Honda HRX217HZU Electric Start Lawn Mower
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Honda research and development, combined with feedback from HRX users, have driven new advancements for this innovative upgrade. Today’s HRX Series is designed to deliver an ultimately user-friendly platform, which provides the most satisfying lawn mowing experience yet.
Beginning with the power plant, the HRX Series are the first Honda mowers to incorporate an all-new GCV200 engine, the most powerful lawnmower engine available in the Honda range, delivering a power (HP) increase of almost 12%, compared to the GCV190 it replaces.
A 10% increase in torque was important in the case of a walk-behind lawnmower such as the HRX, as the size of the engine and its torque capabilities relate directly to the ability of the machine to tackle tough jobs and produce a clean, even cut. As the engine is responsible for generating the torque power on a lawn mower, more torque means more force is delivered to the blades, which results in easier and faster cutting—especially in heavy, thick grass where stalling is more prevalent. In addition to delivering more torque, the Honda GCV200 weighs, on average, 6% less than the GCV190. A brand new Brake Blade clutch (with 14% more capacity) has been designed to cope with the increased power. Honda’s Blade Brake system safely stops the blades from spinning, allowing users to step away from the mower and keep it running in order to move items out of the way, empty the bag, or take a break, all without having to switch the engine off.
The new engine is more streamlined and more compact than other engines in the same class. The design of the Honda GCV200 also features the CycloFlow design, which strengthens turbulence in the cylinder and provides more stable combustion. The result is greater resistance to lower quality fuel and ease of starting, along with a smoother idle.
The design of the new Honda GCV200 is Smart, simple and sophisticated, incorporating new features that serve to reduce maintenance time while improving serviceability for the redesigned Honda HRX mower models. GCV200 engine change points that enhance the HRX user experience include a larger fuel tank filler (a fuel spout with a 60 percent larger circumference than the GCV190 engine) for quicker and easier fill-ups with fewer spills. A longer, more extended oil fill tube for more convenience when adding and draining oil; a more easily-accessible, tool-less air filter that protects the engine from yard debris and dirty conditions; more direct access to spark plugs for quicker changes and a carburettor with a simpler and more rugged stud bolt design.
The HRX217 will run powerfully and quietly, with minimal fuel consumption – good for you and good for the environment.
The Honda Auto Choke System (ACS) on the new GCV200 engine allows for dependable starts, regardless of hot or cold weather conditions. This automatic, user-friendly system eliminates the need for levers and cables and once the engine is running, the ACS automatically adjusts to the optimal operating position.
Overall, the new engine is sleek, user-friendly and the perfect power match for the infinite number of mowing combinations the Honda HRX mower offers for lawn care. Ensuring an improved durability and lifespan of the Honda HRX mower models while offering superior cutting performance and an enhanced HRX mowing experience for consumers.
Honda is renowned for its uncompromising stance on user safety, and keeping with that approach, the Mow-Safe Technology inherent in the HRX217HZU is bound to impress in both residential and commercial settings.
It includes Blade Brake technology, which stops the blade within three seconds of releasing the handle, allowing the engine to continue running. This technology allows you to step away from the mower to clear away hazards, empty the catcher or just take a quick break, without having to restart the engine.
Handy if you’re pushing for long hours, the HRX217HZU is fully Self-Propelled by Hydrostatic Cruise Control. This represents simple, precise speed control that’s fully adjustable from 0-6 kp/h. You’ll save your back, shoulders and arms by letting the mower do the work for you!
The major point of difference between this and the HRX217HYU is the inclusion of a key start to get the mower up and running. Effortless in operation, the self-charging key start removes the need for “plug-in” charging like other battery-operated or electric mowers.
Also featured on the HRX217 is Honda’s exclusive twin blade MicroCut System, which uses four cutting surfaces instead of two. The results are evident in the ultra fine clippings and superior mulching that you’ll get.
The HRX217HZU features Honda’s revolutionary Versamow System which allows you to mulch, bag, discharge, or shred leaves. or even a combination of mulching and bagging! Just slide the convenient Clip Director knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched. It’s the ultimate in convenience and versatility.
