Lawn mower cost

How much does a lawn mower cost?

The average cost for a lawn mower is $1068. This average includes all kinds of lawn mowers ‒ electric lawn mowers with average cost of $574gas mowers with average cost of $372, reel mowers with average cost around $104walk-behind lawn mowers with average cost of about $363riding lawn mowers with average cost of $2,450 that are ideal for bigger lawns, and robot lawn mowers with an average cost of $1,470 for a standard model.

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A lawn mower is a machine for cutting grass on lawns. The amount you will spend on a lawn mower will depend on the type of grass you have, your lawn’s size, its brand, and the power source you want to operate with. We have mentioned average costs of different types of lawn mowers so it gets easy for you to choose which one is best for both your budget and requirements.

Factors Determining the cost of a lawn mower

1. Power Source

Self-propelled and manual walk-behind lawn mowers are available in electric (corded or cordless) and gas-powered models. Self-propelled models are priced substantially more than the manual ones with the same power source.

Reel mowers are a more affordable option, but you have to manually push it to make it work.

To learn about different lawn mowers in detail, read the article ‒ Everything you need to know about lawn mowers.

While you are shopping for a lawn mower, remember that a higher voltage, cc, or amperage, means a higher price tag. If your yard has tall, thick grass and you think you require a high-powered mower to cut it, expect to spend more.

Note: The battery’s voltage is measured for a battery-powered mower. A battery with a higher voltage offers more power. Similarly, the motor’s amperage is measured in a corded electric mower, and the size of the engine is measured in cubic centimeters (cc), to indicate power in a gas-powered mower.

2. Lawn mower Type

Many other types of lawn mowers are available aside from regular walk-behind mowers that cost more. These more premium options include riding lawn mowers and rear engine mowers. Riding lawn mowers include lawn tractors and zero-turn mowers, and rear engine mowers include robot mowers and mulching mowers.

The table given below shows the average, low-end, and high-end cost of different types of lawn mowers.

3. Manufacturer

Some lawn mower brands are recognized for manufacturing high-quality tools, and those brand names can raise the cost of a lawn mower. However, some brands focus on affordability while still producing efficient mowers.

We have gathered the average, highest, and lowest costs from some of the most popular brands starting from lowest to highest in terms of affordability.

  • Walk-behind lawn mower brands

  • Riding lawn mower brands

4. Cutting width

The cutting width of a mower determines how much grass it can cut in one pass. Therefore, with a larger cutting width, it will take you less time to mow your lawn. Mowers having larger cutting widths will cost more. 

For residential use, the cutting width of most walk-behind mowers lie in the range of 14 to 22 inches. Standard riding mowers offer cutting widths of minimum 30 inches to 61 maximum inches.

Eden recommends compact walk-behind mowers for small yards with lots of obstacles to move around. Larger riding mowers are better for larger properties, especially of an acre or more, to do the job faster.

5. Run time or fuel capacity

Battery run time in an electric mower and fuel capacity in a gas lawn mower determines how long the mower can run without needing to recharge or refuel. Mowers with a larger fuel capacity or a battery that runs for a longer time will cost more.

A gas mower can run longer with a bigger fuel tank. Most walk-behind mowers consist of a tank that can hold 1 to 3 quarts of fuel, while riding mowers typically hold between 1 and 5 gallons, depending on the size of the mower. 

Battery-powered lawn mowers don’t generally run for very long on one charge. A battery-powered lawn mower can run for 30- 60 minutes, or nearly 90 minutes if you are willing to spend more for a better battery.

6. Speed

The speed of self-propelled or riding lawn mowers can affect their cost, too. Self-propelled mowers usually have adjustable speed settings so you can set the speed to match your preferable walking speed. 

Riding lawn mowers, including zero-turns, lawn tractors, and rear engine riders, typically move in forward and reverse. Their maximum forward speeds range between 4 to 9 mph, with zero-turns being the fastest among them. 

Expect to spend more for more options of speed settings with a self-propelled mower. A faster model of a riding mower will cost more than a slower one.

7. Brand name engines

Brand name engines from prestigious manufacturers such as Honda, Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, or Kawasaki will drive up the price of a gas mower. 

Along with the particular brand, the type of engine a gas mower has can impact its cost. There are two basic options: 2-stroke engines and 4-stroke engines. The difference is in the way the pistons work, specifically how many strokes it takes each engine to generate power.

How much does professional lawn mowing cost?

The actual cost of mowing a lawn depends on the yard’s size and labor costs where you are located, however, according to the national average you can expect to spend $29 to $65 overall or $33 to $70 per hour


To conclude, the average cost for a lawn mower is $1068, including the averages of electric mowers, reel mowers, gas mowers, walk-behind lawn mowers, riding lawn mowers, and robot lawn mowers. Choose the one considering power source, type, manufacturer, cutting width, run time, speed and also according to your needs and budget

Contact Eden today for professional and affordable lawn care services at your location. 

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