Hundreds of lawn mowers are available on the market, finding out the model and type that best serves your purpose is the tricky part. There are several considerations to make before settling on the ideal option. Foremost is the size of your lawn. You may be interested in a model that is convenient for tidying up small gardens, or a more powerful machine capable of cutting long grass in a large area. The second consideration is your physique, more specifically your height. Some models are fitted with adjustable height handles, making them more flexible and comfortable to use. Third is the environment you intend to use the machine. Some models are best for sloppy areas and easy to maneuver in areas with trees or ponds. Finally, how neat you intend the lawn to look. You could be fine with short grass or want a more a more decent striped look.
There are three types of lawn mowers. Cylinder machines are fitted with a rotary blade at the front, designed for cutting grass in a scissor motion. These are best suited for lawns that need to cutting more often, but unsuitable for uneven surfaces or dump and longer grass. Hover mowers are the most ideal for overhanging shrubs, but unsuitable for small and medium sized gardens. You can opt for one that collects the grass as its cuts or those that redistribute clippings and make it easy for you to rake afterward. They are less expensive than a cylinder or rotary models. Rotary mowers are fitted with a blade underneath. The machines have wheels and often come with a rear roller that leaves the stripe effect that is common on football pitches.
Best Electric Lawn Mowers in 2017
Today we will have a quick look at 10 different lawn mowers. For the sake of diversity, we included corded and battery-powered lawn mowers. The models that were selected have a proven record or not breaking down prematurely and doing a rather fine job. With no further ado, here are the top 10 best electric lawn mowers in 2017 reviews.
- 10. Poulan Pro 961120134 PR500N21SH Briggs 500ex Side Discharge/Mulch 2-in-1 Hi-Wheel Push Mower in 21-Inch Deck, 11-inch wheels
- 9. EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower – 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit
- 8. GreenWorks 25112 13 Amp 21-Inch Corded Lawn Mower
- 7. Husqvarna 5521P 21-Inch 140cc Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower With High Rear Wheels
- 6. Husqvarna 7021P 21-Inch 160cc Honda GCV160 Gas Powered 3-N-1 Push Lawn Mower With High Rear Wheels (CARB Compliant)
- 5. GreenWorks 25052 16-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher
- 4. GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower
- 3. BLACK+DECKER MTE912 6.5-Amp Electric 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, 12″
- 2. Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag
- 1. GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower
10. Poulan Pro 961120134 PR500N21SH Briggs 500ex Side Discharge/Mulch 2-in-1 Hi-Wheel Push Mower in 21-Inch Deck, 11-inch wheels
This machine is designed to deliver a neatly cut lawn in little time, thanks to its 21 inch 2-in-1 cutting edge design. It is powered by a 140cc Briggs & Stratton Engine known for its dependability and delivery of sufficient power in a package that is compact and lightweight.
- It comes fitted with smooth-rolling, high rear wheels to enhance maneuverability regardless of the terrain
- With a 2-in-1 discharge, as well as mulch discharge, the machine spreads clippings on its side, essentially returning nutrients to the surface and enabling healthier and thicker grass growth.
- It is not self-propelled
- Many parts are plastic, and can easily fall off if used on uneven terrain.
- It is only suitable for small to medium sized spaces.
9. EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower – 5.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit
An ideal option for homeowners who prefer a lightweight mower that saves time yet gets the job done. The machine is cordless and features a 56-volt lithium battery capable of providing up to 60 minutes of power. With a 30-minute recharge time, this machine is the fastest in its category. It will allow you to embark and complete the job much faster, without having to wait for long as the battery charges. It comes with lights that indicate power consumption.
- Easy to achieve an evenly cut surface since you can quickly adjust its deck height using a lever
- Easy to start at the push of a button rather than the conventional pull cord
- Allows you to bag and mulch grass clippings since it comes with a bag attached to its rear end
- Provides a 20-inch cutting width, which is generous enough to ensure you mow faster seeing as you won’t need to make repeated passes.
