Best Lawn Mower For Collecting Leaves

Best Lawn Mower For Collecting Leaves

Summary

Best Lawn Mower For Collecting LeavesYou may already know that leaving leaves on your lawn will prevent sunlight and nutrients reaching the grass. Layers of leaves will promote damp, wet, dark and cold conditions and as a result allowing lawn disease and fungus to thrive.

It is therefore important that leaves are collected or cleared from your grass to ensure your lawn remains healthy. This can be achieved by using a leaf blower or leaf vacuum, a manual or powered lawn rake, or as most homeowners would confirm, the easiest way is to use a lawn mower with the ability to collect the leaves or mulch them.

What Types of Mower Can Deal With Leaves?

As mentioned above there are different ways of dealing with leaves and removing them from your lawn. The added benefit of having a mower that collects the leaves is that you can deal with mowing your grass and collecting the leaves at the same time.

If you do not want to cut and collect your grass cuttings and leaves, you can consider mowers with a mulching option. There are many advantages to mulching, however it is worth mentioning that if the leaves are wet or damp, they are likely to clog the mower. All mowers will attempt to collect leaves, however there are some mowers that have specially designed blades and decks that make them more effective and efficient at leaf collection.

Whether you decide to use a mower with a leaf collect function or a mower with mulching ability, both options will be time efficient as you are cutting the grass and dealing with leaves simultaneously. Not to mention that you will have the need for one less tool in your shed or garage.

Is It Better To Collect Leaves Or Mulch Them?

Is It Better To Collect Leaves Or Mulch ThemEveryone has different requirements, and what is suitable for one person may not be the best option for another. Mulching is highly beneficial for your lawn as it provides organic fertiliser, however some people do not want tiny pieces of grass clippings and leaves returned back to the lawn, they prefer to pick everything up and use their compost bin.

In my opinion, I would not be choosing between a mower with the ability to collect leaves and another mower that can mulch the grass clippings. The great news is that you can have both! There are a few mowers currently available in the UK that provide both options. Why limit yourself when you can pick and choose based on your specific requirement and time of year? As we all know with different seasons your lawn requirements will change accordingly.

Best Lawn Mowers That Will Collect Leaves From Your Lawn

I know it can be difficult to pick the perfect mower for you and your lawn, so to help you out below I have included my best mowers with a specific leaf collect function that have been tested and reviewed. If you want a mower to mulch your grass too, the mowers below will do this with the addition of an optional mulching kit. This will allow you to adapt your mowing requirements to each particular season.

ImageMower NameMower TypeDeckFeaturesMore Details
Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Review - Cordless Lawnmower (36-650)

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Review - Cordless Lawnmower (36-650)

Cordless40Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large, Medium7 (25mm - 80mm)87
Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 Review

Cordless44Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large7 (25mm - 80mm)87
Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 Review

Cordless44Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large7 (25mm - 80mm)88
Bosch AdvancedRotak 650, 1700W, 40cm Electric Lawnmower Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 650, 1700W, 40cm Electric Lawnmower Review

Electric41Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large, Medium7 (25mm - 80mm)88
Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 Review

Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 Review

Electric45Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Large, Medium7 (25mm - 80mm)88
Bosch UniversalRotak 36-550 Review - Cordless Lawnmower

Bosch UniversalRotak 36-550 Review - Cordless Lawnmower

Cordless36Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Safety Key
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium6 (25mm - 70mm)86
Bosch UniversalRotak 550 Review

Bosch UniversalRotak 550 Review

Electric37Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Medium6 (20mm - 70mm)87
Hayter Harrier 41 VS (377) 60V Review - Cordless Mower

Hayter Harrier 41 VS (377) 60V Review - Cordless Mower

Cordless41Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectMedium, Small7 (13mm - 60mm)85
Hayter Harrier 48 VS (477) 60V Review - Cordless Mower

Hayter Harrier 48 VS (477) 60V Review - Cordless Mower

Cordless48Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and CollectLarge, Medium7 (13mm - 60mm)85
Hayter Osprey 46 Review - Cordless 60v Mower

