Lawn maintenance work can become tedious without the right tools , especially if you have a large lot.
Currently the market offers a wide range of possibilities for buying lawn mowers and going through all the options can seem overwhelming.
That’s why we included in this guide a list of the 7 best lawnmowers, the best-selling and best-rated models by buyers, and we detail their main features to function as the first filter on the way to the purchase of your future lawnmower.
7 Best Commercial Lawn Mower -Guide To Buying One
Here’s a list of seven of the best-rated and best-selling lawnmowers . We will place them in order of price, from the cheapest in position number 7 to the most expensive in position number 1:
Rank #1: Makita ELM3800
Without being a leader in the manufacture of this product, the Makita brand enters the list with this modest but suitable model , perfect for small city gardens or interior patios of companies or public buildings, with adjustment of 5 different heights , quick release lever for easy folding of the handlebar and grass accumulator box with level indicator. See more Makita mowers .
Its dimensions are 64.4 x 31.8 x 31.2 cm and its approximate weight is 13 kilograms, with an electrical power of 1300W, ideal for this small but strong style of machine.
As always at the top of the list, it is a model that wins many buyers thanks to its excellent price / quality ratio . In this case, the ELM3800 is no exception, with a market cost that is normally around 110 euros .
Rank #1: Greencut GLM660SX
The machine at number 6 on the list is also the only Greencut brand on the list. The versatile GLM660SX features an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and has 7 different height settings (From 25 to 75mm, with 400mm cutting width) which can be varied and changed simply with a flip of the lever . The price / quality ratio is excellent for this tool that can usually be found at a price of around 150 euros .
Its dimensions are 132 x 50 x 98 cm and the approximate weight is 30 Kg, although we must remember that it is a gasoline model that will be self-propelled and easy to maneuver, with a tank that can hold up to 0.7 L that drives a 5hp, 4-stroke, air cooled OHV engine.
Rank #1: Black & Decker EMAX42i
Another brand that comes to the list with just one product is Black & Decker and this electric model that has the Intelli-Cable system to avoid the classic accidents with the cable and a compact design for better access under hedges and possible furniture of yard. With a power of 1800 W the machine has a 42 cm wide cut, 6 variable heights and can usually be obtained on the market at a price of around 155 euros.
Its dimensions are 41 x 47.2 x 79.2 cm and the approximate weight is around 17 kilograms, which makes it a practical machine and not too heavy for the push. Undoubtedly the most attractive feature of this model is the E-Drive, a high performance cutting system with constant speed even on tall grass.
In the following video you can see how the Black & Decker mower line works:
Rank #1: Einhell GE-EM 1843 HW
Einhell is the first brand on the list to own more than one seat and the first goes for this powerful 1800W model with 6 levels of cuts that can be easily varied and range from 25 to 75mm. It has a two-point safety switch and is recommended for work on land up to 800 m². Another example of an excellent price / quality ratio, the GE-EM 1843 HW can normally be found on the market for less than 200 euros.
Its dimensions are 82 x 48.5 x 44.5 cm and its approximate weight is 21 kilograms, a perhaps too heavy option that detracts from practicality. Remember to consider who will normally be in charge of cutting the lawn while we analyze the size and weight characteristics of the machines.
Rank #1: Bosch ROTAK 43
One of the leading brands in the manufacture of this product, as well as that of many tools, is Bosch , which like Einhell , makes more than one place on the list. The first is taken by this model of exceptional ergonomics thanks to the Ergoflex handle with AGR certificate, easy handling, simple design and Powerdrive motor system that guarantees a reliable cut even in the most difficult conditions. All these and some more features make its cost, which is normally around 240 euros, relatively modest.
The dimensions are 79 x 43.5 x 79 cm, approximate weight of 13 kilograms, required electrical power of 1800W, with a grass accumulator bag that has a capacity of 50 liters and will allow fewer work interruptions to empty.
Rank #1: Einhell GH-PM 46/1
The second Einhell lawn mower model to make the list has a powerful 135cc 1 cylinder 4-stroke engine that puts out 2.17 kW (3.0 hp) at 3,100 rpm / min. This makes the GH-PM 46/1 the best on the list for medium / large gardens, recommended for spaces up to 1400 m². Its power and versatility postulate it as an excellent option in the wide market where it can be obtained at a price that is normally around 260 euros .