Want to mulch, but worried about leaving clumps? No problem. The Versamow System helps you to mulch or partially mulch even in severe conditions. Just adjust the 10 position Clip Director to the right setting for your lawn.
And the Versamow System makes leaf shredding easy. Tiny pieces minimize the use of leaf bags for collecting debris. No attachments or tools are necessary.
|Mow Safe Technology
|Cutting Height Adjustment
|Cutting Height Range
|7 Stages 19-100mm
|Yes – Hydrostatic
|Fuel Tank Capacity
|Rear Discharge Capability
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Toro. 22″ (56cm) Personal Pace Auto-Drive Electric Start Mower (21464)
Introducing a mower that adjusts to you, with no knobs, no levers, no messing around. Grab the easy-to-steer handle, engage, and go. with Personal Pace Auto-Drive Supercharge your mowing with an amped airflow that requires less energy to cut more grass into teeny-tiny, clumpless clippings. That’s our Vortex Technology
Introducing a mower that adjusts to you, with no knobs, no levers, no messing around. Grab the easy-to-steer handle, engage, and go. with Personal Pace Auto-Drive Supercharge your mowing with an amped airflow that requires less energy to cut more grass into teeny-tiny, clumpless clippings. That’s our Vortex Technology giving you Lawn Vitamins for free. Throw on the grass bag and start your lawn vacuum that holds more so you empty less. In total, it’s a boatload of features that easily make you and your lawn look great in less time. This machine starts the first time, every time, and is built to last with a 22″ steel deck. Powered by a 7.25 ft-lb Gross Torque Briggs Stratton EXi 150cc w/Ready Start. no need to prime or choke. Includes added feature. no oil changes for the life of the engine, just top it off.
- A Mower That Adjusts to You. No knobs, no levers, no messing around. Grab the easy-to-steer handle and go with Personal Pace Auto-Drive.
- Supercharged Cutting Machine. We’ve supercharged the Recycler Cutting System creating a performance boosting machine through Vortex Technology.
- Super Bagger. Get the job done more easily than ever with our new Super Bagger, shaped for easier lifting, no-shake pouring and zero-hassle cleanup.
- Feed Your Lawn. The ultra-fine clippings created by our Recycler Cutting System are Lawn Vitamins nourishing your grass.
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Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower with Electric Start
Do you dream of having a healthy, luscious lawn but dread the thought of pushing a heavy gas mower around it? Are you always looking for ways to make your life easier and more efficient? If so, then an electric start self-propelled gas lawn mower might just be exactly what you need.
This type of mower has become quite popular among homeowners who are ready to take their yard maintenance to the next level. Electric start models provide convenience and ease of use that simply can’t be beaten.
In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the best electric start self-propelled gas lawn mowers on the market today from power output and features to warranties and budget considerations. So grab a cold beverage and settle in for all the information needed for finding your perfect outdoor companion.
What is Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower?
A self-propelled gas lawn mower is a type of lawn mowing machine that propels itself forward upon activation. It has an internal combustion engine, usually powered by gasoline, which powers the wheels of the mower and moves it over the grass to cut and trim it.
Self-propelled gas lawn mowers are equipped with multiple features to make them easier and more efficient to operate than traditional manual push mowers.
Best Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower with Electric Start Reviews 2023
EGO Power LM2142SP Lawn Mower
The best self-propelled gas lawn mower with an electric start comes from Ego Power, one of the renowned brands in the market. This electric start lawn mower offers a gas-like torque without producing much noise or annoying fumes.
As such, you can be sure that it is an environmentally friendly choice. You’ll be surprised at its outstanding high power and an extended run time of up to 80 minutes tailored to mowing the tallest and toughest of grasses. The list of enticing features that come with this lawn mower is endless but just to detail a few specs:
If you expected an easy start with this model, you won’t be disappointed. There is an easy start push button that ensures the engine turns on and you can start cutting grass in no time. Besides, you can easily vary the speed to match your strides. You can access different functions including side discharge, mulching, or bagging.
- Extremely easy to use
- 6 adjustable cutting heights
- A 3-in-1 function where you can mulch, bag, or side discharge
- Low maintenance required
This power 21-inch mower delivers exceptional performance in all weather conditions. Thanks to the adjustable deck, you can easily switch between 6 different cutting heights to give your lush green turf the desired cut. If you have a large lawn that requires more than 45 minutes of run time to mow, you are good to go with this EGO Power product. Besides, the mower has a lightweight construction and folds easily to fit in a small storage area.
