Best Lawn Mowers

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 22, 2019
When the hot season comes, the owners of private houses take care about their yards. The fast-growing grass creates a nuisance and you need to trim it to keep the good look of your lawn. Take it easy, the lawn mower will help. We reviewed 5 best lawn movers to help you pick the right one. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Engine type
Engine power
Runtime
Cutting width
Cutting height
Wheel Height Adjustment
Drive wheels
Usability
Cutting modes
Wheel Size
Collecting bag capacity
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS
The shape of this lawn mower allows you to trim the lawn between trees and shrubs and easily cut through wet grass.
CONS
No bottom vent for oil discharge.
OUR VERDICT
This lawn model will be a great solution for medium-size and large areas.
detailed parameters
Engine type
Gas
Engine power
5 HP
Runtime
Up to 60 min on a single refill
Cutting width
21 inches
Cutting height
1.25 - 3.75 inches
Wheel Height Adjustment
5 height positions: the height of both front and rear wheels is adjustable
Drive wheels
Rear
Usability
Electric starter for quick starting, Speed can be adjusted from 0 to 4 miles per hour
Cutting modes
Collection, side discharge and mulching
Wheel Size

7" front, 8" back

Collecting bag capacity
2 bushels
Weight
75 pounds
Warranty

2 years

PROS

The grass indicator window will let you know when to empty the 9.25-gal grass bag. The bag easily detaches for convenient disposal. The collapsible ergonomic handle maximizes user comfort and allows you to adjust it the way you see fit.

CONS

The lawn mower is a little loud. 

OUR VERDICT

The Sun Joe iON16LM is one of the most environmentally conscious choices. But don't let its friendly nature fool you. What we have here is a real lawn ranger, a powerful machine that will help you keep your backyard looking nice and pristine.

detailed parameters
Engine type

Cordless

Engine power

40V, 5 Ah

Runtime

Up to 40 minutes

Cutting width

15 inches

Cutting height

1.18" - 3.15"

Wheel Height Adjustment

6 positions

Drive wheels

No

Usability

Corrosion-resistant deck, no-tool adjustment and setting, instant start and safety switch, collapsible handle, grass indicator window

Cutting modes

Bag and discharge chute

Wheel Size

~6" front, 8" back

Collecting bag capacity

1 bushel

Weight

34.2 lbs

Warranty

2 years

PROS
Precise adjustment of the cutting height allows you to mow the tiniest pieces of grass.
CONS
The short power cord limits the coverage of mower, so you may need an extender if you have a large yard.
OUR VERDICT
This electric lawn mower will be a great helper when you need to work for a long time as it is powered by electricity and relieves you from the need to recharge the battery.
detailed parameters
Engine type
Electric
Engine power
12 Amp
Runtime
20 - 30 minutes before it's time to let the engine cool down
Cutting width
20 inches
Cutting height
0.5 - 3.75 inches
Wheel Height Adjustment
7 height positions: the height of all wheels can be adjusted simultaneously with a single lever
Drive wheels
No drive wheels
Usability
The foldable handle provides the comfortable grip and convenient storage during the off-season, Convenient start button ensures a quick starting of the mower
Cutting modes
Collection, side discharge and mulching
Wheel Size

7" front, 10" back

Collecting bag capacity
1.42 bushels
Weight
56 pounds
Warranty

4 years

PROS
Powerful engine. Big wheels facilitate pushing the mower forward. Convenient foldable handle.
CONS
You have to purchase fuel to refill the engine. Exhaust gases pollute the environment and impede breathing.
OUR VERDICT
This self propelled lawn mower is perfect for medium and large lawns. It will do the job well even if you cut thick and hard grass.
detailed parameters
Engine type
Gas
Engine power
2.9 HP
Runtime
45 - 60 min on a single refill
Cutting width
21 inches
Cutting height
1.25 - 3.42 inches
Wheel Height Adjustment
5 height positions: the height of each wheel is adjustable
Drive wheels
No drive wheels
Usability
Powerful Briggs & Stratton engine that ensures efficient mowing, Foldable handle saves the usable space and provides convenient storage of the lawn mower
Cutting modes
Collection, side discharge and mulching
Wheel Size

