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Push Lawn Mowers

Gas or electric? Maybe even people powered. You have many choices when it comes to push lawn mowers


When the lawn mower was invented in 1827 by English engineer named Edwin Beard Budding, no one thought the machine would be very popular. Machines make lives easier and more convenient. The lawn mower has facilitated ease and comfort especially to homeowners and park administrators, who always need to make sure the grass is maintained short and well cut.

Needless to say, the initial forms of lawn mowers were those that are pushed around. Push lawn mowers (also called a walk behind mower) were easy, practical and less costly to use because the operator only needs to push them around. The machines have blades that facilitate grass cutting and shearing. Walk behind mowers are of several usual types, like reel mowers and rotary mowers.

If you are maintaining a garden or a small to medium sized yard, the push lawn mower is recommended. Riding lawn mowers are most ideal for lawn areas exceeding half an acre. Push mowers could still be useful in massive lawn areas, but because the equipment is smaller and manually pushed by operators, it may take longer to get the job done.

Rotary Push Mowers

The most common type of push lawn mower is the rotary mower. These machines have horizontally mounted blades that are fan-style. Such blades spin circularly. Rotary mowers are powered usually by internal combustion engines, usually two or four-stroke. Despite having engines, many rotary mowers are still pushed around by operators. If you want the upgrade, you can get a self-propelled mower where you just have to walk behind the mower and it does the work for you.

There are even rotary push lawn mowers that are powered by electricity. They could be corded or cordless. Corded, as the name suggest, means that you are directly attached to electric outlets. Some operators dislike the idea of having limitations when pushing around. Extension wires could be used but on the other hand, there are cordless types that are powered by rechargeable batteries. The batteries could be found in the interior or exterior of the lawn mower.

Features of Push Lawn Mowers

Through the years, different modifications in walk behind mowers have been introduced. Now, you could find and buy walk behind mowers with advanced features like any of the following.

Hydrostatic transmission - The feature facilitates ground speeds for all types of mowing. The feature gives operators the comfort and convenience to easily pace behind the machine to facilitate for a really excellent grass cut.

Easy-empty grass bag - There are some push lawn mowers with grass bags so the cut lawn would instantly be taken care of. The feature logically helps save effort and time. When looking for such push mowers, find bags that could be emptied, removed and replaced very easily.

Steel handles - It would be great if the lawn mower could have ergonomically engineered handles so pushing the equipment will be more comfortable. The handles should be durable to withstand heavy usage of daily commercial lawn mowing.

Rotostop system - The push lawn mower's motor could run even without the need to spin the blade so the operator could walk safely while still pushing the mower. This eliminates the need to frequently turn off and restart the machine so that time and effort could be saved.

Push mowers do not necessarily have to be costly. The price tags are dependent on manufacturer but every company seems to make a budget lawn mower so there is no excuse to have a beautifully manicured lawn this summer.

The Push Reel Mower

The reel mower was the original form of walk behind mower. It is mechanically operated, with mechanisms that have improveded over the years as technology continues to advance. There is a horizontal cutting blade that is carried strategically close to the grass. The blade height can be adjusted based on the preference and need of the operator. Over the blade is a reel of fast-spinning blades. Every blade forms a helix rotating in a reel axis. The set of blades that spin comprise the cylinder. Spinning blades facilitate grass cutting.

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Push Lawn Mower Reviews

Toro 20090 Super Recycler Push Mower - if you want a quality push mower that is under a rock solid warranty for a long time then check out the Toro 20090 Super Recycler. While it is one of the more expensive push mowers we have reviewed, it has some features that are innovative in the industry.

Honda HRR216K5PDA Push Mower - The dual blade system that Honda uses, also known as the "QuadraCut System", passes the cuts of grass throughout four separate cutting areas and against two blades."

Honda HRC216K3HXA Push Mower - At over $1100 MSRP, this mower is built for a commercial audience but with Honda's full one year commercial warranty and a two year engine warranty, purchasing a Honda lawn mower is almost a no brainer.

Honda HRS216K3PDA Push Mower - This Honda mower model offers a solid performance without all the bells and whistles. From its powerful and reliable motor to its fantastic features, you surely will not be disappointed.

Craftsman Rear Bag Lawn Mower with High Wheel Push Lawn Mower- The Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower with high wheel is a great option for someone who is looking for a good push mower. It is designed to make cutting the grass easier and to do it well without breaking the bank.


Self-Propelled Mower Reviews

John Deere JS25 Self-Propelled Mower - an entry level model self-propelled push mower from John Deere is anything but entry level. See for yourself why this brand has made such a good name for itself.

Honda HRR216K5VKA Self-Propelled Mower - this best of breed self-propelled lawn mower will let you enjoy your yard work for years to come.

Honda HRX217K2VKA Self-Propelled Mower - a CARB emission complaint self-propelled mower that packs a punch. Know that you are being more environmentally friendly while kicking your yard works butt!

Honda HRR216K5VXA Self-Propelled Mower - is both practical and cost effective. The range in specifications it has is amazing and still remains comfortable and convenient for a mid-level mower.

Honda HRX217K2HXA Self-Propelled Mower - Although you might look at the price tag and shy away at it being a bit too high, take another look to see why it actually does warrant the price. You will soon realize that you get what you pay for.

Honda HRX217K2HMA Self-Propelled Mower - this mower sports an electric start system and a fantastic nexite mowing deck. This excellent Honda mower should not be passed up!

Toro 20091 Super Recycler Self-Propelled Mower - When it comes to maintaining your Toro 20091 lawn mower, you will find the Washout Port very handy. It is necessary to keep your mower clean and maintained for longer lasting results.

Toro 20092 Super Recycler Self-Propelled Mower - The Toro 20092 Super Recycler self-propelled lawn mower comes with the fantastic Personal Pace technology!

Toro 20093 Super Recycler Self-Propelled Mower - The most important feature that makes this mower stand out from the crowd is the the blade override system. This system is designed to allow you to turn off the blade and step away from the mower and not have to restart the engine when you return.

Toro 20095 Super Recycler Self-Propelled Mower - Just like a car, the Toro 20095 starts with just a simple turn of the key! What does this mean for you? This means you will be able to start your mower without having to pull on the cord and choke the mower manually.

Toro Recycler Mower Line - The Toro Recycler line of mowers has a great selection for specialty needs. Some mowers have high wheels for a rugged surface while others are built more for those who want a smooth ride. Whichever the case, the recycler line of lawn mowers is packed full of options.

Craftsman Front Propelled Rear Bag Push Lawn Mower - The Craftsman Front Propelled Rear Bag Lawn Mower is designed to be both functional and economical. It is one of the least expensive options for a propelled lawn mower.

Craftsman Rear Propelled Rear Bag Lawn Mower with Key Start Push Lawn Mower- The Craftsman push rear bag lawn mower with high wheel is a great option for someone who is looking for a good push mower. It is designed to make cutting the grass easier and to do it well without breaking the bank.

Push Reel Mower Reviews

American Lawn Mower 1414-16 Push Reel Mower - The American Lawn Mower 1414-16 is a push reel mower that won't hurt the environment or your pocket book!

American Lawn Mower 1705-16 Push Reel Mower - The American Lawn Mower 1705-16 a push reel mower made from a tempered steel alloy. This makes a lighter and more durable mower.

American Lawn Mower 1815-16 Push Reel Mower - The American Lawn Mower 1815-16 is for someone who is looking for an inexpensive mower and who doesn't want to have an impact on the environment.



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