Hyundai HYM460SPE Review (HYM460SP) – 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower

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Hyundai HYM460SPE

9.7

Performance/Cut Quality

9.7/10

Features

9.6/10

Durability

9.6/10

Value

9.8/10

Warranty/Support

9.6/10

Pros

  • This is a reliable, powerful and competent petrol lawn mower, that has the ability to mulch the grass cuttings.
  • Excellent 4-in-1 cutting features.
  • The electric start is simple to use.
  • 70 L grass collection box and 6 cutting heights
  • Comes with a 3 year warranty.

Cons

  • No rear rollers are provided to achieve a striped lawn effect.
  • As with all petrol mowers some maintenance is required.

Hyundai HYM460SPE Review – 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower – Electric Push Button Start


Summary of the Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower Review:

Hyundai HYM460SPE Review

The Hyundai HYM460SPE is a self propelled petrol lawn mower that has a powerful 2.6kW (3.5hp) Hyundai OHV 4-stroke 139cc engine and a 46cm width of cut using a hardened steel blade designed for medium to large sized lawns. It is equipped with a large 70 litre grass box, has 6 cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm, an easy push button start and comes complete with a 3 year warranty. The Hyundai HYM460SPE has 4-in-1 cutting options including cut and collect, cut and drop, cut and side discharge and mulching.  

It may surprise you to know that Hyundai petrol lawn mowers have been around in the UK for many years. The Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawn mower is the middle brother to the smaller HYM430SP (43cm deck) and the larger HYM510SPE (51cm deck) and may just be the right choice when looking for the middle ground for a medium sized lawn. In my opinion, the Hyundai HYM460SPE electric start petrol lawn mower offers everything that you would expect a garden petrol lawn mower should provide. If you prefer an easier life when mowing the lawn and a mower that is powerful enough to get the job done quickly with great results, then this model is perfect for you!  For starters, it offers a 4 stroke 139cc petrol engine, and is self propelled with a rear wheel drive. This gives you more traction and makes it easier to mow in a straight line. It also helps to eliminate the issues typically associated with mowing the lawn using an older model.

In this Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower Review, I will take you through all the features and functions of this mower so you know exactly what you are getting for your money.


Main Features of the Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower

  • Rating: 9.7/10
  • Self-Propelled
  • Easy Electric Push Button Start
  • 4 Stroke 139cc Petrol Engine
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Blade length: 46 cm
  • Weight: 39 kg
  • Number of Cutting Height: 6 (25mm – 75mm)
  • Grass box capacity: 70 L

The Hyundai HYM460SPE mower comes with a very easy starting process; an electric start where you simply press the starter button which features a push-button electric and recoil start that includes a CDI ignition system. Other models such as the Hyundai HYM460SP do not have the electric starter engine and rely solely on recoil start.

The recoil start backup enables you to be flexible with how you start the engine. Another great feature is the low noise and vibrations that are produced whilst mowing. It also runs on low emissions.


To give you a visual representation of the Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower please watch the video below:


Hyundai HYM460SPE CuttingCutting Diameter and Features

The Hyundai HYM460SPE offers excellent 4-in-1 cutting features – cut and collect + cut and drop + side discharge + mulching cut.

  • Cut and collect – grass is cut and collected in the rear collection box.
  • Cut and drop – grass is cut and discharged from the rear of the mower.
  • Side discharge – grass is cut and discharged from the side of the mower.
  • Mulching – grass is cut into fine pieces and dispersed below the mower.

The mulching function works particularly well for a petrol lawn mower. As you mow it cuts the lawn clippings into tiny pieces that are then spread back over the lawn adding moisture and nutrients to your grass. This improves your lawns condition and appearance whilst saving you time.

There is a side discharge chute whereby the grass clippings are blown out of the side of the mower on to your lawn, where they can be left to break down naturally. Remember when using the side discharge, make sure you are not cutting grass that is too long, otherwise you will be left with lines/bales of grass that are not ideal for the lawn’s condition. Side discharge works well on shorter grass and if you ensure you stick to the 1/3 rule (only cut 1/3 from the height of your grass).

Using the mower’s 46cm cutting width and good quality rotary blade, makes it easier for you to mow medium to large sized garden much more efficiently and easily.


