Petrol and push lawn mower reviews

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  • Updated:29 Sep 2008



Test results for six push and 12 petrol lawn mowers, priced from $75 to $729

CHOICE tested 12 petrol lawn mowers priced from $299 to $729 and six push mowers priced between $75 and $122. All the petrol mowers have four-stroke engines. We tested one two-stroke lawn mower, but could not recommend it for environmental reasons.

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. We've found a handful from each category to recommend.

For more information on Lawn mowers, see Backyard.

Please note: this information was current as of September 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.

Brands tested

Petrol lawn mowers

  • GMC RL504
  • Honda Buffalo Buck HRU 19R
  • Masport Series 18 450AL
  • Masport Series 18 500AL
  • Rover 460 11024
  • Rover Regal 35692
  • Supaswift Lawncruiser 767QC
  • Talon Condor AM3070
  • Victa Pace by Victa PCS464
  • Victa Tornado Classic TCS482
  • Victa Tornado Classic TCS484
  • Yardman Self Starter 409S

Push lawn mowers

  • Flymo H40
  • Gardener's Choice Hand Mower GC 029
  • McCulloch Easy Cut H350GC
  • Morrison Handmower 552462
  • Ozito Hand Mower LMP-301
  • Talon Hand Push Reel Mower AM201816C


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