8" front, 12" back

Collecting bag capacity
2 bushels
Weight
60 pounds
Warranty

2 years

PROS
Thanks to high maneuverability and compact size, you'll easily operate this lawn mower and accurately trim the lawns full of bushes and trees.
CONS
The cutting deck is quite narrow, so you will have to make more sweeps.
OUR VERDICT
This light and high-performance lawn mower will be great for housewives. A good choice for small and medium yards. Just plug this mower in and it is ready to go.
detailed parameters
Engine type
Electric
Engine power
12 Amp
Runtime
20-30 min before it's time to let the engine cool down
Cutting width
14 inches
Cutting height
1.18 - 2.52 inches
Wheel Height Adjustment
3 height positions: the height of each wheel is adjustable
Drive wheels
No drive wheels
Usability
Corrosion-resistant cutting deck, Adjustment and setting without tools, Collapsible handle for convenient storage
Cutting modes
Collection, side discharge
Wheel Size

5.5" front and back

Collecting bag capacity
1.1 bushels
Weight
29 pounds
Warranty

2 years

Lawn-Boy 10734 Self Propelled Gas

Type

Lawn-Boy 0734 Self Propelled Gas Lawn Mower is equipped with the 5 HP engine of 149 cc. This model will be great for medium-sized plots of lawn. This lawn mower will cope with the grass in your yard easily, even if it is wet after rainfall. The convenient design will let you trim the lawn between shrubs or trees. So, this lawn mower is mobile and suitable for a long-term operation once the fuel tank is filled right up.
Review of Lawn-Boy 10734 Self Propelled Gas Lawn Mower

Performance

Thanks to 2-Point Height-of-Cut System, you can easily adjust the height of the front and rear wheels and, therefore, change the cutting height. That's very convenient when it comes to taming the lawn. The cutting height varies from 1.25 to 3.75 inches, depending on the height adjustment position you pre-set. This makes it suitable for cutting both thin and thick wet grass. The cutting width of this lawn mower is 21 inches, so that it's able to cover a large area of a lawn in a single sweep.
Lawn-Boy 10734 Self Propelled Gas Lawn Mower in the use

Usability

Lawn-Boy 10734 is a self-propelled lawn mower with the driving rear wheels. Thanks to this feature, you will not need to put a lot of effort to push it forward around the yard. That also makes it much more convenient for taming the lawn uphill. Since the Lawn-Boy 10734 has an electric starter, it's very easy to get it started to work. The speed is adjustable from 0 to 4 miles per hour so that you can vary the speed for different needs. This walk behind lawn mower trims grass and collects it into the 2-bushel bag, then discharges it aside, fertilizing the soil.
Detailed review of Lawn-Boy 10734 Self Propelled Gas Lawn Mower

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Sun Joe iON16LM

Environment's Friend

There is a lot to like about this electric grass mower. But, if we were forced to choose one particular aspect of the iON16LM model that defines this machine better than the rest of them, its environmentally-friendly design would probably take the cake.

Thanks to the brushless motor that runs on a rechargeable 40V EcoSharp battery system, you will be able to ditch oil, gas, those obnoxious fumes, as well as the inconvenient pull-cords and extension cords. The battery will give you up to 40 minutes of runtime on a single charge with no carbon emissions.

But despite the eco-friendly and seemingly toothless design, what we have here is a real dynamo. The said brushless 600W motor gives you increased battery efficiency, outstanding motor performance, as well as extended motor life. It should last for about 2 thousand hours, so you'll be able to keep your mowing game strong season after season.

The motor itself is robust but so are its components. The durable steel blade cuts with solid precision. It doesn't feature the most outstanding cutting width but a 15-inch wide path that it mows in a single pass will be enough for your average user.

