AL-KO Lawn Mowers 2018 – 5 Great Choices.

AL-KO Lawn Mowers

In this post I’ll be looking into and reviewing AL-KO Lawn Mowers.

AL-KO are a German Company and they have been making garden equipment for over 50 years now.

They have made their lawn mowers to be simple to operate, without any confusing controls or levers.

From the ball bearing light-weight wheels to the adjustable cutting height and the plastic aerodynamic grass catcher, everything on these mowers is simple to understand and easy to operate.

Side View Of A Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

They all have very efficient and very powerful engines which I find is definitely a plus on any lawn mower you might buy.

The grass catchers attach using an easy click system which also includes a guide rail so there’ll be no getting your fingers trapped while connecting/disconnecting the grass catcher. This makes emptying the grass catcher a very easy operation.

The grass catchers also use MaxAirflow technology. This is designed to throw the lawn clippings to the back of the grass catcher making sure it gets filled right up every time and won’t need to be emptied as much.

All grass catchers on AL-KO lawn mowers have a full indicator to help prevent blockages as you can see when it needs to be emptied.

The height adjustment is also a simple operation to perform with just one lever with a spring support that can easily be operated with one hand.

All in all AL-KO Lawn Mowers are very good mowers.

All 5 of the mowers I have listed are petrol operated ones and all have the self-propelled feature.

Engine Of A Petrol Powered Lawn Mower

 

These lawn mowers are designed to mow lawns up to 2000 square metres, and because they are self-propelled it really is an easy job to mow larger sized lawns with any one of these AL-KO mowers.

In fact I think you’ll probably find it quite an enjoyable and fun experience using your AL-KO mower.

But don’t just take my word for it. Get yourself one from below and find out for yourself.

You can also read my others posts on lawn mowers by clicking the links below.

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1. AL-KO Solo 5375 VSC BBC

This powerful and easy starting lawn mower is the best one you can get in the AL-KO range.

It has loads of great features on it.

It features a BBC (Blade Brake Clutch) which lets you stop the blades rotating without having to turn the engine off. This is especially good when mowing large lawns as you don’t have to keep stopping and starting the mower every time you empty the grass catcher. It’s also good for moving the mower over different surfaces (small stones, paths etc.).

It has an ALUTECH aluminium deck which is durable, helps prevent rusting and will last a very long time.

The Briggs and Stratton 850 RS series engine comes with Readystart, which means there is no need to prime the engine first. You just fill the tank up and pull the cord for a quick and easy start.

It is a 4 in 1 mower, meaning it collects, mulches and side and rear discharges. Making it a great mower to use on all gardens, small to large.

The mulching function cuts and than re cuts the grass clippings and distributes them back onto the lawn whereby the clippings will provide valuable nutrients to the soil and help promote a healthier lawn for you.

The side discharge is good for using when you’re cutting long grass and in areas where you can let the grass break down naturally and have no need to collect the cuttings in the grass catcher.

There is an aluminium lifting handle on the front of the mower to make it easier when needing to lift over obstacles.

The mower is self-propelled and there is also variable speed control to allow you to match the mower to your walking speed depending on the terrain you’re mowing.

It has high wheels to improve traction and reduce slipping.

Also, the aluminium handles are changeable and feature a very easy to follow integrated control panel. They are also very comfortable to use with soft touch grips.

AL-KO solo 5375

Features and Specifications:

  • Easy pull start with no need to prime first
  • 75 litre grass catcher with fill level indicator
  • cutting heights from 30-85mm
  • Aluminium deck to prevent rusting
  • Self-propelled movement. Variable speed between 2.5-4.5 km/h
  • Cutting width is 20″
  • Briggs and Stratton 850 RS series engine. 190cc
  • The weight of the mower is 54.5 kg
  • Manufacturer’s 5 year domestic warranty (terms and conditions apply)
  • A bottle of oil comes with this lawn mower

Price: £1,149.00 with free delivery

Where to buy: Lawnmowers UK

2. AL-KO Solo 4855 SP ALU

This is another model in the SOLO range of AL-KO lawn mowers.

