Pricing Guide: How Much Does A Lawn Mower Cost?

If you’re in the market for a new lawn mower, you may be wondering how much they cost.

Today, you’ll see an overview of the prices of different types of lawn mowers.

You will also learn the exact factors that affect the price, such as brand name, features and styles.

Let’s jump right in.

Quick-Guide: Different Types Of Lawn Mowers And Their Prices

First check out this flow chart of all the lawn mower types. Below it you’ll find the price range for each style and type.

Lawn Mower Types Flow Chart

Here are all the different types of mowers and their price range.

Push Mowers Cost

  • Push Reel: $79 – $149
  • Engine Powered Reel: $1,149 – $1,399
  • Push: $269 – $479
  • Self-propelled: $379 – $1,599
  • Extra wide commercial-duty: $1,399 – $2,999

Electric Mowers Cost

  • Corded: $115 – $799
  • Battery: $265 – $899
  • Robot: $629 – $1,999

Riding Mowers Cost

  • Rear engine: $1,999 – $2,999
  • Lawn tractor: $2,999 – $11,999
  • Stand-on zero turn: $2,499 – $4,499
  • Zero turn: $3,399 – $9,999

Tow-behind Mowers Cost

  • $1,599 – $5,149

Push/Walk-behind Mowers Cost

Push Reel Mower Prices 

Great States 5 Blade Ball Bearing Reel Mower ReviewReel mowers are often used for manicured lawns or golf courses because they provide a very precise cut. Reel mowers are available for those who prefer not to use gasoline-powered mowers.

  • The average price of a reel lawn mower is between $80 and $150

Different types of blade systems are also available, from single-blade rotary mowers to three-blade cylinder mowers. The type of mower you choose should be based on the size and terrain of your lawn, as well as your personal preferences. With so many options available, it is easy to find the perfect lawn mower for your needs.

Engine Powered Reel Mower Prices

Engine Powered Reel Mower PriceMany golf courses and sports teams will exclusively use engine powered reel mowers.

Why?

They are precise and don’t damage the grass turf with scalping. They cut the grass at the same point all at once. Unlike a normal mower with the rotating blade that more tears the grass.

They also offer the best stripes like you see on NFL and MLB fields.

  • The engine powered reel mowers cost $1,150 to $1,400

Push Mower Prices

Husqvarna 160CC Honda Engine Gas Lawn MowerPush mowers are the most common type of lawn mower. They are relatively inexpensive and easy to operate. Push mowers are best for small lawns that are less than 1/2 acre in size.

  • The average price for a push mower is between $269  to $479

They offer great value for money and are a great option for most people.

Self Propelled Mower Prices

Best Honda Mower For Most PeopleSelf-propelled mowers are the same as push mower but with the additional feature of being easier to push through tough grass and up hills. It has a pulley system connect to the rear wheels and engine to help propel the mower forward.

  • The average price for a self-propelled lawn mower is $379 to $1,599

The huge bump in price is not only because of the self-propel feature but also because all the premium models with tons of other features will also have self-propel.

Extra Wide Commercial-duty Mower Prices

Extra wide commercial duty lawn mower pricesIf you’re a lawn care company and want to have the best possible walk-behind mower then you’ll want an extra wide commercial-duty.

They are the best of the best push mower and come with the high price.

  • The average cost is $1,399 to $2,999

The main benefit is the wider cutting blade (usually 24 inch and up) so the job can get done faster. However, most professionals will jump to a stand-on zero turn mower before these.

Electric Mower Prices

Battery Powered Lawn Mower GreenworksElectric mowers offer low maintenance, low noise and no fumes when compared to gas powered mowers.

In the electric model you have corded electric so you have to deal with the cord. And you have battery powered where you have to deal with charging the batteries and max 1 hour run-time.

  • The average corded electric costs from $115 to $799
  • The average battery electric costs from $265 to $899

The most popular lawn mower on the market is a battery powered electric mower.

Robot Mowers

Robot mower costsRobot mowers – like robot vacuums – do the work for you after an initial setup. You run a cable around the perimeter of your lawn so the mower know where to go to.

It also has a charging station that you place somewhere under cover and the robot mower will go there and dock every time it finishes mowing.

