September 20, 2017

Best Petrol Lawnmowers 2017 – Buyers Guide

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.

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1 Hyundai 16 inch/40 cm, 99cc Petrol Push Rotary Lawn Mower Lightweight and Soft Grip Handle Hyundai 16 inch/40 cm, 99cc Petrol Push Rotary Lawn Mower Lightweight and Soft Grip Handle
  • Hyundai 99cc 4-stroke OHV petrol engine, providing easy starting with low fuel consumption.
  • With a 400mm cutting width it's ideal for cutting small to medium sized lawns, up to approx. 20m x 20m.
  • Polypropylene rust free chassis with cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm and only 18.5kg.
  • The easy to remove and spacious 40L grass catcher bag minimises the time you spend emptying the cuttings.
  • A soft grip handle increases comfort and the handles can also be folded down to make this lawn mower even more compact.
131 Reviews £115.00
2 McCulloch M40-110 110 cc - 40 cm Petrol Rotary Lawnmower McCulloch M40-110 110 cc - 40 cm Petrol Rotary Lawnmower
  • Cutting Width: 40cm (16")
  • Recoil Start
  • Push Propelled
  • Individual Height Adjustment 5 Cutting Heights (20-75mm)
  • 50 Litre Grass Collector
43 Reviews £99.99
3 VonHaus 1800W Lawnmower with 42cm Cutting Width and Variable Cutting Height –50L Capacity VonHaus 1800W Lawnmower with 42cm Cutting Width and Variable Cutting Height –50L Capacity
  • Powerful, convenient and efficient, the VonHaus 1800W Lawnmower offers a quick and easy way to maintain a healthy, tidy lawn
  • Distinctive with its black and orange housing, the lawnmower features soft grip handles and four symmetrical tread wheels for easy manoeuvrability
  • Features an extra wide 42cm cutting width with a variable 2.5 - 7.2cm cutting height and large 50L grass capacity - ideal for fast and proficient mowing
  • Simple assembly required - includes easy-to-follow instructions. Lightweight at only 13.5kg, the lawnmower measures L22.5 X W48 X H97cm and folds down easily after use
  • Manufacturer 2 Year Warranty Included
10 Reviews £99.99
4 Mountfield HP41 39cm Petrol Rotary Lawnmower Mountfield HP41 39cm Petrol Rotary Lawnmower
  • Cutting Width : 39cm /15" , Cutting Height : 25-70mm (5 Positions).
  • Hand propelled
  • 100cc Mountfield Rs100 oh engine
  • 25-70Mm cutting height / 5 positions
  • 40 litre grass collector
17 Reviews £149.99
5 Hyundai HYM43SP 139 cc Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower Soft Grip Handle, Six Heights Hyundai HYM43SP 139 cc Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower Soft Grip Handle, Six Heights
  • Self-propelled: Making an already easy to use lawnmower even more convenient
  • Six-stage centralised cutting height adjuster: Easily changed to meet your cutting requirements
  • 55 L polyester grass catcher: For convenient collection and disposal of your cuttings
  • Soft grip handle: Providing a comfortable cutting experience
  • 410 mm cutting width: Ideal for us on lawnmowers measuring up to 110 square metres
29 Reviews £174.00
6 Hyundai HYM40P Petrol Powered Push Rotary Lawnmower Hyundai HYM40P Petrol Powered Push Rotary Lawnmower
  • Recommended for lawns measuring up to 90 sq metres ,Push-type mower with 16in (400mm) cutting width, 3hp (2kW) four stroke, recoil start petrol engine, Durable polypropylene deck, Low all-up weight and compact dimensions, Tool Kit included, 3 years warranty
4 Reviews £115.00
7 Frisky Fox PLUS 20' 5.5hp Self Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower 4 in 1 Mulching, Cutting, Collecting & Side Discharge Powered By 5.5HP 4-Stoke OHV Engine with Fitted Lawn Striper and 55L Grass Collection Bag Frisky Fox PLUS 20" 5.5hp Self Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower 4 in 1 Mulching, Cutting, Collecting &...
  • WOLF 'DYNAMIC' 5.5HP 4 STROKE PETROL ENGINE
  • SINGLE LEVER HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT RANGING BETWEEN 25mm to 70mm
  • SELF PROPELLED VIA GEARBOX WITH THROTTLE SPEED CONTROLLER
  • 4 IN 1 FACILITY: CUT, CUT&COLLECT, MULCHE OR SIDE DISCHARGE
  • 55L GRASS CATCHER
126 Reviews £239.95
8 Triumph 16' 3HP 2in1 4 Stroke Self Propelled Recoil Start Petrol Lawn Mower with Single Lever Height Adjustment, Drive Speed Control & 45 Litre Collection Bag - 2 Years Warranty Triumph 16" 3HP 2in1 4 Stroke Self Propelled Recoil Start Petrol Lawn Mower with Single Lever Height...
  • 16" 3HP 4 stroke petrol engine
  • Recoil Start
  • Single lever height adjustments - 25mm to 65mm
  • Drive speed control
  • 2 years warranty
No ratings yet £129.95
9 Mountfield SP45 44cm Petrol Rotary Lawnmower Mountfield SP45 44cm Petrol Rotary Lawnmower
  • 44cm cutting width
  • Self propelled
  • 140cc Mountfield WB45 OHV engine
  • Single lever cutting height adjustment
  • 20-70mm cutting height / 5 positions
19 Reviews £227.99
10 BMC Lawn Racer 17' Self Propelled Wolf 3.75HP 4 Stroke Engine Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower with Mulching Facility - 2 YEAR WARRANTY BMC Lawn Racer 17" Self Propelled Wolf 3.75HP 4 Stroke Engine Rotary Petrol Lawn Mower with Mulching...
  • Cutting width 420mm
  • Powered by Wolf Dynamic 3.75HP OHV 4 Stroke Unleaded Petrol Engine
  • Single Lever Height Adjustment - 5 Cutting Heights 25mm to 70mm
  • Hard Top Grass Box - 40L Capacity
  • Large Drive Wheels for Maximum Grip
106 Reviews £159.99