Hayter Osprey 46 Review - Cordless 60v Mower

Cordless46Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Leaf Collect
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Best Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Rear Discharge
Medium, Small7 (25mm - 70mm)83

Best Lawn Mower For Collecting Leaves Reviews

Mower Brand: Bosch
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1700w
Deck Size: 45cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium
Mower Brand:
Bosch
Mower Type:
Electric
Cut Type:
Rotary
Motor Power: 1700w
Deck Size:
45cm
Cut Heights:
7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size:
Large, Medium

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 750 has a powerful 1700W motor and has a 45 cm width using a hardened steel blade designed for medium to large sized lawns. The smooth sound profile of the Bosch ProSilence reduces its noise level by up to 75% to 89 dB.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Features that help make mowing your lawn easier - ProSilence, ErgoSlide, LeafCollect, ErgoFlex and Integrated Height Adjustment
  • Powerful motor
  • Large grass box
  • Silent operation
Cons
  • 10 metre cord a little short
  • Grass bag can be a bit tricky to empty
Mower Brand: Bosch
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 36cm
Cut Heights: 6 (25mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size: Medium
Mower Brand:
Bosch
Mower Type:
Cordless
Cut Type:
Rotary
Deck Size:
36cm
Cut Heights:
6 (25mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size:
Medium

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch UniversalRotak 36-550 cordless lawnmower is a cordless lawnmower that charges its 4Ah battery in around 125 minutes and produces a 50 minutes run time. It has a large 40 litre grass box, a 36 cm cutting width and 6 cutting heights that range from 25mm to 70mm. The Bosch UniversalRotak 36-550 cordless lawnmower is best suited to lawns up to 560m² in size.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • ProSilence Sound Reduction System.
  • Powerful motor.
  • Cordless.
  • A decent-sized grass box.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • One-touch height adjustment.
Cons
  • The grass bag can be tricky to empty.
  • This is not the cheapest cordless lawnmower on the market. (You do get what you pay for and hey, this is the Mercedes of lawnmowers and a Bosch after all)
Mower Brand: Bosch
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1300w
Deck Size: 37cm
Cut Heights: 6 (20mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size: Medium
Mower Brand:
Bosch
Mower Type:
Electric
Cut Type:
Rotary
Motor Power: 1300w
Deck Size:
37cm
Cut Heights:
6 (20mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size:
Medium

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch UniversalRotak 550 Electric Rotary Lawnmower is a new range of premium Bosch mowers that are durable and have new innovative features. The UniversalRotak 550 has a 37cm cutting width with a large 40 litre grass collection box and is suited for lawns up to 550 metres squared. There is a powerful 1300 watt motor that powers the hardened ground steel blade that incorporates the innovative “Leaf Collect” system. There are 6 height adjustments from 20mm to 70mm that is controlled from a simple to use and unique central height adjustment button.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • PowerDrive motor
  • Integrated 6 height adjustments
  • Large 40 L grass collection box
  • ErgoFlex Ergonomic handles
  • Rear roller for stripy lawn finish
  • Grass combs
  • LeafCollect system
Cons
  • Shorter Power Cord
Mower Brand: Bosch
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 40cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium
Mower Brand:
Bosch
Mower Type:
Cordless
Cut Type:
Rotary
Deck Size:
40cm
Cut Heights:
7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size:
Large, Medium

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 is a cordless lawn mower that charges its batteries in around 65 minutes and produces 50 minutes of run time. It has a large 50 litre grass box, a 40cm cutting width and 7 cutting heights that range from 25mm to 80mm and a rear roller for striped lawns. The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-660 Cordless Lawnmower is best suited to lawns up to 650m² in size.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • ProSilence Sound Reduction System.
  • Powerful motor.
  • Cordless.
  • LeafCollect blade
  • ErgoSlide handles
  • Fold flat handles
  • A decent-sized grass box.
  • Ergonomic design.
  • One-touch height adjustment.
Cons
  • This is not the cheapest cordless lawn mower on the market. (You do get what you pay for and hey, this is the Mercedes of lawn mowers, and a Bosch after all)
Mower Brand: Bosch
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 44cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large
Mower Brand:
Bosch
Mower Type:
Cordless
Cut Type:
Rotary
Deck Size:
44cm
Cut Heights:
7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size:
Large