Robot mowers offer the greatest convenience but at a big cost.

  • The average price of a robot mower is $600 to $2,000

Riding Mowers Cost

Riding mowers are more expensive than push mowers, but they are also more powerful and easier to operate. Riding mowers are best for large lawns that are more than 1/2 acre in size. The average price for a riding mower is between $700 and $1,500.

Rear-engine 

Troy Bilt Rear Engine MowerA rear-engine riding mower is the most basic model for riding mowers. They have the smallest engines and mowing deck and of course the engine is in the rear under your seat.

They are popular because they offer the riding experience without the huge cost.

  • The average price for a rear-engine riding mower is $1,699 to $2,999

They also now have battery powered options. Ryobi has a model that cost around $4,000.

Lawn Tractor

Poulan Pro Riding Lawn TractorA lawn or garden tractor is the most popular version of a riding mower. It is what you probably imagine when you think of a riding mower with the John Deere green.

They have good speed, mowing width and power to tackle all terrains.

  • The average price for a lawn tractor is $3,000 to $10,000

Popular brands include Toro, John Deere, Husqvarna and Troy Bilt.

Stand-on Zero Turn

Stand on zero turn mower priceThe zero turn mower has great speed and turning ability compared to the lawn tractor and rear-engine styles.

This version you stand at the back and run the mower from there.

  • The average price of these is $2,400 to $4,500

They are popular with small lawn care companies but are amazing tools to own. Great fun too.

Zero Turn

Best Zero Turn MowersThe sit down zero turn mower offers the greatest mowing speed and maneuverability of all the ride on mowers (not including huge tractors).

  • The average price of a zero turn is $3,300 to $10,000

They get the job done fast and have amazing ability for hilly and angled terrain. Many school groundskeepers will have one.

Tow Behind Mowers

Tow behind mower pricesTow behind mowers are what you’ll need if you are mowing 100s of acres on a regular basis.

For example, local city park maintenance departments will use tow behind mowers (towed behind a large tractor) to mow large public parks.

The biggest models can mow 200 acres in a day.

  • The average price is variable on size and type but you’re looking at $1,500 up to $5,000

Factors That Can Affect The Price Of A Lawn Mower

In order to have a healthy and beautiful lawn, it is important to invest in a lawn mower that suits your needs. However, there are many factors that can affect the price of a lawn mower, making it important to do your research before making a purchase.

1) The Size Of The Lawn

The size of your lawn is one of the most important factors to consider, as larger lawns will require more powerful and expensive mowers.

2) The Type Of Grass

The type of grass you have will also affect the price, as some mowers are better suited for certain types of grass than others.

3) The Features & Brand You Want

Other factors that can affect the price include the features you want, the brand you choose, and whether you buy new or used.

By taking all of these factors into account, you can be sure to find the perfect lawn mower for your needs without breaking the bank.

Lawn Mower Features To Consider

If you are in the market for a new lawn mower, there are a few important features that you should consider.

Size

The size of the mower deck. A larger deck will allow you to cover more ground in less time, but it will also be more difficult to maneuver around obstacles.

Engine

Another important consideration is the type of engine. Gasoline engines are typically more powerful, but they can be heavier and more difficult to start. Electric engines are usually lighter and easier to maintain, but they may not have as much power.

Mulching Kit & Baggage System

Finally, you should think about the extras that come with the mower. Things like mulching kits and bagging systems can make mowing your lawn easier and more efficient.

By taking the time to consider your needs, you can find the perfect lawn mower for your home.

How To Find The Best Price On A Lawn Mower?

To find the best price on a lawn mower shop at in the off-season when all the sales occur. Also have a look at Black Friday deals as not only is that the off season but it is the biggest sale of the year. Amazon and Home Depot are the best places to buy.

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About your guide: Jamey Kramar is a certified Lawn Care Manager and a Mechanical Engineer by trade. He has been writing about outdoor power equipment for 11 years and has been quoted in NYTimes, Popular Mechanics, HowStuffWorks, iFixit, Realtor.com, and more. He spends his spare time disassembling things and also building an off-grid cabin at his 200-acre property.