
|Approximate Price||$4,200 (US)||$4,600 (US)||$3,800 (US)|
Driving the Broadmoor
Driving a lawn tractor with a powerful 20hp or 22hp is always a rewarding experience when youre faced with the more challenging parts of your property. With the Simplicity Broadmoors Briggs & Stratton V-Twinengine, you can tackle those areas with a real sense of confidence.
While not so smooth when idling, the Broadmoor shows its full power and potential once you need to put your foot down. Automatic Controlled Traction helps a lot here, as it provides power in the appropriate amounts to both rear wheels, even if one wheel is spinning, thus driving you out of slippery conditions and helping you handle the tractor a lot more easily. The automatic transmission works to complement this.
One of the things that is a bit cumbersome is that all adjustments levers are set on the right side, making it at times necessary to get off to perform certain actions that require a bit of finesse.
Cutting with the Broadmoor
With the Simplicity Broadmoor, its all about the cut. This is a machine that provides one of the finest cutting actions today. With a choice of
- 44 (111.8 cm)
- 46 (116.8 cm) and
- 52 (132cm) blades,
you know you can tackle most areas.
A very tight (18 – 45.7cm) turn radius ensures that very little stays uncut, whilst the height of cut is easily and electrically adjustable from your seated position.
In addition, the free floating mower system will help follow the contour of the terrain youre on, leaving a smoothly cut lawn behind. With the Broadmoor’s full-width rollers, you can even stripe and pattern your lawn.
Working with the Broadmoor
Sometimes, you just need to do something at night, or under a compromised light conditions. The Broadmoor shines here (pun intended). Well placed and powerful front lights give you all the illumination you need.
As with any Simplicity lawn tractor, this one is set up to make mowing as comfortable, and simple, as possible.
The Quick Hitch Attachment removal system will get the mower off the main body in no time. So there is no need for extra tools – its a matter of clicks.
Meanwhile the 12 Volt DC outlet, the cup holder and toolbox, which all come as standard, make working with the Broadmoor easier and that little bit more pleasant.
A wide range of accessories are available such as:
- CleanSweep Twin Catcher or Triple Collector bagging systems
- Mulcher/Leaf Shredder Kit
- 42 Snow/Dozer Blade (106.7 cm)
- 42 and 46 Single Stage Snow thrower (106.7 cm and 116.8 cm)
- Wide Body Cart Collector
- Turbo Blower
Good points reported by users
- Cut quality is outstanding
- Floating Deck feature ensures no scalping
- Easy Deck removal
- Excellent turn radius 18 (45.5cm)
- Popular and well loved by many of its owners for its reliability and long life
- Plenty of attachments and accessories
Bad points reported by users
- All adjustment levers are on the right side, make certain operations, such as easing onto a ramp difficult for an inexperienced user
- Engine not very smooth in idle mode
An extremely versatile tractor with powerful engine and great cutting performance, The Simplicity Broodmoor lawn tractor is an excellent all around machine with a good reputation and a touch of class about it.
Note for UK readers
In the UK, the Simplicity Broadmoor is available with a 44 inch cutting deck and a 20hp Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Twin Cylinder Engine. It retails at between £3,500 to £3,800 including VAT.