The 7 Best Small Riding Lawn Mowers August, 2018 (And 16 Other Models)

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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.


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Best Model 2018*
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Even with a smaller review count, based on this lawn mower's average ranking of 100%, we are confident that the Husqvarna YTA18542 is currently Alphachooser's best small riding lawn mower 2018. Furthermore, we think that our 17 reviews sampled from our sources give us a safe-enough confidence level (more on confidence levels) that justifies making it the most interesting choice as of now.

Horsepower: 18.5 HP

Average rating:
(100%) (17 reviews over 2 sources)   
Second Best
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4
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Great

With its star rating of 4 over 2114 reviews, here is what we consider 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

Average rating:
(78%) (2114 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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#3
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Cutting width: 12 inches

Average rating:
(80%) (2266 reviews over 3 sources)   
Also Good
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#4
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4
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Troy Bilt TB30 30-inch Small Riding Mower

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

Average rating:
(80%) (238 reviews)   
Also Good
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#5
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2.5
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Average rating:
(54%) (2035 reviews over 2 sources)   
Also Good
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#6
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3.5
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Husqvarna RZ3016 30-Inch Small Riding Mower

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

Average rating:
(66%) (20 reviews)   
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Also Good
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#7
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2.5
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High

Weed Eater One Small Riding Lawn Mower

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

Average rating:
(52%) (188 reviews)   

Toro hoverpro 550 Small Riding Lawn Mower

Cutting width: 21 inches

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

Cutting width: 38 inches
Horsepower: 11.50 HP

Cutting width: 20 inches

Average rating:
(92%) (3 reviews)   

Cutting width: 34 inches

Cutting width: 32 inches

Cutting width: 42 inches
Horsepower: 24.5 HP

Horsepower: 18 HP

Average rating:
(90%) (5 reviews)   

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

  

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

  

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

Horsepower: 19.5 HP

  

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