Best Petrol Lawnmowers 2018 – Buyers Guide and Reviews
Gone are the days of borrowing your neighbour’s push-along lawnmower (thank goodness!) Now is the time for powerful petrol lawnmowers that are capable of precision mowing at a whole new level. If you want a stunning lawn today, you need a petrol lawnmower! But which one to buy?
This comparison table shows the 10 most popular petrol lawn mowers currently for sale on Amazon in the UK. To skip straight to the buyers guide click here.
Here are our own 10 favourite petrol lawnmowers for 2018, with detailed descriptions for each one below the table.
|Petrol Lawnmower Type||Petrol Lawnmower Name||Where Can I buy?|
|Best Light Weight Petrol Lawnmower to Buy in 2018||Hyundai 16 inch/40 cm, 99cc Petrol Push Rotary Lawn Mower Lightweight and Soft Grip Handle||Order Online|
|Best All Round Petrol Lawnmower to buy in 2018||Mountfield SP414 15" 4-Wheel Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawnmower||Order Online|
|Best petrol lawnmower for storage||Flymo Petrol Power Air Cushion Mower - Honda 160 cc Engine||Order Online|
|Best petrol lawnmower: self-propelled||Honda Izy HRG 466 SK 4-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower||Order Online|
|Best petrol lawnmower: luxury lightweight||Hayter 617 Spirit 41 Push Rear Roller 41cm Petrol Lawnmower||Order Online|
|Best petrol lawnmower for large lawns||Draper Expert 37996 135cc (3.2HP) 460mm Petrol Lawnmower||Order Online|
|Best Petrol Lawnmower – newly on the market||Husqvarna LC140S self-propelled wheeled petrol lawn mower (16" cut)||Order Online|
|Best Petrol lawnmower for the environment||Webb R16SP 42cm Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawnmower||Order Online|
|Best petrol lawnmower for clipping redistribution: the mulching lawnmower||Makita PLM5121 4-Stroke Rotary Petrol Lawnmower||Order Online|
Best Petrol Lawnmowers 2018
All of the petrol lawnmowers listed below, we think, are reasonably priced and cover the spectrum of petrol lawnmowers available on the market today. Read on and discover more about the top 10 petrol lawnmowers for 2018.
1. Hyundai 16 inch/40 cm, 99cc Petrol Push Rotary Lawn Mower Lightweight and Soft Grip Handle – Best Light Weight Petrol Lawnmower to Buy in 2018
Hyundai have excelled themselves with this petrol lawnmower. This machine will make light work of your standard garden lawn. A nice feature is the pull start can be placed towards the top of the main handles which eliminates the need to bend down when starting it. With three cutting heights ranging from 25 mm for a smooth lawn to 75 mm for cutting long grass, the HYM40P puts you in control over the finish of your cut. The height is adjusted by individual wheel settings which does take longer to adjust but usually we only do this one a season!
2. Mountfield SP414 15″ 4-Wheel Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawnmower – Best All Round Petrol Lawnmower to buy in 2018
I will say that I love Mountfield Petrol Lawnmowers, and this one is an awesome model. It has a 100cc engine – that’s more than my first motorbike! (ok, that was a moped, but I can but dream). The SP414 model is perfect as a general-purpose petrol lawnmower. It can accommodate the majority of domestic situations and has a generous 40litres grass collector. If you are looking for style, then the Mountfield brand of petrol lawnmower is a stunning addition to your garden too.
3. Flymo Petrol Power Air Cushion Mower – Honda 160 cc Engine – Best petrol lawnmower for storage
Flymo lawnmowers for many will bring up images of small lawnmowers that are only suitable for a postage stamp. Not the Flymo XL500 petrol lawnmower! This petrol lawnmower has been designed for usage beyond the stereotype and not just for domestic use either; this petrol lawnmower is quite at home in the hands of professional gardeners. The Honda engine brings power that hasn’t been seen before in a Flymo, and this petrol lawnmower can cut to precision on slopes up to 45 degrees. While this model has been beefed up, the easy folding handle remains, and storage of this petrol lawnmower is a doddle!
