How To Make A Lawn Mower Faster

How To Make A Lawn Mower Faster? Here Is The Process

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We all know the proverb that ‘slow and steady wins the race’. But this proverb is not actually suitable for a lawn mower, right? Because a slow lawn mower takes too much time to cut the grasses of your lawn.

You know a slow mower kills your valuable time. Statistics show that an American spends at least 4 hours per week to mow their lawn. And you can save your time if your lawn mower is a little bit faster than the regular speed.

But note that a lawn mower is not manufactured for racing purposes, although you can learn how to build a racing mower,. Then what to do?

Nothing serious, some simple replacements and care can make your lawn mower faster. Do you have any idea about how to make a lawn mower faster? If you don’t have any idea, nothing to worry about.

We are here for you. Let’s dive in. 

Tricks And Tweaks For Making Your Lawn Mower Faster

Tricks And Tweaks For Making Your Lawn Mower Faster

There are several ways to make your lawn mower faster. I’ve already mentioned that simple replacement and care can easily enhance the speed of your lawn mower.

Before getting known of the effective ways, you should have an idea about the required tools and guideline. Applying these tips will need some tools and the tools are as follows:

Required Tools:

  • The user manual of the lawnmower.
  • Tire gauge.
  • Air pump to inflate the tire.

Now, let’s know some of the tricks and tweaks to make a faster mower.

1. Sharpening The Blades Of The Lawnmower

The first thing you need to care about is sharpening the blades of the lawn mower (a hydrostatic lawn mower will need other tweaking as it has different blades). Sharp blades speed up the cutting ability of the mower. 

When the mower cut the grasses quickly, you can easily move from one place to another. Thus it will make your lawn mower faster and save your valuable time.

2. Changing The Fuel Regularly

If you change the fuel of the mower regularly, it will help the engine to work perfectly. And when the engine is at its best level, obviously, the speed of the lawn mower will increase gradually. 

Try to use high octane gasoline gas for your lawn mower. High-quality gas helps the engine to run the mower flawlessly. 

3. Regular Maintenance Of The Tires

Regular maintenance of the tires makes the lawn mower faster. That’s why always try to ensure that the tires of the mower are properly inflated. 

Check the tires regularly to find out whether any leakage happens in the tires. Go through the user manual of the tires to ensure the inflation limit of the tires. But do not over-inflate the tires for extra advantage. 

4. Clean The Air Filter

A dirty air filter blocks the air and makes the mower slower. Regular cleaning of an air filter helps to pass the air between the engine and the compressor. 

As the price of the air filter is low, you can replace a new air filter when it is necessary. In fact, it is recommended to change the air filter every six months. 

5. Check The Performance Of All Parts

You should always check whether all the parts are working properly. Chains, belts, shafts, and filters need to be checked on a regular basis. The speed of the lawn mower depends largely on these parts.

Always remember that it will help you service your lawn mower before every mowing season. Leaving it for next season without servicing can damage the parts of the mower.

6. Throttle Speed Adjustment

Changing the throttle speed or the governor above it by following the user manual can increase the speed of your mower. But if there is no instruction in the user manual, then it is better not to do it.

7. Regular Cleaning Of Undercarriage

Debris creates a cake-like layer beneath the undercarriage as a result of regular mowing. When the debris comes close to the blade, they block the blade.

Regular cleaning of the undercarriage can save you from this hassle. You can clean the undercarriage by using a brush or spraying water using a hose. However, before doing this, you must remove the spark plug.

8. Replace The Built-in Pulley With A Bigger One

If you have an opportunity to change your pulley, you can easily increase the speed by replacing it with a larger pulley. However, before making a change, you must check whether it can be done.


  • Follow the user manual before going through any change.
  • Wear safety clothing to avoid any kind of unwanted incident.

Final Verdict 

Finally, it is needless to say that a fast lawn mower can cut the grasses at your estimated time. And regular maintenance of the mower increases the speed easily. 

But you should keep in mind that lawn mower is manufactured for home use. High speed can be harmful to the mower. And before any parts replacement, go through the user manual to be sure that whether the replacement is suitable for your mower. 

Hopefully, this article gave you a clear concept of how to make a lawnmower faster. Now, just follow these tricks and make your mower faster. 

Todd L Miles
Lawn Mowers Enthusiast
I started "Landscape and Lawns Care" to provide clients with lawn care with better service, better products and, most importantly, better ethics. My promise to every customer is to give the greenest grass possible while controlling weeds, insects, and diseases! The most important thing is that I strive to always do the right thing for you, your lawn and your wallet!

1 comment

Dave says:

I have had several Toro products before and have had neighbors who recommended Toro products. BUT NO MORE!!!!
I purchased an electric Flex Force Power System- 60 V Max 22in Recycler Lawn Mower after having looked at videos and reviews on Youtube and talking to several dealers about purchasing an electric mower. Having just purchased a home on a small city lot, I felt I did not need the Poulan riding mower that I used for my quarter acre lot. So I purchased the Toro. What a mistake – WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP! It cuts poorly and mulches even worse. I have to cover the same ground two and three times in order to get the leaves picked up that blow in from my neighbor’s trees. We have no trees on our lot. And it is not even fall here in Minnesota. Worse yet, in the middle of cutting and mulching the light leaf cover on my lawn, the damn battery goes dead. So now I am sitting and waiting for two or three hours while the battery recharges.
I know – I should have known better. There’s an old saying, “Stick with what you know.” I didn’t do that and I bought this electric Toro machine thinking it would be better for the environment and still have near the same capabilities as my old Poulan. It doesn’t and all I can say is Toro has lost my trust. I’ll be selling this thing and buying a good gas powered walk behind that has the power to finish a lawn the size of a postage stamp city lot. And no – it won’t be a Toro!!

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