The 5 (real) best petrol mowers in 2022

thermal mower

A must when you have a garden!

But how to choose the right model? Pulled or pushed, immediately discover my selection of best thermal mowers Of the market !

rating 5 out of 5


Murray EQ700X

Editor’s note: 5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

murray eq700x gas lawn mowerReliable, powerful and easy to start! The Murray EQ700X is based on a high quality motor to make cutting even easier. In particular, it has a 53 cm diameter cutting deck, also made of steel for better protection against damage and corrosion. Thanks to an adjustable cutting height between 28 and 92 mm (6 positions via a central lever), it is suitable for small and medium-sized lawns but stands out above all for its various functions. Thanks to its large 70 L bag, the grass clippings can be picked up, but can also be ejected to the side or even shredded with the shredder lid supplied. Self-propelled, it finally has an ergonomic handlebar (also adjustable in 3 heights) whose comfort is guaranteed by foam padding.

My opinion : A quarter turn begins! I think it’s the detail that immediately seduced me in this Murray EQ700X, but what made it my favorite among all those I tried was its power and its incredible efficiency. In my garden of just over 1000m² it worked very well and I liked that it was light and easy to handle. Self-propulsion, at a constant speed of 3.6 km/h, is just what is needed, and the 70 L of the bag are enough not to have to empty it too often. I also tried the mulching function and found it very convincing. It’s just a detail, but the handlebar height adjustment is also a nice touch, especially since it also folds down to take up less space for storage. It is definitely a model that you will not regret buying!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Alpina BL 510 SHQ

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

alpina bl 510 shq petrol lawn mowerEquipped with a Honda engine, the Alpina BL 510 SHQ combines performance in terms of mowing and ease of use. Quick to start and easy to use, it allows you to efficiently maintain your entire garden while benefiting from reduced noise levels and reduced fuel consumption. Equipped with a 51 cm diameter cutting deck, it can be adjusted to 5 different positions ranging from 27 to 90 mm. 4 in 1, it is also capable of picking up grass in its 55 L bag, of expelling it from the rear, the side or even mulching. Its case is also made of solid steel, enough to protect it from blows and shocks, especially on rough terrain. Its handlebar is finally adjustable in height, enough to be driven comfortably by any user.

My opinion : If you are looking for a self-propelled thermal mower with a good quality/price ratio, look no further, the Alpina is the one for you! I found it actually included all the essential features and functionality to make garden maintenance easy, while being very reasonably priced for its performance. Indeed, it starts effortlessly, steers and steers easily, the fact that it is self-propelled obviously makes mowing even more pleasant and its bag is certainly not the bulkiest but it is sufficient. Especially since, in addition, its padding is of good quality. Quite wide and perfectly adjustable, it is clearly a machine that you can choose with confidence!

rating 4 out of 5

Yard Force Y1GM B41 SC00

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

Yard Force Y1GM B41 SC00 Petrol LawnmowerDesigned to be simple and convenient to use, the Yard Force Y1GM B41 SC00 Lawnmower is no less effective in maintaining the grass of the yard. Its 125cc engine has the power you need without making too much noise, and thanks to a cutting width of 41cm, the job can be done quickly. The height is adjustable between 25 and 75 mm, enough to reach the ideal size in terms of garden aesthetics. The 45 L collection bag takes care of collecting the cut grass and thanks to its fairly generous volume, it does not need to be constantly emptied. Finally, the self-propelled function considerably reduces the effort required when cutting: just press the dedicated handle and the device moves forward almost on its own!

My opinion : This Yard Force is, in my opinion, a good mower! Contrary to the other thermal models that I have just presented to you, it lacks certain functionalities (in particular the mulching function), its cutting deck is still much narrower and it mows less high. But to maintain a classic garden, rather flat, without embankment and which does not even reach 2000 m², it is more than convincing. You won’t have any trouble getting it started, which is nice, it drives very well (thanks to the self-propelled) and when it comes to mowing, you really can’t let it go, it’s very regular. And besides, as it’s smaller, it’s also cheaper, which might also interest you!

rated 4.5 out of 5

Makita PLM4120N

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

makita plm4120n petrol lawn mowerPowerful and solid, the Makita PLM4120N thermal lawn mower is equipped with a Briggs & Stratton four-stroke engine and a resistant and unbreakable sheet metal frame. Its cutting deck, 41 cm in diameter, is adjustable in 5 positions, between 25 and 70 mm, enough to find the ideal height. In addition to conventional mowing, with or without a collection tray, the device also offers a mulching function thanks to the shutter provided. The bag has a volume of 50 L, enough not to have to empty it too often. Although it is a push mower and therefore not self-propelled, it is nonetheless easy to handle, especially with its large wheels and reasonable weight of 26kg. Note that your handlebar is finally retractable, allowing you to limit the size during storage.

My opinion : You can never go wrong with Makita! Even in the lawnmower market, the brand proves that it only supplies quality equipment. This PLM4120N is all the more reliable: it offers good cutting quality, the available heights are more than sufficient and with its fairly moderate weight, it turns without having to provide too much effort. However, I only recommend it if your garden is neither too big nor too hilly: with 41cm in diameter, it can require a lot of back and forth, and having to push it can quickly tire you out. But if you have less than 1000 m² of lawn, it has something to satisfy you!

rating 4 out of 5

Alpina BL 460 B

Editor’s note: 4 / 5 | Reward : See the price on Amazon

alpina bl 460 b petrol lawnmowerThe Alpina BL 460 B benefits from the excellent design of Briggs & Stratton engines: compact but powerful, they save fuel, are also quiet, have low emissions and start quickly and easily. . With this mower in your hands, garden maintenance remains a pleasure despite the lack of traction, which is in any case compensated by a perfectly acceptable weight. of 22 kilos As for the 46 cm diameter cutting platform (made of steel for more resistance and solidity), its height is adjustable in 5 positions between 27 and 80 mm, and the cut grass ends up in the 55 L recovery tank, or directly on the lawn. Finally, the machine is equipped with a height-adjustable handlebar so that the use is optimal for everyone.

My opinion : Cheap but effective petrol mowers are quite rare on the market, but for less than 200€, this model from Alpina works very well. What convinced me above all was the excellent reputation of the engine, as well as the width of the cutting deck: 46 cm is an intermediate size, ideal for medium-sized gardens. His collector’s box also has quite sufficient volume. Its only small defect would be that it neither mulches nor side discharges: either you recover all the grass from your bag, or it is deposited in line as the device passes… which is neither aesthetic nor practice. But for everything else, it’s a very good choice at a very reasonable price.

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