Anyone who has tried using an ordinary push mower across a poor lawn with moss patches and longer grass will know the effort this can take – even on a flat lawn.
Self-propelled mowers have come a long way in recent years and it is now possible to buy one for around £150.
So here are ten of the best self-propelled mowers to help you chose an easier way to mow the lawn and save considerable physical effort.
There is now a huge selection, so please see our web pages for more options and don’t forget you can call our team on 08454 588905 if you need any further advice.
It has a reliable and easy-to-start Briggs & Stratton 148 cc engine.
The cutting height can be adjusted to three heights from25 to 55 cm and there is a large 40 litre grass box plus there is a useful cutting width of 40 cm.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Mowdirect price on this mower is just £169.
Next comes a mower from a popular German manufacturer, the Einhell BG-PM 46 S Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmower.
This company makes excellent value-for-money machines and this is no different.
It has a powder-coated steel deck for a long life and the power is provided by a 3.75 HP engine which has automatic decompression to make it easier to start.
Cutting heights are adjustable to five settings from 32 to 70 mm and it has a cutting width of 46 mm.
Controls are light and easy to use and the grass box can take a generous 60 litres. The handles fold down for ease of storage when the machine is not in use.
The manufacturer’s recommended price for this machine is £319.95 but we have it on sale at £219.95 a massive £100 saving.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a manufacturer’s guarantee of two years.
Next on our list of ten top self-propelled mowers is the Tuffcut T4204S Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Rotary Lawn Mower a really solidly built machine with a 148 cc Briggs & Stratton engine which is quiet running and very fuel efficient.
It has a corrosion resistant steel deck and a cutting width of 41 cm and is the ideal mower if you need to trim around irregular borders.
There are five cutting heights from 25 to 75 mm and a large 60 litre grass box.
This mower costs £229, £110 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price plus there is a free five litre steel jerry can absolutely free.
Delivery is free the next working and there is a three year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Another machine for the medium sized lawn is the Sanli LSP46 Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower.
Sanli manufacturer’s some very reliable garden machinery and this mower, which has a 46 cm working width, has the company’s own 163 cc engine giving plenty of power both for propulsion and cutting.
It has the added advantage that it is very quit running.
A steel powder-coated deck gives a long life and there are larger rear wheels to make it easier to manoeuvre.
The cutting height has ten options from 20 to 75 mm quite a feature in a mower at this price so that it can tackle longer grass as well as a flat lawn.
The grass box can take 60 litres of cuttings.
This mower costs £229, £60 less than the manufacturer’s recommended price, delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
Next we have the Victus VSS53-K60 Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower a more powerful machine with a strong 196 cc Emak engine designed for tougher conditions.
The engine has a dual filter system and will deliver high torque even in power revs.
Larger front and rear wheels give it excellent manoeuvrability in even the roughest areas and the cutting heights have four positions between 28 and 75
mm. Cutting width is 51 cm.
The grass box will take 60 litres and the cuttings are mulched so they take up less space and you can cut for longer without emptying.
This machine costs £269 compared with the manufacturer’s recommended price of £399.
There is free next working day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
The next one comes from another manufacturer of really top class garden eequipment.
The Al-Ko 46BRA Power-Driven 4-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower represents good value for money
It has a 140 cc engine which gives excellent fuel consumption and low noise. Plus it is designed to be very easy to start.
There are four options for the grass clippings, which can either be discharged to the rear or the side, or mulched and returned to the lawn or collected in the 65 litre grass box. This box has an indicator to tell you when it’s full.
The cutting height has seven options from 30 to 75 mm.
This mower is on sale for £289, comes with free next working day delivery and a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
The next mower on our list if from Mountfield and we don’t think you will find a better deal anywhere on a mower at this price from a top manufacturer offering so many features.
The Mountfield SP536 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is exclusive to us and has an extra-wide 51 cm cutting width making it suitable for medium to larger lawns.
Power is from a 160 cc very efficient engine designed to tackle all sorts of tasks from smooth lawns to rougher areas.
It has a 60 litre collection box and will pack in the grass even when it’s wet.
Cutting widths range from 25 to 75 mm; plus the steel deck is powder coated to prolong the machine’s life.
The recommended price on this machine is £449, but thanks to a special arrangement with the manufacturers you can buy it for £299.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a two year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Another absolutely top notch machine is the Oleo-Mac G53-TK All-Road 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower.
This is another top manufacturer of garden machinery and again thanks to a special arrangement with this company we can bring you their products exclusively.
It has a 196 cc engine using little fuel yet providing plenty of power.
With a powder coated steel deck for longer life, it has a cutting width of 51 cm and has three options of dealing with the clippings – either discharging them, collecting in a large grass box or mulching and putting them back on to the lawn.
It will also tackle rougher areas along paths and orchards and has large wheels to make it easier to drive in these areas.
The cutting heights can be adjusted from 28 to 75 mm.
You would normally expect to £475 for this machine but we have it on sale for £325.
There is a three year manufacturer’s warranty and free next working day delivery.
Another top machine for bigger tasks is the Einhell BG-PM 51SHW-E 4-in-1 Hi-wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower with Electric Start.
Mowers which can be started by a key, just like a car, are quite rare and becoming more popular as it does away with all that hauling on a cord.
This German-engineered Einhell has a 51 cm cutting width and has four options for dealing with the clippings – either discharge to the rear or side, collect them in the 70 litre grass box or mulch and return to the lawn.
There is a grass comb at the front for smoothing the lawn before it is cut thus giving a better finish.
There are six cutting heights from 30 to 90 mm all made through a central lever.
This machine costs £359.95, a substantial saving on the manufacturer’s recommended price plus there is free next working day delivery and a tow year manufacturer’s warranty.
And finally there is a really top machine.
The Efco AR53-TK Professional Self-propelled Lawnmower has an aluminium deck to give strength and yet makes it light enough to manoeuvre easily and so can cope with much larger grounds and lawns.
It has three options for disposing of the cuttings as it has a mulch plug and the engine is strong enough to cope with all types of grass and garden slopes.
The cutting height is set with a knob to allow you to adjust it exactly as you wish to suit the conditions.
The engine has a 196 cc capacity, is quiet and fuel efficient. Width of cut: 51 cm.
The recommended retail price for this machine is £699 but we have it for sale for £399, a massive £300 saving.
Delivery is free the next working day and there is a three year manufacturer’s guarantee.
That’s our top ten self-propelled machines but don’t forget to browse our site and remember you can phone our team on 08454 588905 if you need any further advice.