Everyone wants the best lawn mower possible whenever they’re doing their yard work. After all, who wants to mess around with a lawn mower that’s hard to start, doesn’t run well, requires a lot of maintenance or doesn’t cut the grass well? Absolutely no one, that’s who. We all want the best model we can afford. A model which runs well, cuts grass well and has the bells and whistles we want it to have. Of course, finding the best lawn mower isn’t always an easy task. Which is why I’ve decided to do the research and find the best models currently on the market and list them in ascending order from number ten to the number one mower. Hopefully, this will be an aid for anyone looking for a great mower.
10. Oregon Cordless 40-Volt CS250-S6
With heat-treated blades that are designed to not only stay-sharper than conventional blades but also to snip the grass carefully, it’s no wonder this reel mower is capable of holding its own with many electric and gasoline-powered models. Its height can be adjusted from 1-inch to 1-3/4th-inch and it has large 10-inch composite wheels that make steer and maneuvering over lawns easier. It also has a weather-resistant zinc-plated handle that has plastic grips and a 14-inch cutting width. It’s a mower designed to cut grass year after year with very little maintenance required.
9. American Lawn 14-Inch 4-Blade Push Mower
Weighing only 19-pounds and with a 14-inch cutting width, this mower is light enough to be used for just about any yard but is mainly designed to be used on turf grasses such as Bent Grass, Kentucky Blue Grass, and Zoysia. It’s 4-blade reel made from tempered alloy steel and its bed knife blade ensure that blades of grass are cut with scissor-like precision and aren’t mutilated. And this model is also equipped with 8.5-inch polymer wheels that are not only durable but also make the mower easy to push. Its cutting height can easily be adjusted from 1/2-inch to 1-3/4th-inch, so the user can cut the grass they way they like it cut.
8. Fiskars 17-Inch Push Mower (6208)
Although this cylinder mower is human powered instead of being powered by gas or electricity, it still manages to perform exceptionally well. It’s manufactured with Stay Sharp blades that cut the grass quickly and efficiently and doesn’t hack at it like some mower model’s blades tend to do. And it also has an Inertia Drive Reel that gives the user plenty of power to blast through tall grass and weeds without a whole lot of physical exertion. This mower also doesn’t require a whole lot of maintenance and doesn’t require gasoline, oil, electrical cords or a battery. Just push it and it cuts the grass.
7. Troy-Bilt 163cc 21-Inch 3-in-1 Rear Wheel Drive Mower
This model is equipped with a 21-inch deck, 6 different cutting heights and 3-in-1 mulching capabilities that allow it to be used on just about any yard. As its powerful 163cc Briggs & Stratton engine powers the blade, this mower is capable of side discharging the clippings, rear bagging them into the 1.9-bushel bag or mulching them. This unit also has a variable speed control that can be operated via a single lever and has 4 different speed settings so users can choose which one is the most comfortable to use while mowing. It also comes with 8-inch by 8-inch wheels that offer the user great performance while mowing.
6. Craftsman 21-Inch 140cc Gas Powered Mower
This gas powered mower is designed to not only deliver grass-cutting power but to also be quite versatile as well. It has blades that provide a 21-inch cutting width and is powered by a Briggs and Stratton Silver Series 140cc motor. This unit has 7-inch front wheels and 11-inch rear wheels for maneuverability and can either mulch, side discharge or rear bag grass clippings as it mows. This makes it an ideal mower for a variety of different yard sizes and grass types and is designed to provide the user with years of reliable grass cutting service.
5. Sun Joe 17-Inch 13-Amp Electric Mower
This 13-AMP 17-inch mower has the same cutting power as many gasoline-powered models but doesn’t pollute the environment. It has 7-height control positions that allow the user to set the cutting height from .98-inch all the way to 2.87-inches. Another benefit of this mower is that it only weighs around 31.5-pounds so it’s easy to use. This 2-in-1 unit can either mulch the grass cut or can be used to rear bag them, which makes it an ideal mower to use for just about any lawn cutting job imaginable. And since it’s powered using an extension cord, then batteries aren’t required.
4. Greenworks Pro 80V 21-Inch Cordless Mower
Able to run for up to 60-minutes when its 4Ah battery is fully-charged, this cordless mower can power through the grass cutting work of most small yards without having to wait for the battery to be recharged again to finish. This model uses a brushless motor that delivers the torque required for lawn cutting but does it without the noise of gasoline mowers. And since it has a 3-in-1 capability, it can mulch, rear-discharge or side discharge grass clippings as it cuts. This unit gets the job done without annoying exhaust fumes, loud noises, or intense vibrations that are often a problem with comparable gasoline-powered lawnmowers.
3. Remington 22-Inch Trimmer Mower
While this mower looks like a strange combination between a mower and a trimmer, it’s actually designed this way to tackle rough terrain and allow it to power through tall grasses and tough weeds. It’s powered by a 4-cycle 159cc OHV engine that allows it to cut a 22-inch cutting swath using nothing but 155 diameter trimmer line. This unit also has 14-inch wheels that allow the user to navigate this mower over rough ground. It also has an offset deck which gives it another advantage over uneven terrain. All of which makes this unit ideal for even some of the toughest jobs imaginable.
