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Push Mowers Buying Guide

Our buying guide will explain which type of push mower would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.

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  • Build Quality
    3.5 (27)
  • Value for Money
    2.9 (27)
  • Ease of Use
    4.0 (26)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (27)
  • Product is used
    • Weekly (18)
    • Occasionally (7)
  • Noise Level
    4.4 (27)
  • Safety
    4.4 (27)
  • Wet / Damp Grass Performance
    2.7 (23)
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Jacci

JacciSydney, NSW

  • 22 reviews

Amazing, easy to start, easy to use

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Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.

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Broke after two uses

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Mowed the same way as the first time. Suddenly died while i was mowing long grass on 5th setting for the second time since purchase. Checked blades and everything, seems to be engine or battery, not sure which.

Debbie B.

Debbie B.South East Queensland, QLD

  • 5 reviews

Bunnings

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great easy to use would recommend to not had any problems with the service person was very helpful to us and it was very helpful on our choice on what to but

Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.

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Debbie B.
Debbie B.

sorry it was a battery mower

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Geoff

Geoff

  • 2 reviews

Useless

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Absolutely gutless, dies on anything longer than bowli g green length. Leaves clumps of grass everywhere and dont even try to mow wet grass. Ok if you mow twice a week on dry bowling green length. Is quite light to use which is why I purchased it.

Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.00.

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AndrewSmith

AndrewSmithAdelaide

  • 12 reviews

Works really well!

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Light weight, easy to use, works incredibly well. Battery lasts for the hour. Really quiet. Struggled to figure out the catcher, but otherwise incredibly easy to set up and use. So many childproof checks in place, making it incredibly safe to have around.

Madmick55

Madmick55Sydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 4 reviews

Great Little Mower

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This mower has all the power needed is easy to manoeuvre in my small yard and has a great easy to detach grass catcher. The battery has plenty of power. Highly recommended.

Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $299.00.

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Ivy S.

Ivy S.Sydney, NSW

  • 3 reviews
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Wow, so pleased.

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Purchased in February 2020 at Bunnings Carlingford for $499.00.

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Spoodge6

Spoodge6Sydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Works great (2 months)

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Very light, very easy to start by just pressing a button and holding handle. I have thick (after recent rain) Walter buffalo and it handles it great. I mow fortnightly at 3rd level. Very easy to push. Only had it 2 months so can’t comment on longevity. Battery (5ah) lasts enough for standard front and rear yards these days. Only minor issue is catcher is a bit smaller than I’m used to but it doesn’t bother me.

Purchased in December 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.00.

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Great until the battery gave up the ghost

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Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.

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Brad G.

Brad G.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Would not waste your money on these batteries

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Bought the mower from Bunnings, while the mower works great, the work needed to keep the battery working is beyond a joke given the technology in batteries. The fact that the 36v will go into hibernation mode an not recover unless you are “using the mower and recharging the battery every two weeks” as explained by a Ryobi sales rep at a Bunnings store is sign that the product is either cheap or Ryobi have no understanding how often people need to mow small yards. Bunnings won’t do anything unless u have the receipt for a mower bought less than 12 months ago, even with each individual mower being tracked by serial number into a store. Stay away

Purchased in November 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $500.00.

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Tez

TezMid North Coast, NSW

  • 7 reviews

Never thought I’d buy a battery lawn mower

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Light weight, I’d never go back to petrol again. I will mention don’t buy and expect to mow an acre of grass these are designed for smaller yards. I get around 65 minutes out of my mower. I was so impressed I bought the whipper sniper as well.

Purchased in December 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.

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Andrea

AndreaAdelaide

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Don't bother with Ryobi ...

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Purchased in June 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $750.00.

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Claire Bear

Claire BearSouthwest, VIC

  • 6 reviews
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Reliable powerful 10 /10

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Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $499.00.

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dan30681South East Queensland, QLD

Good idea but short of the mark

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Plenty of power and good range. The catcher is a major letdown, it's difficult to get on and is angled up significantly meaning clippings don't get to the back of the catcher and they start coming back out in the grass before it is 1/3 full. The requirement to hold the Deadman levers while mowing is a bit silly too, no petrol mower ever had these. Also had two batteries fail within 12months and although they have Ryobi written all over them and the date of manufacture stamped into them, Ryobi won't replace them without a receipt.

Purchased in March 2018 at Bunnings Warehouse for $550.00.

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Steven

StevenCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

Buyer Beware

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Purchased in September 2014 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.

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Vicki S.

Vicki S.Melbourne, Victoria

  • 28 reviews

Rubbish

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I bought this as I was sick of hurting my back trying to start the petrol mower but the catcher on this is just awful, I struggle to get it hooked/unhooked...hurting my back anyway! The catcher is a terrible design and when you finally remove it, huge wads of grass fall out from a chute on the mower which often needs clearing by hand. But the worst is that after just two uses, the mower will not turn on at all. The battery is fully charged, everything is as instructed, tips and tricks I found online have all failed. I will be returning it to point of purchase ASAP and would not get another Ryobi battery mower. Whoever designed the flimsy catcher should be made to sit and take it on and off all day as penance!

Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.

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Eliza

ElizaCentral Queensland, QLD

ENGINE CUTS OUT FOR NO REASON

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I was so excited to buy my Ryobi Lawn Mower at Bunnings. Bought it exactly 35 days ago. Second time l used it & 30 mins into mowing front lawn & it just started cutting out. It had 2 bars left in battery. I was doing everything by the manual ie: dont let go of handle. I recharged it for ten mins hoping that would breathe life into it. But no. So frustrating to stop/start & try to finish mowing front lawn. Note: first time it was used was 3 weeks ago. It is very dry up here so lawn doesnt grow fast like cooler climates. The time of day was from 5.40pm so temperature was not hot (around 28 degrees). It was not a big job....
Very disappointed in the Ryobi mower

Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.

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Sam Mac

Sam MacSouth East Queensland, QLD

Utterly useless. Possibly the worst thing I have ever bought.

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Purchased in September 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $599.00.

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Wayne Cannon

Wayne CannonSouth East Queensland, QLD

Battery Robbery

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Looks like I'm not the only one to feel ripped off by Ryobi's rechargeable products. Only $300 to replace a battery that has lasted just 3 years! They suck you in to getting multiple products and sharing the batteries. But then you're just left with a heap of useful gear unless you pay through the nose. Do you think you're meeting your obligations under the Australian Consumer Law Ryobi? We'll see...

Purchased in December 2016 at Bunnings Warehouse for $649.00.

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Pete

PeteSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 3 reviews

Mower good....replacement blades hard to get

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Bunnings are telling me the replacement blades for my model are only 40CM when the blade I have on it now is 46CM......I always have to put in a special order for weed eater cord as well

Purchased in September 2017 at Bunnings Warehouse for $699.00.

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Nev W

Nev Wasked

RLM36 Series

I have a rlm36 cordless mower,has been going great but It started okay then stopped.The control lever is very loose and I think the cable may have disconnected or broke.Can some one advise on how to replace or repair the cable.

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Wndy62

Wndy62asked

RLM36 Series

Battery only lasts for 7 minutes?

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Jacci
Jacci

My battery is brand new and have found that it will do my entire front yard and the back yard (which is a large) on a single charge, if the grass isn't too wet or too long. if it is, then it will need a second charge. Takes me about an hour or more to get both the front and back done. I

Shane S.

Shane S.asked

RLM36 Series

mY BATTERY IS STUCK IN THE MOWER

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