Spring has sprung at last – here are ten top mowers to get the lawn back in trim

As Spring finally trips in with warmer days and plenty of growth in the borders and grass, we can now set out sites on a great-looking lawn for summer.

And a lawn the envy of friends of neighbours can only be achieved with a top quality mower.

So here are ten mowers which we recommend and are rated top quality by our customers.

All are at the keenest prices and include free delivery, often the next working day.

The first is from one of Britain’s favourite brands and has attracted nearly 100 reviews.

Mountfield HP180 lawn mower
Great value: Mountfield HP183 lawn mower

The Mountfield HP180 Petrol Rotary Hand-Propelled Lawnmower has a reliable Briggs & Stratton engine and is light and easy to control.

With a 45cm cutting width it is recommended for lawns around 800m2 it has adjustable cutting heights down to very short 20mm.

And being hand propelled it is easy to work your way around flower beds and curving paths.

It weighs just 25kg and with folding handlebars is easy to store or transport in the car boot.

The grass box holds 55 litres of clippings and has a hard plastic top to keep the dust down.

The mower costs £199, £100 less than the recommended price and is delivered free of charge within two to three working days.

See these pages for previous customers’ reviews. One said: ‘Excellent. Great product at a genuine bargain price.’ ‘First Class’ said another.

The next is exclusive to us and new for this year and is already making a name for itself.

MowMaster Lawnmower
Amazing value: MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 lawnmower

The MowMaster 43PD 3-in-1 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawnmower has a 43cm cutting width and is packed with excellent features.

With this one you can mulch the cut grass, collect it in the 40-litres grass box or discharge it to the side or back – useful if you are cutting small paddocks or orchards.

The grass box has an indicator to show when it needs to be emptied.

It has five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm and with its 123cc engine it can tackle sloping lawns with ease.

It has a steel cutting deck which gives it great rigidity and this deck incorporates a wash port so at the end of the day you simply attach a garden hose and run the engine briefly to clean it down.

The machine has already attracted positive reviews. One said: ‘Excellent Performance and Value. For the price you get a well built high performance mower, that is easy to use. Overall, the delivery was next day, minimum assembly, mower started with the first pull of the cord, and the cut was effortless.

‘Well done MowDirect!’

Racing 5073T Lawnmower
Power and a low price: Racing 4-in-1 Lawnmower

Here’s another new and exclusive mower, the Racing 5073T 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Lawnmower.

With its 50cm cutting deck it can take on large areas around 1500m2 and it has a 173cc engine with a large 1.2 litre fuel tank.

It has plenty of power to tackle rougher areas and sloping lawns and has six cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm.

It lets you discharge cut grass to the back and side and allows you mulch it and collect as well – there is a 65-litre grass box.

This box has an indicator to show when it needs emptying.

It has a steel cutting deck with a wash port to take a garden hose so cleaning down at the end of the day is a breeze.

With this mower you receive two useful extras, a spare blade and a cover for the mower. Together these are worth £50.

The mower cost £249, £50 less than the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty with free next working day delivery.

Back to Mountfield for another tried and trusted machine.

Great Value: Mountfield SP180

The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a Briggs & Stratton 125cc engine, easy starting and reliable and is made for lawns around 800m2 in mind.

It has a 45cm cutting deck and cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm. The grass box holds 55 litres.

Delivered free within two to three working days, it costs £249, £100 off the recommended price and it has a two-year warranty.

‘Very good lawnmower,’ said one recent customer. ‘Easy to Order.  Mower arrived quickly by courier. Easy to assemble. Oil supplied – very good. Simple to operate. Easy “cut length” setting – one lever,’ said another.

Here’s one from a leading Italian garden machinery company, tried and trusted and very popular with our customers.

The Oleo-Mac G48-TK Comfort-Plus Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is exclusive to MowDirect and has a 46cm cutting, suitable for lawns up to around 800m2, a medium to large-sized area.

The grass box holds 60 litres and it has cutting g heights from 28mm to 75mm.

Little Cracker: Oleo-Mac G48-TK Comfort Plus

It costs £269.95, £130 off the recommended price and we deliver it free of charge the next working day with a five-year warranty.

You can also buy a mulch plug for an extra £20.

‘Good Value Mower With Excellent Features,’ says a recent customer. Other reviews are here.

Now a real bargain mower which will appeal especially to people who have lawns with lots of curving paths and small flower beds and garden ornaments.

From a leading German garden machinery manufacturer, the Einhell LE-PM 51S HWT Comfort-Turn Lawnmower is especially easy to turn with its front castor wheel so you can turn on a sixpence and not scuff the lawn.