Greenworks Pro 40V MO80L410 Lawn Mower
Typically, brushless motors produce more energy compared to their counterparts. In this case, the Greenworks Pro 80V mower delivers gas-like performance to cut through the toughest of lawns. What’s more, a brushless motor produces less vibration and is quieter in operation.
If you are looking for a cordless lawn mower that will get your work done, Greenworks Pro 80V is your best bet. The fully charged 4.0 Ah battery provides you with enough power to mow for up to 45 minutes. Still, thanks to its cordless nature, you can easily work in your yard without any cord restrictions.
- East and fast to start – no pull start
- Can easily be stored vertically
- Quieter operation compared to gasoline-powered lawn mowers
- No exhaust fumes
- The battery’s runtime may go to less than 45 minutes, especially if your yard has tall and tough grass type.
- The battery lasts only for 2 years after which you have to purchase another.
If you want your medium-sized lawn looking pristine in no time, this Greenworks product is great. Above all, this mower saves you numerous trips to the gas station since there is no need for gasoline. And with that, comes a maintenance-free lawn care companion; no fuel checks, chords, or oil change.
PowerSmart 22-Inch Self-propelled Gas Lawn Mower
The PowerSmart 22-Inch self-propelled lawnmower has a 200cc gas-powered engine for clearing grass, and weeds and trimming overgrowth. Just like other PowerSmart products, this outdoor tool is a piece of high-quality equipment worth purchasing. Let’s check some of its features:
The 22-inch large steel mowing deck is ideal for big lawns. With this, you can work on larger lawns with minimal time spent. The durability of this material further ensures that the deck is long-lasting to serve you for long.
You’ll love the 5-position adjustable height positions which allow you to easily change the cutting height to your preference. Precisely, you can adjust the height settings between the range of 1.2 inches to 3.5 inches.
- A powerful engine for clearing all types of grasses
- Adjustable cutting heights to fit different preferences
- Provides a 3-in-1 feature for side discharge, mulching, and bagging
- Great large deck to get your work done faster
- Some of its parts are made of plastic which makes them easy to break off and thus might not last long.
- A bit heavy making it hard to lift from one place to another
Overall, this lawn mower is a great deal, the 200cc engine delivers the ideal power for the mower to operate, the mowing deck facilitates a large cutting area to cut down the time you need to mow large yards, and you have an option to adjust the cutting depth to 5 different positions. As such, purchasing this product guarantees you better lawn care.
RYOBI 40-Volt Brushless Lawn Mower
RYOBI 20 in. 40V lawn mower is a third-generation innovation of RYOBI tailored with a technology to deliver gas-like performance from start to finish. Note that Lithium-Ion batteries are ideal for reliable and eexhaust0-free operation in high-output machines.
Thanks to the 6 Ah battery, you can start the mower instantly with just a push of a button. Besides, with this battery, comes an assurance of an extended run time to help you work through your lawn without any glitches.
The lawn mower gives you mulching and bagging options. In addition, if you prefer the side discharge function, you can get the side discharge accessory but you’ll have to purchase it separately. As for the cutting height, you are free to switch between 7 different positions.
- A cordless lawn mower that allows for easy maneuverability throughout the lawn without any restrictions unlike a corded model
- Easy to start
- Long battery life
If you are expecting a powerful, maintenance-free, lightweight, and quiet machine, you won’t be disappointed. The incredible lithium technology provides a new and enhanced way to remedy all the drawbacks that come with gas-powered lawnmowers.
EGO Power Select Cut LM2156SP Lawn Mower
The EGO power lawn mower ideally gives more power than exceeds any gasoline-powered mower. And, thanks to the select cut multi-blade cutting technology, you can use either of the three lower blades according to your preference.
The EGO upper blade operates in combination with either of the chosen lower blades for a greatly enhanced performance making this mower ideal for any type of grass. Let’s dive into the intricacies of this lawn mower:
This lawn mower offers a customizable cutting performance that surpasses any gas mower. To be precise, it comes with three interchangeable lower blades; a mulching blade, an extended runtime blade, and the high lift bagging blade.