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Hyundai HYM460SPE Side Discharge

Height Adjustment

For the cutting height, the mower cleverly allows this to be set in accordance with the height of the grass you are cutting. This is due to the single-lever central height adjuster which enables the user to set 6 different cutting heights between 25mm and 75mm. This is a good range of cutting heights which compares well to other brands of mower, allowing you to adjust the cutting height according to the lawn condition and season.


Self-Propelled Drive

This Hyundai HYM460SPE is self-propelled from the rear wheels and is controlled from the mounted handle control lever. The OPC (Operator Presence Control) technology ensures that the mower will not run off if the handle is let go. The self-propelled drive operates at a continuous speed level of 3,000 rpm over various lawn levels and the rear wheel drive assists when mowing up/down slopes and uneven areas of your lawn. Its large wheels have been designed for easier manoeuvring around the lawn particularly around tight corners and flower beds. This is a great feature from Hyundai and outperforms mowers from other manufacturers.


Grass Box Capacity

The 70 Litre grass collector on this Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower features a high airflow plastic top with aerated fabric sides. The collection box comes with a level indicator so you are given plenty of notice when you need to empty the collector. Also it takes the guesswork out of the task and saves time.


Hyundai HYM460SPE Practicalities

Practicalities

The Hyundai HYM460SPE is provided with excellent 4-in-1 cutting features you can choose from including mulching and side discharge. Furthermore, you are able to attach a hose connector for easy cleaning, fold the handle with soft grip for easy storage and transport. This mower also has good quality ball bearing large wheels (rear larger) for ease of manoeuvrability.  The steel deck is hard-wearing and durable, and conveniently Hyundai have added an easy to remove maintenance cover to allow access to the enclosed drive belt.

As mentioned above a great feature of this Hyundai HYM460SPE is that the deck can be easily cleaned underneath by connecting it to a garden hose whilst running the machine.

For easy storage, the soft grip handles can be folded forward and downwards over the lawn mower making storage compact. This is suitable for reducing storage space and/or transportation.


Power System / Engine

The Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower mower is provided with the ever popular Hyundai IC140VE engine that includes Smart Cut 2.6kW (3.5hp), Hyundai OHV 4-stroke 139cc Euro II. This model includes both the simple electric push button start with the recoil start backup and is self-propelled for effortless mowing.

Remember, this mower comes supplied with a battery and charger for the electric push start. If this battery is not charged you can always fallback on the recoil start if needed, this is a great touch from Hyundai.

The engine is low noise, easy starting, low fuel consumption which means that you are keeping the running costs low.

There is also a non electric start version of the mower called the Hyundai HYM460SP. The specification is the same as the Hyundai HYM460SPE, however the HYM460SP does not have the option for electric push button starting of the mower.


Model Comparison (other brands)

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Deck Size
46cm
44cm
46cm
Cutting Heights
6 Heights - 25mm to 75mm
5 Heights - 20mm to 70mm
6 Heights - 28 mm to 92 mm
Weight
39kg
29kg
25kg
Self Propelled
Collection Box Size
70 Litre
55 Litre
60 Litre
Engine
2019 Hyundai 139cc 4 stroke petrol engine
125cc Briggs & Stratton 300 Series OHV engine
Briggs & Stratton 125cc 450E Series
Start Type
Electric start with recoil start backup
Push button electric start
Recoil / ReadyStart
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Customer Rating
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Price
£349.99
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Deck Size
46cm
Cutting Heights
6 Heights - 25mm to 75mm
Weight
39kg
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Collection Box Size
70 Litre
Engine
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Start Type
Electric start with recoil start backup
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Side Discharge
Mulching
Customer Rating
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Price
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Deck Size
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Cutting Heights
5 Heights - 20mm to 70mm
Weight
29kg
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Collection Box Size
55 Litre
Engine
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Start Type
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Cutting Heights
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Collection Box Size
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Roller (Stripes) 

As with most petrol lawn mowers there is no rear roller included to provide you with the striped lawn finish.

 


Mulching

This Hyundai HYM460SPE does come supplied with a mulching plug, providing an additional feature to the 4-in-1 cutting options.

Mulching is becoming ever more popular, and to have it featured on this already feature rich lawn mover is one of the main reasons, it is one of our top rated petrol lawn mowers.