There are a few differences between this and the AL-KO SOLO 5375 VSC BBC.

This lawn mower doesn’t have the BBC (Blade Brake Clutch), and this mower is fitted with a Briggs and Stratton 750 RS Series engine. This engine still has Readystart as standard, meaning there is no need to prime the engine before starting.

It also has an ALUTECH aluminium deck for a long life span, rust prevention and is very durable. It also has an aluminium lifting handle on the front which helps when you need to lift the mower over obstacles.

The 4855 SP ALU is also a 4 in 1 mower, meaning it collects, mulches, rear and side discharges making it a great mower to use on all gardens small to large.

It has the high wheels for improved traction and a variable speed control so you can match the speed to the cutting and terrain conditions.

Aluminium adjustable handles make user usage a comfortable experience.

AL-KO solo 4855 SP

 

Features and Specifications:

  • Easy pull start with no need to prime first
  • 75 litre grass catcher with fill level indicator
  • Cutting heights from 30-85mm
  • Aluminium deck to help prevent corrosion
  • Self-propelled variable speed from between 2.5-4.5 km/h
  • Cutting width is 18.5″
  • Briggs and Stratton 750 RS series engine. 160cc
  • The weight of the mower is 48.7 kg
  • Manufacturer’s 5 year domestic warranty (terms and conditions apply)
  • This lawn mower comes with a bottle of oil

Price: £899.00 with free delivery

Where to buy: Lawnmowers UK

3. AL-KO Highline 527 VS 4INONE Variable speed

The AL-KO Highline models are also great lawn mowers.

They are cheaper than the SOLO range but still awesome lawn mowers that have been very much improved upon over the last few years.

This 527 VS 4 in 1 has a MaxAirFlow steel deck which is not only deeper than previous models, but also has a larger discharge channel. These improvements on previous models has helped the collection efficiency and performance of the lawn mower.

Like the SOLO models, this mower is a 4 in 1 machine that will collect, mulch, rear and side discharge.

The AL-KO Highline 527 VS has a Briggs and Stratton EXi engine, which is a lovely, powerful engine.

There is variable speed control and large rear wheels for better traction.

Ergonomic soft grip handle bars aid the comfort for the user.

This mower has an integrated front handle so makes it easier to carry and transport.

Another awesome thing about this and all the Highline models is the fact that you can stand them vertically to clean them or to store them meaning you can save a lot of space.

AL-KO Highline 527 VS

Features and Specifications:

  • Easy pull start
  • 70 litre grass catcher with fill level indicator
  • Cutting heights from 30-80mm
  • Steel deck with MaxAirFlow
  • Self-propelled variable speed from between 2.5-4.5 km/h
  • Cutting width is 20″
  • Briggs and Stratton 675 EXi engine. 163cc
  • The weight of the mower is 36.3 kg
  • Manufacturer’s 5 year for domestic use only warranty (terms and conditions apply)
  • This lawn mower comes with a 0.6l bottle of 4 stroke engine oil

Price: £649.00 with free delivery

Where to buy: Lawnmowers UK

4. AL-KO Highline 476 SPI Electric Start

This Highline 476 SPI is a lovely lawn mower. It has an electric start Briggs and Stratton 675 iS engine which functions very well.

Like the 527 VS it has the MaxAirFlow steel deck which is deeper and has a larger discharge channel than previous models.

This is another 4 in 1 lawn mower which collects, mulches, rear and side discharges so is suitable for all sizes of garden, small to large.

It has large wheels to improve traction.

It is a very comfortable lawn mower to use due to the soft grip ergonomic handlebars.

Being a Highline model you can stand it vertically to clean the deck and also you can store it vertically to save space.

AL-KO 476 SPI

Features and Specifications:

  • Electric start
  • 70 litre grass catcher with fill level indicator
  • Cutting heights from 25-75mm
  • Steel deck with MaxAirFlow
  • Self-propelled movement
  • Cutting width 18″
  • Briggs and Stratton 675 iS. 163cc
  • The weight of the mower is 36.8 kg
  • Manufacturer’s 5 year for domestic use only (terms and conditions apply)
  • This lawn mower comes with a 0.6l bottle of 4 stroke engine oil

Price: £699.00 with free delivery

Where to buy: Lawnmowers UK

5. AL-KO Highline 46.7 SP-H

The last AL-KO lawn mower on this list is this Highline 46.7 SP-H.

