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Set up by consumers for consumers, CHOICE is the consumer advocate that provides Australians with information and advice, free from commercial bias.
As vital today as when we were founded in 1959, CHOICE continues to fight for consumers and uncover the truth.
By mobilising Australia’s largest and loudest consumer movement, CHOICE fights to hold industry and government accountable and achieve real change on the issues that matter most.
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CHOICE is Australia's largest source of expert reviews. Based on unbiased analysis and rigorous testing, we help consumers compare products and services and select what’s best for them.
We tested the mowers for:
For an alternative to petrol mowers see our test of electric mowers.
Please note: this information was current as of October 2005 but is still a useful guide to today's market.
See our lastest article on Push and petrol lawnmowers. Visit our buying guide on lawn mowers for tips on buying a lawn mower.
View all the articles at our lawn mowers and trimmers category page,
29 Sep 2008
CHOICE tested both types of mowers for their performance and ease of use and checked the noise and safety of the petrol mowers as well.
17 May 2009
What type of mower for you? Petrol, electric, battery? Generally petrol have the best cutting performance, though many electric models now come close.
24 Oct 2013
Great for small backyards, electric and battery lawn mowers are fume-free, comparatively quiet and lightweight. CHOICE put 16 to the test.
25 Sep 2012
In our updated test of 30 mulcher and catcher lawnmowers, we reveal which models keep your lawn looking its best.
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