A high wheel trimmer mower is a powerful lawn cutting tool that can help to make short work of the very big job of keeping your lawn looking trimmed and tidy. When it comes to choosing the best high wheel trimmer mower you should consider whether you will be using your trimmer to deal with high weeds, steep slopes, uneven surfaces or wide expanses of level ground.
The primary factor to consider when choosing the best high wheel trimmer mower for a large lawn with a relatively even surface is the trimmer mower's cutting width. While a power walk-behind mower can produce a cutting width of up to 30 inches, the cutting width on most high wheel trimmer mowers is typically much less. A trimmer mower with a 19 inch cutting width might be sufficient for a small- to medium-sized lawn, but if you have a large lawn, the best high wheel trimmer mower for the job should have a cutting width of at least 22 inches, such as the Yard-Man 5 horsepower string trimmer mower.
The condition of your lawn's surface will affect your high wheel trimmer mower's ability to perform. If the surface is significantly uneven, the best trimmer mower for the job will be one with larger wheels. High wheel trimmer mowers typically come with at least 12-inch wheels. The Swisher Trim Max three-in-one walk behind trimmer boasts 16-inch wheels that can provide you with excellent ground clearance for those uneven spots in your lawn.
Most high wheel trimmer mowers can handle grass and weeds, even if those grass and weeds are severely overgrown. If your property also contains undergrowth, such as small saplings, the best high wheel trimmer mower for the job is one that includes convertible attachments that can saw through the undergrowth. DR's 6.75 horsepower Pro-XL self-propelled trimmer mower comes with an optional beaver blade that can handle small trees up to three inches thick.
Best All-Around Trimmer Mower
The DR self propelled high wheel trimmer mower consistently ranks among the best in class, according to the Mower Shop website. This trimmer mower comes with 16-inch wheels that can handle both regular and irregular lawn surfaces. It is self propelled and can handle grades of up to 20 degrees. The cutting cord attachment adjusts for cutting heights of from 1 1/2 inches to four inches and it has a cutting width of 20 inches. You can get optional cutting attachments to cut through small diameter woody patches.