Best Cordless Petrol Lawn Mower Review
With BBQ season fast approaching, the time to look in giving your lawn a much-needed cut after the wet winter is now.
With so many new mowers to choose from, selecting one can seem a daunting task. Below are some things to consider.
Top tips for buying a new mower
Everyone wants the best quality product for the lowest possible price. With lawnmowers, you get what you pay for. A cheaper lawn mower will usually break after a few uses and often has poor wiring. When searching for a mower, try to look for quality over price and read as many reviews as you can to gauge which one has the features you are after.
Many lawnmowers have several cutting heights due to different grass growth rates through the year. Consider how many cutting heights each mower has and how lawn proud you are; if you cut every so often, you will want to remove as much grass as possible and will require fewer cutting heights. If you have a keen eye for your grass’s length, you will probably want a mower with many height settings to keep your lawn looking pristine.
You want to make sure that any mower you buy matches your garden as closely as possible. Cutting width refers to the length of the cutting blade and a good rule of thumb is a larger garden requires a wider blade. This reduces cutting time, minimises effort with maximum effect.
If you have a large lawn to mow, you don’t want to be stopping to empty the grass collection every few yards. Take in to account your garden size and try to get a rough estimate of large your collection area will need to be.
To help you decide which mower would suit your garden, we have reviewed three of the most popular brands available today.
WEBB R41SP Petrol 40cm Self Propelled Lawnmower
The WEBB range is renowned for creating sturdy, well-built machines and this lawnmower is no exception. Each mower is made from the best materials and this one comes with a robust steel deck and ball bearing wheels as standard.
Being self-propelled, this mower requires minimal effort to push forwards, making the task of mowing easier for the user, perfect for those with mobility issues.
This is also a 2 in 1 lawn mower; you can use the tank to collect the cuttings or you can use the rear discharge option. With a weight of 27kg, it is considerably lighter than many other petrol mowers and with its small size, it can easily be stored in most sheds without issue.
With a larger cutting blade of 40cms, it is more suited to medium lawns but can be used on gardens of any size.
It also comes with a free sample of oil which is always a plus.
- Easy to assemble
- Reasonable price
- Engine runs smoothly with minimal effort
- Folding handles for easy storage
- Free oil included
- Five cutting heights
- Suitable for larger lawns- 50 litre grass collector and larger blade
- Slightly heavier than anticipated on sharp corners, difficult to manoeuvre.
- Open weave collection bag can cause dust to get kicked up if mowing on dry ground.
- Not as easy to use in tight areas of the garden.
Hyundai HYM430SP 4-stroke Petrol Lawn Mower Self Propelled
A sturdy self-propelled lawn mower with minimal effort required to start it up. The contactless ignition system allows you to simply pull and mow. Requiring basic unleaded petrol to run, this mower is easy to maintain and is also ideal for sloped or gardens on an incline.
Requires minimal effort to use due to self-propelled feature and with specialised rear wheels, you can mow your lawn at walking pace without the strain of pushing and pulling.
No guessing when the grass collector is full with this mower; a handy level indicator will tell you when it is time to empty the collector basket.
- Easy to assemble with no tools required
- Foldable hands for easier storage
- Low emission motor
- 6 cutting heights
- Suitable for medium to larger lawns; 42cm cutting width
- 45 litre grass collector with handy level indicator
- Quite expensive
- Oil not included
- Can be quite heavy to manipulate in turns
- Does not cut long grass well; often requires 2 attempts to get the desired effect.
Einhell GC-PM 46 S Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower
With its four-stroke engines, this mower will cut your lawn to perfection. Self-propelled and with an easy to reach start coil, it is the perfect option for easy mowing or for those who may find mowing difficult.
Brilliant for gardeners who want an immaculate garden, this mower has nine height settings. Together with a 46cm cutting width, it is more suited to larger lawns and with its powerful rear wheel drive, it makes quick work of them too.
With a large grass storage bag and filling indicator level, this mower leaves nothing to chance and its easy to remove storage compartment makes emptying grass clipping straight forward.
- Easy to assemble
- Large collection bag; 50 litres and handy filling level indicator
- 9 variable cutting heights
- Recommended for larger lawns
- Height adjustable
- Power rear wheel drive; making movement easier
- Startup is simple; recoil starter located on the handle to minimise bending
- Quite expensive
- Not recommended for tighter spaces
- Grass bag can fall off if not correctly installed
- Vibrates more than other leading competitors
While it easy to look over this list and choose the mower with the most pros, the Einhell, all these mowers are fit for mowing your garden to a superior standard. All of them have superior cutting power and are quick and efficient choices for any sized garden.
As each of these are petrol based, they are more powerful and as they are not tethered by a cable, you can move them easily between patches of lawn without having to worry about cable extensions; perfect if your garden is leveled or has difficult to reach areas.