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 is a cordless lawn mower with 7 cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 80mm, a 44cm cutting width, 50 litre hybrid grass collection box. The mower is supplied with a 4Ah battery that charges in around 125 minutes but has the ability to charge to 80% in 96 minutes. The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-750 Cordless mower is designed for lawns up to 750m² in size.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Leaf collection blades
  • Ergonomic and ErgoSlide handles
  • ProSilence
  • Rear roller for striped lawn
  • 7 height positions with a one button control
  • Grass edge combs
  • Powerful battery (can be brought as a bare tool)
  • Large 44cm cutting width
  • Large capacity, folding grass box
Cons
  • Higher initial investment
  • Mulching plug optional extra
Mower Brand: Bosch
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Deck Size: 44cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large
Mower Brand:
Bosch
Mower Type:
Cordless
Cut Type:
Rotary
Deck Size:
44cm
Cut Heights:
7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size:
Large

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 is a cordless lawn mower with 7 cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 80mm, a 44cm cutting width, 50 litre hybrid grass collection box. The mower is supplied with a 6Ah battery that charges in around 185 minutes but has the ability to charge to 80% in 144 minutes. The Bosch AdvancedRotak 36-850 Cordless mower is designed for lawns up to 850m²in size.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Leaf collection blades
  • Ergonomic and ErgoSlide handles
  • ProSilence
  • Rear roller for striped lawn
  • 7 height positions with a one button control
  • Grass edge combs
  • Powerful battery (can be brought as a bare tool)
  • Large 44cm cutting width
  • Large capacity, folding grass box
Cons
  • Higher initial investment
  • Mulching plug optional extra
Mower Brand: Hayter
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 2000w
Deck Size: 48cm
Cut Heights: 7 (13mm - 60mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium
Mower Brand:
Hayter
Mower Type:
Cordless
Cut Type:
Rotary
Motor Power: 2000w
Deck Size:
48cm
Cut Heights:
7 (13mm - 60mm)
Lawn Size:
Large, Medium

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Hose Wash Port Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key Self Propelled Variable Speed

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect

Features:

Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect

Summary

The Hayter Harrier 48 VS 60V is a cordless lawn mower, powered by a 60v 6.0Ah battery that will provide enough runtime to cut a lawn up to 500m² (7.5Ah battery up to 955m2). It has a 48cm cutting width and 7 cutting heights that range from 13mm to 60mm, has a rear roller for a striped lawn appearance and a variable speed drive between 1.0 and 3.3mph. This mower comes with a 5 year manufacturer's domestic warranty when serviced annually by authorised Hayter dealer.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Self-propelled variable speed drive
  • Good range of 7 cutting heights from 13mm to 60mm
  • Low 13mm cutting height for a bowling green finish
  • Powerful 60 volt batteries that are power share across the range
  • Split rear roller for striped lawn appearance and easy turning
  • Generous 48cm cutting width
  • Strong aluminium deck
  • Super easy height adjustment
  • Power boost technology - power when needed that extends battery runtime
  • A trusted brand with good after sales service
  • Excellent 5-year warranty (must be serviced by Hayter authorised dealer)
  • Spare parts and support readily available in the UK
Cons
  • You must have the mower serviced by Hayter each year to keep your warranty
  • Heavy (42kg without battery)
  • High initial upfront investment
Mower Brand: Hayter
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1500w
Deck Size: 41cm
Cut Heights: 7 (13mm - 60mm)
Lawn Size: Medium, Small
Mower Brand:
Hayter
Mower Type:
Cordless
Cut Type:
Rotary
Motor Power: 1500w
Deck Size:
41cm
Cut Heights:
7 (13mm - 60mm)
Lawn Size:
Medium, Small

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Hose Wash Port Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes) Safety Key Self Propelled Variable Speed

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect

Features:

Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect

Summary

The Hayter Harrier 41 VS 60V is a cordless lawn mower, powered by a 60v 6.0Ah battery that will provide enough runtime to cut a lawn up to 300m² (7.5Ah battery up to 600m² max). It has a 41cm cutting width and 7 cutting heights that range from 13mm to 60mm, has a rear roller for a striped lawn appearance and a variable speed drive between 1.0 and 3.3mph.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Self-propelled variable speed drive
  • Good range of 7 cutting heights from 13mm to 60mm
  • Low 13mm cutting height for a bowling green finish
  • Powerful 60 volt batteries that are power share across the range
  • Split ribbed rear roller for striped lawn appearance and easy turning and manoeuvrability
  • Strong aluminium deck
  • Super easy height adjustment
  • Power boost technology - power when needed that extends battery runtime
  • A trusted brand with good after sales service
  • Excellent 5-year warranty (must be serviced by Hayter authorised dealer)
  • Spare parts and support readily available in the UK
Cons
  • You must have the mower serviced by Hayter each year to keep your warranty
  • Little heavy (35kg without battery)
  • High initial upfront investment
Mower Brand: Hayter
Mower Type: Cordless
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 2000w
Deck Size: 46cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size: Medium, Small
Mower Brand:
Hayter
Mower Type:
Cordless
Cut Type:
Rotary
Motor Power: 2000w
Deck Size:
46cm
Cut Heights:
7 (25mm - 70mm)
Lawn Size:
Medium, Small

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Hose Wash Port Larger Rear Wheels Leaf Collect Safety Key Self Propelled Variable Speed

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Rear Discharge

Features:

Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Leaf Collect
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Rear Discharge

Summary

The Hayter Osprey 46 is a cordless lawn mower, powered by a 60v 6.0Ah battery that will provide enough runtime to cut a large lawn up to 500m² (7.5Ah battery up to 900m2). It has a 46cm cutting width and 7 cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 70mm and a variable speed drive between 1.9 and 2.2mph. This mower comes with a 2 year manufacturer's domestic warranty when serviced annually by an authorised Hayter dealer.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Cordless self-propelled variable speed drive
  • Good range of 7 cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm
  • Powerful 60 volt batteries that power share across the range
  • Strong steel deck
  • Easy to clean with hose wash port
  • Collects leaves from the lawn
  • Super easy height adjustment
  • Power boost technology - power when needed that extends battery runtime
  • Excellent 2-year warranty (must be serviced by Hayter authorised dealer)
  • Spare parts and support readily available in the UK
Cons
  • You must have the mower serviced by Hayter each year to keep your warranty
  • No option to mulch the grass cuttings
  • Longer charge times with standard charger
  • Replacement batteries are costly (6.0Ah: £250 / 7.5Ah: £300)
  • High initial upfront investment
Mower Brand: Bosch
Mower Type: Electric
Cut Type: Rotary
Motor Power: 1700w
Deck Size: 41cm
Cut Heights: 7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size: Large, Medium
Mower Brand:
Bosch
Mower Type:
Electric
Cut Type:
Rotary
Motor Power: 1700w
Deck Size:
41cm
Cut Heights:
7 (25mm - 80mm)
Lawn Size:
Large, Medium

Lawn Mower Features:

Folding Handles Grass Box Full Indicator Leaf Collect Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Features:

Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Leaf Collect
Rear Roller (Stripes)

Cutting Functions:

Cut and Collect - Mulching

Summary

The Bosch AdvancedRotak 650 has a powerful 1700W motor and has a 40 cm cutting width using a hardened steel blade designed for medium to large sized lawns. The smooth sound profile of the Bosch ProSilence prevents your lawnmower from disturbing your neighbours by reducing its noise level by up to 75% to 89 dB.

Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Features that help make mowing your lawn easier - ProSilence, ErgoSlide, LeafCollect, ErgoFlex and Integrated Height Adjustment
  • Powerful motor
  • Large grass box
  • Silent operation
Cons
  • 10 metre cord a little short
  • Grass bag can be a bit tricky to empty

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