- It does not come with a self-propel function
- The mower can only be serviced by EGO, which is inconvenient.
8. GreenWorks 25112 13 Amp 21-Inch Corded Lawn Mower
A new-age machine that runs on a powerful electric motor of 13 Amp. With a solid 21-inch steel deck, the machine possesses an excellent grass cutting capability. It is highly versatile, foldable, sleek and capable of side discharges, rear bagging, or mulching. It is very easy to maneuver since it comes with strategically aligned 7-inch front wheels, and 10-inch back wheels.
- With seven different heights from which to choose, this machine offers a terrific mowing height adjustment, which you can easily configure depending on topographical conditions, the height of your grass, and the presence of thatch.
- It does not feature any complicated parts or assortment of screws and bolts, which makes it easy to use.
- Requires the user to take heed of how the cord is handled since the length of the cable is inversely proportional to the gauge.
- As a safety feature, the shipment is made before the blades are fully sharpened
7. Husqvarna 5521P 21-Inch 140cc Briggs & Stratton Gas Powered 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower With High Rear Wheels
The Husqvarna Lawn Mower 5521p is a rather traditional gas mower that operates on a 140cc Briggs & Stratton CARB motor and is easy to use. It is designed with a lightweight chassis that is easy to maneuver around tight corners. It also machine comes with handles that fold up to save on space.
- The machine is easy to use since it comes fully preassembled from the factory with only its handles needing attachment.
- The number of runs required to cut large lawns is significantly reduced seeing as the mower comes with a 21-inch cutting deck that can be used even on wet patches.
- It comes fitted with a leaf collection bag that gives you the option of side discharge, mulching, or bag collection.
- Offers great flexibility of use since it is effective even when it comes to cutting thick and heavy growth, wild grass, and cold seasoned grass.
- With a lever for the selection of up to five pre-defined options, height adjustment is relatively easy.
- The machine is available at a fairly reasonable price, especially if you consider the fact that it is inexpensive to maintain.
- • Not very effective on uneven terrain because its wheels are a bit rigid and often cause the blade to rise on either side
6. Husqvarna 7021P 21-Inch 160cc Honda GCV160 Gas Powered 3-N-1 Push Lawn Mower With High Rear Wheels (CARB Compliant)
The Husqvarna 7021P is a petrol mower that runs on a powerful 160cc GVC160 Honda engine that offers superior power and maneuverability. Despite drawing heavily on the 5521P model, the mower is fitted with bigger wheels and comes as a complete package with features designed for faster side discharge, mulching, and rear collection. It comes with a 21-inch deck, a 3-in-1 feature for mulching, bagging and side discharge, a foldable handle, nine height settings and two years warranty.
- Operating on the Honda engine, the Husqvarna 7021P mower is incredibly powerful and more dependable.
- Owing to its large wheels, maneuvering this lawn mower around tree roots and other obstacles is a lot easier compared to other mowers.
- Thanks to a larger engine with the capacity to provide seven pounds of torque per foot, this mower makes it easier for users to achieve a consistent cut every single time.
- It offers more flexibility in height adjustment with up to nine height settings that range between 1.25 to 3.5 inches
- Due to its larger engine capacity, the machine is noisier.
- For purposes of longevity and performance, users have to use the exact oil mentioned in the provided manual.
- Due to the large engine size, the mower consumes more fuel and is, therefore, more expensive to maintain in the long run.
- Unsuitable for small and medium sized lawns.
5. GreenWorks 25052 16-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher
The Greenworks 25052 has a classic design and simplicity that allows users to save a lot more on maintenance without necessarily compromising the quality of mowing and mulching. This walk behind mower comes with a 16-inch cutting deck, five blades, an adjustable grass catcher, 10-inch large wheels, 1.25-2.25 inch height adjustment, weighs 26 lbs, and has four years warranty
- The mower takes ten minutes only to assemble and is very easy to use.
