Lawn Mower Buying Guide

Lawn Mower Buying Guide

How to pick the right lawn mower for your garden.

Lawn Mower Buying Guide

Lawn Mower Buying Guide

How to pick the right lawn mower for your garden.

To ensure that you buy the best lawn mower for your specific needs, you’ll want to factor in garden size, whether your yard is hilly or flat, the number of trees or other obstacles to mow around, as well as the needs of the person doing most of the mowing. There are many different lawn mowers on the market to meet a variety of lawn mowing needs. A mower that is perfect for your neighbor may not be the right one for you. We’ve assembled some tips for you in the buyer’s guide below. 


1. Garden Size

To ensure that you buy the best push lawn mower for your specific needs, you’ll want to factor in the size of your garden, whether it is hilly or flat, the number of trees or other obstacles to mow around, as well as the needs of the person doing most of the mowing.

Self-propelled mowers make light work of larger gardens - the engine takes the strain, making mowing easier. Petrol mowers are not restricted by cables or battery running times, making them ideal for any sized lawn. For larger lawns, consider a riding mower and do the cutting in style!

Best lawn mower engines for gardens up to 600 square metres

Best Lawn Mower Engines for Small Gardens

Best lawn mower engines for gardens up to 1000 square metres

Best Lawn Mower Engines for Medium Gardens

Best lawn mower engines for gardens up to 1500 square metres

Best Lawn Mower Engines for Large Gardens

2. Starting

An easy start lawn mower is one of the most important features to get the job started right. That’s why selecting the right starting system is vital in ensuring you a hassle-free lawn mowing experience. Look for the S2 Starting Guarantee®! Easy starting in 2 pulls guaranteed.

Easy...

The traditional way to start a lawn mower. Push the primer bulb three times, pull the cord and start mowing.

Briggs & Stratton ReadyStart®

Easier...

ReadyStart® provides simple and easy to use starting without having to prime the engine. No fiddling with your engine, just pull for power.

Briggs & Stratton InStart®

Easiest...

Ingenious integration of engine and Lithium-ion battery delivers cutting power at a touch. InStart® – The Smarter Way to Start.


3. Additional Features

Save space in your garage, Mow N' Stow® technology means you save up to 70% space. EXi Engines are the easiest to maintain, with minimum service required. The award winning Instart® gives you starting at the push of a button.

Easiest Maintenance...

Goodbye oil change. Hello easy. You value your time – and any timesaver that makes life easier. With our new EXi Series – Just Check & Add™, never change the oil – ever.

Read more about the EXi Series

Easiest Storage...

Breakthrough Mow N’ Stow™ engine technology by Briggs & Stratton® allows the mower to be stored vertically, reducing the storage footprint needed by up to 70%.

Read more about Mow N’ Stow™

Easiest Starting...

Skip pulling the rope and get right to work with our Lithium-Ion battery electric starting technology. Our InStart® Technology starts effortlessly, every time.

Read more about InStart®


Why Choose Briggs & Stratton

Buying a lawn mower may sound like a routine task but can be very daunting if you've never purchased or used one before. Let us help! Briggs & Stratton has been designing and manufacturing engines for use in push mowers, walk-behind mowers, riding mowers, garden tractors, and lawn tractors for over a hundred years.