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What are some quality brands of self-propelled lawn mowers for under $500?

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Some quality brands of self-propelled lawnmowers under $500 are Honda, Craftsman, Husqvarna, Toro and Troy-Bilt. Honda and Toro mowers are the best, and Troy-Bilt is the best value, according to Popular Mechanics.

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Honda mowers mow quickly, propel easily up hills and cut cleanly, according to Popular Mechanics. As of 2015, several models of Honda self-propelled are priced under $500. The Craftsman 917.370432, priced at $389 as of 2015, has a large, powerful engine and cuts through long grass easily.

Husquvarna manufactures all-wheel-drive and a front-wheel drive self-propelled models. The AWD powers up hills, produces a smooth cut, is equipped with a Honda engine and dual drive controls, and is comfortable for both left-handed and right-handed individuals, according to Popular Mechanics. As of 2015, the AWD model is priced at $500 and the front-wheel drive model is priced at $329.

Popular Mechanics ranks the Toro 20339 best overall for front-wheel drive models. As of 2015, it is priced at $350. Troy-Bilt mowers have performed well in user tests and offer homeowners more for their dollars, according to Popular Mechanics. As of 2015 Troy-Bilt self-propelled mowers range in price from $270 to $370.

The best reviewed self-propelled mower overall as of 2014 is the Honda HRX217VKA, according to Consumer Search. However, its retail price is around $600 as of 2015.

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