The 4 Best Small Riding Lawn Mowers As Of August, 2017 (And 19 Others)


Our list showing the newest small riding lawn mowers includes only lawn mowers that obey to these rules:

  • 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:

* Top list currently adjusted to just the best American small riding lawn mowers (Currently available in the U.S. from the stores we monitor)

Best Model 2017
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Rank:
#1
Average
Score:
88%
Confidence
Level:
High
How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

Toro SS4225

Toro SS4225

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(387 reviews)
Considering this lawn mower's average ranking of 88%, we are confident that the Toro SS4225 is currently the best small riding lawn mower 2017. Furthermore, we think that our 387 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:
82%
Confidence
Level:
High
Husqvarna hu800awdh walk behind mower

Husqvarna hu800awdh walk behind mower

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(95 reviews)
With its star rating of 4 over 95 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.

  • Cutting width: 22 inches
  • Horsepower: 2.5 HP
Also Good
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Rank:
#3
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Score:
82%
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Total
Black + Decker 3-in-1 compact mower

Black + Decker 3-in-1 compact mower

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(1754 reviews)
  • Cutting width: 12 inches
Also Good
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Rank:
#4
Average
Score:
82%
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Troy Bilt TB30 30-inch

Troy Bilt TB30 30-inch

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(506 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

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.

More zero-turn riding lawn mowers, sorted by the latest model first:

Murray M115-38
  • Cutting width: 38 inches
  • Horsepower: 11.50 HP
Toro MX3450

Toro MX3450

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(9 reviews)
  • Cutting width: 34 inches
Toro SW3200

Toro SW3200

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(88 reviews)
  • Cutting width: 32 inches
Toro SWX4250

Toro SWX4250

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(2 reviews)
  • Cutting width: 42 inches
  • Horsepower: 24.5 HP
Toro SS3225

Toro SS3225

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(133 reviews)
Husqvarna YTA18542

Husqvarna YTA18542

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(18 reviews)
  • Horsepower: 18.5 HP
Cub Cadet LT42

Cub Cadet LT42

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(42 reviews)
  • Horsepower: 18 HP
Poulan Pro PB185A42 42-inch

Poulan Pro PB185A42 42-inch

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(13 reviews)

The PB185A42 depends on an 18hp motor to support an automatic transmission, capable of a speed of up to 5.5mph.

The PB185A42 depends on an 18hp motor to support an automatic transmission, capable of a speed of up to 5.5mph.

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

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.

Poulan PRO PB145G42 42-inch

Poulan PRO PB145G42 42-inch

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(91 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

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.

Husqvarna YTH18542 42-inch

Husqvarna YTH18542 42-inch

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(8 reviews)

The YTH18542 mows at a constant speed even on rough terrains (also known as cruise control), as Husqvarna claims.

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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(52 reviews)

The R120S works also in winter, if used with the sold-separately snow-blade attachment.

  • Horsepower: 19.5 HP

The R120S works also in winter, if used with the sold-separately snow-blade attachment.

Weed Eater One

Weed Eater One

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(189 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

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.

Husqvarna RZ3016 30-Inch

Husqvarna RZ3016 30-Inch

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(137 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

The RZ3016 30-Inch reports a mowing capacity of 1.6 acre per hour with its 500 cc 16.5HP engine.

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