AL-KO offer a comprehensive range of lawn mowers, whether you are looking for a petrol powered mower suitable for mowing in a large garden or a compact cordless or electric lawnmower for maintaining small garden lawns, you are sure to find the ideal mower to suit your needs. For fully automated lawncare, check out our Robolinho® robotic lawn mower.
With more than 50 years of experience in developing lawn mowers in Germany using high quality components and the latest manufacturing techniques, AL-KO lawn mowers are designed to deliver high performance and a long working life.
Cutting height adjustment
The cutting height can be conveniently adjusted with a single handle. Depending on the model, the adjustment is made for each individual wheel or centrally in up to 7 steps.
The mulch plug (included with some models) can be fitted without tools. The particularly fine grass cuttings are incorporated into the lawn as a natural fertiliser.
The tyres on AL-KO lawnmowers are gentle on the lawn and ensure optimum mowing comfort. The wheel drive of the XL or XXL rear wheels also guarantees the best traction on the lawn.
Full box, fewer breaks
The MaxAirflow-Technology ensures that the lawn cuttings reach the back of the collector box, which means that the box is filled to the top and needs emptying less often.
The aerodynamic plastic grass catcher box with large capacity indicates when the box needs to be emptied thanks to the integrated fill level indicator.
Mounting removal made easy
Goodbye to back pain and trapped fingers. Thanks to the EasyClick suspension with guide rail, removing and fitting the collector box box is child’s play.
Whether you prefer mowing and catching, mulching or side discharge, our innovative mower housings guarantee you the best results in lawn care. Our extensive range of accessories offers the right solution for every requirement.
Grip-optimised switch brackets and EasyDrive cockpit with soft handle (depending on model) make mowing enormously easier. Even more comfortable is lawn mowing with wheel drive or, depending on the model, with speed-regulating Vario Speed.
Thanks to their innovative design and optimised air cooling, Briggs Stratton Exi and InStart engines use significantly less oil than comparable 4-stroke engines. Due to a lower heating, the lubricating properties of the oil are also retained much longer, which means that refilling instead of replacing is sufficient.
The integrated front carrying handle is not only ideal when it comes to lifting the mower over steps or obstacles. It also makes it much easier to transport or stow away the mower.
A simple press of a button shows the current charge state of the AL-KO battery. Thanks to lithium-ion technology, it can be recharged quickly without any memory effect.
The safety key protects against unintentional starting on battery mowers. The engine only starts when the key is inserted and turned. After removal, the mower can be safely stored.
Engineered in Germany, made in Austria
In search of the optimum, with the aim of creating a piece of the future. The majority of our lawnmowers are manufactured in Austria. AL-KO, that means garden tools engineered in Germany. For more than 50 years we have been designing and developing garden tools that combine innovative spirit, highest quality and state-of-the-art technology. AL-KO, that means lawnmowers made in Austria and that since 1966.
Practical and comfortable electric lawn mowers
The grass box collects the cut material and thanks to its practical carrying handle as well as the large opening, allows for simple and complete emptying. So that you do not disturb your neighbours, we have placed great emphasis on extremely quiet, high quality induction motors in our electric lawnmowers.
Electric lawn mower: silent, fast and easy mowing
To achieve the dream of having of a well-kept lawn to simply sit outside and relax in can be possible using an AL-KO electric lawn mower. They are extremely lightweight and make lawn mowing very comfortable with an ergonomically shaped and height-adjustable handlebar. For the perfect cutting of your lawn, you can change the cutting height quickly and easily on our electric mowers.
Discover our wide range of lawnmowers
Petrol lawnmowers. in use for years, tried and tested for years
Petrol lawnmowers are the classics among mowers. They are used to mow large areas of grass, slopes, difficult terrain and gardens with many trees. AL-KO petrol lawnmowers are designed for garden sizes of up to 2,500 m². Thanks to the built-in wheel drive on some models, mowing hardly requires any muscle power.
| Petrol lawnmowers are independent: Petrol mowers ensure maximum independence, especially in larger gardens with fruit trees, electric mowers quickly reach their limits or are restricted in use by a cable.
| High grass is (almost) no problem: Lawnmowers will have problems at some point if the grass is taller. Thanks to powerful engines and aerodynamic housing shapes, this limit is clearly pushed up with AL-KO petrol lawnmowers.
| Rapid mowing of large lawns: Once started, the gardener can get started and create large areas in a very short time. As the mower is wirelessly independent, a high degree of freedom of movement is guaranteed.
| Large collecting boxes: The large, easy-to-fill collecting baskets, often even with a level indicator, ensure long mowing intervals.
Electric lawnmower. light and comfortable, ideal for small to medium-sized lawns
We use the advantages of the electric motor and combine them with proven mechanical components. Everything for your perfect lawn cut. Thanks to their quiet operation, electric lawnmowers are particularly suitable for the gardens of terraced houses with smaller gardens, or built up areas. As an electric cable is required, we recommend electric lawnmowers for small and medium-sized gardens up to 900 square metres with only a few trees and other obstacles. Their light weight, comfortable operation, low-maintenance, emission-free motor and beautiful lawn cut will also impress you.
| Mowing close to edges: Thanks to the special housing geometry, mow easily next to walls and fences.
| Mulching on request: the mulching wedge (included with some models) can be inserted without tools. The particularly fine grass cuttings are incorporated into the lawn as a natural fertiliser.
| Easy to transport: Thanks to the integrated carrying handle and recessed grip on the front of the housing (on some models), the lawn mower is easy to transport. The lawnmower can be stowed away to save space with a folding handlebar. The catcher basket can be removed for this purpose.
Battery-powered lawnmowers: no exhaust, no cable. but full mowing power in small to medium-sized gardens
Our battery-powered lawnmowers are ideal for gardens up to 700 square metres.
Opt for a battery-powered lawnmower if you want a light, handy device that you can use flexibly and easily with a high action radius. The heart of the AL-KO cordless lawnmowers is a high-quality Li-Ion battery. The lithium-ion technology ensures that the battery does not discharge itself and prevents the memory effect, which would reduce the effective capacity of the battery. In the case of the AL-KO battery family, light-emitting diodes provide reliable information about the current charge level. So you can always count on a powerful device.
