Top Best 5 Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers 2017 – Buyers Guide

Lawn & Garden , Lawn Mowers May 23, 2017 No Comments

Does your lawn need some love and attention? We’ve put together a run down of the top 5 best selling lawn mowers for 2017.

Best 5 Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers 2017

5 Yard Machines 140cc 20-Inch Push Mower Yard Machines 140cc 20-Inch Push Mower
4 EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower - 4.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower – 4.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit
3 BLACK+DECKER CM1640 16-Inch Cordless Mower, 40-volt BLACK+DECKER CM1640 16-Inch Cordless Mower, 40-volt
2 BLACK+DECKER MTC220 20V Lithium Ion 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, 12 BLACK+DECKER MTC220 20V Lithium Ion 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, 12″
1 GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower

5. Yard Machines 140cc 20-Inch Push Mower

Yard Machines 140cc 20-Inch Push Mower

Fancy something a little more retro looking? Well this lightweight 140cc 20-inch Push Mower from Yard Machines should do the job. Parading its 140cc Powermore OHV engine on top, with a handy loop handle and strong 7 inch wheels. There are 3 levels of height adjustment, each selected manually.

This lawn mower is perfectly suitable for small to mid sizeds backyards, offering a solid and efficient mowing experience.

Features:

  • 140cc Powermore OHV engine
  • Side discharge is 20-inch in size
  • Has 3 cutting positions
  • All 4 wheels are 7 x 7-inches
  • Backed by a 1-year limited warranty
Pros
  • Simple to put together.
  • Fires right up from the first pull.
  • Tall grass not an issue
Cons
  • Adjusting the height requires the use of a ratchet set to change the wheels.

4. EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower – 4.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit

EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower - 4.0Ah Battery and Charger Kit

Mowing up to 2  miles on a single charge is the EGO Power+ 20-Inch 56-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Lawn Mower, this highly advanced mower gives you are gas powered experience without the noise (30% less), mess and fumes that come with your regular gas powered lawn mower.  With only a 30 minute charge time a 45 minute cut is easily doable. As well as the usual mulching, grass bagging and side discharge, the EGO Power+ comes with LED headlights allowing you perform that midnight mow or before dawn lawn manicure.

Features:

  • Advanced Arc-Lithium 4.0 Ah 56V Battery
  • 45-minute cut time
  • 30-minute to charge
  • Foldable for storage
  • 20 in. cut capacity
  • Weather-resistant construction
Pros
  • Can be stored easily
  • Brilliant mulching
  • Easily adjustable handlebar
Cons
  • Handlebars can strain your hands after about 20 minutes of use
  • Can find it difficult cutting wet grass.
  • At 62 lbs a touch on the heavy side.

3. BLACK+DECKER CM1640 16-Inch Cordless Mower, 40-volt

BLACK+DECKER CM1640 16-Inch Cordless Mower, 40-voltWeighing in at just 38 pounds and powered by Black & Decker’s 40-volt MAX lithium-ion battery system, is the BLACK+DECKER CM1640 16-Inch Cordless Mower. Light, compact and easily manoeuvrable this mower is perfect for your small backyard, producing great results effortlessly. This cordless mower is  easily stored with foldable handles.

Features:

  • You can adjust the height
  • 6 settings for cutting – ranging from 1-1/10″ to 3-1/10″
  • Two 40V Max Lithium Batteries included
  • Handles fold away to help with storing
  • 9.5 gallon grass box
Pros
  • It doesn’t get caught up on much of anything.
  • Easily maneuverable
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Battery could go further

2. BLACK+DECKER MTC220 20V Lithium Ion 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, 12″

BLACK+DECKER MTC220 20V Lithium Ion 3-in-1 Trimmer/Edger and Mower, 12No need to buy a separate string trimmer, edger and lawn mower with this 3-in-1 tool from Black and Decker. Perfect for backyards up to 1,2000 square feet, this mini mower. Its ergonomically designed small size reduces any storage headaches.  Available in both  corded and cordless versions, with the latter being a touch more on the expensive side. The MTC220 is equipped with a 20-volt MAX lithium-ion batteries to help extend to lifespan and retain to charge up to 5 times longer. With a cutting swath of 12-inch and standing tall on its four wheels, this lawn mower offers perfect lightweight compact design.

Features:

  • 3 tools in 1 (a mower, trimmer and edger)
  • AFS automatic feed system
  • Power Drive Transmission prevents bogging down
  • The trimmer, deck and pivoting handle are all adjustable
  • 2 batteries included
Pros
  • Lightweight and compact, great for storage
  • No frustrating cord to pull on to get it started
  • Easy to turn on and off.
Cons
  • The wheels have to be manually adjusted to compensate for grass length.

1. GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower

GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower

Taking the number 1 spot is the 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower from Greenworks, an extremely reliable and popular lawn mower. This lawn mower has both power and versatility, with the 12 Amp electric motor giving you power enough to mulch leaves with ease as well as allowing you to keep your lawn in great condition, switching between rear bagging, side discharge and mulching is simple. Manoeuvring with this lawn mower is easy due to its wider 10″ rear wheels and 7″ front wheels, with a height range from 1 1/2″ to 3 3/4″ (within which range 7 position height adjustments can be made) to allow many grass heights to be tackled.

It is worth noting that the is not a sealed lawn mower, therefore the motor can get very dirty whilst being used. One suggestion would be to clean the lawn mower motor on a regular basis – a strong blast of compressed air or a leaf blower should do the trick.

Features:

  • 12 Amp Electric Motor
  • Steel 20-Inch cutting deck
  • Capable of – Rear bagging, mulching and side discharge
  • Height can be adjusted to one of 7 different positions, cutting height range (1 1/2-Inch – 3 3/4-Inch)
Pros
  • Comes mostly assembled and the remaining assembly is easy
  • Has options for side output, grass catching, or mulching
  • Grass catcher is easy to attach and most of the grass ends up inside the catcher
  • Starts immediately and easily. No yanking on a starter cord.
Cons
  • Difficult to keep the extension cord out of the way while mowing

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