These are the most popular lawn mowers for this year, 2016. This is a list I have put together from what I have seen sell the best this spring and summer. The list can, of course, vary some from what others have experienced are selling best.
1. Sun Joe MJ401E
The Sun Joe MJ401E is a neat electric lawn mower with a 14-inch cutting swath. It is powered by a 12 Amp electric motor, that does a good job of cutting grass. However, if the grass gets too tall, the mower will struggle. The mower is mainly made of plastic and my impression is that it is a bit flimsy. The Sun Joe is an alright mower to a cheap price. Maybe that’s why it is so popular.
2. GreenWorks 25022
The Greenworks 25022 have been a popular mower for at least a couple of seasons now. I can think of several reasons for that. It is well-built electric lawn mower with a 20” steel cutting deck. A quick and easy height adjustment that allow you to cut the grass from 1 ½” to 3 ¾”. It does a good job tackling tougher conditions. It has been award a Great Value Award, due to its good quality and nice price.
3. GreenWorks 25302
The Greenworks 25302 Twin Force G-Max is 40-volt cordless lawn mower. What is special with this lawn mower is that it has two 10” cutting blades underneath its 20” deck. The dual battery design has an impressive run time of 70 minutes. This mower can handle tough conditions and punch above its weight. Adjusting the cutting height on this mower is fast and effortless, by moving only one handle. You can either mulch or bag the clippings with this mower. In my opinion a great cordless, but some might find it a bit pricy.
4. Scotts 2000
The Scott 2000 is a push reel lawn mower with an impressive 20 inch cutting width. Even though it has a large swath, it is surprisingly easy to push and maneuver thanks to the large 10 inch wheels. The heat-treated steel blades on the reel cut through thick grass with ease. However, it will struggle if the grass gets too tall, as all reel mower do. The cutting height can easily be adjusted from a fine 1” cut to a lush 3” cut.
5. Fiskars 6201
The Fiskars 6201 ShaySharp Max is a modern push reel mower with neat features. The inset wheel design allows the 18 inch reel to extend across the full width of the mower. Fiskars has invented something they call InertiaDrive that makes the mower very easy to push. Adjust the cutting height by using the lever, which allows you to choose between 9 different positions ranging from 1 inch to 4 inches. If you want a cutting-edge (pun intended) reel mower, Fiskars 6201 is the mower for you.
6. Great States 415-16
The Great States 415-16 is a 16-inch push reel lawn mower with a classic design. The 10-inch wheels have ball bearings to ensure it runs smoothly and is easy to push. The blades are heat treated to stay sharp longer. The height can be adjusted from a very fine ½” cut to a longer and lusher cut of 2 ¾”. You can’t go wrong with this American made reel mower.
7. Worx WG775
The Worx WG775 is a neat, little cordless lawn mower that would fit perfect for people with small yard. The 24 volt battery pack let you cut up to 6,000 sq. ft. in one charge (about 30 minutes). I wish the wheels were a bit larger, but the mower is still easy to maneuver. It might not look like much, but it is well built and a great choice for small gardens.
8. BLACK+DECKER MTC220
The BLACK+DECKER MTC220 is a versatile gardening tool; it can be used as a lawn mower, a string trimmer and an edger. It is basically a string trimmer that you can attach to a base with four wheels. Is is powered by a 20-volt Lithium battery pack to ensure you get excellent maneuverability and freedom while cutting and trimming. This multi-tool is great for people with a small yard and don’t want to invest several different gardening tools. However, it works great as a string trimmer and an edger, but falls short as a lawn mower.
9. GreenWorks 25142
The GreenWorks 25142 is an electric mower with a 10 Amp motor. The cutting width of 16 inches makes this mower suitable for small to medium sized lawns. Either mulch the clippings to fine pieces or bag them. You can change the cutting height easily to 5 different positions with just one lever, ranging from 5/8” to 2 5/8”.
10. Great States 204-14
The Great States 204-14 is a classic reel mower with its tested and proved great design. The reel has a 14 inch width and with alloy steel and bed knife blades. You can change the cutting height from ½”to 1 ½”. The 8 ½” wheels make this mower ride over an uneven lawn with ease. This mower is made in the USA.