Lawn Mower Reviews
That’s what this site is – my attempt to create a comprehensive shopping tool for anybody out there looking for a new lawnmower. I’ve included several reviews of some of the more popular mowers in each lawnmower category and I’ve tried to be as honest as I can be – if I wasn’t impressed with the mower you’ll read that in the reviews. I’ve also included quite a few information articles that are designed to help you understand how mowers work and what you should be looking for when you’re making that final purchase decision.
A Brief Exploration of The Site
I realize that you may not to want to read every article on the site and that’s okay because each article on the site is self-contained. If you notice a lawnmower that you’re considering for purchase that we’ve reviewed on the site and that’s all you want to look over, by all means simply read the review, but if you really want to make an informed decision I highly recommend taking a real look around. This site includes lawnmower reviews of products in pretty much all categories you can think of, but it is just a snapshot as there are many other choices out there.
The information articles on this site are also all independent articles so read one of them or all them – the choice is yours. My only hope is that you get something out of them that’s useful to you in your attempt to find the right lawnmower.
Our Best Picks for You
As you read the reviews on the site you’ll probably get a pretty good idea of which mowers I think are your best options, but with the intention of being even more transparent I’ve also included below a breakdown of my top picks when it comes to lawnmowers. Most of these are traditional stand up push mowers, but I’ve also included a robot mower and a riding mower as well. You may agree or disagree with my choices, but I’m happy to share them with you just the same.
Self-Propelled Gas Mower with Auto Choke
Personally, I’ve always liked the idea of owning a self-propelled lawn mower. Pushing a lawnmower over a large lawn can be a lot of work, especially under the hot sun, and that’s why I chose the Honda HRR216K9VKA for this list. It’s a self-propelled lawnmower that also has an auto choke feature that will relieve you of the stress you might normally experience trying to get your mower to start.
One problem that troubles me with a self-propelled lawnmower is how you control the speed. As individuals we all have our own pace that we like to set, and the speed at which I like to walk may not be the same as the speed you like to walk. Think about someone that’s about 5’2 compared to someone that’s 6’2 – that’s a huge difference in height and it should be obvious that the person that’s 6’2 is likely to have a much wider gait. Fortunately, this self-propelled Honda lawnmower also comes with the option of adjusting the speed to suit your pace.
Sun Joe MJ401E
Mow Joe Electric Lawnmower Review
The Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe isn’t a large lawnmower – it’s only got a 14-inch cutting deck, but it’s ideal for people with small yards and limited space for storage. This mower is extremely compact and it can be folded up and stored up against the wall when it’s not being used. If you don’t have a garage and you have to store your lawnmower in a shed, this mower offers a great compromise between space-saving and the ability to get the job done.
It does work with 12 amps as its power source as well, so it’s got more than enough power for most situations. As an electric mower you also have the added benefit of not having to pull on a cord to start it – you simply plug it in, pull the handle back, and push the button to go. You do have to deal with a cord dragging behind you, but that’s a small price to pay for a mower that starts every time and is easily stored away when not in use.
56V Cordless Lithium-Ion Lawn Mower
If you’re eco-conscious but reluctant to cord hassle or loss of power, the EGO Power+ is for you. With a 4.0 Amp 56V Lithium Battery you get the power that matches most gas mowers, plus it gives you more than enough capacity to mow an average American lawn. The battery is surprisingly good at holding power, but if it so happens that you’re out of oomph after 45 minutes, the battery will fully charge again in less than 30 minutes. That’s fast!
Besides the electric benefits of quiet and exhaust-free mowing, the EGO Power+ is light, easily maneuverable, and comes with many features that you also see in advanced gas lawnmowers. To pack all these features and power in one machine however, does mean that it’s priced in the same region as you would expect to pay for a gas powered lawnmower.
Hybrid Riding Lawn Mower Review
I couldn’t resist including a riding lawnmower in our top picks for this site and in my research none caught my imagination quite like the Raven MPV7100 Hybrid. The reason I felt this particular riding lawnmower was the best choice for this list is because of the amazing features it has that you simply won’t find anywhere else. It does a great job of cutting the lawn and it’s got a cutting deck that’s easily adjustable – which is pretty impressive in itself, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
What really separates this lawnmower from its closest competitors is the range of things you can do with it that simply aren’t possible with those other riding mowers. The Raven is a hybrid riding lawnmower that doubles as a basic off-road vehicle as well. The cutting deck is removable and once you’ve removed it you can use the mower as a serviceable off-road vehicle. The top speed is only about 14 to 15 mph, but it will help you get around the back areas of a large property with these. As an added bonus it can also be used as a generator for powering other tools when you’re far from home, and it has a towing capacity of up to 550 pounds.
