Garden tools: Which lawn mower is the best buy?

When it comes to the best garden tools, the humble lawn mower should be in every good gardener’s arsenal. Winter is definitely here and we know how difficult it can be to keep everything looking neat and tidy around the house. It is popularly believed that you should stop mowing your lawn during the winter months, but this is not the case. This probably started off as an excuse for dad to put the lawn mower back in the garage and get his slippers out, but in reality grass does not stop growing. It might slow down when it gets really cold, but this is no excuse to let the garden get out of hand.


There are many different types of lawn mowers for sale, but we can break them down into two categories – rotary mowers and cylinder mowers. Then you need to decide between finding an electric or petrol lawn mower for sale. Both have their pros and cons, so let’s take a closer look at the details.

A Rotary Lawn Mower

These are the most common kind of lawn mowers you will find. Most of these mowers have wheels, but there are also hover lawnmowers on the market which float on a bed of air. These are handy for mowing lawns with a lot of slopes and uneven areas.


Rotary lawnmowers work with a rapidly spinning blade. This makes them easy to fix as these blades are easily accessible. All you need to do is swap out the blade with either a new one or sharpen your existing blade.  They are heavier, but they do have more power. If you have a large lawn or if the grass is very overgrown, a rotary lawn mower is a better choice.

The Cylinder Lawn Mower

Cylinder mowers give a finer, more precise cut when compared to the rotary motor lawn mower. These kinds of lawn mowers function with a barrel of rotating blades that rotate as you move the lawn mower forward. These pull the grass into a fixed blade which makes the cut. These mowers are a good option for lawns that are more frequently mowed.


A Petrol or Electric Lawn Mower?

An electric lawn mower is lighter, but also less powerful than a petrol lawn mower. Electric lawn mowers work by plugging it into your mains – using an extension cord – while other models come with chargeable batteries.


Petrol mowers give you more power and endurance. They are meant for more unruly lawns and are heavier than electric mowers. Its blade will also cut more grass than your electric variants.

If you have a massive area to keep neat and tidy, you might want to look at a ride on lawn mower. These are basically small vehicles with a driver’s seat and a lawn mower attached to the base.


Now that you have a better understanding of the different kinds of lawn mowers, here’s an overview of some of the top domestic lawn mowers available for sale in South Africa

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Lawn Mowers from Honda

Honda is normally synonymous with automobiles and motorcycles. However, they have been producing garden tools for a long time and have become quite good at it. Their HRX217HZA model is no exception. It’s a rotary model with an electric engine.


It’s a self-propelling motor, so you don’t have to put much effort into pushing it around. Like all of Honda’s lawnmowers, it’s very reliable and comes with a five year warranty. This particular model has Honda’s patented MicroCut® Twin Blades system. According to Honda, it will give you a perfect cut every time.

Here are some Honda lawn mowers for sale on Junk Mail:


Ryobi Lawn Mowers for sale

Ryobi is a very well know manufacturer of quality lawnmowers. They specialise in making quality garden tools that are affordable. One of their best lawn mower models is the RM-70SP. This model has a very powerful 4-Stroke OHV, self-propelled, petrol motor. For easy storage and transportation, the RM-70SP has folding handle bars and a front handle for easy lifting.


Here are some Ryobi lawn mowers for sale on Junk Mail:

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Bosch’s Lawn Mowers

The guys at Bosch make a lot of great power and garden tools, but they are also known for their motorless lawn mowers. The AHM 38 G is a hand mower. It uses a cylinder design and has no engine. If you have a small area to mow, then this is ideal. It uses no fuel or electricity and it is very quiet. The entire unit only weighs 7.5 kilograms, so it’s very easy to manoeuvre.


Honeydew Lawnmowers

Another good manufacturer of high quality lawn mowers is Honeydew Lawnmowers. With electric, petrol and cylinder lawn mowers for sale, one of the many that they have on offer includes the Tandem Ratel. This is a beast of a machine. It has a 3000 Watt motor with an overheating cut-out switch. It has a childproof safety switch and is suitable for large areas. This will definitely get any cutting job done in no time at all.

Flymo’s Lawnmowers

Flymo is synonymous with hover mowers. They do make other models too, but in terms of hover lawn mowers, no one makes them better.

One of their latest models is the Turbo Lite 350. It has a powerful 1400 Watt engine and because it’s a hover mower, it weighs only 7.7 kilograms. As you don’t have to physically push it, it’s very manoeuvrable and easy to use.


Lawnmowers from John Deer

If Flymo is the hover mower specialist, then John Deer is the ride on lawn mower experts. They have been making high quality ride on lawn mowers for a while now and they have it down to a fine art. These lawn mowers are useful when you have to trim a large area. Nothing does it faster. John Deer’s latest model is the X100 Tractor Series. These mowers are known for being incredibly reliable and hassle free. Rugged and powerful, the bonnet is also UV resistant.


If you are looking for your next lawn mower or any other garden tools, Junk Mail is the perfect place to start. With a wide range of lawn mowers for sale,you are sure to find one that’s just right for you. Selling your lawn mower? Place your free ad on today!

Bruce Ungersbock

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