Battery mowers are real lightweights that are both easy to transport and easy to store. For this purpose, some models have folding bars that fold up for easy storage.
It is very important: Before you start your petrol lawnmower, you should first check whether there is any petrol in the tank. If you have a 4-stroke petrol lawnmower, you must check the oil level (with the dipstick). This can be read off the dipstick.
To start, it is best to place the lawnmower on a level surface, naturally without stones. not yet on the lawn you want to mow. Grass can make starting more difficult.
The rule of thumb in Central Europe is: 4-6 cm lawn height is ideal. Whether you use a battery-powered, electric or petrol lawnmower. you should ideally shorten your lawn by 1/3, but be careful in the dry months, otherwise the grass edges will dry out.
The term sinks is used when too much fuel gets from the carburettor into the ignition chamber and gets wet in the process. The solution is simple: unscrew the spark plug, dry it carefully or, if necessary, use a second spark plug.
To prepare the engine of petrol lawnmowers ideally for the resting phase in winter, the first thing you should do is check the tank capacity. As fuel that has not been used for a long period of time carburettors and thus loses its ignition capability, the tank should be emptied. To remove the fuel down to the last drop, it is best to let the carburettor idle until the engine dies off on its own. Change the engine oil according to the engine manual. On petrol-powered mowers you should also check the spark plugs. If these are very dirty or the electrode gap does not fit, you should take the unit to your dealer.
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Decide freely according to your requirements and choose the right lawn mower for you from our large range. whether you are looking for a reasonably priced entry-level model, a convenient premium machine or an efficient all-rounder. They all convince you with sophisticated, innovative technology, well thought-out, comfortable equipment and an engine that meets all requirements. This makes lawn mowing a pleasure on any terrain and in any garden.
The housings are largely made of robust powder-coated steel or durable, hard-wearing aluminium which are processed in such a way to ensure that AL-KO lawn mowers are manoeuvrable and easy to operate. Some models can even mow close to the edge. Time-saving, practical and, above all, optimal for the lawn is the possibility of simultaneous mulching on many AL-KO machines. The included mulching plug shreds the clippings in the housing, which then fall back into the lawn.
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Poulan Pro 54″ Review. Best Poulan Lawn Mower
Poulan Pro has been manufacturing motorized landscaping equipment since the early 1940s. The company has a reputation for creating robust riding mowers which out-perform and outlast those of their competitors so it’s no surprise that the best zero turn mower, (compared like-for-like with competitors), we have tried is a Poulan.
Poulan Pro 54″ Lawn Mower Review
However, what is best for one gardener may not meet the needs of another and so Poulan manufacture a wide variety of products to suit the wide variety of needs we consumers have.
Their entry level riding mowers are some of the best available in the market.
In our opinion the best Poulan lawn mower on the market, for those to whom money is a consideration, is the Poulan Pro 960420174 PB24VA54. Although it is offered in a variety of national and local outlets it is always better to buy online online.
This way you can take advantage of the low operating costs of online businesses as the best online vendors usually pass these substantial savings on the the customer.
Poulan Pro 960420174 PB24VA54 has a Kohler V-Twin engine which provides 24 HP. The cutting deck has a width of 54-inches and is made of reinforced steel.
It delivers speed, performance and productivity in an easy-to-operate package.
It has a 2.5-gallon fuel tank and a ready start engine. It will navigate through tough terrain to give you a smooth and well-manicured lawn.
A few things to consider when buying a riding mower
There are lots of riding mowers available these days. So before you consider the purchase of a riding mower it’s a good idea to properly assess your needs if you wish to find the most suitable one.
A riding mower will provide numerous advantages over traditional push mowers and you can maximize these advantages if you do a little research and understand your needs.
The first thing to do is to consider what kind of landscape you have, the size of your lawn, and which type of mower can help you achieve the perfect lawn you desire.
Every landscape has unique needs and your own will be no different. If you have large extensive grounds, you will have to find a mower which cuts large cut widths at higher speeds like this particular model.
The kind of terrain your mower will be running over also matters. Hilly areas full of obstacles such as flower beds, tree roots or walls will require a more powerful engine and/or additional attachments.
A terrain with obstacles requires a zero turn because it is much easier to navigate than the alternatives.
The turning radius is also an important factor to consider.
This radius tells you how tightly the mower can turn. A smaller turning radius means the mower is capable of making sharper turns.
Since most zero turns on the market have significant forward speeds, they are the best choice for large lawns and/or lawns with lots of obstacles such as trees or plant beds.
A detailed look at the features of the Poulan Pro 54″
Understanding the features of the mower you wish to purchase will allow you to make the right choice.
Taking care of your lawn would be a breeze if you manage to choose a mower which fits your needs properly. So here is a quick run-down of the features of this poulan lawn mower the Poulan Pro 960420174.
24 HP V-Twin Kohler engine really packs a punch
The Kohler engine is a high performance engine which gives the mower enough speed to easily move through residential lawns.
This mower has a V-Twin engine; this engine has been especially manufactured by Kohler for riding mowers.
It is more powerful than single cylinder engines and operates with minor vibrations.
The reduced vibrations make the engine less prone to wear and tear and also allows the rider to operate the mower in comfort.
The 54″ cutting deck shortens mowing time
It is important to know the width of the cutting deck of any mower you are considering buying. The width of the cutting deck is a measurement of the width of the section of grass the mower can cut in a single pass.
The number of blades is also an important factor to consider. Smaller mowers only have one blade which provides limited productivity. Most of the larger lawn tractors have two to three blades for maximum cutting efficiency.
Another feature is the number of deck wheels. The deck wheels help maintain and even the cutting height when moving over uneven terrain. The Poulan Pro 960420174 has a 54-inch wide deck and houses 3 blades for maximum efficiency and nicely evenly cut lawns.
