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Avoid These 7 Worst Lawnmower Brands

If someone is telling you that all lawnmowers are good no matter which one you have, they are either lying or don’t know what they’re talking about. There are two things you should know about lawnmowers: there are serious investments and not all lawnmowers are made equal. If you buy the wrong brand of a lawnmower, basically you are wasting your money and time.

But buying a lawnmower is always tricky. Obviously, you want a lawnmower that is reliable and long-lasting, but at the same time, you don’t use your lawnmower every day. This makes people want to cut corners when it comes to lawnmowers. That being said, if you are serious about maintaining your lawn, you don’t want to choose the wrong brand of lawnmower. And a healthy lawn means a valuable house.

To help you with your purchase, I am not going to recommend which brand to buy. Instead, I will tell you which brands of lawnmowers that you need to avoid. Hopefully, this article can help you by narrowing down your options.

1.      Troy Bilt

This brand is almost everywhere. Anytime you want to shop for a new lawnmower, chances are you’re going to see Troy Bilt. However, many reviews so far have been negative, with most of them are pointing out the issues. One popular issue that people have with this lawnmower is the bagging clippings. Customers are complaining of having grass and mulch fall from the bag every time they mow.

To be fair, this is the only major problem that this lawnmower has. But one important note is that the customer satisfaction rating is only about 55%, and that figure doesn’t look good for a popular brand such as this one. It seems like the brand’s reputation is misleading and people should avoid this one.

2.      Poulan Pro

Many gas lawnmowers are reliable and powerful. However, gas lawnmowers made by Poulan Pro have received many complaints from customers saying that the construction quality is poor. They said that the lawnmowers are made from cheap materials and are so stiff and cannot be moved. The wheel adjuster is also poorly made.

3.      Stihl

Unfortunately, this brand falls short when it comes to its electric mowers. This brand could be the next best thing, but they managed to fail quite horribly. Its main pitfall is the design flaws. Many customers complain about the efficiency of the product. The root of this problem is the lack of power. Ultimately, this makes people mow their lawn for longer.

A lawn mowing job that can be finished in 20 minutes now needs 30 minutes to finish. And for people who already hate lawn mowing in the first place, this product is a no-go.

4.      Club Cadet

This brand has been around for many years, but it seems to be growing in the wrong way. Many people even started to avoid this brand. Their customer satisfaction rating is only at 40%. The major issues about this brand are related to poor performance and bagging clippings. Pretty much common difficulties that you can see in many poor lawnmowers.

5.      Sun Joe

I want to open with the fact that many people love this brand because of the lower price range. The lower price range has been the brand’s number one selling point for many years now. However, you should know that many customers have noticed some common concerns when it comes to the brand’s lawnmowers. Mainly due to their poor construction quality. So if you’re looking for something long-lasting, avoid this brand.

6.      Earthwise

I am sure many readers have seen this brand before. It is a popular brand, but its electric mower models are just not worth the money. The issue is that its electric mower models are powered by lead-acid battery, which is not as reliable and powerful as lithium batteries. So for now, you should avoid this brand.

7.      Craftsman

Without a doubt, that Craftsman is one of the leading brands when it comes to lawnmowers. But recently, many customers have voiced their disappointment with its products. Two main issues are bagging clippings and side discharges. Some people also said that Craftsman mowers are only good for mulching and nothing else.


There you have it, the seven worst lawnmower brands that you should avoid. Keep in mind that some brands listed may have released new products that may be worth your money. So make sure you do your research before you buy.