The Best Budget Push Lawn Mowers

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Looking to buy a new lawnmower this season, but don’t want something that will break the bank? We have some good news for you there are such machines that do exist and we have kindly produced a list of our favourite 5.

Before you dive in and buy the first mower featured on this list there are a couple of things you need to weigh up. The first being that the “budget” mowers generally come stripped of the added features found in some of their more expensive counterparts.

We have found that the most common features not found in a budget mower is a lack of engine power and no self-propulsion. You can get away with both of these if you have a lawn that is on the smaller size and not extremely hilly. All of the mowers below do make up for not having a self-propelling system with their light-weight designs.

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GreenWorks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower 25022
Our Pick
Poulan Pro 961120130 PR450N20S Briggs 450e Side Discharge Push Mower in 20-Inch Deck
Troy-Bilt TB105 159cc 21-Inch 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower
GreenWorks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower 25022
Poulan Pro 961120130 PR450N20S Briggs 450e Side Discharge Push Mower in 20-Inch Deck
Troy-Bilt TB105 159cc 21-Inch 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower
4,222 Reviews
228 Reviews
44 Reviews
GreenWorks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower 25022
GreenWorks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower 25022
4,222 Reviews
Our Pick
Poulan Pro 961120130 PR450N20S Briggs 450e Side Discharge Push Mower in 20-Inch Deck
Poulan Pro 961120130 PR450N20S Briggs 450e Side Discharge Push Mower in 20-Inch Deck
228 Reviews
Troy-Bilt TB105 159cc 21-Inch 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower
Troy-Bilt TB105 159cc 21-Inch 3-in-1 Push Lawn Mower
44 Reviews

GreenWorks 25022

GreenWorks 25022
4,222 Reviews
GreenWorks 25022
The reason this electric lawn mower is found at the top of our list is not only for the low price but for the number of features included in this model.

The GreenWorks 25022 is a corded electric push mower with a 20-inch cutting deck. This mower is powered by a 12 amp motor and is extremely light, weighing in at 56 pounds. The GreenWorks 25022 has 7 cutting heights between 1 and a half and 3 and three-quarter inches. Due to this mower requiring an electrical connection to operate we recommend it to buyers who have a lawn on the smaller size (anything under half an acre).

If you have owned a gas mower in the past and are now looking to purchase an electric mower, you need not fear. The mowing deck of the GreenWorks 25022 has one of the widest for electric mowers and just under the average size of a gas mower’s which generally come with 21-inch cutting deck. If you are unclear on the benefits of a wider cutting deck, it simply means you will have to make fewer passes to cut your lawn.

I wonderful feature that is now becoming more and more common with many of the newer mowers on the market is the 3 in 1 mulch, catch and discharge system. The mulch option will cause the blades to cut the grass clippings into tiny pieces which will break down in your lawn, acting as a natural fertilizer. The catch option will, of course, let you bag the clippings in the mower’s catch and the discharge option simply shoots your clippings out the side of the mower as you go.

Poulan Pro PR450N20S

Poulan Pro PR450N20S
228 Reviews
Poulan Pro PR450N20S
Next up on our list is the Poulan Pro PR450N20S. We have reviews other models of the Poulan and have never, not been impressed with the quality and durability of their products. What we like most about these mowers is the unmatched performance and quality that the Briggs & Stratton engines bring to the table.

So onto the PR450N20S, this mower comes with a 125cc Briggs & Stratton engine, which packs a little less power than some of the high-end models but is perfect for a smaller, flat lawn.

This mower discharges clipping whilst mowing and does not have the option to mulch or bag. It is compact in design and extremely manoeuvrable weighing just 42 pounds, so anyone in the family will be able to operate it. The quick adjust lever has 5 cutting positions between 1 and 3.5 inches and the cutting deck is 20 inches wide.

We see the Poulan Pro PR450N20S as an entry mower that is perfect for a small backyard and will deliver an outstanding cut each and every time.

Troy-Bilt TB105

Troy-Bilt TB105
44 Reviews
Troy-Bilt TB105
Troy-Bilt has been apart of the American farming landscape for the last 75 years and has consistently produced quality products. The TB105 is another example of fine American manufacturing.

Powered by the easy-starting 159cc OHV four stroke engine. The easy-start system automatically sets the choke so there is no need to do so manually, before pulling the cord to start. The 21-inch cutting deck gives you the option of setting a cut height between 1.25 and 3.75 inches.

Unlike some of the cheaper mowers in this class, the Troy-Bilt comes with a 3 in 1 mulch, catch and discharge system. A rake bumper is also fitted to the front of the mowing deck which lifts grass upright, so the TriAction cutting system can make short work it.

Although this lawnmower is not self-propelled it weighs in at only 70 pounds. Making it a perfect mower for a small to medium sized lawn. The Large 11 inch rear wheels make it a suitable mower on all types of terrain with plenty on maneuverability.

Lawn-Boy 17730

Lawn-Boy 17730
704 Reviews
Lawn-Boy 17730
The Toro Company has been manufacturing lawn and garden equipment for close to 100 years and if they have got one thing right, that would be lawnmowers.

The Lawn-Boy 17730 is power by the 149cc OHV Kohler engine and comes equipped with what else but the 3 in 1 mulch, catch and discharge system. The high rear wheel design really does make a difference if your property has an uneven lawn.

You are sure to notice the cut quality of the Lawn-Boy if you are upgrading from an older model. The 21 inches mowing deck is adjustable and allows for a cutting height between 1.25 and 3.75 inches.

We have always been impressed with the warranties offered by Lawn-Boy. This model comes with a 2 year no-worry full warranty as well as a 3 year Tru-Start commitment which guarantees the mower will start in 2 or less pulls.

Craftsman 37430

Craftsman 37430
78 Reviews
Craftsman 37430
Ah the Craftsman, one last great mower to add to the list, which will not break your bank account.

This mower comes with the Briggs & Stratton, Silver Series 140cc engine. The cutting deck is 21 inches wide and is adjustable to 6 different cutting heights. The 3 in 1 mulch, catch and discharge system which you expect from a mower made in this era.

The high rear wheels and lightweight design make maneuvering the Craftsman over uneven terrain a breeze. We recommend this mower to anyone with a lawn under half an acre.

By Jonathon Deakins | Sep 9, 2019 @ 2:37 am