Buying a new lawn mower can be daunting with all the options out there. There are many factors to consider that may make the task seem intimidating. Do you go with a gas or electric? Push or self-propelled? Front, rear, or all-wheel drive? The options go on. But don’t be discouraged! Today, we’re sharing some of the top-rated lawn mowers of 2018 to make your decision a little easier.
When buying a new lawn mower, consider the needs of your lawn. Each mower has different benefits to consider. For example, if your lawn has a lot of slopes you may want to consider a mower that is easy to maneuver. Or if you are mowing a hill, you may want a lighter weight machine. Front wheel drive is helpful for more leveled lawns, whereas a rear wheel drive would give you needed traction for a surface filled with hills and slopes. All-wheel drive would be a benefit for both level and hilly terrain.
Troy-Bilt TB220 159cc 21-inch FWD
If you aren’t looking to spend too much but still have a high-quality mower, this is a great value for your dollar. This is a lightweight mower with a tri-action cutting system—meaning it does mulching, bagging, and discharge. The self-propelled is recommended but there is also a push mower option as well. There is a 2-year warranty with this model.
This self-propelled machine is described as quiet and durable. The Snapper is a rear-wheel drive with 10” rear wheels for great traction.
The Honda (made by the car company) has a 5-year warranty. It also comes with multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. This is a gas-powered model that is rated as one of the most maneuverable.
Husqvarna 7021P Push Lawn Mower
This Swedish mower has 3 in 1 cutting abilities—mulch, collection, or side discharge. This model comes with 12” rear-wheels to boost control, traction, and maneuverability. It is a compact machine with a soft grip and a folding function for easy storage.
There are a few other unique options as you consider your next lawn mower. If push and self-propel mowers aren’t for you, look into the hover mower or robotic mower. The hover mower can move side to side, as well as backward and forwards. Making it easier to get into difficult places. The robotic lawn mower work is a pre-programmed machine that works with a sensor to cut your grass on its own.