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Al-Ko Highline 523 VS

Al-Ko Highline 523 VS self-propelled petrol lawnmower

Al-Ko Highline 523 VS self-propelled petrol lawnmower

PRO’s: one of the best grass boxes. Collects mulches and discharges to rear or side

CON’s: at 30 mm lowest cutting height not as low as others

VERDICT: Slightly heavier than average but an excellent choice for rougher lawns

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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Flymo XL500 Plus

Flymo XL500 Plus Petrol Rotary Mower

Flymo XL500 Plus Petrol Rotary Mower

PRO‘s: Lightweight, powerful engine, quiet, loves slopes !

CON‘s: Doesn’t collect cuttings but does reasonable job of mulching them

VERDICT: An outstanding mower for awkward areas of large gardens

OUR RATING ★★★★★ 

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Rhyas GT22SP

Rhyas GT22SP 22 inch self propelled lawn mower

Rhyas GT22SP 22 inch self propelled lawn mower

PRO‘s: Well built, good finish, for the price it’s hard to beat

CON‘s: No dealer network so returning for warranty issues could be expensive

VERDICT: If you need a large mower and have a limited budget this is the one to get

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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Husqvarna R53SV

Husqvarna R53SV petrol lawnmower

Husqvarna R53SV petrol lawnmower

PRO‘s: Excellent Honda engine, variable speed drive system

CON‘s: Some concerns over fragility of plastic wheels. Lowest cutting height not that low

VERDICT: If you’re looking for a low cutting height look elsewhere otherwise well worth a look

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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McCulloch M46-500CD

McCulloch MCM46-500CD petrol lawnmower

McCulloch MCM46-500CD petrol lawnmower

PRO‘s: For what you get, it’s a bargain!

CON‘s: Previous version wasn’t too robust

VERDICT: An excellent alternative to the more expensive models

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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Hayter Spirit 41

Hayter Spirit 41 petrol lawnmower

Hayter Spirit 41 petrol lawnmower

PRO’s: excellent cut, relatively light weight, 7 cutting heights

CON’s: filling with fuel takes a little practice

VERDICT: an excellent alternative to the more expensive models

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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Mountfield HP46R

Mountfield HP46R petrol roller lawnmower

Mountfield HP46R petrol roller lawnmower

PRO’s: Cut well and left a lovely stripe on the lawn

CON’s: Slightly heavier than some but not noticeably so

VERDICT: Good quality cut, good warranty, recommended!

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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Mountfield SP555

Mountfield SP555 self propelled petrol lawnmower

Mountfield SP555 self propelled petrol lawnmower

PRO’s: Excellent cut, lightweight, really fills grass bag to the brim.  Good warranty

CON’s: Handle height adjustment is clunky

VERDICT: An excellent alternative to the Honda models

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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Al Ko 520BR Premium

Al-Ko 520BR Premium Petrol Lawnmower

Al-Ko 520BR Premium Petrol Lawnmower

PRO’s: one of the best grass boxes. Collects mulches and discharges to rear or side

CON’s: lowest cutting height not as low as others

VERDICT: Heavier than average but an excellent choice for rougher lawns

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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Masport Rotarola SP18

Masport Rotarola SP18 Self-Propelled Petrol LawnmowerPRO’s: Leaves an exceptional striped finish on any lawn

CON’s: Grass box not as easy to use as some

VERDICT: If you want that classic striped lawn look, this should be on your list

OUR RATING ★★★★☆ 

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