There’s some confusion about what makes a mower a push lawn mower. Some people think it only applies to rotary mowers and other people think it only applies to gas lawnmowers that don’t have a drive system. In all actuality, both of these mowers fit into this category, as does the new electric lawnmowers that are making a big splash in the world of mowing. All of which just means that if you’re looking for the best push lawn mower, you are going to have to consider mowers in all three of the major categories: manual, gasoline-powered and electric. Which is why I’ve composed a list of the top ten best push lawn mower models available, and yes, there are mowers from each category represented in this list.
10. Scotts 415-16S 16-Inch Elite Reel Lawnmower
This light and easy-to-push mower might not be powered by a cord, by a battery or by a gasoline motor, but it can still cut through a lot of grass thanks to power provided by you. It has 10-inch wheels that have a radial tread, which allow this mower to be pushed over a variety of different terrain types and is adjustable to 3-positions. This mower has a 1/2-inch to 2.5-inch cutting height range, a 16-inch cutting width and comes with a T-style handle that has cushioned hand grips for comfort. All of this in a very durable frame that’s designed to hold up to use year in and year out.
9. Worx WG719 13-Amp 19-Inch Mower
This corded mower can mulch, side discharge and bag grass as its 19-inch cutting deck mows through grass efficiently. This unit has a caster wheel design that allows it to be maneuvered easily around the yard and has a one-touch fully collapsible handle that is easy to use but folds up easily for storage. And since this mower has 7-height adjustments, it allows the user to cut their yard to their own specifications. All of this makes this mower ideal for cutting a variety of yards and durable enough to stand up to grass cutting each and every year.
8. Gardena 4023 15-Inch Reel Lawnmower
Although this mower is usually priced higher than other manual mowers, it does have a number of features which makes it a useful addition to any tool storage shed. It’s quiet, easy-to-use and runs very smoothly, allowing the user to safely get their grass cut in no-time flat. It has a hardened cutting cylinder that’s manufactured using high-quality steel and features a ground bottom blade that allows for a precise cut. It also has a variety of cutting height adjustments and the handle can be taken apart for storage or to take it to another location.
7. Fiskars 17-Inch Staysharp Mower
A homeowner doesn’t have to worry about buying gasoline or oil, charging batteries or messing with tangled electrical cords when they use this cylinder mower. Powered by the user’s forward pushing motion, this mower can cut through grass and do it thirty percent easier than conventional reel mowers thanks to its Inertia Drive which delivers more cutting power and its Stay Sharp Blade. And since it doesn’t use an engine at all, users can enjoy peace and quiet as they cut their grass. Backed by a lifetime warranty, this mower is sure to also provide many seasons of service.
6. Yard Machines 140cc 21-Inch Mower
Convenience and simplicity are what’s represented in this gasoline-powered mower. It has a 140cc OHV engine that drives the 21-inch cutting deck and gives the user the ability to easily cut through small to medium-sized yards. It’s a 2-in-1 mower, so it has the ability to mulch or side discharge the clippings and has 11-inch wheels that make it easy for the user to push this mower forward and to make necessary turns. All in all, it’s a lawnmower that doesn’t have a lot of features but is easy-to-use and gets the job done.
5. Craftsman 21-Inch 3-In-1 Lawnmower
This 3-in-1 mower gives the users the ability to cut their grass with ease and also gives the user some versatility as to how they want this mower to deal with grass clippings. It can mulch, side-discharge or mulch the clipping and has high 11-inch wheels that allow it to power over all kinds of different terrain. This mower also has a powerful Briggs & Stratton Series 5 140cc motor and has dual-point deck height adjusters that allow the mower to be set to one of six different height adjustments. These features make this mower one that’s capable of handling most yard cutting jobs.
4. Sun Joe 14-Inch Mow Joe Electric Mower With Grass Bag
This mower allows users to get their lawn work done without having to pollute the environment with gasoline fumes. That’s because this mower is corded and runs on electricity, which makes it a greener model than many other mowers currently on the market today. It has a 12-amp mower that drives its 14-inch cutting deck and provides more than enough power to get through yard work. It also has three height adjustments and has a compact design that makes it easy to push and maneuver around most level yards.
3. Greenworks 20-inch 12-Amp Lawnmower
With a design that allows yard work to get done quicker, this electric mower can be a useful addition to any collection of yard tools. It has a 20-inch cutting deck that’s powered by a strong 12-Amp motor and can not only side discharge grass clippings but can also mulch or rear bag them as well. With 7-height adjustments, this mower can also cut lawns to various lengths and has handles that can be folded for easy storage. This mower also has 10-inch rear wheels and 7-inch front wheels, which make it easy to push and allow it to make tight turns easily.
2. Remington 22-Inch Trimmer/Mower
This powerful and strange looking mower has the features needed to make short work of any tough grass cutting jobs. It has a powerful 159cc 4-cycle OHV engine that can cut a 22-inch cutting path using 155-diameter trimming line. This allows it to cut tall grasses and to power through tough weeds. It has 14-inch ball-bearing wheels that can move quickly and efficiently over rough terrain and gives this unit a stable cutting platform. It’s designed to cut through tough lawn jobs and it does it quite well.
1. EGO Power+ 20-Inch Cordless Mower
On a single 30-minute charge this mower can provide up to 45-minutes of mowing time, enough time to get many grass cutting jobs done without needing to be recharged. This model also has a 20-inch cutting deck, is designed to be weather-resistant and features LED headlights for mowing during evening hours. It uses a 4.0 Ah 56-volt battery and comes with a rapid charger. When not in use, this mower can also be folded up so that it can be stored upright in compact storage sheds.