4. Honda Izy HRG 466 SK 4-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower – Best petrol lawnmower: self-propelled
What is the real benefit to powered lawnmowers over push mowers? It is the ease in creating a perfect lawn. Whether your lawned area is smooth or undulating, pathways or grass tennis court, this petrol lawnmower is one of the finest out there. Honda manufactures petrol lawnmowers to a stunning degree of design, the craftsmanship is second to none, and they are built to last. ‘Intelligent blade design’ from this petrol lawnmower is designed for efficiency and low maintenance costs.
5. Hayter 617 Spirit 41 Push Rear Roller 41cm Petrol Lawnmower – Best petrol lawnmower: Rear Roller lightweight
This Hayter petrol lawnmower requires a bit of push, but is beautifully uncomplicated and will work well in many different gardens giving that sought after stripey finish to your lawn. It is the lightweight aluminum skeleton of this petrol lawnmower that makes it the winner of our ‘best rear roller lightweight petrol lawnmower’ category. Choose from 7 different cut heights, and push your way to a manicured beautifully striped lawn. The fabric grass bag holds a stunning 55lites of clippings, so fewer trips to the compost heap mid-mow!
6. Draper Expert 37996 135cc (3.2HP) 460mm Petrol Lawnmower – Best petrol lawnmower for large lawns
The Draper Expert range of gardening tools are well built and perfect for gardeners looking the professional touch. This Draper Expert Petrol Lawnmower is no exception. This quality piece of kit will last and last. Draper also stock a wide range of parts, so you can be sure of being able to service this petrol lawnmower for years to come.
7. Husqvarna LC140S self-propelled wheeled petrol lawn mower (16″ cut) – Best Petrol Lawnmower – newly on the market
The Husqvarna petrol lawnmower is one of the newest petrol lawnmowers to the market. It is built with the smaller garden in mind. The cutting systems are steel and proved robust under heavy test conditions. It was great to push, and the additional ergonomic features were really appreciated in this petrol lawnmower.
8. Webb R16SP 42cm Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawnmower – Best Petrol lawnmower for the environment
This quality offering from Webb brings a Petrol Lawnmower brings a whole new experience to mowing. It boasts a high-performance Briggs & Stratton 450E series 4 stroke engine. 4 stroke engines are much quieter to run than 2 stroke engines and are known to produce fewer emissions. If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly choice of petrol lawnmower, then this is the choice for you. The grass bag is a generous 40litres and has a convenient carry handle. This petrol lawnmower also has the option of cutting without the bag in situ, allowing the grass to scatter back onto the lawn as you mow. One problem that can arise with petrol lawnmowers is the issue of cleaning. Not with this model! This petrol lawnmower features a washport. Simply connect a garden hose, and your petrol lawnmower will be quickly and efficiently cleaned with no effort required from you; what more could you want?!
9. Makita PLM5121 4-Stroke Rotary Petrol Lawnmower – Best petrol lawnmower for clipping redistribution: the mulching lawnmower
Yes, you have read that correctly! This petrol lawnmower not only you’re your lawn, it cuts the clippings into tiny pieces with a dedicated blade and then redistributes the mulch back onto your lawn. This is great for your lawn as the nutrients will not be removed. This petrol lawnmower is the best one we have seen that will actually assist with the health and wellbeing of your lawn; we think that’s pretty cool.
10.Honda Izy HRG536SD 21-inch Wheeled Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower – Best petrol lawnmower for the professional gardener
The Honda HRG536SD is a petrol mower which represents the best the IZY range has to offer, and is among the best professional lawnmowers available. Powered by an OHC four-stroke GCV 160cc engine with automatic choke, you can still expect a quiet mowing experience thanks to the way in which the engine is precision engineered to reduce vibrations and the inclusion of an innovative internal timing belt. This model also offers a 53cm cutting width with which other similar models cannot compete, ensuring great performance even on larger lawns. Enjoy mowing with this fabulous petrol lawnmower.
Petrol Lawnmowers Buyers Guide
As you may have realised from reading the above, petrol lawnmowers come with several things you need to consider before you spend your hard-earned money on one. Selecting the right one for your garden and your mowing style will be money well spent.
