Ten of the best petrol rotary lawn mowers

With the grass at last starting to grow faster, now is the time that many of you will be thinking about buying a new mower.
Here at Mowdirect we offer around 250 petrol mowers, so how to choose the right model for you?

To give you a helping hand, we have put together our shortlist from across the complete price range to give you an idea of the capabilities of the different machines. Have a look at these and consider adding them to your shortlist, but before you buy take time to review further mowers on our site. And if you’re still not sure, then you can always give us a ring for advice. Just phone 0845 4588905 and speak to our Sales Team. They deal with queries every day from gardeners and are perfectly placed to give impartial advice on the best model for you.

And then if you prefer you can buy there and then and have a delivery date confirmed as you’re on the phone.
Don’t forget our prices are inclusive of VAT and free delivery, often next working day, and carry manufacturers’ warranties.

Victus VSP-K40

This mower is hard to beat for pure value for money. It has a 16 in cutting width, four cutting heights and a solid steel deck. Suitable for up to 1000 sq metres.

  • Smooth handling even over rough ground.
  • Large 60 litre grass box.
  • 140 CC overhead valve Emak engine.
  • £139.95.

Our View: Well made and good value for money steel deck mower

Einhell BG-PM 46S

This self-propelled mower benefitting from German engineering is robustly made with a quiet running engine that is easy to start.

  • One lever height adjustment, 18 inch cutting width.
  • Collapsible large grass box.
  • Light and easy to use.
  • £209.95

Our view: Affordable self-propelled mower benefitting from German engineering

McCulloch M46-500CDA

This mower has a variable speed drive so you can decide the speed to suit both yourself and the grass you are cutting and has a domed steel deck for better grass collection.

  • Excellent value for money.
  • Powerful Briggs and Stratton engine.
  • Six heights and time-saving deck washing facility
  • £279

Our view: Low priced variable speed mower that is easy to clean and maintain.

Hayter Motif 48

This is a robust machine with a 19 in wide cut from one of the most prestigious lawn mower manufacturers. Powerful Briggs engine.

  • High quality steel deck.
  • Friction disc to prevent crank shaft damage.
  • Easy-to use-handlebar controls.
  • £299

Our view: Good value premium brand mower

Einhell BG-PM 51SHW

This has to be the deal of the season for the facilities offered by this machine. Exclusive to Mowdirect it will cut large lawns and has four options for discharging clippings.

  • Switch to side discharge and mulching functions.
  • ‘Lawn comb’ in front to give a smarter appearance.
  • Higher rear wheels give greater mobility.
  • £319.95

Our view: All-in-one mower with large cut and good manoeuvrability

Snapper ERDS17550E

A mower with very low emissions, a strong Briggs & Stratton engine and polypropylene deck designed to last for years. Reliable and very fuel efficient.

  • Latest in low emission and fuel economy engine.
  • Eight height options
  • Lightweight and comfortable to use
  • £329

Our view: New reduced emission engine, reliable and super fuel efficient.

Einhell RG-PM 51S
Another must for your short list if you have a large garden with a wide cutting width, powerful Briggs & Stratton motor and four options for dealing with grass clippings. Features include an indicator to tell you when the grass box is full.

  • Three operating heights for the handles which are padded
  • Centrally controlled height adjuster
  • Built to last summer after summer
  • £369.95

Our view: Comfortable and easy to control premium mower at a special Mowdirect
price.

Al-Ko 470 BRE

A high-spec mower with electric key start, ideal for lawns with banks and slopes. German engineered for quality and reliance.

  • Extra large drive wheels with ball bearings and pressed steel deck.
  • Seven cutting heights.
  • Very large grass box
  • £469

Our view: Top specification with an electric start engine for ease of use.

MTD 53SPBE-HW

This electric start mower offers amazing versatility and is ideal for gardens with lawns and rough grass.

  • Cuts grass in three different ways.
  • Powerful Briggs & Stratton engine.
  • Designed to cope with orchards as well as formal lawns
  • £469

Our view: Combines ease-of-use features with versatility and a wide cut.

Mountfield SP 555

A tough and hard-working mower suitable for large gardens with different sorts of grass. Aluminium deck comes with 20 year anti-corrosion warranty.

  • Rear collection, discharge and mulching facilities.
  • 160 cc Honda four stroke engine which is clean running and quiet.
  • Centrally-controlled height adjustment and large grass box.
  • £529

Our view: Versatile premium mower with 20 year guarante

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Dick Roberts

Norfolk journalist and countryman, now retired from daily newspaper life but still commentating and writing.Keen gardener when dodgy back allows and devout researcher of local ales and French wines. Married with two children who have flown the nest but return regularly to empty the fridge. Living in listed country cottage which gets more expensive by the year to maintain Retired but still writing regular columns and pieces for web sites.
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