Best lawn mowers of August 2020: ranking and price comparison

Which are the best lawn mowers of 2020?

Best lawn mowers of 2020 (1 - 5)
lawn mower comparison
Comparison winner
lawn mower comparison
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RoboMow RS630
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Scag Turf Tiger Propane Powered 52
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Wolf-Garten Robo Scooter 1800
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John Deere X324
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Wolf-Garten Robo Scooter 3000
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RoboMow RS622
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John Deere X534
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RoboMow RC304
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Scag Cheetah 61
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Cub Cadet Lawnkeeper 3000
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RoboMow RS630
100points
Scag Turf Tiger Propane Powered 52
99points
Wolf-Garten Robo Scooter 1800
90points
John Deere X324
87points
Wolf-Garten Robo Scooter 3000
87points
RoboMow RS622
86points
John Deere X534
85points
RoboMow RC304
81points
Scag Cheetah 61
81points
Cub Cadet Lawnkeeper 3000
80points
Best price
Best price
Summary
Summary
  • General info (80)
  • Cut quality (58)
  • Performance (84)
  • Features (75)
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  • General info (93)
  • Cut quality (77)
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  • Features (100)
Pros
Pros
  • Remote control via smartphone
  • Auto docking
  • Longer maximum cutting height
  • Wider cutting width
  • Gas-powered lawn mower
  • Variable speed
  • Blade brake
  • More cutting height settings
  • Wider cutting width
  • Remote control via smartphone
  • Auto docking
  • Longer maximum cutting height
  • Wider cutting width
  • Gas-powered lawn mower
  • Variable speed
  • Blade brake
  • Overhead valve (OHV) engine
  • Wider cutting width
  • Auto docking
  • Longer maximum cutting height
  • Wider cutting width
  • Auto docking
  • Remote control via smartphone
  • Longer maximum cutting height
  • Gas-powered lawn mower
  • Wider cutting width
  • More watts
  • Variable speed
  • Blade brake
  • Remote control via smartphone
  • Auto docking
  • Longer maximum cutting height
  • Gas-powered lawn mower
  • Wider cutting width
  • Variable speed
  • Blade brake
  • Easy height-adjustment
  • Wider cutting width
  • Remote control via smartphone
  • Easy height-adjustment
Cons
Cons
    • Robotic mower
    • Rain sensor
      • Wattage
      • Robotic mower
      • Rain sensor
        • Lawn area coverage
        • Mulching feature
        • Voltage
        • Robotic mower
        • Rain sensor
        • Lawn area coverage
        • Maximum cutting height
        • Robotic mower
        • Rain sensor
        • Cordless
        General info
        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.
        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.
        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.
        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.
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        Cut quality
        Wider cutting widthWith 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.
        Wider cutting widthWith 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.N.A.132cm56cm122cm56cm56cm122cm28cm155cm56cm
        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.80mm152mm80mm102mm80mm81mm102mm60mm127mm80mm
        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.N.A.21N.A.13N.A.N.A.13N.A.N.A.N.A.
        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.
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        Performance
        WattageA tool/machine with a higher wattage produces more power.
        WattageA tool/machine with a higher wattage produces more power.N.A.17500WN.A.16400WN.A.N.A.17900WN.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.N.A.N.A.N.A.12VN.A.N.A.26V
        Larger recommended areaWith a larger maximum surface area you can mow bigger lawns.
        Larger recommended areaWith a larger maximum surface area you can mow bigger lawns.N.A.N.A.1800m²N.A.3000m²N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
        Lawn area coverageThe robotic mower can cover a larger lawn surface area.
        Lawn area coverageThe robotic mower can cover a larger lawn surface area.3000m²N.A.N.A.N.A.3000m²2137m²N.A.400m²N.A.3000m²
        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.
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        Features
        Auto dockingOnce the device has finished or is low on battery, it will return by itself to the docking station to recharge.
        Auto dockingOnce the device has finished or is low on battery, it will return by itself to the docking station to recharge.
        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.
        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.
        Remote control via smartphoneThis technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
        Remote control via smartphoneThis technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
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