Best Robotic Lawnmower
The next mower that I think deserves to make this list is the Worx Landroid robotic lawn mower which, as you’ve probably already guessed, will do all of the work for you. With this mower you don’t have to worry about pushing it up and down the lawn and you don’t have to worry about riding it either – you simply set up the programming, make sure it’s fully charged, and set it on its way.
The great thing about this little innovative machine is that it’s extremely quiet, so if you want to you can program it to run at night and you won’t have to worry about trying to dodge it as it cuts your lawn on a nice summer day. It also has built-in safety features that will automatically shut it off if a child tries to pick it up. It’s designed with sensors that tell it when there are obstacles in its way; it will automatically turn away from them.
Poulan Pro 961420127
PR625Y22RHP Mower with 22-Inch Deck
There may be nothing more frustrating than when you have a lawnmower with a very narrow deck that requires you to make numerous extra passes up and down the lawn. That’s why the Poulan Pro 961420127 PR625Y22RHP was chosen for this list, because it has an extra wide cutting deck of about 22 inches. The average cutting deck for lawnmowers is no more than about 20 inches and that extra 2 inches can make the world of difference in the amount of time you spend cutting your lawn.
As an added bonus this is also a self-propelled lawnmower, so not only can you cut the lawn in much fewer passes you can do it without putting a whole lot of effort into it. The mower also features an auto choke function which makes starting your gas-powered mower much easier than other mowers in this class.
Remington Trimmer Lawnmower
for Hard to Reach Areas
The Remington Trimmer Lawnmower makes the list of reviews because of its innovative nature. It’s not a lawnmower in the true sense of the word as it’s more a combination lawnmower and trimmer. That makes it ideal for getting into tight spaces that most normal lawnmowers simply couldn’t handle, and it’s also great if you have steep ditches to clear out as well.
You may not want to use it as your primary lawnmower as it’s design may result in an uneven cut, but in a pinch it can be used for that purpose. Perhaps, if your normal lawnmower is at the shop for repairs this will do an adequate job in its place.
Corded Electric Mower with Mulch
In a society that’s becoming increasingly environmentally conscious it’s probably not surprising that the GreenWorks 25022 corded lawnmower makes the cut for this list. This is an electric mower that strikes a great balance between quality and affordability. It features a 12 amp power source, which is usually considered the standard for electric mowers and, of course, like any other electric mower it’s easy to start.
You’ll also be happy to know that this mower is easily folded for storage into a very compact package – no more worrying about where you’ll find space for the mower. It also has seven different levels of height adjustment and it comes with three different options for dealing with your grass clippings, including a handy mulch feature. To top it all off it has a four year comprehensive warranty which is much better than most other mowers that it competes against.
Yard Machines 140cc
Gas Lawn Mower with Adjustable Height
Not everybody wants to spend a fortune on a lawnmower and, as it turns out, you really don’t have to, even if you’ve got your heart set on a gas powered lawnmower. The Yard Machines 140cc mower is an affordable option that will fit into most people’s budgets. Generally, this model retails for well under $250 and that’s pretty inexpensive for a gas-powered lawnmower. At 140 cc it’s not the most powerful lawnmower on the market today, but it’s more than adequate for most people’s needs. Perhaps you wouldn’t want to try it on wet grass, but under most other circumstances it will work just fine.
The mower also features a 20-inch cutting deck that is wider than a lot of other mowers in this budget category, and the wheels are fully adjustable so that you can set them to the height you desire. It’s the type of machine that’s ideal as an entry-level lawnmower, so if you’ve just purchased your first house and the budget’s a little tight, you could certainly do a lot worse.
Beyond the Reviews
This homepage simply offers a glimpse of what you’ll find on the rest of the site. Yes, these are some of my favorite choices in the various lawnmower categories, but there are also a lot of other great options reviewed inside as well. It doesn’t matter whether you’re still holding on strong to your love of the gas-powered mower or you’ve jumped on the environmental bandwagon and want to switch over to an electric powered mower – you’ll find some great options on the site along with some helpful information articles. Hopefully, you’ll find the best mower to keep your lawn nicely manicured all summer long.