EGO is one of the biggest names in the market and its population continues to surge due to its advanced battery technology, great user experience, and groundbreaking innovations. With this self-propelled lawn mower, you can attest that all this is true.
PowerSmart DB2321SM Lawn Mower
Are you looking to get a self-propelled gas lawn mower at an affordable price, check out this PowerSmart walk-behind mower, it is no doubt worth spending on because It comes in handy with the following features:
With a 209cc engine, this PowerSmart lawn mower delivers high power for an unbeatable mowing performance. So, even when mowing the tallest and toughest of grasses, you’ll still get a smooth and uniform cut.
- Customizable grass-cutting heights tailored to meet your preference
- Delivers unbeatable power to work through all types of grasses
- Easy to maneuver through your lawn
- RWD to provide traction on hilly terrain
- The only drawback with this lawn mower is the plastic parts that can easily break off. Besides, many users complain that the collecting bag is not correctly stitched.
The powerful engine, strong blades, and customizable height setting ensure the mower works perfectly on your lawn. The rear-wheel drive provides traction for efficient mowing even on lawns with hills and ditches.
Greenworks Pro 80V MO80L410 Lawn Mower
The Greenworks Pro 80V is another battery-powered option worth purchasing. The push button start ensures an easy start. And, you can say goodbye to the annoying cord and oil spills. Some of its specs include:
With a single lever, you have access to a customizable height system where you can switch between 7 different positions.
- Effortless push-button starting
- Maintenance free
- It is a cordless lawn mower for ease in maneuverability and transit
- Easy and fast electric start- say goodbye to the annoying cord
It is a cordless mower, meaning easy maneuverability with no distance restrictions. Being a battery-powered machine, it is virtually maintenance-free. All that said, this Greenworks product is worth the purchase.
Craftsman M105 Lawn Mower with Bagger
This Craftsman product is decent not only for your yard but for your wallet as well. The outstanding features of this machine include a large 21-inch cutting deck and zag treaded wheels for more traction.
The mower has three capabilities including mulching, rear discharge, and side discharge. So, you can even decide to attach a bagger if you want a clan cut with no clippings lying around. On the other hand, mulching allows you to take nutrients back into the soil to make your lawn flourish.
- 3 in-1 capabilities; side discharge, rear discharge, and mulching
- Dual-levers to fit any preference
- 2-years warranty
- Offers a good even cut
Dealing with a small yard? Now you know which lawn mower you can tackle with. Because this option is for a small yard and it’s easy to go for this option any time.
Greenworks M-210-SP 40V Mower
This 40V 21-inch Greeworks tool is ideal for perfect outdoor spaces of up to half an acre. The battery system offers a high runtime to ensure you finish your mowing chores flawlessly. Besides, you can use multiple batteries, use one while charging the other.
With a single lever, you have access to 7 adjustable grass-cutting heights for the ideal cut in all environments. Additionally, a 3-in-1 design allows you to rear discharge, side discharge, or mulch the clippings.
Greenworks tools are known to provide powerful performance and long runtimes. As such, you can be sure that this product will not disappoint.
Snapper 1687914 Lawn Mower
It comes with an efficient brushless motor tailored toward providing the power and reliability to mow your lawn for years to come. The mower comes with two 82V Lithium-Ion batteries from the famous Briggs and Stratton. When fully charged, the batteries have up to 45 minutes of run time – this may however vary depending on the grass type and of course how tall and thatched your yard is.
Incorporated with Smart load sensing technology, this lawn mower can adjust to the ideal power requirement for any type of grass.
If you need an electric start lawn mower to handle your flat backyard with efficient mowing power, here you are.
Things to Keep In Mind When Buying
Self-propelled gas lawnmowers with electric start are quite costly. As such, when it comes to purchasing such a mower, you need to ensure that your investment is worth it. In other words, you need to choose a high-quality lawn mower that will serve you over a long period. The key factors mentioned below will guide you to make the ideal choice.
If you own a large lawn then you’ll need a lawn mower with high engine power. Additionally, if you are a landscaper working on acres of land in a day, you must go for a mower with over 330cc engine power.