- Due to its helical five blade setup, the mower cuts grass more neatly compared to standard reel mowers.
- Greenworks 25052 is a reel mower and does not require any significant maintenance.
- Competitively priced.
- 4-year warranty
- Easily chokes on twigs and leaves, and therefore requires regular checking of its blade arrangement for blockage.
- Has fewer height adjustment options of between 1.125 to 2.25 inches
4. GreenWorks 25142 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Lawn Mower
The Greenworks 25142 runs on a powerful 10-Amp motor and is fitted with a 16-inch cutting deck. Designed ideally for small to medium sized spaces, this mower comes with five height options, a grass catcher bag, mulching and rear discharge, 6-inch front wheels and 7-inch rear wheel, weighs 37.5 lbs, and 4-year warranty. The mower comes fully assembled and is easy to use. With 7-inch rear wheels and 6-inch front wheels, it boasts of a very effective forward-pishing balance. As a result, this mowing machine is easy to maneuver around tricky and uneven patches such as narrow strips that border sidewalks or spaces close to flower beds.
- Ability for mulch and rear discharge
- Inclusive of grass catcher
- Easy to assemble and use
- Unsuitable for large sized lawns
- The size of the discharge bag is a bit too small for heavy mowing
- The cutting deck is made of high-grade plastic instead of stainless steel
3. BLACK+DECKER MTE912 6.5-Amp Electric 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, 12″
The Black & Decker 3-in-1 mower and trimmer/edger are designed for small lawns. It offers a 3-in-1 landscaping functionality. It is an ideal mower, trimmer, and edger, suitable for small sized lawns of not more than 1,200 square feet that have difficult to reach areas. Owing to its compact size, it is the ideal options for landowners with limited storage capacity. It comes with an AFS automatic feed system that enables the performance of uninterrupted work. The gear drive transmission inhibits bogging down and comes with easier conversion wheeled edging. The mower is fitted with a 6.5-Amp motor to enhance overall performance. The only problem is that it comes without an extension power cord.
- It is economical and convenient seeing as the same machine provides three functions
- It comes with all requisite tools for lawn care
- It comes with a high powered motor
- Switching between the different functions is easy
- The equipment is shipped without an extension power cord, which makes reaching distant areas difficult and inconveniencing
2. Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag
Using a more compact and significantly lighter mower to take care of smaller yards is a lot easier and more convenient. This model comes with a 14-inch cutting deck that is powered by a rather large motor of 12 Amps. Since it is fitted with a grass catcher, this mower is ideal for taking care of small to medium-sized lawns. This mower features precision sharpened blades made of steel and a three-position height adjustment, all of which users find useful when it comes to cutting grass closer to the ground. The machine is shipped with a 10.6-gallon rear removable bag that is easy to remove and dispose of. The mower is ETL approved and comes with a 2-year complete warranty.
- Easy to start and has no oil spills
- Detachable grass catcher
- Complete 2-year warranty
- Limited 3-position height adjustment
1. GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower
This is a medium-size mower that is designed for mowing medium-sized yards and lawns. A critical feature of this model is its limited carbon emission rate. It comes with a 12 Amp electric motor that is capable of delivering sufficient power to clear tough grass. Its structural design includes a 20-inch steel deck that ensures durability and high performance. It comes with a seven-position height adjustment system and a 3-in-1 feature that provides several options when it comes to grass clippings.
- With a minimum height adjustment of 5/8, it is sure to provide low and cleaner cuts.
- You can simultaneously lower all of its four wheels using the handle.
- It makes minimal noise and is environmentally safe
- Inefficient on moist grass
As exceptional products, every lawn mower reviewed above is quite effective and of high quality. As such, the most suitable choice will depend on the height of your grass and size of the yard. This review aims to guide you so that you can narrow down the list and choose the most suitable unit. Remember, to utilize the list of pre-purchase considerations.