Best Lawnmower for a Female


Old 08-05-13, 03:00 AM
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Best Lawnmower for a Female

I am a relatively petite female (about 5 feet tall and 100 lbs). I have been researching my options and trying to find the best lawnmower brand for a person my size. It has to be a push mower so it can fit into my garage.

I don't have much of a yard (about a third of an acre) and my lot is fairly flat. I keep finding **************but nothing specific to the size of the individual operating the lawnmower.

Can anyone provide some advice and/or direction?

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I have found the self-propelled Cub Cadet to be easy to handle. They are a little pricey but not problematic (in my experience) and very easy to start. From one petite female to another...
Old 08-05-13, 01:48 PM
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If you can find one that has an overhead cam engine.....Honda comes to mind, or even Kawasaki....they are super easy to pull and start. Not like a Briggs and Stratton, which are super difficult for wifey to handle.

The engine is the meat of the mower. Look for an easy starting engine on a substantial frame as mentioned.
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Unless your yard is large enough to warrant a riding mower I always recommend a battery-powered electric mower. My Black and Decker is still going strong after fifteen years and with the original battery.
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Unless your yard is large enough to warrant a riding mower I always recommend a battery-powered electric mower. My Black and Decker is still going strong after fifteen years and with the original battery.
I think 1/3 acre may be a bit much for a battery unit, no?
I've had pretty good luck with my B & S powered mower being easy to start. It is a bit on the heavy side at 200cc, but pulls over easy and starts normally on the first pull if you use the primer button. My wife who's a bit bigger then you but not so strong in the arms, is able to start it without issues.
For handle height... Most push mowers have a couple different height settings. Ideally you want the handle at a height where your elbows are at a 90' angle.
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The mower

Try to try out, or demo those self propelled mowers. If you have a lot of trimming, like around stuff, they can get quite heavy and hard to maneuver.
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Hello Allison4Yoga. Welcome to the Do-It-Yourself Web Site and our Small Engine forum.

Excellent description of your needs....

IMO, based upon your needs, the flat yard area of not really to large of a size, what you might consider is an electric start, gasoline engined, self propelled, multiple or variable walking speed rear bag mower.

IMO, best to visit several mower brand dealers in your area, provide the details and descriptions and then product test each model offered to find one the best suites all your personal needs. Which is the job of the sales persons. To find a mower that suites all your needs. And those that may even have fold down handle bars, good turning radius, ease of operation and maintenance, etc. Several of many other factors to consider.

Once you obtain the best one that suites all your needs, mowing won't be a difficult project or major nor objectionable task. Don't forget a string trimmer either. IMO an electric cordless might best suit the needs also..... Same may apply to hedge trimmers if needed...

Regards & Good Luck. Sharp Advice.
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