Einhell GC-PM 46 S Review

Einhell GC-PM 46 S

9.5

Performance/Quality

9.6/10

Features

9.6/10

Design

9.6/10

Practicalities

9.4/10

Warranty/Support

9.4/10

Pros

  • Solid powder-coated deck
  • Good torque and power
  • Self-propelled rear-wheel drive (can be disengaged)
  • Large 50 L grass collection bag with a level indicator
  • Great height adjustment options that are easy to change

Cons

  • Slightly higher vibrations compared to some of its competitors
  • Grass bag can occasionally fall off if not fitted correctly

Einhell GC-PM 46 S Review – Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower

Einhell GC-PM 46 S Review

With a quality 139 cc single valve four-stroke engine this lawn mower delivers great power and cuts grass to perfection. It will be an ideal option for a medium to large lawn. The Einhell GC-PM 46 S is self-propelled so very little effort is required from the operator. If necessary, you can disengage the drive gear to become a push mower.

It has a powerful rear wheel drive making it easy to move around. The engine produces great torque and 3000 rpm.

The Einhell GC-PM 46 S has a great choice of 9 cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm. This feature is quick and easy to adjust. The handles are adjustable and ergonomically designed for comfort and fold down for easy storage or transportation.

Einhell GC-PM 46 S Review

The generous 46cm cutting width on the Einhell GC-PM 46 S is great and will make quick work of large lawn areas.

This lawn mower is solidly built from steel and powder coated for added protection and durability. The fabric grass bag is a generous 50 L and has a level indicator.

The Einhell GC-PM 46 S has a recoil starter but it is conveniently located on the handle for easy reach without bending over.

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Einhell GC-PM 46 S Features:

Einhell GC-PM 46 S Review
  • One cylinder four-stroke 139 cc engine
  • Self-propelled rear-wheel drive that can be disengaged
  • 9 Cutting heights from 30mm to 80mm
  • Comfortable, ergonomic and adjustable handles that fold down for easy storage
  • Solid sheet steel housing with powder coating
  • Large 50 L grass collection bag with a level indicator
  • Easy reach recoil starter
  • Suitable for medium to large gardens

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Engine

Einhell has gone with there own Einhell designed a four-stroke air-cooled engine, which has a single 139cc cylinder. This is a fixed speed motor that runs at a continuous 3000 rpm, that produces 1.9 kw of power to the rear wheel and the blade.

The Einhell GC-PM 46 S has a 1.3 litre fuel tank attached to the motor that takes regular unleaded petrol. A stabiliser additive is worth adding if you have any intention of hibernating the mower, to prevent corrosion and clogging. This is also an OHV engine that follows the latest EU emission standards.

  • Engine: Einhell 139 cc four-stroke engine (air cooled)
  • Power: 1.9kW

Please note that this mower is also available with a Briggs and Stratton Engine – Click Here for more details.

Einhell Petrol Lawn Mower Comparison Table

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Deck Size
40 cm
46 cm
56 cm
Cutting Heights
25mm to 60mm
30mm to 80mm
25mm to 70mm
Collection Box Size
50 L
50 L
80 L
Engine Displacement
99 cm³
139 cm³
173 cm³
Power
1.2 kW
1.9 kW
2.8 kW
Capacity of Fuel Tank
1 L
1.3 L
1 L
Self Propelled
Customer Rating
Price
£177.92
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GC-PM 40 S-P
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Deck Size
40 cm
Cutting Heights
25mm to 60mm
Collection Box Size
50 L
Engine Displacement
99 cm³
Power
1.2 kW
Capacity of Fuel Tank
1 L
Self Propelled
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Price
£177.92
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GC-PM 46 S
Einhell GC-PM 46 S Petrol Lawnmower
Product
Einhell GC-PM 46 S Petrol Lawnmower
Deck Size
46 cm
Cutting Heights
30mm to 80mm
Collection Box Size
50 L
Engine Displacement
139 cm³
Power
1.9 kW
Capacity of Fuel Tank
1.3 L
Self Propelled
Customer Rating
Price
Price not available
Prime Benefits
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GC-PM 56 S HW
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Einhell GC-PM 56 S HW High Wheeled Self Propelled Petrol Lawnmower
Deck Size
56 cm
Cutting Heights
25mm to 70mm
Collection Box Size
80 L
Engine Displacement
173 cm³
Power
2.8 kW
Capacity of Fuel Tank
1 L
Self Propelled
Customer Rating
Price
Price not available
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Self-Propelled Drive

The high torque power of the engine on this Einhell GC-PM 46 S is delivered to the 204mm rear wheels ensure better handling on uneven surfaces and slopes and when the collection box is fully laden.

The rear wheel is where all of the load is balanced and gets the most traction.

A great feature of this mower is the ability to engage and disengage power to the rear wheels so you can decide if you need power assistance from the engine.

Height Adjustment

Einhell GC-PM 46 S has a staggering 9 height adjustments ranging from 30mm to 80mm. Adjustment is easy with the central height adjustment lever.

Cutting Diameter and Features on the  Einhell GC-PM 46 S

Einhell GC-PM 46 S Cutting Diameter

The main deck is a durable powder-coated sheet steel that houses a 46 centimetre dual-cutting blade. The blade is curved on one side to produce a great uplift in the deck housing to improve the collection ability of the grass cuttings. The 46cm deck size of the Einhell GC-PM 46 S is designed for larger lawns up to 1400m².

Roller (Stripes)

There is no roller on this Einhell GC-PM 46 S mower so will not produce a striped lawn appearance.

Grass Box Capacity

A Large 50 L grass collection bag with a filling level indicator is supplied with this Einhell mower that is perfectly adequate for a mower with this deck size. The collection bag has cloth sides and a rigid composite top. The base of the collection bag is a semi-rigid composite cover enabling it to fold flat for reduced storage.

Safety Features

Users need to activate the operator bar mounted on the handlebar as an added safety measure. The operator bar needs to stay activated so that the engine can start. If the presence lever is released, the blade brake will stop the spinning at once, and the engine will stop.

Einhell GC-PM 46 S User Manual Download

Click here to download the Einhell GC-PM 46 S user manual.

What’s Included in the Box?

  • Einhell GC-PM 46 S Mower
  • Grass Collection Bag
  • User Manual

Pros:

  • Solid powder-coated steel deck
  • Good torque and power
  • Self-propelled (can be disengaged)
  • Great height adjustment options that are easy to change
  • Great size collection bag
  • Easy and convenient start
  • Fast operation due to large cutting width

Cons:

  • Slightly higher vibrations compared to some of its competitors
  • Grass bag can occasionally fall off if not fitted correctly
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Conclusion

In summary the Einhell GC-PM 46 S is a very competent petrol lawn mower that will not disappoint. This model does have smaller wheels front and back (204mm) and some may prefer the added stability of larger rear wheels. The good news is that Einhell do make this mower with larger rear wheels (280mm) and this may well be a better option if you have a very uneven lawn. The only downside to this is you will pay more for the high rear wheels, and this may be as much as £80!!

As stated above, there are some vibrations with this model, however it’s really not that bad and does not detract from the performance of this mower. You do also have the option of purchasing this mower with a Briggs and Stratton engine, but again this is going to add significantly to the cost of this mower.

To be honest though, what ever model you choose you will be investing in a well built and efficient mower that will give years of service. Below I have added all three version of this mower so you can compare the price of each.

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