Best lawn mowers of August 2022: ranking and price comparison

Lawn mowers (1 - 5)
Scag Turf Tiger Propane Powered 52Scag Cheetah 61John Deere X324John Deere X534John Deere X758John Deere X739Craftsman Kohler Powered 54 22HPScag Tiger Cat 48Husqvarna YTH18K46Cub Cadet 1000 CC1018KHN
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Scag Turf Tiger Propane Powered 52
Scag Cheetah 61
John Deere X324
John Deere X534
John Deere X758
John Deere X739
Craftsman Kohler Powered 54 22HP
Scag Tiger Cat 48
Husqvarna YTH18K46
Cub Cadet 1000 CC1018KHN
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General info
CordlessCordless tools/machines are suited to a variety of different situations, as you are not limited to only working in places with power sources nearby.
CordlessCordless tools/machines are suited to a variety of different situations, as you are not limited to only working in places with power sources nearby.
Self-propelledA self-propelled lawn mower requires less effort from the user, as you don’t have to manually push it forward.
Self-propelledA self-propelled lawn mower requires less effort from the user, as you don’t have to manually push it forward.
Electric starterSometimes it can be hard to start gas-powered lawn mowers, but with an electric starter you can be guaranteed of it starting first time.
Electric starterSometimes it can be hard to start gas-powered lawn mowers, but with an electric starter you can be guaranteed of it starting first time.
Gas-powered lawn mowerA 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.
Gas-powered lawn mowerA 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.
Robotic mowerA robotic mower is an automated lawn mower that cuts the grass by itself. This requires little effort by the user, and they can sometimes be controlled remotely through a smartphone app.
Robotic mowerA robotic mower is an automated lawn mower that cuts the grass by itself. This requires little effort by the user, and they can sometimes be controlled remotely through a smartphone app.
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Cut quality
Maximum cutting heightA 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.
Maximum cutting heightA 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.152mm
127mm
102mm
102mm
133mm
133mm
102mm
127mm
101mm
120mm
Blade brakeWith a blade brake you can stop the rotation of the blades without cutting off the engine. This is useful if you need to clear debris from the lawn mower, or travel across a gravel area.
Blade brakeWith a blade brake you can stop the rotation of the blades without cutting off the engine. This is useful if you need to clear debris from the lawn mower, or travel across a gravel area.
Mulching featureWith 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.
Mulching featureWith 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.
Number of cutting height settingsA higher number of cutting height settings give you more versatility to choose the optimum length for your lawn, based on prevailing conditions.
Number of cutting height settingsA higher number of cutting height settings give you more versatility to choose the optimum length for your lawn, based on prevailing conditions.21
N.A.13
13
N.A.N.A.6
N.A.6
3
Turn radiusThe turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn that can be made. With a smaller turn radius, it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth to turn around.
Turn radiusThe turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn that can be made. With a smaller turn radius, it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth to turn around.0cm
0cm
38.1cm
68.6cm
64cm
53cm
N.A.N.A.40.6cm
40cm
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Performance
Overhead valve (OHV) engineAn overhead valve (OHV) engine is usually found in high-end models, and provides more power and fuel economy than a side valve design.
Overhead valve (OHV) engineAn overhead valve (OHV) engine is usually found in high-end models, and provides more power and fuel economy than a side valve design.
Engine sizeThis 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.
Engine sizeThis 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.0.72l
N.A.0.72l
0.72l
1l
0.7l
0.72l
N.A.N.A.0.6l
WattageA tool/machine with a higher wattage produces more power.
WattageA tool/machine with a higher wattage produces more power.17500W
N.A.16400W
17900W
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
VoltageA tool/machine with a higher voltage produces more power.
VoltageA tool/machine with a higher voltage produces more power.N.A.N.A.N.A.12V
N.A.N.A.12V
N.A.N.A.N.A.
HorsepowerHorsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
HorsepowerHorsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.23.5hp
36hp
22hp
24hp
24hp
25.5hp
24hp
27hp
18hp
18hp
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Features
Variable speedA 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.
Variable speedA 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.
Easy height-adjustmentYou can adjust the height of all four wheels at once, as opposed to some lawn mowers where you have to adjust each wheel separately. This makes it quicker and simpler to adjust the height of the lawn mower.
Easy height-adjustmentYou can adjust the height of all four wheels at once, as opposed to some lawn mowers where you have to adjust each wheel separately. This makes it quicker and simpler to adjust the height of the lawn mower.
Rain sensorYou can set the robotic mower so that it doesn’t operate when it senses rain or high humidity.
Rain sensorYou can set the robotic mower so that it doesn’t operate when it senses rain or high humidity.
Easy pivotingThe lawn mower has a lever which allows you to easily raise the front wheels, making it easier to pivot and manoeuvre.
Easy pivotingThe lawn mower has a lever which allows you to easily raise the front wheels, making it easier to pivot and manoeuvre.
HeadlightsWith headlights you can mow your lawn in low-light conditions.
HeadlightsWith headlights you can mow your lawn in low-light conditions.
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