To learn more about the benefits of a mower that has the ability to mulch the lawn, please see my article “The Benefits of Mulching Grass – Complete Guide with Pros & Cons“.


Hyundai HYM460SPE Safety Features

Safety Features

The Hyundai HYM460SPE has a feature whereby the starter button can be removed from the mower to ensure that the mower cannot be started, which makes it child proof. Also as mentioned above this mower has an Operator Presence Control system to ensure if you let go of the handle the engine will stop running. This is another great safety feature from Hyundai.


Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower User Manual Download

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What’s included in the box?

  • The Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower
  • 70 L Hard Top Polyester Grass Bag
  • Mulching plug
  • Starer battery charger
  • Side discharge chute
  • User Manual
Hyundai HYM460SPE Safety Features

Pros

  • This is a reliable, powerful and competent petrol lawn mower, that has the ability to mulch the grass cuttings.
  • Excellent 4-in-1 cutting features.
  • Comes with a 3 year warranty.
  • The electric start is simple to use and very practical.
  • Very easy to adjust the height.
  • Offers a great range of cutting heights and has the ability and power to cut grass in all conditions.
  • Has a good speed level, as a result reducing the mowing time down by at least 25%.
  • Self drive rear wheels make the mower easy to move around your garden.
  • The mower has large wheels for easy manoeuvring.
  • The mower is easy to clean and use.
  • Simple to empty and attach the collection bag.
  • Quick and tool free assembly (about 5 mins).

Cons

  • The manual covers several models with not all instructions relevant to the Hyundai HYM460SPE.
  • The mower is little heavy as it weighs 39 kg so some extra strength is required when turning around tight corners and flowerbeds.
  • No rear roller is provided to achieve a striped lawn appearance.
  • As with all petrol mowers some maintenance is required.

Hyundai Petrol Mower Model Comparison Table

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HYM460SPE
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Deck Size
40cm
42cm
46cm
48cm
51cm
Cutting Heights
7 Positions: 25mm to 75mm
6 Positions: 25mm to 75mm
6 Heights - 25mm to 75mm
5 Heights - 17mm to 75mm
6 positions: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
18.5 kg
28 kg
39kg
38 kg
43 kg
Collection Box Size
40 Litre
45 Litre
70 Litre
70 Litres
70 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 99 cc four-stroke OVH engine
Hyundai 139cc IC140V
2019 Hyundai 139cc 4 stroke petrol engine
2.6kW Hyundai OHV 139cc
Hyundai 173cc IC175V
Start Type
Recoil
Recoil
Electric start with recoil start backup
Recoil
Electric start with recoil backup
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
-
-
-
Price
Price not available
Price not available
£349.99
£479.99
£360.80
Prime Benefits
-
-
-
-
HYM400P-2
Hyundai HYM400P 79cc Push Rotary Petrol Lawnmowers, 7 Position Central...
Product
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Deck Size
40cm
Cutting Heights
7 Positions: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
18.5 kg
Collection Box Size
40 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 99 cc four-stroke OVH engine
Start Type
Recoil
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
Price not available
Prime Benefits
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HYM430SP
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Product
Hyundai HYM430SP 4-stroke Petrol Lawn Mower Self Propelled 139 Cc 42cm...
Deck Size
42cm
Cutting Heights
6 Positions: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
28 kg
Collection Box Size
45 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 139cc IC140V
Start Type
Recoil
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
Price
Price not available
Prime Benefits
-
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HYM460SPE
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Deck Size
46cm
Cutting Heights
6 Heights - 25mm to 75mm
Weight
39kg
Collection Box Size
70 Litre
Engine
2019 Hyundai 139cc 4 stroke petrol engine
Start Type
Electric start with recoil start backup
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
£349.99
Prime Benefits
-
More information
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HYM480SPR
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Product
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Deck Size
48cm
Cutting Heights
5 Heights - 17mm to 75mm
Weight
38 kg
Collection Box Size
70 Litres
Engine
2.6kW Hyundai OHV 139cc
Start Type
Recoil
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
£479.99
Prime Benefits
-
More information
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HYM510SPE
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Product
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Deck Size
51cm
Cutting Heights
6 positions: 25mm to 75mm
Weight
43 kg
Collection Box Size
70 Litre
Engine
Hyundai 173cc IC175V
Start Type
Electric start with recoil backup
Self Propelled
Collection Box Collection
Rear Discharge
Side Discharge
Mulching
Rear Roller
Customer Rating
-
Price
£360.80
Prime Benefits
More information
Full Review