The transmission offers impressive forward and reverse speeds
A pedal control fast auto-drive transmission enables the Poulan Pro 960420174 to move smoothly over rough terrain.
The mower responds very quickly when steered and the speed is impressive. The maximum forward speed is 5.5 mph and the backward/reverse speed is 1.7 mph.
The mower can move up steep hills easily if the grass is dry. An incline of 25-30 degrees is easily handled by the Poulan Pro 960420174.
On the downside, the mower does not handle wet conditions very well; the rear tires don’t have enough traction and will skid over very wet grass. Obviously this is not a problem if you keep mowing to dry days only.
The tight turn radius allows the mower to navigate around obstacles with ease. It also has front caster wheels which help pivot the mower at sharp angles.
Since it has significant forward speeds, the mower will handle large open areas quite easily.
Poulan machines take comfort to the next level
An often overlooked but important factor to consider before purchasing a riding mower is the level of comfort it offers.
This is an especially important thing to consider if you use your mower often and for long stretches at a time. So before deciding on a particular machine always check the comfort factor.
Check if the mower comes with features such as lumbar support, high-back seat, rubber foot pads, extended leg room, armrests etc.
The Poulan Pro 960420174 wins in this area because it has comfortable seating where the seat has a 15-inch high back and includes armrests.
Additional features of the Poulan Pro 960420174
Most garden tractors can be equipped with additional parts to provide more streamlined landscape care. After such a big purchase you would be selling yourself short not to take advantage of these very reasonably priced extras should you need them.
The Poulan Pro 960420174 is compatible with various mulching kits available from Poulan Pro. This mulching kit from Amazon is available on Amazon and will fit all 54-inch Poulan Pro riding mowers.
Comparison with similar poulan pro mowers (table)
How does the Poulan Pro 960420174 to other Poulan models?
The Poulan Pro 960420174 is an easy care machine with simple maintenance
Taking care of your mower ensures that you get the maximum performance for the longest time.
The care of your Poulan Pro is easy if you follow the guidelines in your instructions manual. Keeping your mower well-maintained will help you operate the mower safely and at its highest performance level.
Try to stick to the recommended oil change schedule.
Any repairs should be done by a professional. Consult an expert if you are not sure about anything. Spare parts should be purchased from a licensed Poulan Pro vendor such as Amazon.
Here are a few things you should definitely keep in mind when you are maintaining your Poulan Pro mowers:
Roll out uneven spots if you can, this will allow your mower to operate smoothly and give a neater, more even cut.
The grass grows taller in summer time so it’s better if you bag the clippings during this season. The rest of the time you can opt for mulching. If you are mowing for long periods of time during the day, it is wise to invest in a shade canopy.
Make sure you check the compatibility of the attachments you purchase. Follow the instructions and safety guidelines for the additional parts as well.
Another aspect which requires extra attention is the fueling. Always be careful when fueling up your mower never allowing the tank to run so low that your mower may pick up and run the dirt at the bottom of the tank through the engine. This will ensure that the engine and the mower continue to run smoothly.
Always read the owner’s manual and the engine manual that comes with your mower. It is also a good idea if you go through this safety guide provided by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute.
What the reviews say
This mower is a great choice for homeowners. It has a high star-rating on Amazon and other review websites. The overall consensus is that the mower offers great value for money and works to expectation. As with any purchase we did come across some minor complaints from purchasers but on each occasion these minor problems were easily resolved. All the buyers up the date of this publication were pleased with their purchase.
One reviewer commented that the deck is quite large compared to that of similarly priced mowers. Another reviewer said that the mower cut through 1 feet thick grass without any problems. Yet another reviewer liked the mower’s smooth drive, good torque and high speed.
Here is a small selection of what reviewers are saying:
“… the mower runs quite smoothly and the rider barely feels any vibrations.”
“The Poulan Pro has good ground speed, a sharp turning radius and good torque.”
“… the mower is a great machine overall. The few minor quirks don’t take away much from the long list of pros.”
From the reviews it seems that many people found that the mower handles tall and wet grass pretty well despite the lack of tire traction we found as mentioned earlier.
The bottom line is that Poulan Pro has created a high-performance machine which is the best choice for anyone looking to purchase a Poulan Pro turn riding mower with a wide cutting width.
The final verdict—is this poulan lawn mower worth buying?
If you have a large lawn, then a riding mower will make the task of landscaping easy and less time consuming. Riding mowers are an excellent choice if you require a highly efficient machine.
Poulan Pro has lots of good models available in their entry-level residential line but the Poulan Pro 960420174 is the best pick if you are looking for both value and high performance.
For residential landscaping needs a riding mower is definitely the best choice but is a significant investment and one that is seldom taken lightly. We have found that the Poulan Pro 960420174 has all the features you will need offering great value for the price without compromising on the quality and output. It is our pick for the title of Best Poulan Lawn Mower because of that.
The mower is quite compact and does not need much storage space. The mower itself weighs 598 pounds but total shipment weight is 608 pounds. Make adequate arrangements to move it to the desired spot once it has been delivered. Some minor assembly is required but shouldn’t take longer than an hour. Simply follow the instructions provided in the owner’s manual.
You will have to attach the mowing deck and then attach the five deck wheels. Be sure to align the wheels properly during attachment.
The V-Twin engine is powerful, provides quieter operation than most others in its class and has less wear and tear due to reduced vibration.
If you need to take care on especially rougher terrain, it may be better to invest in a lawn tractor. However, for typical residential mowing needs, even extra large lawn areas filled with obstacles such as trees or flower beds, the Poulan Pro 960420174 will perform more than admirably.
Summary: Poulan Pro 54″ Lawn Mower Review
Poulan Pro has been making gardening and landscaping equipment since the 1940’s. They manufacture top of the line riding mowers, tillers, lawn mowers, chain saws and snow throwers.
The Poulan Pro 960420174 is a 24 HP pedal-controlled riding mower which packs quite a punch.
The engine is a robust Kohler V-twin which delivers performance and speed while reducing sound to a minimum for such a powerful machine.