Its dimensions are 57 x 78.5 x 44 cm, its approximate weight is 33 kilograms and the capacity of its grass accumulator bag is 60 L. The width of the cut is 57 cm, with five adjustable cutting heights that go from 32 to 70 mm.
Rank #1: Bosch ROTAK 32 LI
This Bosch lawnmower takes the top spot on the list with its ROTAK 32 LI model, one of the few examples of total wireless and power freedom. Possessing the Rotak 32 LI High Power battery and light weight with integrated handles to allow practical transport, this model is presented as the best option for small gardens, with a recommended maximum of 300 m². Due to the quality of Bosch and the total autonomy of this machine, you cannot consider a cheap one at its cost, since it normally costs around 350 euros .
Its dimensions are 60.3 x 39.6 x 36.3 cm and its weight is surprisingly light, with 10 kilograms and a folding handle for more compact storage. Another of the qualities that make this model one allied with technology is its low noise level, which makes it a suitable lawnmower for the urban lifestyle.
Buying a lawn mower, what do you have to consider?
All products, whether online or in a physical store, will offer a broad description of features, many of which are not important and we will not benefit from reading. Of course there are details that will help us make a smart purchase that meets our needs. The factors to keep in mind and pay attention while reading the descriptions of the models are as follows:
The measurements of the garden is a key detail to take into account. As a general rule, if you have a small garden, it is recommended to select a small electric lawnmower , it will serve to do the job efficiently and quickly, it will avoid spending on gasoline and its only disadvantage is the annoying key.
For medium-sized gardens, we must start thinking about more powerful electric lawnmowers or directly switch to a tool that works with gasoline. Unless it is heavy vegetation, the electric option will continue to be recommended (despite the cable) considering that it spends less.
Finally, if we are talking about a large space in dimensions or a garden with uneven ground, we definitely recommend a gasoline lawn mower . It will completely eliminate dependence on the cable (including the typical accident of walking over the extension with the machine) and also, being self-propelled, gasoline mowers will require less energy to use.
Another dimension to take into account is that of the machine itself . Some models can be very large and heavy, so before selecting one we must ask the following question: Who will normally use the machine? The difficulty of handling and the force required to push an electric lawnmower, for example, may be too much for some users. Always remember that the human energy required for work will always be reduced by buying a gasoline lawn mower since it will be self-propelled.
2. Cordless electric lawn mowers
In the middle of the decision between electric or gasoline machines there is also a third less frequent option, the cordless electric lawnmower. As you can imagine, it works through a rechargeable battery that gives it a certain autonomy (on average one hour) to carry out the task free of the annoying cable.
However, due to its limited autonomy and its sometimes insufficient power, this type of product is little recommended. Only if you want to avoid the use of gasoline but have a large yard where cables are a nuisance is this a suitable and viable option. (You may also be interested in looking at a robotic lawnmower )
Saving on electrical power is never a good thing when buying a lawn mower as it is a waste of money. Efficiency and speed is achieved through a good power, that is, 1200W up. The result of opting for an option lower than this is to stay with a machine that will find it difficult to move over tall grasses or even require two passes to get the grass at the level we want.
Good power will make the difference between mowing just on Saturday morning or having to do it all weekend.
And the mowed grass?
Bagged lawnmowers, which accumulate grass in them and then transfer it to a waste bag, are a practical and comfortable option that is widely used. On the other hand, there are models that cut the grass into tiny pieces, forming a layer rich in phosphorus and nitrogen that will function as fertilizer. These are two valid options whose decision will depend entirely on the tastes of the owner of the garden.
In the list below we will present lawn mowers whose prices range between 100 and 400 euros, it is of course the medium-high or high range of the product. There are numerous high-quality models with prices below 100 euros and to indicate which they are, we have made this comparison of the best cheap lawnmowers.
It is easy to differentiate the lawnmowers since they have very varied characteristics, however this does not mean that the task of selecting one is easier.
Before entering into the options that the market offers, we must analyze the important details clarified in the section What must be taken into account? and contrast our needs with the budget we have at hand and the characteristics of our models.
The size of the patio is just the first of several factors that we have to analyze in depth to select the product that best meets our needs.
The lawn mowers themselves may be too large and heavy for people of a certain age or perhaps, in an extremely large yard, we will benefit from using a cordless tool.
If everything goes the way we want it, we will have achieved a smart purchase that fully meets our needs.
So far the guide to buying a lawn mower, we hope it has been as enjoyable as it is useful.