To decide which is the correct lawn mower for you, you first need to think about how you’ll be using it (click here to see our full review). The answer will differ depending on the size of your yard. For small our medium-sized yards, one of the preferable options out there is a reliable electric model. But for a lawn yard, you would do well to look into one of the self-propelled gas models on the market today.
The Electric Mower
If you are a homeowner with a small or medium yard and are looking for an option that will make weekly, regular maintenance of your grass a breeze, then an electric model is ideal for your needs. These models come in corded electric mowers or cordless options that offer several benefits compared to their heavier gas-powered competitors.
These models are very efficient and, since they run on electricity rather than gas, produce no fumes. Healthier for the environment and your family, they also make much less noise, which your neighbors will appreciate. And most of all, they are easy to maintain and require almost no maintenance to maintain optimal performance.
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Speaking of electric models out there today is the GreenWorks Lawn Mower. This impressive option offers a 10 amp motor capable of tackling even the toughest grass conditions. Easy-to-start, you turn it on with the touch of a button. And built with a durable ABS polymer cutting deck, it’s designed to last for years.
Its compact design and light weight make it easy to operate and navigate along narrow, tough-to-reach spots. And with a 16” cutting deck, it is perfect for making quick, easy passes, allowing you to quickly mow even medium-sized yards. With 2-in-1 disposal capability, you can choose from mulching and rear-bagging. And with 5 different cutting height options, it’s incredibly versatile and perfect for any type of grass.
The Gas Mower
If you have a large yard or rather uneven terrain, you’re preference may be a gas, self-propelled model. These outdoor power tools offer more power and have wider cutting decks that allow you to make less passes while mowing the grass, reducing operation time.
With the addition of a self-propelled feature, which you’ll need since these models can weigh up to 100 lbs, you simply walk behind the mower, guiding it, while the machine advances itself, doing all the hard work.
One popular gas self-propelled models today is the Honda HRR216K9VKA Variable Speed Self-Propelled model. With a powerful, long-lasting, and easy-to-start auto choke 160cc Honda GCV engine, it can easily tackle even the toughest grass conditions.
Smart Drive Technology
It’s self-propelled and features Smart Drive technology which allows you to adjust the speed of the mower from 0-4 mph with a touch of a button. With 6 different cutting heights and 3-in-1 capability, allowing you to choose between mulching, side discharge, and rear-bagging, it’s incredibly versatile.
And with its amazing MicroCut twin blades, it makes amazingly clean, smooth cuts in any grass, leaving ultra-fine clippings that are ideal for mulch and double the capacity of your collection bag. With power and durability, it is perfect for any large or uneven yard.