How to choose the Best Petrol Lawnmower for You
There are many important aspects that you will need to carefully consider when you are deciding which petrol lawnmower you are going to buy. Which petrol lawnmower works best for you will depend on what you will want it to be able to do, the range of cut heights you will need to use, and your budget. Generally speaking, there are a few things that everyone will need to consider before purchasing a petrol lawnmower. Your petrol lawnmower should be durable, easy to maintain, and be able to stand up to the regular use that you will require in your garden.
In this Buyers Guide to Petrol Lawnmowers, we will review the features you will need to consider when buying a new petrol lawnmower so that you know exactly what to look for.
Self-propelled petrol lawnmower
If you have a large garden, it will take a long time to mow and can feel like hard work. If this is your setup don’t despair, buy yourself a self-propelled petrol lawnmower!
What is a self-propelled lawnmower? It is one that powers itself forwards. What a brilliant idea! No more pushing a heavy steel box up and down for hours, just gently direct it in the right direction and let the self-propelled petrol lawnmower do the hard work! These self-drive petrol lawnmowers are an essential feature if you have much more than a postage stamp to mow. If you are facing slopes and undulating areas, you would be missing a trick if you didn’t choose a self-propelled petrol lawnmower! You can get either single speed or variable speed self propelled lawnmowers. Make sure you choose wisely when you make a lawnmower investment.
How to buy petrol lawnmowers online
There is no reason why you shouldn’t purchase your petrol lawnmower online, and in fact it can take a lot of the hassle out of the process. No lugging what can be quite a heavy piece of machinery to your car, scratching the paint, ripping the carpet, and again when you get the thing home. Buying online is the way things are going and for very good reasons! With fewer overheads, the sellers can sell the petrol lawnmowers for a lower price and, if you purchase from a reputable seller or from a reputable platform such as Amazon, then any returns or customer service you need shouldn’t be a problem. Just make sure you have researched which petrol lawnmower you need for your garden. Then click ‘buy’ and sit back while someone else carries it to your front door!
Petrol lawnmower maintenance
When you choose your petrol lawnmower, the chances are you will own it for many years to come. Make sure the brand of petrol lawnmower you are buying sells parts and investigate whether there is a local dealer or garden machinery centre who can service your petrol lawnmower. Many places will be able to pick up and drop back your petrol lawnmower too, so do your research before buying. It’s always worth asking your local centres about different brands and models in case they have any words of wisdom about the ease and cost of servicing your petrol lawnmower.
Petrol lawnmowers for tall and short gardeners
This is an issue that many people neglect to think about when they are looking to purchase a petrol lawnmower. Have a look at the online descriptions and see how long the handles extend to and their minimum and maximum heights. No one is average, so find out which petrol lawnmower will fit with your height!
Design Aspects to Look for in A Petrol Lawnmower
You will have noticed in our list of top 10 petrol lawnmowers for 2017 that we have listed them under different categories. If you are serious about choosing the best petrol lawnmower for your garden, then you will need to think about several different design aspects that the manufacturers build into their petrol lawnmowers:
- Size of mower
- Size of clipping bag
- Variety of cutting settings
- Mulching abilities
- Handle height
- Self-propelling (or not)
- … and many more
How much do Good petrol lawnmowers Cost
As with much of life, the answer to this question is a combination of ‘how long is a piece of string’ and ‘you get what you pay for’. If you want a hard-wearing, durable petrol lawnmower that does everything (include making pots of tea …) then you will need a bigger budget than one with a few settings that is designed for medium sized gardens. In general, though, if you want to purchase a reasonable petrol lawnmower then you need to be thinking of starting your search at around £250-300. The more ‘all-singing, all-dancing” petrol lawnmowers can be up to and over £1000. If your garden requires a top-of-the-range petrol lawnmower, then it will be well worth your time and money to buy a quality machine.
And finally ….
A beautiful petrol lawnmower is an item of beauty. It is not just a tool, it is a trusted friend, and a quality petrol lawnmower can be something to be handing down as an inheritance! Finding your perfect petrol lawnmower is not a task to take lightly. We hope that this list of our top ten petrol lawnmowers for 2017 was helpful. Remember that there is no such thing as a perfect petrol lawnmower, each one is built for a specific situation or range of situations.
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