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Five lawn mowers to watch out for in May 2018

Which lawn mowers could be at the top of your bank holiday shopping list?

Cutting the lawn with a Bosch lawn mower

We round up some of the most popular lawn mowers on Which.co.uk to take the strain out of choosing your new model.

With the lovely weather, many of us are thinking of tackling our gardens, especially over the bank holiday weekend. If your mower has come to the end of its natural life or you’d like to upgrade to a better model, we can help.

So you can spend more time enjoying your garden and less scouring our reviews for the models you should consider, we’ve rounded-up some of the most popular lawn mower reviews on Which.co.uk over the past month.

We’ve put all the lawn mowers below through a range of cutting tests to see how well they tackle various types of grass. But watch out – although these lawn mowers are popular, it doesn’t necessarily mean they excelled in our tough Which? mowing tests.

Don’t forget to read the full review of your shortlisted model before you buy, to see whether it’s a Best Buy, a Don’t Buy or something in between.

Bosch Rotak 43 Li cordless lawn mower

Heading the list of most-viewed lawn mower reviews is this cordless lawnmower from Bosch. It has a 43cm cutting blade, which makes it suitable for medium lawns of between 50-150 square metres.

Bosch claims that the battery should be fully charged in just over two hours. But what did we find in our tests?

Read our review of the Bosch Rotak 43 Li lawn mower to find out, or if you have a smaller lawn why not check out the Bosch Rotak 37 Li lawn mower review.

Stihl RMA 339 C cordless lawn mower

Although it was only released at the beginning of 2018, this battery-powered lawn mower is generating a lot of interest on the Which? website.

It stands out from other cordless lawn mowers because of its unusual handlebar design.

Read our full review of the Stihl RMA 339 C to find out if it is comfortable to push.

Bosch Universal Rotak 550 electric lawn mower

A new entry to our most popular lawn mower list, the Bosch Universal Rotak 550 is the smallest model in Bosch’s new 2018 range.

It is a medium-sized, corded electric lawn mower with a 1,300W motor. The cutting width of 36cm makes it suitable for small and medium gardens of between 50-150 square metres.

The Bosch Universal Rotak 550 review will tell you if it’s worth buying.

Bosch Advanced Rotak lawn mowers tested by Which?
The new Bosch Advanced Rotak lawn mowers are said to have quieter motors

Bosch Advanced Rotak 650 electric lawn mower

The Advanced Rotak 650 (£270) is a large, corded electric lawn mower with a 1,700W motor and a cutting width of 41cm, which under our classification of lawn mower sizes makes it suitable for large lawns of more than 150 square metres.

Like the smaller Rotak Universal 550, it features an unusual mechanism for changing the height of the mower blades, which we found particularly easy to use in our tests.

To find out whether it’s a Best Buy, visit the Bosch Advanced Rotak 650 review.

Viking ME 235 electric lawn mower

Last but not least is this small corded electric lawn mower from Viking, which typically costs £129. Designed to be light and agile in small spaces, it has a 33cm cutting blade which makes it suitable for gardens up to 50 square metres. Viking also claims that it’s quiet, so you won’t annoy your neighbours.

Our full review of the Viking ME 235 reveals whether it’s a quiet as you might expect and has the gusto to tackle longer grass that some smaller lawn mowers can’t manage.

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