The Best Lawnmowers of 2016 Reviews

Whether you have huge, multi-acre lawns, or just a small patch of grass, you will need a lawnmower. From all the different types and brands of lawnmowers, you might get confused about what lawnmower is best for your lawn. That is why the Ethical GMO Team has tested and reviewed several different brands of different types of lawnmowers, testing each mower for features such as user-friendliness, maneuverability/control, and performance. We have also surveyed a plethora of costumers to compile more data and user opinions about the lawnmowers. That is why we present you with The Best Lawnmowers of 2016 Reviews!

So what were some of the results?

From all our testing, research, and surveys, we discovered that you do not have to pay your entire paycheck to get a top-notch lawnmower. There are many models that cost significantly less – hundreds, even thousands, of dollars – than the top-rated lawnmowers. Yet, their performance is nearly identical.

So why spend more money than you have to on the top-rated lawnmower when you can spend less to get a lawnmower with the equivalent performance?

Another surprising factor that should be a high concern for you when buying a mower is safety, especially when it comes to your ears. Most gas powered lawnmowers have decibel levels of over 90. At this level, you need protection or you may suffer hearing loss.

We have tested out numerous lawnmowers in each category. The directory is found below. Read through them at you own pace!

Directory – The Best Lawnmowers of 2016 Reviews:

  1. Best Overall: John Deere JS36
  2. Battery Operated Lawn Mower Reviews
    1. Ego Lawn Mower Review
    2. Black and Decker Lawn Mower Review
    3. GreenWorks G-Max 40V Cordless Mower Review
  3. Manual Reel Mowers (Under development)
  4. Lawn Tractors (Under development)
  5. Zero-Turn Radius Riders (Under development)
  6. Rear Engine Riders (Under development)
  7. Robotic Mowers (Under development)
  8. under development

As you read our reviews, please keep in mind that different lawns require different lawnmowers. That is, lawnmowers tend to work differently on various lawns. In our reviews, we try to cover these differences in order to assist you in making an educated decision. However, it is important to note that the number 1 or number 2 choice may not be the best two choices for your lawn, so we suggest reading all our reviews before making your choice!

We hope this will assist you make a wise and informed decision when picking a lawn mower! Good luck! Click on the image of the lawn mower below to get some info and price on that lawn mower!

Things to Consider before Purchasing a Lawnmower

When looking for the best lawnmowers of 2016, there are many factors to consider.

  1. Convenience: Pay attention to mode changes. That is, changing from mulching to bagging, without requiring tools. On quality mowers, all it requires is the push of a button. Another convenience factor to pay attention to is the washout port. A washout port is basically a hose connection that cleans the trimmed grass underneath the mower deck. This allows you to clean the area without needing to tip the mower. Another curial factor to pay close attention to is the maintenance required for the lawnmower. This is where electric lawnmowers vs. gas lawnmowers come into play.
  2. Performance: This is the reason you bought the lawnmower – to cut your grass. Some lawnmowers trim raggedly and inconsistently. Also, lawnmowers have cutting positions – they are limited to the heights they can trim grass to. Pay close attention to the range the mower mower trim grass from.
  3. Comfort: Various lawnmowers have many different features for the comfort of the user. It is impossible to cover them all, but they include a battery indicator, handle cushioning, safe-start mechanisms, power steering, and even cruise control! These features can make or break your lawnmower experience, so when reading our reviews, pay close attention to them!

Favored Features on Lawnmowers

  1. Electric Start: The electric start feature eliminates the need to pull-start the engine, a very inconvenient method. The electric start makes it significantly easier to start up to engine and is available on all electric lawn mowers and only some gas lawn mowers.CR-BG-Mower-Removable-Battery-1
  2. Removable Batteries: This feature is crucially important for electric lawn mowers as it extends the battery life. This is because most batteries need to be stored at a certain temperature range, and it is much easier to store a small battery indoors than having to store the entire lawnmower indoors. Also, the removable battery feature makes charging the battery a lot easier.CR-BG-Mower-Uniform-Wheel-Size-2
  3. Uniform Wheel Size: A number of lawnmowers tend to have larger back wheels than front wheels. However, for gas lawnmowers, this may cause a slight inconvenience as lawnmowers with same-size back and font wheels are generally easier to maneuver, especially at the U-turns.
  4. Blade-Brake Clutch: On numerous lawnmowers, when you release the handlebar, the clutch stops both the blade and the engine. Therefore, when you have to empty a bag of trimmings or move a rock or branch out of the way, you will have to restart your engine, which causes an inconvenience. The way blade-brake clutch lawnmowers work is when you release the handlebar, the clutch only stops the blade, and the engine stays on.CR-BG-Mower-Height-Adjust-Lever
  5. One-Lever Heigh Adjustments: This convenient feature allows you to adjust to blade height by moving the entire deck at once. You do not have to go through all the trouble of adjusting every wheel individually.

In short, you should be paying attention to several factors when purchasing a mower. In our reviews, we cover many of these features and rate/review each lawnmower holistically.

Directory – The Best Lawnmowers of 2016 Reviews:

  1. Best Overall: John Deere JS36
  2. Battery Operated Lawn Mower Reviews
    1. Black and Decker Lawn Mower Review
    2. GreenWorks G-Max 40V Cordless Mower Review
  3. Manual Reel Mowers (Under development)
  4. Lawn Tractors (Under development)
  5. Zero-Turn Radius Riders (Under development)
  6. Rear Engine Riders (Under development)
  7. Robotic Mowers (Under development)
  8. under development

To learn more about how lawn mowers work and their relevancy in the world today, follow the links below:

Additional Information on Lawn Mowers

Lawnmower Buying Guide