Which type of lawn mower is best for my yard?
The size of your lawn is one factor that will help determine whether you need
a push or self propelled lawn mower.
(Less than 1/3 acre)
May only require a push mower.
(More than 1/3 acre)
May require a self-propelled mower that assists in getting the job done faster and easier.
Should I consider a push or a self-propelled lawn mower?
Push mowers are simple machines that offer the opportunity to combine yardwork with
If you have a larger yard or uneven terrain, you need to consider a self-propelled mower.
Self-propelled mowers provide added power to turn or "drive" the wheels. This reduces mowing time and offers better maneuverability around trees and flowers beds. They are available in both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive.
What is the difference between a front wheel drive and a rear wheel drive?
Front Wheel Drive
More of a drive assist and easier to maneuver
Rear Wheel Drive
More positive traction for use on grades and unlevel lawns
What engine type do I need?
It is important to buy an engine to meet your lawn mowing needs. Most walk-behind
engines have simple, single cylinder gasoline engines that are reliable and easy-to-start.
In general, it is recommended that you use no less than a 4.0hp engine for optimum bagging
and mulching applications.
How will I dispose of my grass clippings?
There are three options available to handle grass clippings:
Choose a mower that best fits the way you usually mow your yard and has the flexibility
to adapt to changing mowing conditions. A convertible mower allows you to change back
and forth easily without tools.
This is a mower that will mulch, bag and side discharge grass clippings.
This is a mower that will either mulch and bag, or mulch and side discharge grass clippings.