Residential landscaping needs can be easily met with this power horse. Whether you have a large lawn or a couple of acres to take care of, you can depend on this mower to deliver a stellar performance every time.
What’s more the Poulan Pro does not disappoint when it comes to quality and value. The pedal controlled fast auto drive transmission enables the mower to perform smoothly.
The mower can handle steep hills easily; anything up to a 25 to 30-degree incline should be manageable. Although many owners claim it performs well in wet conditions we advise you not to use it on wet terrain or grass because its ability is compromised under wet conditions; you will get a much more professional cut if you use it under dry conditions.
The mower is built for speed and not designed to be used for tilling or other similar duties though it does come with an impressive amount of additional extras such as mulching kits.
The person operating the mower will feel minimum vibrations and should remain comfortable throughout the duration of use. The seat is quite comfortable as well, with a 15-inch high back and armrests (which is a great benefit during long periods of cutting).
The deck is 54-inches wide and is made with robust steel. The Poulan Pro 960420174 comes with a 10-year belt and deck warranty. You can take advantage of an online vendor’s low overhead costs by buying directly from them online rather than paying a go-between or third-party seller.
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A healthy lawn requires regular mowing, and that means sorting through the many lawn mower brands, along with the various types of mowers, that are available. There are walk-behind mowers, self-propelled mowers, riding mowers, and even robotic lawn mowers. Some lawn mower brands specialize in just one or two types of mowers, while others offer them all.
To sort through the many options, we spoke with three landscaping experts: Alex Tinsman, gardener and founder of How To Houseplant; Brock Ingham, gardener, landscaper, and founder of website Bigger Garden; and gardener Henry Bravo, founder and editor-in-chief of Smart Garden Home. The three were unanimous in naming Toro, Honda, and Robomow as top brands, and praised many others, including Greenworks, Cub Cadet, and Husqvarna.
We’ve come a long way since the first lawnmower was invented in 1830, Ingham says. It weighed over 100 pounds and had to be hand cranked! Now there are many brands of lawn mowers on the market, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. The best brand of lawn mower depends on the type of mower you are looking for and your specific needs. That’s why it’s important to do your research and read reviews before making a purchase.
We evaluated lawn mower brands based on reputation, quality, durability, range of products and types of mowers offered, and value, as well as input from our three landscaping experts.
- Powerful and reliable
- Manufactures gas push and self-propelled mowers
- Easy to start
- Many innovative features
Founded in Tokyo in the 1940s by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa, Honda Motor Company started off as a maker of motorcycles, but today, of course, they are a global powerhouse that manufactures a wide range of automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles, as well as engines used by other brands in their own gas-powered products. Honda first started making lawn mowers in the late 1970s and quickly became one of the top brands for both commercial and residential use. All of the experts we spoke with named Honda as one of the top gas lawn mower brands for push mowers and self-propelled mowers. We especially like the Honda HRN216VKA 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, which like other Honda mowers, is easy to start, powerful, and very effective in making even, clean cuts across the lawn.
Honda mowers, notably the HRX series, are well-regarded for their powerful engines, reliability, and innovative features like the Versamow system, which allows you to easily mulch, bag, discharge, or shred leaves, Bravo notes. Honda’s mowers also have a patented two-blade system, rather than the usual single blade, which further increases the cleanness of their cuts through all types of grass.
Honda mowers have few downsides, other than being somewhat expensive. And the company only offers gas mowers, not electric. Depending on the model, the warranties on Honda’s lawn mowers range from one to five years.
- Powerful and reliable
- Manufactures gas, battery, self-propelled, riding, and zero-turn mowers
Another brand recommended by all of our experts, Toro was founded in 1914 as a maker of engines for farm tractors. The company invented the first golf-course mechanical mower in 1919, and introduced its first power mower in 1924. Thanks to many innovative ideas and features, Toro became a dominant brand of lawn mowers and other landscaping equipment by the 1950s and continues to hold that position today. Toro mowers are known for their durability and ability to handle tough mowing conditions, Ingham says.
While Toro is best-known for gas push mowers, it also manufactures self-propelled mowers, battery-powered mowers, riding mowers, and zero-turn mowers, all of which are considered tops in their categories. We especially love their self-propelled Toro 22-Inch Recycler, which includes the Personal Pace system praised by Bravo, who says, The Personal Pace system, found in Toro’s TimeMaster and Super Recycler series, automatically adjusts to your walking speed, providing a more comfortable mowing experience.
Like Honda, Toro mowers can be expensive, but their quality, power, and great features make them worth the extra cost. Depending on the model, warranties on Toro lawn mowers range from three years to five years.
- Powerful and reliable
- Manufactures gas and electric push mowers, riding mowers, zero-turn mowers, and robotic mowers
Swedish company Husqvarna was founded more than 300 years ago as a maker of rifles (it exited the weapons industry a couple of centuries later), but over the hundreds of years since, the comany expanded its range to include many products for the home and landscape, including top-rated chainsaws. Husqvarna has been making lawn mowers since 1918 that, according to Ingham, are known for their powerful engines and versatility, making them a great choice for large lawns. Along with highly rated gas push-mowers, Husqvarna makes some of the best riding mowers and zero-turn mowers, including our favorite, the Z254F 23-HP 54-Inch Zero-Turn Lawn Mower.
Husqvarna has also entered the robotic mower market with its Automower line. Bravo notes, Husqvarna’s Automower series is known for its cutting-edge technology, GPS-assisted navigation, and weather-resistant design. These mowers can handle complex lawns with various obstacles and slopes, providing a consistently manicured finish with minimal human intervention.
While Husqvarna makes a wide range of powerful, effective mowers, it is also one of the more expensive brands. Husqvarna mowers are covered by a three-year limited warranty.
