The 5 Best Small Riding Lawn Mowers May, 2017 (And 12 Others)


Our list made of the latest small riding lawn mowers includes only lawn mowers that satisfy these specifications:

  • To be included in our list of small riding lawn mowers, models must have a cutting width of 42 inches or less (Actually, most riding lawn mowers in this list are 42-inch models)
  • They must still be riding models and may include some electric riding mowers.


The List:


Best Model 2017
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Rank:
#1
Average
Score:
89%
Confidence
Level:
Total
How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Toro SS4225

Toro SS4225

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(458 reviews)
Considering this lawn mower's average ranking of 89%, we are confident that the Toro SS4225 is currently the best small riding lawn mower 2017. Furthermore, we think that our 458 reviews sampled give us a high confidence level that justifies calling it a "no-brainer best choice."
  • Horsepower: 22 HP
Second Best
Alpha
Rank:
#2
Average
Score:
90%
Confidence
Level:
High
Why is a higher score ranking under a lower score?

Toro SS3225

Toro SS3225

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(93 reviews)
With its star rating of 4.5 over 93 reviews, here is what we consider the second best small riding lawn mower. * This list, by the way, is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of small riding lawn mower reviews from around the web.

Also Good
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Rank:
#3
Average
Score:
95%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Toro SW3200

Toro SW3200

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(30 reviews)
  • Cutting width: 32 inches
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#4
Average
Score:
98%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Also Good
Alpha
Rank:
#5
Average
Score:
94%
Confidence
Level:
OK
Cub Cadet LT42

Cub Cadet LT42

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(29 reviews)
  • Horsepower: 18 HP

More small riding lawn mowers, sorted by the latest model first:

Toro MX3450

Toro MX3450

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(9 reviews)
  • Cutting width: 34 inches
Toro SWX4250

Toro SWX4250

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(4 reviews)
  • Cutting width: 42 inches
  • Horsepower: 24.5 HP
Poulan Pro PB185A42 42-inch

Poulan Pro PB185A42 42-inch

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(12 reviews)
The PB185A42 depends on an 18hp motor to support an automatic transmission, capable of a speed of up to 5.5mph.
  • Horsepower: 18.5 HP
Poulan Pro PB301 30-inch

Poulan Pro PB301 30-inch

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(3 reviews)
The PB301 is a 30-inch mower with a reverse mowing function, an 11.5Hp engine (Briggs and Straton), and a 1.5- to 4-inches cutting height range.
  • Cutting width: 30 inches
  • Horsepower: 11.5 HP
Poulan PRO PB145G42 42-inch

Poulan PRO PB145G42 42-inch

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(88 reviews)
The PB145G42 seems to excite you drive with its quite easy setup mechanisms that include an adjustment knob for the seat, a clutch grip to engage the blades, and a lift lever to lower or raise the mower deck.
  • Horsepower: 14.5 HP
Husqvarna YTH18542 42-inch

Husqvarna YTH18542 42-inch

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(7 reviews)
The YTH18542 mows at a constant speed even on rough terrains (also known as cruise control), as Husqvarna claims.
Husqvarna R120S 42-inch

Husqvarna R120S 42-inch

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(50 reviews)
The R120S works also in winter, if used with the sold-separately snow-blade attachment.
  • Horsepower: 19.5 HP
Troy Bilt TB30 30-inch

Troy Bilt TB30 30-inch

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(468 reviews)
The TB30 is a 10.5hp riding mower targeting home owners with a small yard, having a 30-inch cutting width, reverse mowing capability, a base width of 34 inches (including the chute), and a 1.3 gallon fuel tank.
  • Horsepower: 10.5 HP
Weed Eater One

Weed Eater One

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(180 reviews)
The Weed Eater One is a compact riding mower with a 190cc engine, touting its ease of use and ergonomics and probably meant for smaller yards because of its 26-inch cutting deck.
  • Cutting width: 26 inches
Husqvarna RZ3016 30-Inch

Husqvarna RZ3016 30-Inch

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(74 reviews)
The RZ3016 30-Inch reports a mowing capacity of 1.6 acre per hour with its 500 cc 16.5HP engine.
  • Horsepower: 16.5 HP

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