Ten top self-propelled mowers under 400 pounds to tackle the Spring grass

Easter is just on the horizon and marks the time when work in the garden goes into overdrive.

For it’s said that if your garden is not under control at this time of year you’ll be playing catch-up right the way through to the summer.

If you have not cut your lawn so far you really need to take action and you may well find that you need a new mowing machine.

So here are ten top self-propelled mowers all under £400 which can tackle everything but the largest lawns.

All are from industry-leading manufacturers and we will deliver them to your door free of charge usually the next working day following receipt of your order.

First one for the smaller lawn, the Mountfield SP414 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, a machine with a 39 cm cutting width and powered by the maker’s own 100 cc engine.

Mountfield SP414 lawnmower
Smaller lawns: Mountfield SP 414 lawnmower

Five cutting heights from 25 mm to 70 mm and a large grass box make this a great little machine for smaller lawn, easy to start and use.

It costs £199, £10 less than the recommended price and it has a one year warranty and comes with a bottle of engine oil.

This one has the benefit of German engineering and is on special offer.

The Einhell GH-PM 46/1 S Self-Propelled 4-Wheeled Petrol Lawnmowerhas a 135 cc engine and is a robust machine with a powder-coated steel cutting deck.

It has been designed to be easy to start as the engine automatically decompresses so little effort is needed when pulling the starter rope.

The 46 cm cutting width means you can tackle medium-sized lawns in double quick time.

Cutting heights are from 32 mm to 70 mm and the grass box holds 60 litres.

It costs £219.95, £100 less than the maker’s recommended price and has a two year warranty.

This one comes from one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and is exclusive to us at MowDirect.

Oleo-Mac G53-TK
Italian made: Oleo-Mac G53-TK lawn mower

The Oleo-Mac G53-TK Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower, another on special offer, is a real bargain as it has a 159 cc Emak engine and has a 51 cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to 2000 sq metres.

With cutting heights from 28 mm to 75 mm and a powder-coated steel deck to resist corrosion it has proved to be a very popular mower.

It costs £239.95, over £150 off the recommended retail price and has a three year warranty from the manufacturer. You can also buy a mulch kit for £20 if you prefer to deal with the clippings that way.

This next one is another exclusive to MowDirect and at a special price.

Mountfield SP180
Great value: Mountfield SP180 lawn mower

The Mountfield SP180 Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a Briggs & Stratton 125 cc engine and will cut right down to 20 mm so it is the mower to consider if you like a short finish to the lawn.

The cutting width is 45 cm and there are five cutting heights and a 55 litre grass box.

It costs £249, £100 less than the recommended price and has a two year warranty.

Back to Germany, and the Einhell GH-PM 46 SHW 3-in-1 High-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower, a machine with a 46 cm cutting width and with three ways of dealing with the clippings.

They can be collected in the grass box, discharged back on to the lawn (useful in the rougher areas) or mulch where they are cut down to teal leaf sized pieces and dropped back to the lawn where they rot away.

Larger rear wheels mean to machine is easier to direct and will cope with uneven surfaces.

It costs £249.95, £150 less than the recommended price and has a two year warranty.

Now another from Mountfield which was a best seller last year as it has a wider cut to cope with bigger lawns and is great value for money.

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

The Mountfield SP533 Self-propelled Petrol Lawn Mowerhas a cutting width of 51 cm and a 160 cc engine – so it can tackle lawns up to 2500 sq metres with ease.

There is a 60 litre grass box and cutting heights from 25 mm to 90 mm. And the steel deck is powder coated for a longer life.

It costs £319, £130 less than the recommended price and has a three year warranty.

Now three from Einhell, all hard-working rugged machines and made to tackle both manicured lawns and rougher bits of the garden like grass paths and small paddocks and orchards.

The Einhell GC-PM 51SHW 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower has a 163 cc engine and a 51 cm cutting width.

This will discharge the clippings to the rear and side as well as mulching them and collecting.

It also has a lawn comb at the front which will smooth the grass before it is cut and will give a better overall finish.

A steel cutting deck and high rear wheels mean it can take on thicker less smooth areas and will have a long life.

It costs £319.95, £160 less than the recommended price and has a two year warranty.

The Einhell GC-PM 56SHW Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower is a similar mower but has a cutting width of 56 cm.

This one will tackle really large areas with its 56 cm cutting width and has the same four ways of dealing with the clippings.

It also has a bigger engine, 173 cc and also has a large two litre fuel tank and the starter cord is mounted on the handlebar, useful if you’ve got a dodgy back.

It also has a very large 75 litre grass box. It costs £339 95, over £200 off the recommended retail price and has a two year warranty.

If you do find heaving on a starter cord difficult this one could be the answer.

The Einhell GC-PM 53 SHW-E 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower with Electric Start is made with larger lawns in mind but is simply started with a key, much like a car.

Einhell GC-PM electric start lawnmower
Electric start: Einhell GC-PM 53 SHW lawnmower

It, too, has four ways of dealing with clippings and has bigger wheels to make it easier to steer and handle rougher areas. The 173 cc engine give plenty of power.

It costs £369.95, £180 less than the recommended retail price and has a two year warranty.

And the last one has the great advantage that you can cut your lawn at the speed to suit you.

And you can speed up on the flatter surfaces and slow down when it gets a bit bumpy.

The Efco LR55-VBX 4-in-1 Hi-Wheel Petrol Lawn Mower with Variable Speed Drive, on special offer, has four speed settings from 2.5 to 5 kph and has a Briggs & Stratton 190 cc engine giving it plenty of power to tackle the rougher areas.

Efco LR55-VBX mower
Set the pace: Efco LR55-VBX variable speed mower

It has a 53 cm cutting width and a specially-designed cutting deck to create a powerful airflow.

This means that even when the grass is wet it can collect the clippings where other mowers would fail.

The recommended retail price is £565 but we are selling it for £399 with a three year warranty.

We have a huge selection of mowers on our site from simple little push machines with no engines, to electrically-powered ones and a huge range of ride-ons and lawn tractors.

But if you can’t make up your mind please give us a ring on 08454 588905 and talk over your requirements with us.

 

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