- Reasonably priced
- Innovative technology
- Offers battery push mowers, self-propelled mowers, riding mowers, and corded electric mowers
Greenworks was established in 2002. Bravo praises the company, saying, Greenworks, a pioneer in battery-powered lawn equipment, offers a comprehensive line of cordless mowers, including their Pro 60V and 80V series. These mowers provide excellent cutting performance, lightweight designs, and superior battery life, making them a top choice for homeowners and professionals alike. Greenworks also offers very reasonably priced corded mowers, including the 25022 3-in-1 20-Inch Mower, although as batteries become ever-more powerful, the popularity of corded electric mowers is fading.
Along with electric push mowers, Greenworks offers several self-propelled mowers. The innovative SmartCut technology lets these mowers sense the thickness of the lawn grass and adjust the speed and power accordingly, thus extending battery runtime. We especially like the 40-volt, 21-inch self-propelled mower, which has the SmartCut feature. Along with push and self-propelled mowers, Greenworks also offers battery-powered riding mowers.
While Greenwork mowers are not the most powerful, Ingham Комментарии и мнения владельцев, Greenworks mowers are known for their affordability and wide range of features, making them a great choice for budget-conscious buyers. Greenworks lawn mowers are covered by a limited three-year warranty.
- Reasonable prices
- Makes corded and cordless push mowers, self-propelled mowers, and some gas mowers
- Good for small lawns
Named for founders S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker, BLACKDECKER has been around for over a century, during which it has become one of the leading brands of power tools. It patented the first electric drill in 1917, was the first company to offer electric garden tools to homeowners in the 1950s, and was one of the first companies to sell battery-powered tools to DIYers and homeowners when it came out with a cordless drill all the way back in 1961. While BLACKDECKER does also have gas lawn mowers, those are falling by the wayside in favor of electric models.
BLACKDECKER offers a range of affordable and lightweight battery mowers with features like folding handles for easy storage and adjustable cutting heights. Their lithium-ion batteries provide long run times and charge quickly, Tinsman says. Along with reasonably priced push mowers, the company also offers self-propelled electric mowers at budget-conscious and is one of the few brands that still offer corded electric mowers, including the MM2000 20-Inch Push Mower.
Don’t expect the highest power or performance from a BLACKDECKER mower, but if you are looking for a reasonably priced lawn mower to keep a relatively small lawn under control, this is a reliable brand that you can count on. BLACKDECKER lawn mowers have a two-year limited warranty.
- Reasonably priced
- Makes corded and cordless push mowers, self-propelled mowers, and riding mowers
- Good for small lawns
Founded in Japan in the 1940s, today Ryobi in North America is a brand name of Techtronic Industries. The company is a top name for a wide range of power tools, including outdoor products such as edgers, trimmers, snow blowers, and of course, lawn mowers. While Ryobi does not make gas mowers, it does offer corded electric push mowers as well as cordless push mowers, self-propelled mowers, and even battery-powered riding mowers. Ryobi mowers are known for their innovative features, such as adjustable cutting heights and mulching capabilities, Ingham notes.
While Ryobi electric mowers aren’t the most high-powered, they are reliable and reasonably priced, making them excellent options for homeowners who don’t have a very large lawn. We especially like their 40-volt, 20-inch push mower, which has a long battery runtime and is easy to store. Like other Ryobi battery mowers, it’s lightweight and easy to maneuver, making mowing less of a chore. Ryobi offers a three-year limited warranty on lawn mowers.
- Very innovative features
- Can mow large lawns
- Models that are controlled through Amazon Alexa
Israeli company Robomow was founded in 1995 as Friendly Machines. As the name suggests, the company is a top manufacturer of robotic lawn mowers with ever-increasing advanced technology and useful features, such as their RC312 Pro S, which can be controlled through Amazon Alexa. The Robomow RS series can handle lawns almost an acre in size. All Robomow mowers return to their charging docks when necessary, can handle rugged terrain or slopes, are undeterred by tall grass, are easily programmed and controlled, and remain within the perimeters set by you.
All three of our experts listed Robomow as a top brand for robotic mowers. Robomow Robotic Mowers are known for their advanced technology and precise cutting capabilities, Tinsman says. Their models feature weather sensors and a mobile app for remote control and monitoring. Bravo adds, Robomow, a pioneer in robotic mowing, offers a range of models designed for different lawn sizes and complexities. Their RS and RC series features intelligent navigation, customizable mowing schedules, and smartphone app integration, allowing you to monitor and control your mower remotely.
Like all robotic mowers, these are very expensive machines. And they are not always easy to find; few brick-and-mortar stores carry them and you might have to hunt to find them online. Websites Wellbots and Autmow regularly carry current models. Most Robomow products are covered by a three-year warranty.
- Manufactures corded and cordless push and self-propelled mowers, as well as robotic mowers
- Reasonably priced
Chinese company WORX was founded in 2004 and manufactures many electric corded or cordless tools, including chainsaws, string trimmers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, and of course lawn mowers. While WORX offers some corded electric mowers, its main FOCUS is on battery mowers, including push and self-propelled options. Most WORX mowers include the patented IntelliCut technology, which automatically increases the power when mowing through thick grass and then dials it back to increase battery runtime. WORX mowers are known for their affordability and ease of use, making them a great choice for small to medium-sized lawns, Ingham says.
WORX has recently entered the robotic mower market with Landroid mowers, including our favorite, the WR155 Landroid M. Like other robotic mowers, it depends on you to set its perimeters, but once inside them, it tirelessly follows your orders to keep your lawn looking its best. And while still expensive, the Landroids are generally not quite as pricey as robots from other brands, making them a good choice for an entry-level lawn robot. Most WORX lawn mowers have a three-year warranty.
- Manufactures gas and electric riding mowers, zero-turn mowers, robotic mowers, push mowers, and self-propelled mowers
- Powerful, reliable performance
- Many innovative and premium features
When it comes to riding lawn mowers, all three of our experts are in agreement that Cub Cadet is one of the best in this category, although Cub Cadet does also make push mowers and self-propelled mowers, and has even released a line of robotic mowers. The American company has been making riding mowers since 1961, though it is now owned by Stanley Black Decker. Ingham likes Cub Cadet riding mowers for their excellent performance and easy maneuverability, which makes them especially well-suited to yards with slopes or rough terrain. You can choose from many models, including gas-powered, electric, and zero-turn.
