Petrol Lawnmowers

If you’re looking for a machine to make light work of a medium-sized or even a large garden, you’ve come to the right place. Petrol lawnmowers tend to be one of the most popular options for a wide range of homeowners because they’re so powerful. In the past some might have hesitated to buy a petrol mower because they were considered difficult to start. This is no longer a common problem because if you’re concerned you don’t have the arm strength (or a willing volunteer) to be able to cope with a recoil starter, you can simply opt for a petrol machine with easy start or even one which uses an electric ignition. These useful features take all the hard work out of getting started, meaning you can get on with the job at hand with a minimum of fuss.

It’s important to bear in mind that petrol lawnmowers are often heavier than their electric or cordless counterparts. It’s therefore a good idea to visit a dealer before committing to a purchase so that you can get a feel for weight. Think carefully about if your garden is on multiple levels, as this might also impact your decision. If the most suitable machine for your garden is going to be on the heavier side, look for one with self-propulsion. These machines make light work of even the largest gardens, speeding up the time it will take to mow a lawn considerably. You will also find that you end up with far more consistent results.

Choose between rotary, cylinder and hover mowers as well as more specialist field and rough grass mowers, and browse between the range of useful features on offer until you find the best machine for your garden. If you’re struggling to choose which of our extensive collection of petrol lawnmowers to buy, read through some of our advice page or contact us to take advantage of our years of experience in the field.

You can also read our buying guides to find the best petrol mowers, as well as the best options available if you’re on a budget with our price-specific guides: under £200 and £250.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose a petrol lawnmower rather than electric?

Petrol lawnmowers are best suited for large garden where the use of a mains cable would not be possible. While generally more expensive than electric mowers they are also more powerful and faster at cutting. They also be maneuvered easily around large objects.

How much fuel does a petrol lawnmower use?

This will depend on the size and power of your lawnmower, but most walk-behind lawn mowers have a fuel capacity of about 1/4 gallon, which is approximately one litre.

Will the machine come with oil?

All petrol lawn mowers purchased from Lawnmowers Direct come with free engine oil as standard.

What kind of fuel does a petrol lawnmower use?

Most four-stroke petrol lawnmower engines require fresh unleaded petrol with an octane rating of 87 or higher. Two-stroke engines use a mixture of petrol and oil, as the engines uses fuel as a lubricant.

What's the difference between a self-propelled and a hand-propelled lawnmower?

Hand-propelled lawn mowers require the operator to move the lawn mower forward without the aid of any technology. Self-propelled lawn mowers use a transmission to drive the wheels as you push, making moving them around much easier, which is especially useful for heavy equipment.