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Conclusion

Hyundai HYM460SPE Safety Features

Despite the fact that this mower is quite heavy and doesn’t include the rear roller, its power and performance definitely makes it one of the best lawn mowers in the UK market. Producing low vibration, noise and emissions, the HYM460SPE electric start petrol lawn mower offers consumers an excellent all round garden petrol lawn mower.

With its versatile 4-in-1 cutting options and 6 height settings, it ensures this Hyundai HYM460SPE model can tackle tough, thick and long grass with ease as well as reducing time spent on uneven ground and slopes. I feel you will not be disappointed with this durable, well built self propelled petrol mower, and that your money is well invested.


Should You Buy This Model

In terms of great value for money, it is simply one of the best electric start petrol lawn mowers with mulching and side discharge ability on the UK market at the moment.


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Hyundai HYM460SPE Petrol Self Propelled Lawnmower Electric Push Button...
  • 🔵 2.6kW (3.5hp) Hyundai OHV 4-stroke 139cc Euro II engine, providing easy starting with push button and recoil start with low fuel consumption.
  • 🔵 Push button electric start and pull start.
  • 🔵 Large Rear Wheel drive, 46cm or 18" cutting width ideal for medium to large sized lawns.
  • 🔵 Single point cutting height adjustment - six cutting heights 25mm to 75mm.
  • 🔵 Rear discharge, Side discharge, Collect and Mulching options.
  • 🔵 70-litre grass bag with high airflow and level indicator.

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FAQs – Hyundai HYM460SPE

Is Hyundai HYM460SPE suitable for my a longer uneven lawn?

Yes, the Hyundai HYM460SPE 46cm Self Propelled Lawnmower gives you 6 height settings using a single point height adjuster from 25mm to 75mm. This together with the self propelled rear wheel drive will allow you to cut longer and neglected lawns.

What is the frame made of?

The frame on the Hyundai HYM460SPE is made of steel. It also has a powder coated steel deck with a self-cleaning garden hose fitting.

Are you able to turn off the self-propelled feature?

Yes, the mower will only work when the propelling handle is pulled up to the main handle. If you let go of the handle, then the mower stops going forward.

Will the Hyundai HYM460SPE mower stripe my lawn?

Unfortunately this machine is not supplied with a rear roller, therefore it will not provide traditional stripes on your lawn. If you are looking for a petrol mower with a roller Hyundai do offer either the Hyundai HYM480SPR or the Hyundai HYM530SPER models.

Can the mower be used on wet grass?

Yes, you can but I would recommend that you do not use the collection box.

How does the collection box fit on the mower?

Using the two blocks on top of the lawn mower just beneath the hinge, make sure the top hooks on the box are positioned over the blocks on the mower. Then tap the lid and the box and lid will slot into place.

Where can I purchase spare parts for this model?

The best options are either to contact the Hyundai manufacturer or to contact Hyundai Power. They offer a helpful and knowledgeable customer service.

Based on an average sized lawn, how often do you have to replace the fuel?

The Hyundai HYM460SPE takes one litre of fuel, this lawn mower is very economical and doesn’t need to be replaced too often.

 

 


Want to lean more about what’s involved in maintaining a petrol lawnmower? Check out my guide “10 Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Petrol Lawnmower


Not sure about this petrol lawn mower? Why not check out my Top 10 Petrol Mowers here


Technical Details

Model NumberHYM460SPE
Item Weight39 Kg
Product Dimensions1050 x 530 x 1440mm (H x W x L)
ColourBlue
Power SourceFuel Powered
WarrantyWarranty: 3 Years
Deck MaterialSteel
DriveSelf-Propelled
UsageOutside
Included ComponentsHYM460SPE Petrol Lawnmower, 70L Hard top Polyester Grass Bag, Assembly Tools and User Manual.
Cutting Height25mm to 75mm
Grass Collection Box70 L
Cutting Width46 cm
Engine Size139cc

 

 

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