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5 Lawn Mower Accessories to Improve Your Yard Care Routine

June 21st, 2024 | 4 min. read

By Louis Greubel

Thumbnails of a Good Vibrations steering knob, trimmer strap, replacement pull cord, zero-turn hitch, and hitch plate against a white background.

When it comes to mowing your lawn, upgrades and accessories can make all the difference. They can help shave valuable minutes off the time you spend in your yard during the hot summer, and they can help ease the strain on your body for an easier, more comfortable day of work.

At HY-C, we manufacture a lineup of lawn mower accessories for riding mowers, lawn tractors, zero-turn mowers, and weed eaters under our Good Vibrations brand name.

All of these outdoor power equipment upgrades serve to enhance your equipment in some way or another. But here, we’re going to take you through the fan-favorites.

In this guide, we’ll cover the five best lawn mower accessories that Good Vibrations has to offer. We’ll explain how they work, how much they cost, where you can purchase them, and we’ll even provide some additional resources for each product.

By the time you’re finished here, you’ll discover at least one solution to help make your lawn care routine easier, faster, or more comfortable.

Table of contents (click to jump to a product):

Discover Good Vibrations Outdoor Power Equipment Upgrades

Weed Eater Strap


  • Reduces trimmer weight by up to 75%
  • Compatible with any weed eater
  • Padded shoulder pad for maximum comfort
  • MSRP: $21.99

Trimming grass with a weed eater is tough work. Trimmers are great for precise cutting in tight spaces, but their long, unwieldy shape can cause sore back and shoulder muscles (even after short-term use). The Zero Gravity Trimmer Strap is designed to help.

It installs by utilizing a clamp and carabiner system, making it compatible with electrical and gas weed eaters from Stihl, Echo, DeWalt, Ego, Husqvarna, Milwaukee, and several other popular brands.

Its bungee system and shoulder strap help to distribute weight evenly across your back and shoulders, making your trimmer feel up to 75% lighter. The shoulder strap is also padded to maximize comfort and minimize muscle fatigue.

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Hitch Plate

A close-up of a Good Vibrations Hitchin' Post+ 3-Way Hitch Plate installed on the back of a riding mower. A yellow nylon rope rests on the hitch.


  • For use with riding mowers, lawn tractors, ATVs, UTVs, and more
  • Three towing methods in one hitch
  • 1-⅞” tow ball included
  • MSRP: $27.49

If you have a riding mower or lawn tractor, tow-behind attachments are a huge help. Aerators, fertilizers, sweepers, dump carts — they all help to get jobs done much more quickly. And the Hitchin’ Post+ 3-Way Hitch Plate offers a way to tow them.

It’s cleverly designed to allow you to tow utilizing three different methods:

  1. A tow ball
  2. Hitch pins
  3. Ropes or chains

This means that whatever towing style your mower attachment utilizes, the Hitchin’ Post+ will be able to accommodate it. It even comes with a 1-⅞” tow ball for ball hitch attachments.

The Hitchin’ Post+ helps to transform your lawn tractor or riding mower into a do-it-all yard work machine. Just remember that it’s for offroad use only and should not be used to tow cars, trucks, or recreational vehicles.

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Zero-Turn Mower Hitch

A Good Vibrations Z-Hitch Zero-Turn Mower Hitch Plate attached to a red zero-turn riding mower.


  • Three towing methods in one hitch
  • Specifically designed for zero-turn mowers
  • Solid steel construction
  • MSRP: $31.99

So, what if you have a zero-turn mower instead of a lawn tractor? In that case, the Hitchin’ Post+ won’t work for you because of how zero-turn mower hitches are designed. But Good Vibrations can still help in the form of the Z-Hitch Zero-Turn Hitch Plate.

Like this Hitchin’ Post+, the Z-Hitch provides three distinct towing methods in one hitch plate: a tow ball, hitch pins, and two slots for chains or ropes (it does not, however, come with a tow ball). It can also accommodate similar attachments: sweepers, dump carts, aerators, and more.

The Z-Hitch is made from solid steel and features a black powder coat finish. The powder coating helps to resist corrosion and deterioration due to weather, while the solid steel construction helps to tow heavy loads across rugged terrain.

Like the Hitchin’ Post+, this hitch is designed for offroad use only.

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Steering Wheel Knob


  • Easy to install
  • Makes one-handed driving easy
  • Installation hardware and tools are included
  • MSRP: $19.99

When mowing on a riding mower, tight, clean turns are essential for keeping rows of cut grass nice and tidy. Unfortunately, turning your steering wheel hand-over-hand can make this difficult. But it can be made much easier with the Easy Rider Tight-Turn Steering Knob.

This knob’s ergonomic shape and inlaid rubber make it simple to grip and use. It’s easy to install, too — it comes with all the applicable hardware to attach it to your steering wheel, and it even comes with an Allen wrench to tighten everything up.

It also includes a plastic spacer to help it fit onto larger steering wheels. No matter what kind of riding mower or lawn tractor you own, the Easy Rider offers a near-universal fit, allowing for quick, one-handed turning to make mowing a breeze.

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Lawn Mower Pull Cord

A hand (shown from the wrist down) gripping a Good Vibrations Start Me Up Lawn Mower Pull Cord Replacement Handle against a white background.


  • Padded for extra comfort and grip
  • 88” rope included
  • Allows for a full-hand grip when starting motor
  • MSRP: $12.99

Is your lawn mower pull cord stuck? Do you not like the grip and feel of your mower’s stock T-handle? The Start Me Up Full-Grip Starter Handle is an excellent pull cord replacement option.

Instead of the two-finger or three-finger grip of the pull cord that comes with your mower, the Start Me Up is a rope start solution that lets you pull with your entire hand. Your engine will start more easily, and the rubber padding embedded in the handle allows for a tight, strong grip.

This replacement pull cord is easy to install, and it even comes with an 88-inch rope that you can cut to fit onto any lawn mower. It’s not limited to mowers, either. Chainsaws, snow blowers, boats, weed eaters — any engine with a rope start is compatible with a Start Me Up.

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Where Can You Buy Good Vibrations Products?

If you own a push mower, a riding mower, or a zero-turn, chances are that you can imagine yourself using at least one item on this list.

So — where can you buy the products?

Good Vibrations products are available at a number of hardware retailers across the country. From big box chains to your local farm and home store, these outdoor power equipment upgrades are likely not far from you. If you prefer to shop online, they’re on a number of digital store shelves, too.

To find a product online or in a store near you, be sure to use the HY-C Product Locator. This tool can help you find HY-C products at thousands of brick-and-mortar retail locations or on dozens of ecommerce websites.

Louis Greubel

Louis earned a bachelor's degree in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition from St. Louis University in 2017. He has worked in marketing as a content writer for over 5 years. Currently, he oversees the HY-C Learning Center, helping HY-C subject matter experts to share their decades of home solution products experience with homeowners and sales partners across the country.