Review of Sun Joe iON16LM 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower with Brushless Motor

Lawn Ranger

Motor aside, there's a lot about the model's design that we could talk about. For starters, we could mention the corrosion-resistant deck, a part that makes the whole machine quite a bit more durable to the wear and tear of time.

The rugged front and rear all-terrain wheels also deserve some recognition as they make it much easier for you to maneuver in and around tight spaces.

Sure, it has one or two flaws. The biggest issue that most people have with it is the relatively loud motor that runs counter to the advertised "whisper-quiet operation". But it really isn't that much louder than your average cordless electric lawn mower, so we wouldn't really hold it that much against the model.

Plus, what it lacks in quietness, the mower more than makes up for in ease of use. You won't need any tools to adjust the model nor to tweak its settings. It takes but a single push of a button to get this machine started. The collapsible ergonomic handle maximizes user comfort and allows you to adjust it the way you see fit.

Speaking of adjusting things, the 6-position height adjustment lever makes it really easy to choose the grass cutting height. Finally, the grass indicator window will let you know when to empty the bag if you choose to go with the rear bagging mode.

To put all of it differently, the Sun Joe iON16LM is one of the most environmentally conscious choices. But don't let its friendly nature fool you. What we have here is a real lawn ranger, a powerful machine that will help you keep your backyard looking nice and pristine.

Sun Joe iON16LM 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower with Brushless Motor in the use

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GreenWorks 25022

Type

This is GreenWorks electric lawn mower which blades are propelled by the force of the electric engine. Unlike the other models featured in this review, this model must be connected to the mains all the time to keep it working. Therefore, you will be able to mow the grass near to your house or the source of power supply. Still, you can use an extension cord to increase the mower range and thereby cut more grass.
Review of GreenWorks 25022 Corded Lawn Mower

Performance

The performance of this self propelled lawn mower does not depend on fuel or batteries as it is equipped with the electric engine. You will be able to use the mower for 20-30 minutes until the engine gets hot and then you have to switch the mower off and cool the engine down to continue mowing. The cutting height can be adjusted up to 0.5 inches, so you can mow the short young grass without any problems. The wide 20-inch blades are able to cover the large area of lawn in a single sweep.
GreenWorks 25022 Corded Lawn Mower in the use

Usability

This electric lawn mower is light and is equipped with powerful wide wheels providing the comfortable use. Like most of the lawn mowers, this model features 3 cutting modes and 7 positions of the cutting height. The cutting height is adjusted on all 4 wheels at the same time by simply turning the adjustment lever. The foldable handle makes this lawn mower convenient to store during the off-season. A convenient pushbutton provides easy starting of the mower.
Detailed review of GreenWorks 25022 Corded Lawn Mower

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Husqvarna 5521P

Type

Husqvarna 5521P is the gasoline-powered lawn mower. This model is the perfect choice for medium-sized and large lawns. The blades are turned into motion thanks to the gasoline engine. The excellent performance and mobility are the main distinguishing features of this lawn mower. You only need to add fuel and oil to keep this lawn mower working and make your lawn well-groomed and spruce. This machine will do the job easily on any grass growing in your yard.
Review of Husqvarna 5521P Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower

Performance

Husqvarna lawn mower is equipped with the engine of 2.9 HP and capacity of 140 cc. The single filling of fuel will let you work for 45-60 minutes, then you have to refill the engine. This electric lawn mower is recommended to use for large areas due to the high performance. The big cutting width (21 inches) covers a considerable area of grass for a single sweep. 5-position adjustment of height will let you cut any grass with ease.
Husqvarna 5521P Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower in the use

Usability

Despite the gasoline engine installed in this lawn mower, its weight is quite light. The big 12-inch rear wheels and 8-inch front wheels allow rolling the lawn mower easy and simple. You can adjust the height of each wheel to mow the grass in any place of your yard, even if the ground is rough. The big collecting bag is able to hold 2 bushels of the mown grass and it will release you from the need to rake the grass up by hands.
Detailed review of Husqvarna 5521P Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower

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Sun Joe MJ401E Electric

Type

Sun Joe MJ401E comes with an electric engine and operates by the mains connection. This electric lawnmower refers to non-self-propelled models. The main peculiarity of this mower is the ability to mow grass on small and medium farmlands of 1/4 acre or less. Of course, you can process bigger areas, but you have to remember that the working range is limited by the length of a power cord. However, you can increase this working area by using an extender.
Review of Sun Joe MJ401E Electric Lawn Mower

Performance

The cutting height of this lawn mower can be adjusted to 3 positions. Moreover, the height can be adjusted at each wheel separately or at the entire axis. Thus, the height varies from 1.18 to 2.52 inches, hence, you can mow both short and tall grass. The cutting width is only 14 inches, so you will be able to reach the grass between trees and under shrubs. Thanks to its electrically operated engine, you can use this mower for a long time, just mind that the engine may get hot. Thus, the advisable runtime is about 20-30 minutes.
Sun Joe MJ401E Electric Lawn Mower in the use

Usability

The light weight is one of the most important advantages of this lawn mower. This model weighs 29 pounds, so it is easy to carry/store. In addition, the collapsible handle will save the useful space in your garage or storage room. The mower is equipped with a removable collection bag that holds 1.1 bushels of the mown grass. The pretty small wheels will not trample the grass down and let you roll the mower effortlessly. The low level of vibration and noise is also a distinctive feature of this mower.
Detailed review of Sun Joe MJ401E Electric Lawn Mower

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Comparison of Lawn Mowers

What Is a Lawn Mower?

Taking care of the yard and lawn is the task with high priority for any owner of a detached house. The problem is, it is not exactly easy and requires putting in quite a lot of time and effort. After seeding lawn grass, you need to water it, trim it regularly, suppress weed, and so on and so forth. Of course, you can do all these yourself and utilize a rake, scythe and other tools. Or you can get a lawn mower and save yourself a lot of headache. This simple yet irreplaceable for any house owner machine can cut a grass surface to the height you want and do this without any effort. If this is the type of appliance you need, our review of the best lawn mowers should come in handy. Here we review the most popular models along with their key specs as well as recommendations regarding their use. Hopefully, you'll find what you need.

And if you own a large lawn of an acre or more, we'd advise looking in the direction of riding lawn mowers or gas lawn mowers, designed especially for big areas.

What Features to Compare

Type

The first thing to pay attention to when choosing a lawn mower is its travel type. All lawn mowers are usually divided into two types: push and self-propelled lawn mowers. If you're an environmentally-conscious person, your option should a push lawn mower, one that doesn't generate any harmful exhausts and operates by moving it with hands. Self-propelled models are a different beast. These are classified by the type of an engine installed, and can be gas or electric. Electric models can be powered by gasoline and batteries, depending on the model you choose. As for gas lawn mowers, these are best suited for large lawns. Though they aren't particularly environment-friendly, they can drastically cut down the time necessary to cut a grass surface. Another distinctive feature of gas lawn mowers is maneuverability.

Performance

Another important aspect to consider when choosing a lawn mower is its performance, namely its key specs. By this we mean the size of the lawn it can process on a full charge/ refill, and its maximum cutting width and height. The cutting width is an important parameter, as the bigger it is, the larger area the lawn mower will be able to cover per one go, and consequently the fewer sweeps you'll need to make. The cutting height may vary from 0.5 to 4 inches and can be customized by adjusting the mower wheels.

Usability

Finally we should say a few words about usability features, those little extras that make (or not) a lawn mower more effective and convenient to use. They usually include the availability of several cutting modes, like for example, for discharging the grass, collecting the cut grass, mulching and some others. Mulching is an always welcome feature in lawn mowers. Thanks to this, the machine can turn the collected grass into a fertilizer for your lawn instead of simply throwing it away. Also, we'd recommend you consider the size of wheels. For more convenient use they should be quite big, so that you wouldn't need to drag them over obstacles. And it is also important that the machine itself didn't weigh too much so you could push it freely without straining your arms.
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