Here are our own 10 favourite petrol lawnmowers for 2017, with detailed descriptions for each one below the table.

Click here if you want to read our “Petrol Lawnmower Buyers Guide” before choosing from our top 10 list

Petrol Lawnmower TypePetrol Lawnmower NameWhere Can I buy?
Best Petrol Lawnmower to Buy in 2017Hyundai HYM43SP 139 cc Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawnmower Soft Grip Handle, Six HeightsOrder Online
(Second) Best Petrol Lawnmower to buy in 2017Mountfield SP414 15" 4-Wheel Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol LawnmowerOrder Online
Best petrol lawnmower for storageFlymo Petrol Power Air Cushion Mower - Honda 160 cc EngineOrder Online
Best petrol lawnmower: self-propelledHonda Izy HRG 466 SK 4-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol LawnmowerOrder Online
Best petrol lawnmower: lightweightHayter 617 Spirit 41 Push Rear Roller 41cm Petrol LawnmowerOrder Online
Best petrol lawnmower for the professional Draper Expert 37996 135cc (3.2HP) 460mm Petrol LawnmowerOrder Online
Best Petrol Lawnmower – newly on the marketHusqvarna LC140S self-propelled wheeled petrol lawn mower (16" cut)Order Online
Best Petrol lawnmower for the environmentWebb R16SP 42cm Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol LawnmowerOrder Online
Best petrol lawnmower for clipping redistribution: the mulching lawnmowerMakita PLM5121 4-Stroke Rotary Petrol LawnmowerOrder Online
Best petrol lawnmower for looks (yes, we’re that vain!)Charles Bentley Garden 3-In-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower Push Rotary Lawn Mower (22" 173Cc 6Hp)Order Online

Best Petrol Lawnmowers 2017

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 our top 10 petrol lawnmowers for 2017.

1. Hyundai HYM43SP 139 cc Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawnmower Soft Grip Handle, Six Heights – Best Petrol Lawnmower to Buy in 2017

Product Description

Hyundai have excelled themselves with this petrol lawnmower.  This model is a newer, self-propelled version of their previous model HYM43P. Why did we choose it for our favourite petrol lawnmower for 2017? The pure diversity of the cutting ability! Cutting smaller lawns, confined areas, and paths are perfectly achievable with this petrol lawnmower. The choice of cutting lengths (6 stages!) makes this petrol lawnmower great for efficiency too.

 

 

2. Mountfield SP414 15″ 4-Wheel Self-Propelled Rotary Petrol Lawnmower – (Second) Best Petrol Lawnmower to buy in 2017

Product Description

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

Product Description

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

Product Description

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: lightweight

Product Description

This Hayter petrol lawnmower requires a bit of push, but is beautifully uncomplicated and will work well in many different gardens. It is the lightweight aluminum skeleton of this petrol lawnmower that makes it the winner of our ‘best lightweight petrol lawnmower’ category. Choose from 7 different cut heights, and push your way to a manicured 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 the professional

Product Description

The Draper Expert range of gardening tools are well built and perfect for professional gardeners. 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

Product Description

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

Product Description

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

Product Description

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. Charles Bentley Garden 3-In-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower Push Rotary Lawn Mower (22″ 173Cc 6Hp) – Best petrol lawnmower for looks (yes, we’re that vain!)

Product Description

Great kit is essential; great looking kit is the icing on the cake. The chassis of this petrol lawnmower is gleaming green and metal. This stunning petrol lawnmower not only cuts like any of the other greats on the market, but wouldn’t look out of place in the toolshed of nay stately home. The Charles Bentley petrol lawnmower can cope with an estate too! The simply enormous 65 litre grassbox is the biggest we have come across, perfect for any size garden. Enjoy mowing with this stunning 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.

 

Have we missed a mower? Let us know!

Likewise if you are looking for gardening tips you have came to the right place.

 

Happy mowing!
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