Gas Lawn Mower Reviews

Gas mowers are the most economical choice among all mower types barring the reel mower. They have the power and the ability to handle any kind of mowing requirement without giving you a headache. However, maintaining one is a major hurdle.

A gas mower derives power from a gasoline engine, which can either be a 2 stroke or 4 stroke engine. They are compact, about the size of an electric mower and drive the blades by gears directly connected with a drive shaft emanating from the engine. Basically they are smaller versions of boat engines. Gas lawn mower can be extremely powerful and handle large lawns quite well, but not all of them are created the same. Take a look at our in depth gas lawn mower reviews and find one that fits your needs.

A Few Buying Tips to Consider When Purchasing A Gas Mower

[tabs style=”1″] [tab title=”Engine”]Do you want more torque at the expense of less fuel economy? If so 2 stroke engine works the best. They might be noisy but they have a lot of power. On the other hand for a longer reach and higher efficiency, choose a 4 stroke engine. Nevertheless, try to find a model with Overhead Valve engines or OHV engines since they are the easiest to operate, start and maintain.[/tab] [tab title=”Staring Mechanism”]Old models of gas mowers usually came with a recoil starter. You had to choke the fuel lines and pull a rip cord to kick start the engine. This requires a bit of effort and on cold days it can be a pain to start up. Newer models now provide push button electric start.[/tab] [tab title=”Self Propulsion”]Advanced gas mowers come with self propulsion, or the ability to power the wheels along with the cutting blades. This helps in navigating through denser grass and also moving uphill.[/tab] [tab title=”Blade Override”]Having this safety feature will help prevent accidents and damage to the mower. Sudden obstructions, leaving the handle, uneven movement all stop the blades by cutting off power from the engine. However, this feature can increase the cost of a gas mower exponentially. It is also called as a Blade-Brake Clutch System.[/tab] [tab title=”Swivel Wheels”]Usually, a push mower wheels are fixed in a particular orientation. However, having swiveling front wheels improves maneuverability and helps in moving across obstacles such as plants, flower beds etc.[/tab][/tabs]

Our Top Rated Gas Lawn Mowers

[note color=”#ffeaea”] Husqvarna 7021P

Husqvarna 7021PAverage Customer Rating: 4-stars
The Husqvarna 7021P is another great gas powered lawn mower that packs quite a big punch. When we were testing this lawn mower, we were very pleased to find that it started with the first pull almost every time. It’s a bit heavy, but we didn’t have much trouble pushing around our yard. It’s cuts very well and it doesn’t expose you to as gassy fumes that many of the top mowers on the market do.

ProsPros: Easy to set up. The Honda motor provides lots of power that will leave your neighbors jealous!
ConsCons: A very small amount of customers on Amazon have reported that the wheels were delivered bent. [column size=”4-5″ last=”1″ style=”1″]Read Review
Husqvarna 7021P Review
[/column][/note] [note color=”#f1f1f1″] Lawn Boy 10604

10604Average Customer Rating: 4-stars
If the Lawn Boy 10604 was not a lawn mower, it probably could have contested for NASCAR. That’s right; this self propelled mowing rig is actually quite powerful and handy. It has got a decent Kohler engine, quick soft start, excellent performance and loads of control. Plus, you won’t find another rear wheel drive mower in this price range that can do what it does. We were happy to give it a test drive, so check out our review.

ProsPros: Inexpensive rear wheel drive, self-propelled, handy speed and good height adjustment. Starts with the first pull.
ConsCons: Not suitable for damp grass, Top speed is a tad bit too much. [column size=”4-5″ last=”1″ style=”1″]Read Review
Lawn Boy 10604 Review
[/column][/note] [note color=”#f1f1f1″] Husqvarna 5521P

5521PAverage Customer Rating: 4-stars

Not everyone is interested in getting a state-of-the-art lawn mower. Some folks like their power tools to be simple and effective. The Husqvarna 5521P is a simple gas powered lawn mower that delivers on its promises. Easy to assemble and simple start-up with good 3-in-1 operation makes this an ultra-dependable mower. Effective and super efficient, this is a machine that will last a really long time.

ProsPros: Solid performance, straightforward design with no bells and whistles designed for superior efficiency and effectiveness even against damp and dense grass.
ConsCons: Nothing out of the ordinary to note, it is a simple traditional gas mower design. [column size=”4-5″ last=”1″ style=”1″]Read Review
Husqvarna 5521P Review
[/column][/note] [note color=”#f1f1f1″] Poulan PO500N22S

PO500N22SAverage Customer Rating: 4-stars
The Poulan PO500N22S simply continues with the traditional design and construction of a gas mower. It is the exact same thing that was available a decade ago and since this design has never failed, why change it. If you love old school and don’t mind the occasional troubleshooting then go for it but if you are in the habit of neglecting your mower then be ready to spend a bit even under warranty.

ProsPros: Good size, decent torque, lightweight with a 22 inch cutting deck.
ConsCons: Initial engine issues, bad at slopes and deck could have been more reinforced. [column size=”4-5″ last=”1″ style=”1″]Read Review
Poulan PO500N22S Review
[/column][/note] [note color=”#f1f1f1″] Yard Machines 11A-02SB700 140cc

Yard Machines 11A-02SB700 140ccAverage Customer Rating: 4-stars
Weighing just under 32 lbs. the Yard Machines 11A-02SB700 packs in a 140cc engine with limited features but an assurance that it will start up on the first pull of the cord no matter how long it has been sitting in the shed. Highly maneuverable and simple to use, get this if you have a small lawn.
 

ProsPros: Inexpensive, easy-to-use, quick starting
ConsCons: No mulching, bagging and not designed for large lawns [column size=”4-5″ last=”1″ style=”1″]Read Review
Poulan PO450N20SX Review
[/column][/note] [note color=”#f1f1f1″] Poulan PO450N20SX

PO450N20SXAverage Customer Rating: 4-stars
Money isn’t everything where Poulan is concerned and it certainly is not what makes the Poulan PO450N20SX such a steal. What makes this an excellent consideration is the fact that it is inexpensive and yet so reliable. Other than the odd carburettor problem and limited functionality, it is a dependable mower to have around. If you love traditional mowers and the way they operate you will love this gas mower.

ProsPros: Cheap, lightweight and easy to handle.
ConsCons: Less power, single mode use, can’t mulch without voiding warranty. [column size=”4-5″ last=”1″ style=”1″]Read Review
Poulan PO450N20SX Review
[/column][/note] [note color=”#f1f1f1″] Yard-Man 11A-B29Q701

11A-B29Q701Average Customer Rating: 3.5-stars

The Yard-Man 11A-B29Q701 provides a Honda engine, possibly the biggest attraction it posses. Other than that everything else is mediocre. Nevertheless, at this price you really won’t find another do-it-all mower with a decent engine. In short, it is a common man’s lawn mower desperately trying to overreach beyond its capabilities.

ProsPros: Do-it-all design with a low price tag and a Honda engine.
ConsCons: Low capacity rear discharge bag, plastic parts need constant replacement. [column size=”4-5″ last=”1″ style=”1″]Read Review
Yard-Man 11A-B29Q701 Review
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