20 facts in comparison
A gas-powered lawn mower offers several benefits over an electric one. For example, the increased power allows them to easily cut through longer/tougher grass, and they are not limited by cord length or how long the battery lasts.
Cordless tools/machines are suited to a variety of different situations, as you are not limited to only working in places with power sources nearby.
A self-propelled lawn mower requires less effort from the user, as you don’t have to manually push it forward.
Einhell GE-PM 48 S-H B&S
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
Honda HF2622 HM
A steel deck’s main advantage is that it is durable, and if you hit a stone it will only make a dent rather than fracturing.
With a mulching feature the grass cuttings are further cut into finely chopped grass which is then expelled onto the lawn, fertilising it and making it more drought resistant. This also means you do not have to empty a grass bag/box.
A shorter cutting height can allow you to have a nicer looking lawn, but only if there are optimum conditions such as warm weather and moderate sunlight.
Wolf-Garten Ambition 420 A HW
A higher cutting height is needed when your lawn doesn’t have optimum conditions, for example when there is extreme heat or cold, as a longer leaf allows it to stay healthy.
Scag Turf Tiger Propane Powered 61
More cutting height settings give you more versatility to choose the optimum length for your lawn, based on prevailing conditions.
Allett Kensington 14K
With a wider cutting width you will have to make less passes when mowing your lawn, reducing the time it takes. This is especially important if you have a large lawn.
Scag Cheetah 72
An overhead valve (OHV) engine is usually found in high-end models, and provides more power and fuel economy than a side valve design.
Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
John Deere X758
This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
A lawn mower with variable speed is beneficial because you may wish to slow down or speed up based on the area you are mowing, for example going slower when making tight turns around a tree.
The lawn mower has a lever which allows you to easily raise the front wheels, making it easier to pivot and manoeuvre.
An adjustable handlebar allows you to set it to the correct height of the user, making it more ergonomic to use. It is especially useful if multiple people are going to use it as it can be set differently for each person.
Wolf-Garten Select 4600