Tinsman especially likes Cub Cadet’s gas riding mowers, praising their powerful engines, self-propulsion feature, rear-wheel drive, and high-performance cutting decks that provide a smooth and even cut. Bravo specifically praises Cub Cadet’s XT Enduro and Ultima series: They provide excellent cutting quality, powerful engines, and a variety of attachments for versatile landscaping tasks. We agree with him—the XT1 Enduro LT is our favorite gas-powered riding mower.
On the downside, you’ll pay more for the premium quality of Cub Cadet mowers. They are covered by a three-year limited warranty.
- Reliable, powerful, and great features
- Makes gas riding mowers, lawn tractors, and zero-turn mowers
Another brand that’s renowned for riding mowers, this company has a history that goes back to 1837, when blacksmith John Deere invented a steel-bladed plow that revolutionized farming. The company continued to expand its agricultural offerings and began manufacturing tractors in the early 1900s. But it wasn’t until 1963 that the company began selling lawn tractors specifically for tending residential lawns. John Deere riding mowers are known for their durability, comfort, and versatility, making them a great choice for large properties, Ingham says.
The company makes powerful, reliable, and innovative riding mowers, lawn tractors, and zero-turn mowers, almost all of which are gas-powered. Bravo particularly likes the company’s X300 and X500 series of gas lawn tractors, saying they deliver exceptional performance, reliability, and comfort. We also recommend the S120 22HP 42-Inch Hydrostatic Riding Lawn Tractor, which is a very sturdy and versatile mower that even has cruise control.
As with other high-end riding mowers, you’ll pay quite a bit for a John Deere, but in return, you’ll get quality you can count on. Depending on the model, the warranty on a John Deere mower can range from two years to five years.
- Excellent power and battery runtime
- Offers cordless push mowers, self-propelled mowers, and riding mowers
- EGO batteries can be interchanged among all EGO products
EGO has established itself as one of the top names for battery-powered outdoor tools, including leaf blowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, and lawn mowers. Thanks to powerful batteries, which Ingham says are known for their long runtimes and quick recharge, an EGO lawn mower—whether push, self-propelled, or even riding—can be almost as powerful as a gas mower.
EGO’s Power series boasts industry-leading battery technology, offering Rapid charging times, impressive runtimes, and compatibility across multiple tools, Bravo says. These mowers are powerful, quiet, and environmentally friendly, with the added convenience of being virtually maintenance-free. We agree—we love the EGO Power LM2102SP self-propelled mower, which matches your walking speed and runs for up to an hour, even on hilly terrain.
While EGO mowers tend to be some of the most expensive battery options, they are also some of the best. Plus, you can use any EGO battery in any of their tools, making the brand highly versatile. The warranty on an EGO lawn mower is five years.
- Reasonably priced
- Makes gas and electric push mowers, self-propelled mowers, riding mowers, and zero-turn mowers
Now owned by Stanley Black Decker, Craftsman was established in 1927 as a brand name for tools sold at Sears department stores. This iconic brand is well-known for its extensive range of basic hand tools, such as hammers and screwdrivers, as well as power tools. The company offers a wide range of lawn mowers, as well, including both gas and electric push mowers, self-propelled mowers, riding mowers, and zero-turn mowers. We like the Craftsman gas-powered M110 21-inch push mower, which is easy to start and powerful.
Craftsman lawn mowers are known for their affordability and reliability, making them a great choice for budget-conscious buyers, Ingham says. While these aren’t top-of-the-line mowers, for the most part, they are more than sufficient for the average homeowner who wants to keep the lawn looking good, yet not spend a fortune on the tools to accomplish that goal. Craftsman mowers come with a three-year limited warranty.
- Reasonable price
- Offers corded and cordless push mowers, self-propelled mowers, and manual reel mowers
Snow Joe started selling snow blowers in 2004, but later added on Sun Joe lines of various outdoor landscaping tools, including chainsaws, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, and lawn mowers. Sun Joe Battery Mowers are known for their eco-friendly design and easy maneuverability, Tinsman says. They offer a range of models with features like instant start and detachable grass bags for easy disposal of clippings. The brand does not have any gas mowers, but does have a wide range of electric mowers, both corded and cordless, as well as manual reel mowers, an uncommon offering in the lawn mower industry.
Geared toward homeowners, not professional landscapers, Sun Joe mowers are reasonably powerful and have good battery life, but they aren’t heavy-duty tools intended for large lawns or rugged use. They aren’t exceptionally expensive mowers, which adds to their appeal. For a budget-priced model, we like their corded MJ401E-PRO push mower, which performs well for the price and is easy to maneuver and store. The warranty period for a Sun Joe mower is two years.
- Powerful and reliable
- Makes gas push and self-propelled mowers, gas and electric riding mowers, zero-turn mowers, and manual reel mowers
Yet another brand now owned by Stanley Black Decker, Troy-Bilt was originally founded in 1937 with the first residential rototiller. It went on to manufacture a wide range of outdoor landscaping tools, including excellent gas-powered push and self-propelled lawn mowers and even manual reel mowers. But it’s riding mowers, both gas and electric, that the company is best known for. Tinsman especially likes this brand, saying, Troy-Bilt offers a range of versatile riding mowers with features like cruise control and adjustable cutting heights. Their models feature a range of attachments for year-round use.
While Troy-Bilt riding mowers might not be quite at the level of those made by Honda or John Deere—but they also aren’t as expensive as those brands—these are still popular machines that have many innovative features, are comfortable to ride, and handle well even on large lawns or rugged terrain. And Troy-Bilt push mowers are definitely worth a look as well; we recommend the gas-powered TB110 21-inch mower, which starts easily, is very powerful, and gives a clean, even cut to the lawn. Most Troy-Bilt mowers come with a two-year warranty.
What to Look for in a Lawn Mower Brand
Types of Lawn Mowers
There are quite a few types of lawn mowers available to homeowners these days, so along with choosing a brand, you need to choose a type of mower.