A strong engine facilitates enough turning force to the mower blades thus giving your grass a smooth and even cut. In short, when purchasing an electric start gas lawn mower. check for the engine power that is ideal for the size of your lawn.
Adjustable Grass Cutting Heights
Whether you are purchasing a new lawn mower or you are replacing an old one, it is vital to know whether your preferred mower allows you to customize your cutting to fit your outdoor aesthetic. It is no doubt that lawn owners have varied motives for trimming their lawn; others want to cut it very short while others prefer a medium cut.
Therefore, when you are picking your ideal mower, ensure that you go for a model that allows you to adjust the blades’ cutting heights. The grass-cutting heights vary from one model to the other – typically, you should seek a model with additional height selections.
A self-propelled gas lawn mower with an electric start is quite costly so before making your purchase, you need to ensure that you pick a quality product. In other words, ensure that your lawn mower is manufactured using high-quality material.
For instance, high-quality lawn mower blades will serve you for a long period before you need to replace them.
Size of The Mower’s Deck
When buying your electric star gas mower, you must consider the deck size. The lawn mower you pick will entirely depend on the size of your lawn, if you have a small lawn, a mower with a lower deck size is the best and if you have a large lawn, you require a mower with a higher deck size.
On the bright side, a mower with a lower deck size is easy to mow with and maneuver through narrow areas. But remember, a mower with a higher cutting deck will mow your lawn quicker than that with a lower deck.
Electrical Power Source
Electric start gas mowers come in two types, cordless and corded lawnmowers. A cordless lawn mower is powered by a battery. On the other hand, a corded lawn mower comes with a power cable that connects it to a wall outlet.
Corded lawnmowers run for long periods compared to their cordless counterparts. On the downside, however, the corded mowers are not good for transport. That is because the mower can only go as far as the power cord allows.
Cordless lawnmowers are more mobile thus allowing easy maneuverability when mowing. The only drawback is that the mowers don’t last long. Typically, most lawn mower batteries have a runtime of only 45 minutes.
If you are on the hunt for a mobile lawn mower, you should go for a cordless lawn mower. However, If you are looking for prolonged performance; that is more than 45 minutes, you should choose a corded lawn mower. Still, you should opt for a model with long power cables to improve maneuverability while mowing.
You should also consider the space available for storage. Remember that lawn care equipment needs proper storage to increase its longevity and ensure they are always in good condition. As such, if you have limited storage space, you should opt for a smaller model. Better still, some electric start lawnmowers have foldable handles making them more compact to occupy smaller storage spaces.
A general rule of thumb for an electric gas self-propelled lawn mower; the wider the wheels, the more traction. As such, if you are budgeting for a mower, it is wiser to go for a model with wide wheels especially if you are planning on mowing a hilly terrain.
How To Use a Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower?
A self-propelled gas lawn mower is the easiest gadget to use:
Step 1: Ensure that the lawn mower has enough gasoline, you can check your mower’s manual for more information on this.
Step 2: If your mower has a bagging capability and you want to use the bagger to collect the grass clippings, ensure that the bag is empty and properly attached to the mower
Step 3: Roll your machine to the part of your yard where you want to start mowing
Step 4: Adjust the deck to the highest grass-cutting height
Step 5: flip the electric start button which will automatically start the engine. If your mower does not have an electric start, you’ll have to pull the cord or engage the choke.
Step 6: Set the throttle in a low position and adjust the grass cutter to your preferred height. Ensure you don’t set it too low since the blades can get caught on the grass or worse, this can damage your lawn
Step 7: Squeeze the tire’s bar to set your lawn mower in motion and voila! You are good to go. You can further adjust the speed settings to match your strides.
Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower – Common Benefits
A self-propelled gas lawn mower is a nice addition to your lawn equipment. Rather than using your energy to push the machine around your yard, they have a self-propel function that makes them move on their own.
- High power and strong motors to cut through large spaces of grass in lesser time. Typically, gas-powered lawnmowers are more powerful than battery-powered ones.
- Ideal for extended uneven terrain that would otherwise require you to use a lot of energy to push through.
- User-friendly, all you have to do is direct the mover around obstacles, your house, or at the edge of your turf.