This AL-KO lawn mower has a Honda engine instead of the Briggs and Stratton that the other 4 have. It is still just as good though as both Honda and Briggs and Stratton make very good quality lawn mower engines which if serviced annually will keep on performing for a very long time.

It is also a 4 in 1 mower that collects, mulches, rear and side discharges.

Like the previous 2 listed Highline models it has the MaxAirFlow steel deck, which is deeper than the older models and also has a larger discharge channel.

Ergonomic handlebars makes sure that using this mower is a very comfortable experience for you.

AL-KO 46-7 SP-H

Features and Specifications:

  • Easy pull start
  • 70 litre grass catcher with fill level indicator
  • Cutting heights from 25-75mm
  • Steel deck with MaxAirFlow
  • Self-propelled movement
  • Cutting width 18″
  • Honda GCV160 engine. 160cc
  • The weight of the mower is 32 kg
  • Manufacturer’s 5 year for domestic use only (terms and conditions apply)
  • This lawn mower comes with a 0.6l bottle of 4 stroke engine oil

Price: £569.00 with free delivery

Where to buy: Lawnmowers UK

To finish

I do love the fact that with the AL-KO Highline models you can stand them vertically to clean the deck or for storing them to save space. With other petrol powered lawn mowers you cannot stand them vertically as you could flood or damage the engine. This makes it harder to clean the deck on other mowers, but with the Highline mowers it’s a really simple process.

The MaxAirFlow that is used in the grass catchers and the bigger steel decks works wonders at throwing the grass clippings to the back of the grass catcher so it will always fill up properly and not need emptying so often. And the fill level indicators on all the grass catchers are great, you’ll always be able to easily check when it needs to be emptied.

I think that AL-KO lawn mowers have improved a lot over the years to the point where they are at now, which is that they are great all round lawn mowers and very reliable to use.

They will be great to use on all sizes of gardens, and will leave the lawn looking lovely.

I hope this has been an interesting review post for you. I’m sure anyone buying a mower from the AL-KO range won’t be disappointed with their purchase and will still be very happy using their lawn mower many years in the future.

If you have any questions or comments on this post than please leave them below.

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Happy Gardening!

 

 

20 Replies to “AL-KO Lawn Mowers 2018 – 5 Great Choices.

  1. Good article. I have a country house with a big garden and I am planning in the future to fill it with grass so a lawn mower will definitely be a necessity. You certainly gave me a few options to consider with this. Thank you for the info!

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for commenting.
      Good luck with your house and developing your garden. I hope you will come back to my site to look at my posts once you are ready to purchase a lawn mower or any other gardening tools.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

  2. I think I would choose the AL-KO Solo 5375 VSC BBC. It is a bit expensive but with all the features it seems to be a good buy.
    It says it is good for 85mm grass length, do you think It can manage lengths of over 100 mm too?
    My grass is growing rather fast and my garden is very big so I have to be able to get all done before it grows too long.

    1. Hi Stefan,
      Thanks for your comment and question.
      That is a great mower with all the features it has. I think if you had it on the highest setting then you should have no trouble mowing grass of over 100mm. Sometimes it’s worth going over on the highest setting and then lowering it and going over it again.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

  3. Great review, I really appreciate it as I have had some real substandard mowers before and they can be so frustrating.

    I like the features of the product especially the variable speed I think that would prove really useful.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Andy,
      Thanks for your comment.
      It is frustrating when you buy something that looks good but turns out to be substandard.
      That’s why my aim with this site is to help people buy the right tools and machinery and not have that problem of getting frustrated.
      The AL-KO lawn mowers are very good and the variable speed is a nice feature.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

  4. This is an amazing review of these products. Thanks so much for this! When I saw the first mower in the list I figured it would out of my price range and more in line with a prosumer level/landscaper model, but when I saw the next 2 models they might be exactly what I’m looking for.

