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Selecting a Moderately Priced Push Lawn Mower

by Allison E. Beatty, All About Lawns Columnist

If you're looking for a reliable yet economical push lawn mower, consider the size of your yard and how much power you need. Two popular mowers to consider are in the Honda HR Series and the Toro Recycler series. Here's an overview of what to expect with each lawn mower.

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The Honda HRS216PDA is a manual push lawn mower with a 21-inch wide cutting width, a common cutting range that should work well for average sized yards. The lawn mower can cut grass with a height range of 1 to 3.5 inches, which gives you plenty of flexibility for your lawn height. The lawn mower also has:

  • A steel deck
  • Recoil starting
  • 5.5 horse power engine

The manufacturer's suggested retail price for this lawn mower is $339, but actual prices will vary based on individual retailers.

Toro Recycler Lawn Mower

Another popular lawn mower is the Toro Recycler Model 20005, which has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $319. This lawn mower has a slightly wider cutting width at 22 inches. This lawn mower also has can cut grass with a wider height range, from 1.25 to 4.25 inches. Among the other features are:

  • A steel deck
  • Recoil starting
  • 6.5 horse power engine

Other Lawn Mower Features

Both of these lawn mowers would offer solid performance for the price. As you shop for a lawn mower, consider which features are important to you. Do you prefer to bag your grass clippings instead of spreading them on the lawn? If so, the Toro lawn mower has a standard mulch bag, while Honda sells theirs as an option.


About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer and founder of the Web site Renovator's Place. She has been a writer of home improvement columns for 15 years. Her articles have appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines, and on home improvement Web sites.

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