Einhell LE-PM lawnmower
‘Three wheels on my mower.’ Einhell LE-PM Comfort Turn Lawnmower

The power is from Einhell’s own 196cc engine and it has a cutting width of 51cm making it suitable for lawns up to around 1400m2.

You can discharge to the back and side, mulch and collect the cut grass – there is a 70-litre grass box and it has eight cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm.

Another exclusive machine, it costs £279, £220 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.

One recent customer commented: ‘Excellent. Had this a few weeks now and love the ease of use. The 3 wheels make all the difference moving around obstacles etc.’

This could be the mower for you if you don’t like heaving on a recoil starter cord.

The Einhell GC-PM 46/2 SHW-E Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower with Electric Key Start has a 139cc Einhell engine which fires up when you turn the key – the starter battery recharges during mowing.

It has a cutting width of 46cm and is recommended for lawns around 1200m2 and has been designed so that the cut grass is either mulched or collected in the large 70-litre grass box.

The steel cutter deck has been designed to incorporate front fins which smooth the grass before it is trimmed leading to a more even finish.

This cutter deck is finished in powder coated paint to resist corrosion and give the mower a long life.

The handlebars are adjustable to suit the height of the user and it has cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm with six settings.

It costs £229.95, £200 off the recommended price and is delivered free within two to three working days with a two-year warranty.

‘Excellent Buy. This mower works well. It is extremely easy to put together and there have been no problems starting the mower with the ignition switch. The cut is good and I am pleased with the performance.’ That from a recent purchaser.

Einhell 5 in 1 lawnmower
Unique machine: Einhell GC-PM 5 in 1 lawnmower

And another from Einhell is this really versatile machine.

Their GC-PM 52 SHW 5-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has five ways of dealing with cut grass.

You can either discharge to the back or side, collect it or mulch it, or simply drop it and let it fall down under the machine – this where appearance is not important.

It also includes Einhell’s Vostex technology of a single piece sheet steel cutter deck and a special blade which forces the grass upright before it is cut leading to a neater finish.

Powering it along is Einhell’s 173cc engine designed to be an easy starter with a handlebar mounted starting cord.

Designed for use on really large lawns around 2000m2 it has a cutting width of 52cm and the grass box holds 80 litres.

It costs £319.95, £180 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free deliver within two to three working days.

The latest five-start review says: ‘ High Quality Mower.

Easy to assemble. Filled up with oil and fuel and it started first pull, as it does every time I use it .A really quality machine easy to use and adjust cutting height. Really pleased with my purchase and would recommend this mower to anyone.’

Mountfield SP 533 lawn mower
Great mower: Mountfield SP533 lawn mower

Finally, two long-time favourite mowers from top companies.

First is the Mountfield SP533 Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Petrol Lawn Mower, with its 51cm cutting width suitable for lawns up to 1200m2.

Powered by Mountfield’s own 160cc engine and with cutting heights from 25mm to 90mm it can take on all sorts of grass from smooth lawns to rough paddocks and has a 60-litre grass box.

It has a steel cutting deck powder coated to resist corrosion and give it a long working life. There is also a mulch plug provided.

The recommended price is £459 but we have it for salefor £329 with free delivery within two to three working days. There is a three-year warranty.

‘Good Performance for the Special Price. Unbeatable price. Easy to assemble and in use. So far used 3 times on very large lawn. No problems.’ There is a string of other positive reviews which you can see here.

And finally we have this exclusive machine from Italy, tried and trusted with over 100 customer reviews.

The Oleo-Mac G53-TK AllRoad Plus-4 Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is a really versatile mower for a larger lawn – up to 2000m2.

Oleo-Mac G53-TK All Road Plus 4 lawnmower
Professional power: Oleo-Mac G53-TK All Road Plus 4 Lawnmower

Designed so you can collect or mulch the clippings or discharge them to the back or side, it is powered by a really powerful Emak 196cc engine.

Cutting heights are from 28mm to 75mm and it has a 70-litre grass box.

This great mower is just £349.95, a full £200 off the recommended price and it has a five-year warranty.

Delivery is free and the next working day.

‘Great Product. This is a great mower that cuts great in the wet and starts very easy. I’ve owned over 20 mowers for my business and this cuts as good as any of them,’ says a recent reviewer.

These are just ten of the unrivalled selection on our site, you can see the full selection here.

And if it’s all a bit daunting, just give our team a ring o 03454 588905 and we’ll point you in the right direction to make sure you get the mower which is the right one for your particular lawn.

And if it’s a ride-on or lawn tractor you need we are the country’s leading retailer of these increasingly popular machines.

Again, give our boys and girls a ring on 03454 588905.

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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.