8 Lawn Mower Brands To Consider
Here are some of the most trusted brands of lawnmowers for DIYers, whether you have your first home with a yard or you're replacing your fifth mower.
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American Lawn Mower
Let’s start our review of lawn mower brands with the oldest and most basic style — the manual, reel-type mower. American Lawn Mower manufactures reel mowers under several brand names, including Scotts and Great States.
A manual reel mower uses human power (YOU!) to spin the blades. It’s probably not the best idea for a large, hilly lawn, or one that isn’t frequently maintained. But if you are looking for simplicity in your tool shed and don’t have much to mow, a reel mower is a great choice. It leaves a beautiful cut if you keep the blades sharp.
Besides the classic reel mowers, American Lawn Mower offers plug-in electric mowers. Psst! Check out these lawn mower sales, too.
Cub Cadet has a long history of manufacturing commercial and residential lawn and garden equipment. I remember my grandfather riding a classic white and yellow Cub Cadet lawn tractor.
Beyond the usual gas-powered walk-behind and riding mowers, Cub Cadet offers a lineup of battery-powered models and commercial stand-on mowers. One model that works great for me is the CC30 electric mini riding mower. At 30 inches wide, it fits through the gate between my front and back yards while letting me attend to my chores quickly and quietly.
Lithium-ion batteries revolutionized the home power equipment industry, giving homeowners the performance of gasoline without the noise or the mess. EGO capitalized on that trend, offering all kinds of power equipment, all running on the same battery system. One battery can power your leaf blower, string trimmer and walk-behind mower.
The EGO Power+ Z6 zero-turn riding mower employs four batteries, giving you the power to mow up to two acres while seated!
The same Honda that builds cars and motorcycles has long manufactured some of the most renowned small gas engines in the industry. Honda mowers have a reputation for durability. Some mowers use a non-metallic mowing deck that can’t rust and come with a lifetime deck warranty.
When I bought my home 16 years ago, one of my first purchases was a Honda mower. It has performed all this time without a problem. Honda will stop manufacturing gas-powered lawn mowers as the market is shrinking.
To this day, John Deere lawn tractors and zero-turn mowers are popular all across the U.S. A John Deere lawn tractor gives you capabilities beyond mowing, with attachments and accessories that allow you to add a snowplow for clearing your driveway in winter.
Imagine your lawn as lush and verdant as a golf course fairway. Toro has been manufacturing some of the most popular golf course maintenance equipment for years, and that performance can be yours with a Toro mower. Various gas- and battery-powered riding and walk-behind mowers are available.
One innovative feature on many Toro walk-behind mowers is the Personal Pace self-propelled system. It automatically adapts the mowing speed to your preferred walking pace by pressing on the mower’s handle.
One distinctive model of walk-behind mower is the TBWC28 wide-area mower. While it looks much like a typical lawnmower, this model cuts a 28-inch wide swath of lawn, rather than the typical 21 or 22 inches. That means you finish the job faster.
Worx is another power tool brand that has moved into the lawn and garden equipment business, with various cordless lawn mowers that utilize the same batteries as in their power tool lineup.
Taking it a step further, Worx offers a line of popular robotic lawnmowers with a memorable name — Landroid. These mowers can be controlled by an app on your smartphone (iPhone or Android), and will gradually mow your lawn unattended while you relax.