    I mentioned to my wife the other day that it took me 2 hours to cut our lawn as our mower is on its last legs. I’ve been eyeing some Honda mowers from the shop down the street (waiting till they come on sale mind you), but I had NEVER heard of this brand before. It looks really good – I’m going to have to do a comparison between these Honda models I’m looking at and these ones.

    1. Hi Dave,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The AL-KO brand of lawn mowers are very good and have been improving over the years.
      Honda mowers are still excellent and very reliable.
      You can see some of the Honda mowers I have reviewed on some of my other lawn mower review posts.
      Take a look and see if there are any there that you like the look of.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

  5. Nice review of some great lawn mower options. I remember when I used to have to mow and it would seem the bag was full but I’d go to dump it and there was tons of room left in there. I really like that MaxAirFlow feature!

    1. Hi Lynne,
      The MaxAirFlow feature is great.
      I too have had plenty mowers in the past you always need to empty even when they’re not full.
      With this feature you’ll find that the grass catcher is always full before it needs emptying now.
      Best wishes,
      Michael

  6. Thanks for the great reviews! This is helping me figure out what mower I need to purchase when I move out.. I am thinking the AL-KO Highline 46.7 SP-H !

    1. Hi Danielle,
      Thanks for your comment.
      The AL-KO Highline 46.7 SP-H is a brilliant Lawn Mower. Being Self-Propelled it will be easy to move around.
      And the good thing about the Highline mowers is how you can tilt them right up to clean them easily.
      I hope you will get on well with it, if that’s the one you decide to get when you move out.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

  7. Great reviews of AL-KO Lawn Mowers. Found your article very informative. These lawnmowers look, and as I read they are highly professional and high-quality lawnmowers. From all standpoints, I think they a worth of purchase. Thanks again for your AL-KO Lawn Mowers reviews.

    Ivan

    1. Hi Ivan,
      Thanks for your comment.
      AL-KO Lawn Mowers are very good quality and are great for domestic and commercial use.
      There are different models to suit all garden sizes and needs.
      They have been improving lots over the years and things like the MaxAirFlow technology to make sure the grass catcher is always full before you have to empty it are great features.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

  8. Hi Michael,

    That is some great detailed information that you have in your impressions of the AL-KO Lawn Mowers for 2018. I enjoyed this and found the information very useful. I can see how this information would help people.

    Some of the features that you mention in your post for these lawn mowers are very interesting and very practical.

    I loved the BBC feature where the blades stop moving and yet the lawn mower is still on, so that you can empty the grass catcher without having to stop and restart the lawn mower multiple times when you are grass cutting. How safe is that feature? Would it be possible for a small child to somehow make the blades start moving again and cause an injury to themselves? I would assume not, however would want to be very sure that this feature works in the expected way.

    Peace,
    David

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your comment.
      Some of the features of the AL-KO Lawn Mowers are very practical.
      With regards to the BBC feature. A small child would have to push the handle in to get the blades rotating. If they did manage that then they wouldn’t be near the blades anyway so this feature is very safe.
      I honestly cannot imagine anyway a child could engage the blades and get in the way of them at the same time.
      Best wishes,
      Michael

  9. Great article. I had never heard of that brand of lawn mowers until reading your article. Very informative article learned a lot! Some of those features are amazing

    1. Hi Huy,
      I’m glad you have now heard of AL-KO Lawn Mowers as they are very good mowers.
      They do have a lot of great features and I’m sure you would enjoy using one to cut your lawn with.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

  10. I have been looking for a lawn mower lately as I have an old one that still works but is pretty awkward to use. I don’t have a big yard and the AL-KO Highline 46.7 SP-H sound like the best choice for me because of its price and weight. It mulches and has the discharger which I think are great ideas for a lawn mower. Thank you for making choosing a lawn mower a lot easier!

    1. Hi,
      Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to read through my review on AL-KO Lawn Mowers.
      I would agree that the Highline 46.7 SP-H would be great for you if you don’t have a large lawn.
      The price for this mower is very reasonable and the mulching function is great, helping to give your lawn valuable nutrients.
      Best wishes,
      Michael.

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