What are the best lawn mower brands?

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When you are shopping for lawn mowers, it’s so easy to get swayed by fake customer testimonials and hard selling sales pitches. The fact is that there’s a lot more at work than what is mentioned in that glossy advertorial.

Hype and aggressive marketing don’t transpire into reliable on-field performance and timely after sales support.

That’s why it is extremely crucial that you stick to tried and tested mowers from reputed brands.

Here are the best ones in the business.

Honda

Honda Motor Company is a Japanese manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment like mowers, power generators and engines. Their range of lawn mowers are renowned for their reliable engine performance and features like variable speed transmissions, quadra cut systems and multiple mowing deck choices. Irrespective of your preference, you will find a Honda mower that fits your needs. There are 10 extremely popular models to choose from across four different series.

John Deere

John Deere is one of the most popular brands that manufactures lawn care equipment. With a history that spans 135 years, the Yellow Jumping Deer Logo has been a common sight across homes in America. Their range of riding lawn mowers and lawn tractors are considered to be among the best in the business and are used by many commercial lawn care companies. They also manufacture zero turn mowers for home use.

Husqvarna

Husqvarna is one of the most common names that you will come across when you first go mower shopping. The Swedish company started manufacturing mowers as early as 1919. It now has an ensemble range of products that include riding lawn mowers, gas powered push mowers, cordless lawn mowers as well as simple, manual reel mowers. Husqvarna mowers are characterized by the heavy duty alloy mowing decks and their Briggs & Stratton engines that power to life in the blink of an eye.

Toro

Toro has been one of the pioneers of the lawn care equipment business in the United States. And for a long time, professional lawn care contractors wouldn’t be caught dead with anything other than a Toro Tractor. But off late, their Kawasaki engines seem obsolete as compared to the newer Japanese engines from Honda. Having said that, the differences in performance for a home user are only minute and they have a fantastic range of lawn mowers and tractors, including barebones push mowers and hi-tech zero turn mowers.

Greenworks

Despite being a recent entrant into the world of garden equipment, Greenworks has managed to carve a niche for themselves with their range of electrically powered corded and cordless and manual reel mowers. They do not manufacture gas powered mowers. Their popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years courtesy their G-24 range of tools and the world’s first cordless mower with dual blades. If you are shopping for electric powered mowers, then you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal than a Greenworks mower.

Other popular brands

This is not an exhaustive list of the best lawn mower brands, mind you. Cub Cadet, Snapper and Sun Joe are some of the other notable brands that also produce a slew of lawn care machines at varying price points.

Peter Toth

Hi! I'm Peter, the owner of BackyardGadget. Working around the house has always been a big part of my life. I've created this site to share my experience, and to help people choose the right tools for the job. Thank you for stopping by!