2. Greenworks 12-AMP 18-Inch Corded Mower
This electric corded mower allows users to cut their grass without having to worry about refueling it or keeping gas on hand. It has a steel 18-inch cutting deck that’s designed to be durable and to get the job of grass cutting done efficiently. This 2-in-1 can either mulch or side-discharge grass and can be adjusted to one of 7-different height adjustments from 1-3/4th-inch to 3-3/4th-inch. And since this model has 7-inch front and rear wheels, it can easily navigate even on uneven ground or along fence lines. All of which makes this mower a great choice for people who want to get their yard work done without much hassle.
1. EGO Power+ 56-Volt 20-Inch Lithium-Ion Mower With Battery & Charger Kit
With its weather-resistant design and its 45-minute cut time on a battery that only takes 30-minutes to charge, this mower is capable of handling a number of different types of yards. It has a 20-inch cut capacity, uses a 4Ah battery and uses a rapid charger. And since it has 3-in-1 capabilities, it can mulch, bag or side discharge grass as its being cut. Other features which can be found on this unit include LED headlights, the ability to fold for storage and a 600-watt high torque motor that can power through even tough grasses.
Taking Care of Your Lawn Mower
Once you’ve purchased the best lawn mower to fit your needs, you are obviously going to want to keep it in the best condition possible for as long as possible. After all, no one is going to want to have to buy a new lawnmower every couple of needs if they don’t need to. That’s why we’ve decided to write this guide on keeping your lawnmower in tip-top condition. We hope that it serves you well.
How To Get Your Mower Ready For The Mowing Season
When Spring begins and the grass begins to grow again is when most people break out their lawnmowers and start to put them to good use. Unfortunately, far too many of these people just begin using their mower without thinking about if it’s even ready and that’s a mistake. At this point, the mower has been sitting all winter, so it’s important to take a few moments and make sure that your mower is in the best shape possible for the mowing season. This ensures that the mower doesn’t get damaged and that it’s safe to use. Below are a few tips to help people get their mower ready for the mowing season.
Replace The Spark Plug
Yes, I understand that some people don’t feel like the spark plug needs to be changed every single season, but we highly disagree. We find that it’s quite useful to just replace the spark plug at the beginning of the season. That’s because although the plug may look alright, it’s likely not as efficient as it could be, so go ahead and spend a couple of bucks to buy a new one.
Change The Oil
Since your mower was probably used all last season without having its oil changed, and because it’s probably been sitting anywhere from 4 to 6-months, it’s a good idea to go ahead and change its oil. Remove the oil drain plug and drain all of the new oil out of it. Once that’s been done, replace the plug and add new oil to it. Be sure the oil you use is the brand recommended by the manufacturer for use in the mower.
Inspect The Blade
The next thing that you’re going to want to do is to inspect the blade. Make sure that the blade is intact and doesn’t contain any cracks, pitting or other defects. If it does, then replace the blade promptly with a new one. If the blade is in good physical condition, then inspect its edge to make sure it’s sharp. A dull blade can cause damage to grass, so it’s best to keep them sharpened. If the blades are dull, either sharpen them yourself or take them to a professional to have them sharpened.
Oil Moving Parts
It’s also usually a good idea to make sure that all of the moving parts on the mower is properly oiled. The area that benefits the most from oiling is the wheel bearings on the mower. Before oiling any moving parts, however, please consult your lawn mower’s manual for instructions on how to proceed.
Clean Or Replace The Air Filter
The next thing that you’ll want to do is inspect the air filter. A clogged air filter can cause serious problems to a mower and dramatically reduce gasoline efficiency, so it’s important to make sure that your mower is equipped with a clean air filter. Also, inspect the housing for the filter and make sure it’s not only clean but is in good condition as well.
Add Fresh Gasoline
Once all of the above has been done, it’s time to add fresh gasoline to the mower and take it out for its first mowing. Congratulations, your mower is now ready for the upcoming mowing season.
How To Put Your Mower Away For Winter
Once you’ve finished the mowing season, you’ll want to make sure that you take a couple of steps to ensure that your mower is ready for long-term storage. Sure, it may be tempting to just put your mower in your garage without giving it a second thought once the season has ended, but that’s not what’s best for your mower. Consider the following steps before you put your mower away for the Winter to be sure that it will function properly once Spring has sprung.
Remove Its Battery
If you have a mower that has a battery in it, like a riding lawnmower, then you are going to want to remove it for the winter. Remove the negative cable first and then the positive cable from the battery. Clean the battery terminals if they are corroded and apply a coat of battery terminal protector on it. Now the battery can be stored in a cool, dry place. Just be sure to store the battery away from furnaces, how water heaters, gas cans or sources of combustion.
Clean The Mower Thoroughly
Make sure that you remove all of the grass from both the top and the bottom of the mower. You don’t want to leave any cut grass on the mower because it can be corrosive to the mower’s metal surface. Be sure to remove the spark plug before working on the mower and that you clean the blade using an appropriate tool—not your hands.
Add Fuel Stabilizer
Before putting the mower away for Winter, be sure to add fuel stabilizer to it. This will keep the gasoline from gumming up and causing damage to the fuel system. Although there are a variety of fuel stabilizers available nowadays, some of the best ones are manufactured by Stay-Bil, Lucas or PRI.