Can You Push A Self-Propelled Lawn Mower?

Sure, you can push a self- propelled lawn -mower, it won’t damage the transmission of your mower in any way. But it may be labored to do so as self- propelled mowers are a bit heavier than a regular push mower.

Even, you can push a self-propelled lawn mower when the self-propelled feature is not in use. The mower can be pushed forward by the user at that time. While you will push a self-propelled lawn mower, the weight of these machines often makes it a laborious task to mow a full lawn by pushing. The ability to push a self-propelled lawn mower is often reserved for when the self-propelled mechanism is not practical. For instance, when you will mow around yard obstacles such as trees or swing sets, it may be easier to mow by pushing instead of self-propelled.

If you buy a self-propelled lawn mower, the majority of the lawn should be mowed using the self-propelled feature. But, if you find yourself pushing your self-propelled mower more than using the self-propel feature, it may be better suited for a lighter push mower for you.

However, let me share you a personal story about pushing self-propelled lawn mowers and narrate why significant pushing of a self-propelled mower is not typically ideal.

The Short Story.

Many years ago when I was a high school student, I spent my summer holidays mowing lawns for my friend’s landscaping business. Our mowers started as being self-propelled but this key feature quickly broke down from the wear and tear of mowing different lawns per day using residential mowers. 

My friend, being cheap or broke, disagreed to spend the cash to repair the mowers. So, we ended up pushing the self–propelled mowers until the end of the season. It was an exhausting task, to say the least, and had me wishing I ad a lightweight push mower or repaired self-propelled mower for daily use. 

There is always a big difference between the weights of a push vs. self-propelled lawn mower.  Push mowers are much lighter than self-propelled mowers. A push mower does not have the excessive weight of the self-propelled mechanism. Moreover, mower Manufacture Company typically keeps the weight of push mowers reasonable to allow for easy manual operation. 

Since the self-propelled mowers have the assistance of the self-propelled feature to move them forward, they can be much heavier. In other words, the mower does all of the moving tasks of the heavy weight.

Some Additional Information

If your mower gets stopped while mowing your lawn then try to diagnose why your mower won’t run, if you can fix now, or if you need to take to a shop.

That moment you can push it, but let’s first see if we can fix it. Pushing a self -propelled mower is so tough task, especially on a hot day.

Self -propelled mowers are built more strongly than a regular push mower, obviously being self- propelled the weight of the mower is less significant.

Manufacturers can use stronger materials and pack them with extra features, that they can charge more for.

It’s nothing to surprise that regular push mowers are built like a desert when it comes to extra features.