One of the biggest considerations is whether you want a gas-powered mower or an electric mower. Gas mowers tend to be more powerful, but are also louder and emit fumes. Electric mowers, which can be corded or cordless, have come a long way; today’s batteries are more powerful, run longer, and charge faster, making battery mowers a very appealing option to the average homeowner looking to tend a small to medium-sized lawn.
There are brands that offer only electric mowers, including Greenworks and WORX, and brands that are known for their gas mowers, such as Honda and John Deere. Many lawn mower brands, however, offer both gas and electric models. EGO takes it a step further by making only battery lawn mowers; they do not have corded electric mowers as do the other all-electric brands.
There are two basic types of walk-behind mowers: push mowers, which require you to use your own power to push the mower across the grass, and self-propelled mowers, which use their own power to keep the mower in motion. Tor is especially acclaimed for its walk-behind mowers. Most companies that make walk-behind mowers, whether gas, electric, or both, offer both push and self-propelled models.
Riding lawn mowers, also called lawn tractors, are ideal for very large lawns. Several companies on our list offer riding lawn mowers, although Cub Cadet and John Deere are especially renowned in this category. Zero-turn mowers are riding mowers that can make 180-degree turns on the spot. Just about all companies that make riding mowers, including Craftsman, also offer zero-turn mowers.
Robotic mowers are the newest additions to the lawn care scene. These battery-powered devices independently work their way around your lawn, mowing as they go, and are controlled by onboard controls or by an app. Robomow specializes in robotic mowers, but a few other companies, including Husqvarna and WORX, also make them.
When choosing a lawn mower, there are various features that can make your mowing experience easier and faster. Just about all mowers allow you to adjust the height of the blades, which lets you tailor the cutting height to your variety of lawn grass. The brands on our list make this adjustment easier by using a single lever or dial to move the blades higher or lower.
Some battery brands, including WORX and Greenworks, have sensors in their mowers that can detect especially thick grass. These mowers then automatically increase the power of the blade’s spin while tackling the tough spot, and then decrease it again once past the difficult patch of grass, thus saving on battery power.
All brands of self-propelled mowers let you adjust the speed of the mower to more comfortably match your own pace, usually by squeezing a lever; the harder you squeeze, the faster the mower moves. Some brands, though, including Ryobi, have mowers with cruise control so you can set a comfortable speed without having to keep a grip on a lever.
Most walk-behind lawn mowers have just one blade, which spins very quickly to lift and slice the grass. But Honda and EGO both offer mowers with twin blades, which give a more precise, clean cut.
Walk-behind mowers usually give you three choices for handling the grass clippings: bag them, mulch them, or discharge them back onto the lawn. Some mowers, however, only let you bag or mulch the clippings. Always read the description carefully before buying a particular mower, because this is a detail that can vary from model to model within the same brand.
Nobody wants a lawn mower that only lasts a season or two before failing. While all of the brands on our list are known for making quality mowers that should stand the test of time, as a rough rule of thumb, gas mowers tend to last longer than electric mowers, and top brands Honda, Toro, John Deere, and Cub Cadet are especially known for the durability of their mowers, all of which are used by professional landscaping companies as well as homeowners.
Where You Can Shop
With the exception of Robomow, which is only carried by a handful of specialized dealers, you can buy all of the other brands on our list at large home improvement centers or through the big home improvement center websites, including The Home Depot and Lowe’s, you can buy them from brick-and-mortar lawn care shops or from tool-and-garden websites, or you can find them on Amazon, Overstock, or similar outlets.
While buying a lawn mower online makes it easier to shop around for the best price, as well as have the mower shipped directly to your home, shopping in person gives you the opportunity to ask questions, touch and handle the lawn mower to get a feel for it, and usually take it home that very day.
The frequency of mower maintenance depends on the type of mower and how often you mow your lawn with it. But as a general rule, you should check the oil and fuel level before each use with a gas mower, and be sure the battery is fully charged before powering up your electric mower. After mowing, once your lawn mower has cooled down completely, remove any clots of grass from the blades and the bottom of the deck. Wipe away mud, wet grass, and other grunge from the deck. You’ll need to sharpen the mower blades at least annually, and more often if you mow very frequently or have tough or thick grass. Gas mowers require more maintenance than electric mowers, generally. At least annually, you should give your gas mower a complete oil change, replace the spark plugs, and replace the air filter.
Gas mowers usually measure their level of power in cubic capacity, which is a measure of the amount of air and fuel that can push through the cylinders. For walk-behind mowers, this generally translates to somewhere between 2 and 6 horsepower. Riding mowers are far more powerful; the engines in these mowers usually have between 12 and 20 horsepower. Battery mowers do not use horsepower or cubic capacity measurements. Instead, the battery voltage indicates the power of these mowers. You’ll find battery mowers ranging from 20 volts to 80 volts, but residential mowers most often use 40-volt batteries.
As lawn mowers are powerful tools with very sharp, rapidly spinning blades, they can cause injury if not used properly. There are some safety features required on all lawn mowers today, including a safety brake that stops the blade from spinning within three seconds if the user releases their grip from the controls and a foot shield that prevents the mower’s foot from being able to slip beneath the cutting deck. Common sense is also an important part of using your mower safely. Never mow barefoot or without full foot coverings. Don’t mow in floppy pants or clothing that could become entangled in the mower blade or wheels. Never put your hands or feet near the deck of the mower when it’s on, and never pull a running lawn mower backward toward your feet. Pick up toys, rocks, or other debris from the lawn before you begin to mow. Never mow when you are feeling unwell, overly tired, or otherwise impaired.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was researched and written by Michelle Ullman, who is a writer specializing in home and garden products. She has been a commerce writer for The Spruce since 2020, covering a wide range of home improvement products including power and hand tools, painting supplies, landscaping tools, and tool organizers. To choose the best brands of lawn mowers for this article, she consulted dozens of customer and third-party reviews, as well as websites specializing in landscaping, lawn care, and lawn mowers.