- Self-propelled mowers offer a smooth and even cut. Remember that they are more powerful than battery-powered mowers, and as such get enough energy for torque and turning of the blades.
Gas Mower Vs Electric Mower
When it comes to installing an electric start function or purchasing a mower with an electric start, you might get confused when choosing between a gas and an electric-powered mower.
Remember that, while electric lawnmowers get their power from electricity, their gas counterparts are powered by gasoline.
Both electricity and gasoline have their benefits and drawbacks alike. So, when moving from pulling the cord to an electric start, the mower you choose to use is entirely your own choice and preference.
Frequently Asked Questions
While a self-propelled lawn mower helps you enjoy your mowing chores without sweat, starting the engine with a cord can still be a problem.
Tired of pulling the annoying cord to start your lawn mower’s engine? Some manufacturers design their engines in a way that you can be able to switch from a pull-start mower to an electric start.
If you are lucky enough, your manufacturer could even be offering the ideal kits to do it. You can either DIY or take your machine to the nearest repair shop but always ensure to go through the mower’s manual for more information.
Conclusion – Our Final Note
If you are shopping for the best self-propelled gas lawn mower with an electric start, be sure these options recommended here are top-notch. Whether you are looking for the best mower for small lawns, medium-sized lawns, large lawns, or commercial use, be sure you won’t miss your pick.
Better still, you can try out our top pick option, EGO Power LM2142SP Lawn Mower. With this cordless option, you can be sure to manoeuvre through your lawn easily without any restrictions on distance. Besides, nothing beats the fast and easy startup that comes with this machine. You only need to flip a button and voila! The engine is all set and running in mere seconds.
Self-Propelled vs. Push Mower: What’s the Difference?
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Finding the right lawn mower for your property and budget can be a bit confusing. When it comes to self-propelled vs. push mower, we’ll help you decide which one is right for you.
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So, the time has come to decide between a self-propelled vs. push mower. As with any decision, there are positives and negatives to both. If you haven’t bought a lawn mower before, or it’s been a few years, we’re here to help you make the right investment. Here’s everything you need to know about the two types of machines.
What’s the difference between a self-propelled and push mower?
Simply put, a self-propelled lawn mower has a drive system to propel it forward while a push mower relies on manual effort to move. A self-propelled mower can climb hills with very little effort on your part, but a push mower is an affordable way to mow a flat yard.
Like push mowers, the self-propelled mowers are available as gas-powered and battery-powered cordless. It’s worthy of noting, that gas-powered mowers will require ongoing maintenance to ensure a long life with optimal performance. Conversely, maintenance is a breeze with electric and cordless push mowers, since they only require occasional blade sharpening.
When it comes to buying a self-propelled vs. push mower, it depends on the performance and features that make your life easier (without spending money on things you don’t need).
All About Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Buying a self-propelled mower, as opposed to a push mower, requires more than a few bucks to cover the added propulsion power. Although self-propelled mowers are more expensive, they shine at navigating tough terrain. The best part is it takes very little effort on your part to power them uphill. These mowers may also include added features, like variable speeds, push-button start and a choice of wheel drive.
Front-wheel drive self-propelled mowers are generally the least expensive option. These machines perform well on flat surfaces and turn easier than their rear-wheel drive counterparts. Rear-wheel drive self-propelled mowers are a bit harder to turn around obstacles, but they excel at climbing hills. A rear-wheel drive option is the recommended choice if you have a hilly property, and helps to balance the load if you like to bag your clippings.
Several manufacturers, like Ryobi and Toro, offer all-wheel drive self-propelled mowers with the option of switching to rear-wheel drive mode boosting the traction to match the terrain.
If you’re worried about the extra weight of a self-propelled mower being a burden, the battery-powered options are significantly lighter than the gas-powered ones. Going in reverse and making tight turns will be easier with a lighter model. For large properties that need ultimate power with minimal effort, a riding lawn mower is worth considering.
- Less effort to operate
- Work with uneven terrain
- Easy uphill operation
- Available in front-wheel, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive
- Capable of cutting tall grass and weeds
- Gas-powered or battery-powered options
Some of Our Favorite Self-Propelled Mowers
These lawn mowers do the work for you. Look, Mom, one hand!