Hand Propelled Manual Mowers

Shop the full range of manual lawn mowers available at Lawnmowers Direct here. We carry the best hand propelled ‘push’ lawn mowers on the market, from leading brands including Honda, Bosch and Husqvarna.


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Lightweight and versatile, the hand propelled cylinder lawnmower is the perfect choice for small lawns that have a well-conditioned, even surface. The nature of these machines and the accuracy of their cut can mean bumps and imperfections are highlighted, so these mowers are best reserved for the most level turf. While it’s possible to manage larger gardens with hand-propelled mowers, you are likely to find it both time-consuming and fairly laborious, so we recommend that for lawns which are medium to large, or uneven, you opt for another type such as petrol, electric, robotic or cordless.

Hand propelled lawn mowers remain true to the very first lawn mower (1830’s Budding Patent), although changes to the cost of material and improved production methods have meant the chassis is now far more lightweight, making the physical action of mowing now substantially easier.

If you’re not technically minded, then a push mower might be the answer to all your gardening-related prayers. There are very few things that could go wrong thanks to it not having an engine, and it requires only the most basic of servicing and maintenance to run smoothly. 

Simply give it a bit of a clean, sharpen the blades and replace them as needed, and oil the cylinder; your push mower is likely to last for decades. As you’re the only driving force you’ll be free of running costs and able to rejoice in the lack of oils and cables. There are also no emissions to worry about, making the push mower the most environmentally friendly option on the market.

Browse our full range of hand propelled manual lawn mowers from all the best brands here and order online for free UK delivery. For more help selecting the right lawn mower for your needs, read our lawnmower buying guides or get in touch with one of our lawn mower experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a cylinder mower work?

Cylinder mowers contain a cylinder with a number of blades that spiral around it. As the cylinder rotates the grass is forced between the spinning and fixed cutting blades. Cylinder mowers are only suited for cutting grass that is already fairly short.





How do you use a cylinder mower?

Use of a cylinder mower will depend on the make and model. All cylinder models have a rear roller, making them suitable for cutting striped patterns in your lawn.





How often should you mow your lawn with a cylinder mower?

During spring and autumn it is recommended that you mow at least every 3 to 5 days with a rotary mower, to avoid your grass getting too long for the mower to cut effectively. In dry summers, you should aim to mow once a week.





What is a hand propelled lawn mower?

A hand propelled lawnmower is one pushed and steered by the user, without any mechanical assistance.





Is a hand propelled cylinder mower right for my lawn?

A hand propelled cylinder mower will be suitable for your lawn if your grass is not too long, your lawn isn’t large and you cut your lawn roughly every 6-10 days.