She also received extensive, helpful input from Alex Tinsman, gardener and founder of How To Houseplant; Brock Ingham, gardener, landscaper, and founder of website Bigger Garden; and gardener Henry Bravo, founder and editor-in-chief of Smart Garden Home.
The best cordless lawn mowers in 2023
Looking for the best cordless mower? Browse our experts’ pick, from budget to premium models.
A lawn mower may be one of the first purchases we make when getting a garden of our own, but that doesn’t mean finding a good quality one is easy. There are so many models and brands on the market to choose from, including corded electric and petrol, but as their range increases and fall, cordless, battery-powered models are an increasingly popular option.
Light and compact compared with traditional petrol models, cordless mowers are simple to use, easy to manoeuvre around the garden, and have none of the maintenance and servicing needs or costs of petrol lawnmowers. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which charges up quickly and won’t lose power in storage, they’re also quiet and emission free.
To compare these cordless mowers against other types of mower, we’ve reviewed the best lawn mowers, robotic lawn mowers, electric lawn mowers and push mowers, too. And if your lawn needs a bit of attention, our experts have tested a range of the best manual and powered aerators and scarifiers.Keep edges looking neat with our pick of the best strimmers, the best garden shears and the best lawn edging, and if you’re thinking about somewhere to store your new mower, our comprehensive guide to choosing the best garden shed will be helpful.
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The best cordless mowers to buy at a glance
Cordless mowers. Buyer’s Guide video
Many thanks to Rosie Yeomans and Sparsholt College for their help in making this video.
Getting the best cordless lawn mower for you means ensuring it has the correct cutting width, range of cutting heights, and weight plus a battery run time that matches the size of your lawn. We’ve tested a range of cordless push mowers, putting them through their paces across a range of grass and terrains, to help you find the right one for your garden.
Each mower has a detailed list of pros and cons for clarity and has been rated according to set up and storage, handling, mowing and value for money. Every mower in our round up below has scored a minimum of four out of five stars, so you can buy with confidence.
In every review we award outstanding products our coveted Best Buy award. To see these and the others we recommend, browse our pick of the best cordless lawn mowers, below.
Best Buy cordless mowers
Husqvarna Aspire LC34-P4A
Our rating: 4.9 out of 5
- Cuts even long grass with ease
- Battery level visible while mowing
- Small and compact for easy storage
- Part of the POWER FOR ALL cordless range
Part of the new Husqvarna Aspire cordless range, which includes a hedge trimmer, pruner and leaf blower, this 34cm mower is powered by an 18V POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE battery and charger. These are interchangeable with tools in other leading brands such as Flymo, Gardena and Bosch so if you also invest in tools in these ranges, you’ll only need to buy the bare tool and won’t have different batteries and chargers taking up space in the shed.Great for small gardens the mower comes ready to go, there’s no assembly or handles to attach, and it folds down to a compact size when you’re finished, with a telescopic handle that folds completely flat over the body of the mower. It can then be stood up against a wall or hung up, and even comes with a handy hook. The 30l grass bag also flattens down to take up very little room and can be hung on the mower. The Aspire is light, with a carry handle so that lifting it up steps or into other areas is easy and it has an adjustable handle to suit different height users. It’s comfortable and easy to manoeuvre around the garden and has just four cutting heights to choose from, ranging from 25-65mm and changed easily with a single lever on the body of the mower. It cuts grass quietly and smoothly and has an automatic boost that increases blade speed when you’re mowing in tougher, longer areas that works well. You can hear it kick in when you push the mower into longer grass and unlike other cordless mowers that can cut out, just carries on cutting the grass. While you mow the battery charge level is always clearly visible so you know how much battery you have left and when it needs charging. It comes with a two year warranty and we awarded it a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy in 2023 for ease of use.
Specs: Battery: charge time. 95 mins; run time. 500sqm. Cutting: width. 34cm; height. 25-65mm. Grass box. 30 litre.
Buy the Husqvarna Aspire C34-P4A cordless mower from Husqvarna and Sam Turner
Our rating: 4.5 out of 5
- Easy to assemble and use
- Comfortable padded handle
- Choice of mulching or collecting clippings
- Interchangeable battery with Greenworks 24V family
Ideal for smaller gardens this sturdy, great value cordless mower is easy to put together, well thought out and simple to use. Thanks to a padded handle it’s comfortable to push, although it did feel a little short for our taller tester, and it’s light and easy to manoeuvre around trees and beds and borders. There are five cutting heights to choose from, adjusted with the simple lift of a lever and it offers the choice of collecting clippings in the 30 litre fabric grass bag or inserting the mulching plug and leaving them on the lawn to break down and feed the grass. It mows well but doesn’t like very long grass, with the battery cutting out occasionally but its long lasting brushless motor offers a a decent run time of 46 minutes and it charges in two hours. Plus, as part of the Greenworks 24V family, both the battery and charger are interchangeable with all the other tools in the range, saving you money if you invest in more in the future. We awarded it a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy for the best budget cordless mower in 2023.
Specs: Battery: charge time. 120 mins; run time. 46mins. Cutting: width. 33cm; height. 25-70mm. Grass box. 30 litre.
Yard Force LMG37A 40v 37cm
Our rating: 4.8 out of 5
- Rear roller
- Double folding handle for easy storage
- Quickest charge time
- Part of the Yardforce GR40 cordless range
This sturdy mower has a 37cm cutting width and useful features including a rear roller for those much desired stripes. Awarded a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Best Buy in 2022 for small to medium lawns, clippings are collected in the large 40 litre fabric grass bag. It offers a wide choice of seven cutting heights, from 25-75mm, and is easy to fold away at the end of the day. The 40V battery is quick to charge, taking just 50 minutes and when full it has the capacity to cut a 400m2 lawn.
Specs: Battery: charge time. 50 mins; run time. 400sqm. Cutting: width. 37cm; height. 25-75mm. Grass box. 40 litre.
Buy the Yard Force LMG37A 40V 37cm cordless mower from Yard Force, Amazon and Wickes