Best Petrol Mower with Side and Rear Discharge

Best Petrol Mower with Side and Rear Discharge

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Best Petrol Mower with Side and Rear DischargeHaving to choose the best petrol mower with a cut and collect feature is easy, as they all allow you to collect the grass clippings into the grass collection box before disposing of them. This is unless you choose a dedicated mulching mower.

However, what if you want more flexibility and cutting options from your petrol mower? What if you want your mower to provide other cutting features such as side and rear discharge in addition to cut and collect? What if you want all 4-in-1 cutting features, meaning that you want mulching included too, so you can benefit from the natural fertiliser and nutrients being returned to your lawn? Many homeowners nowadays want to have the ability to adapt their lawn’s needs according to the changing season and enjoy the benefits.

These are all good questions and if you read on, I will share with you the best petrol side and rear discharge mowers that I have tested and reviewed. You can click on the “Full Review” button that will take you to my comprehensive reviews of each mower providing pros, cons, practicalities, features and clearly explaining who the mower is suitable for.

Best Petrol Mower To Side and Rear Discharge

ImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore Details
Webb Classic WER460SP 46cm Review (WER460ES)

Webb Classic WER460SP 46cm Review (WER460ES)

46Folding Handles
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)
Webb Classic WER460ES 46cm Review

Webb Classic WER460ES 46cm Review

46Folding Handles
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)
Einhell GC-PM 46 S HW-T Review

Einhell GC-PM 46 S HW-T Review

46Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Zero Turn
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
8 (30mm - 80mm)
STIGA Combi 55 SQ Review

STIGA Combi 55 SQ Review

53Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
5 (25mm - 80mm)
Murray EQ500X Review - 18 Inch/46cm Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower

Murray EQ500X Review - 18 Inch/46cm Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower

46Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (28mm - 92mm)
Murray EQ700X Review

Murray EQ700X Review

53Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (28mm - 92mm)
AL-KO Highline 51.7 SP Review - Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower

AL-KO Highline 51.7 SP Review - Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (30mm - 80mm)
Hyundai HYM510SP Review with FAQ's and Pros & Cons

Hyundai HYM510SP Review with FAQ's and Pros & Cons

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)
P1PE P5100SPBS Review

P1PE P5100SPBS Review

51Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)
Frisky Fox PLUS 20

Frisky Fox PLUS 20" Review - 5.5hp Self Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)
Hyundai HYM460SPE Review (HYM460SP) - Self Propelled

Hyundai HYM460SPE Review (HYM460SP) - Self Propelled

46Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)
P1PE P5100SPE Review

P1PE P5100SPE Review

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 85mm)
Hyundai HYM510SPE Review

Hyundai HYM510SPE Review

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)

What Is a Side Discharge Mower?

Using a side discharge mowing feature is ideal for longer grass and larger areas of lawn, where you do not want to collect the grass clippings, or it is not practical to do so.

Side discharge method cuts the grass cuttings and disposes of them using a chute on one side of the mower’s deck. This method will leave lines of cut grass on your lawn, that are normally left there to decompose.

With very few petrol side discharge mowers, you have the option to attach a bag to collect the grass clippings, but just remember this bag is considerably smaller compared to the collection box at the back of the mower. So, if you want to collect the cuttings, side discharge is not your best option.

What Is a Rear Discharge Mower?

Which Is Best a Side or Rear Discharge MowerAll petrol rear discharge mowers are supplied with a grass collection box for collecting the clippings. Many rear discharge mowers provide the option to fully or partially block the back or insert a mulching plug and turn them into a mulching mower.

Same as with the cut and collect method, the rear discharge option cuts the grass clippings and with the help of the air flow lifts and sends them to the back of the mower. If the grass box is removed, and the mower has a rear discharge option, then the clippings will exit the mower from behind the deck, under the mower and return them back to the lawn. In general, the rear discharge option means that there is a device in place to keep the flap opened slightly when the grass collection box is removed.

This cutting method reduces noise levels and can be used for cutting both dry and damp grass.

Which Is Best a Side or Rear Discharge Mower?

It is not a question of what cutting method is better, as much as what cutting method you prefer to use, what you want to do with the clippings (collect or leave them on the grass to decompose) and what your mowing schedule is like. If you regularly leave your grass to grow too long, then the side discharge method is recommended for this particular situation.

However, why decide between these options when you can purchase petrol mowers with both side and rear discharge? Naturally, all mowers are supplied with the cut & collect option, but mulching is also another highly beneficial feature to consider. Below I have included the best petrol mowers that provide all 4 cutting options, so you can choose according to the conditions of your lawn, your preference and season of the year.

To help you out use the filter below for additional features to narrow your search down to find your perfect mower.

Best Petrol Mower with Rear and Side Discharge, Mulching and Cut and Collect

ImageMower NameDeckFeaturesMore Details
Webb Classic WER460SP 46cm Review (WER460ES)

Webb Classic WER460SP 46cm Review (WER460ES)

46Folding Handles
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)
Webb Classic WER460ES 46cm Review

Webb Classic WER460ES 46cm Review

46Folding Handles
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)
Einhell GC-PM 46 S HW-T Review

Einhell GC-PM 46 S HW-T Review

46Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Zero Turn
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
8 (30mm - 80mm)
STIGA Combi 55 SQ Review

STIGA Combi 55 SQ Review

53Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
5 (25mm - 80mm)
Murray EQ500X Review - 18 Inch/46cm Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower

Murray EQ500X Review - 18 Inch/46cm Self-Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower

46Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (28mm - 92mm)
Murray EQ700X Review

Murray EQ700X Review

53Folding Handles
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (28mm - 92mm)
AL-KO Highline 51.7 SP Review - Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower

AL-KO Highline 51.7 SP Review - Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (30mm - 80mm)
Hyundai HYM510SP Review with FAQ's and Pros & Cons

Hyundai HYM510SP Review with FAQ's and Pros & Cons

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)
P1PE P5100SPBS Review

P1PE P5100SPBS Review

51Folding Handles
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)
Frisky Fox PLUS 20

Frisky Fox PLUS 20" Review - 5.5hp Self Propelled Petrol Lawn Mower

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 75mm)
Hyundai HYM460SPE Review (HYM460SP) - Self Propelled

Hyundai HYM460SPE Review (HYM460SP) - Self Propelled

46Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Self Propelled
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)
P1PE P5100SPE Review

P1PE P5100SPE Review

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
7 (25mm - 85mm)
Hyundai HYM510SPE Review

Hyundai HYM510SPE Review

51Folding Handles
Grass Box Full Indicator
Hose Wash Port
Larger Rear Wheels
Safety Key
Self Propelled
Variable Speed
Check Price

Full Review
Cut and Collect
Mulching
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
6 (25mm - 75mm)

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