What is the best inexpensive lawn mower?
It depends on whether you want a gas powered lawn mower or electric. Keep in mind that electric lawn mowers are cheaper than gas powered.
I’ll tell you what I bought but let me give you a little background information first. Just a sneak peak…I bought an electric lawn mower for a little over $100.
I recently started growing grass in my backyard again after having dirt for about 5 years. So now I have some grass and a lot of weeds. I tried to pull the weeds out but this seemed to be a never ending chore and it was not fun.
So now I decided to regrow Bermuda Grass in the backyard to cover the dirt and choke out the weeds. The grass that is already there is growing tall along with the weeds, so I needed a lawn mower. I have been wanting to compost for a long time and now this will provide the material. It kills 2 birds with 1 stone.
Here’s my backyard. The weeds and grass are really overgrown. The American Lawn Mower Co. 50514 did a great job of turning everything into a nice mulch.
I looked at electric lawn mowers because they are quieter, lighter weight and generally cheaper. Plus I don’t have to deal with gasoline and oil.
There are quite a few good ones but the price can get to $250+ easily. GreenWorks, American Lawn Mower Co, Black & Decker and Sun Joe offer some really nice models at low prices. The price really goes up when you get a bigger mower in terms of width of the blade. I bought a 14″. If I wanted a 21″ mower, it would have cost quite a bit more. 14″ works great for me since I have a small backyard, 47′ x 25′.
So anyway, I bought a American Lawn Mower Co 50514 14″ electric mower. I paid $117 for it from Amazon.com. I will tell you right now…I LOVE IT.
Here is a link to buy the American Lawn Mower 50514….Buy at Amazon.com
American Lawn Mower 50514 Features
- Electric powered 11 amp motor
- 14″ cutting width
- 9 Gal Grass catcher
- Mulching type blade
- Lightweight (probably around 20 lbs)
- Cheap $117.00 delivered to my front door
- Compact design – can store it anywhere.
- 5 grass height adjustment settings from 1″ to 2.5″
- Adjustable handle height
- Easy assembly – no tools needed, about 15 minutes to complete
- Cord retention hook to keep power cord from pulling out
- Ergo cushioned handle
- 7″ easy roll composite wheels
- Cool looking design – black and silver
- Cord powered – can keep cutting until it’s done
- 2 year manufacturers warranty
So I got this lawn mower about a week ago and used it the same weekend that I received it. I was excited to see how well it would mow down my tall weeds and turn them into mulch.
You can see the path the 50514 made in the grass/weeds.
The 50514 did a really good job, even on my overgrown weed infested yard. The weeds were about 2 feet high and really big in diameter. The 50514 really cut them down. The electric motor has some power. I took it slow and in narrow swaths. The mulch in the catcher was nice and finely chopped.