Hyundai Self Propelled Lawnmower HYM460SP Review 2024


Many thanks once again for taking the time to visit and welcome to this Hyundai HYM460SP Lawn mower review which should answer all the questions that you may have about this Lawn mower before you make your final decision.

This review will outline all the main features that you need to be aware of plus a series of frequently asked questions that has come in the recent past that will be of interest to you also. After testing this lawn mower, we will also outline all the main pros and cons that we encountered and we will provide a series of additional images to give you a better understanding of the components and the overall structure when it comes to workability.

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Online Orders

One good thing to know also is the fact that you do not need to commute or travel to your destination to collect as this Lawn mower can be ordered online and delivered to your home hassle free which is one less thing that you need to worry about.


In terms of prices and comparisons, please be aware also that only guide prices can be presented at the time of this review as prices can change slightly from week to week depending on local discount activities so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below to ensure you have the most up to date accurate price information. This review for the Hyundai HYM460SP Lawn mower will be outlined as follows…

Hyundai HYM460SP Lawn Mower Review – Content Summary

  • Part 1 – Overview & FAQ’s
  • Part 2 – Review of Features / Pros / Cons
  • Part 3 – Comparison table vs other Hyundai Lawn mowers
  • Part 4 –  Price comparison options vs other brands in the market
  • Part 5 - Conclusion

Part 1: Brief Overview & FAQ’s

Model:HYM460SP Self Propelled Petrol Lawn mower
Warranty:3-year warranty (terms and conditions apply)
Orders Online:Yes, with hassle free home delivery
Price Range:£250 to £300 (at the time of this review)
Cheap Place to Buy:Amazon UK – View Prices or Stock Availability Here
Reliable Stock:Hyundai Power Equipment UK - View Stock Availability Here

Frequently Asked Questions about the HYM460SP

Q1. Does it offer a side discharge option?
A. Yes, the HYM460SP has the ability to side discharge

Q2. Does it include the Mulching plug?
A. Yes, the HYM460SP has a mulching plug to cut the clippings and put them back down into the soil

Q3. How big is the grass collection container?
A. The size of the grass collector for the HYM460SP is 70L capacity

Q4. How are the heights adjusted and what heights are available?
A. It is adjusted with the single lever adjustor and the mow heights are 2.5cm to 7.5cm across 6 different settings

Q5. How heavy is it to operate?
A. The weight is quite heavy at 34kg so it requires a certain level of strength to operate

Q6. What sizes are the wheels?
A. The rear wheel is larger at 25cm and the front wheels are 17cm

Q7. Can the self-propelled mower be used as a manual push also for awkward areas?
A. Yes, you can disengage the self-propelled option and work it as a manual push lawn mower when needed around tighter corners / flower beds etc.

Q8. Can it cut long grass and steep slopes?
A. Yes, it can cut long grass no issues whatsoever and it is ideal for slopes where pushing is too difficult

Q9. Does the HYM460SP include the rear roller?
A. No, the HYM460SP does not include the rear roller for stripes. If you want rear rollers, then you need to select either the HYM460SPR or the HYM510SPER models instead

Part 2 – Hyundai HYM460SP Lawn Mower Review of Features / Pros / Cons

Hyundai HYM460SP 4-stroke Petrol Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Main Features

This is a 4-stroke 139cc petrol self propelled Lawn mower (rear wheel drive) with a cutting mow width of 46cm or 18 inches and operates at a speed level of 3000 rpm and an easy starting process is provided with the CDI ignition system

Apart from being self-propelled, the other main attractions is the fact that you have the choice to either cut and collect, cut and drop, side discharge or even mulch so you get lots of options to choose from when working with the grass clippings

For easier storage in smaller type sheds or garages, you also get the quick release folding handles which is ideal for people who simply have limited storage space available. The grass box is quite big also with a storage capacity of 70L and it has a grass full level indicator so you know well in advance when it is time to empty it.

There are 6 different mow height settings to choose from and the heights are controlled with a central lever and the mow height range works from 2.5cm to 7.5cm. In terms of dimensions, they are 150cm by 520cm by 110cm and the weight comes in at 34kg

There is a free delivery in the UK mainland and the price range when last seen on sale at the time of this review was for less than £300 which of course can be double checked below

Further images are outlined below…

  • Front View

Main Pros Outlined (10)

  1. As it is self propelled, it is a dream to work with as all the hard graft of pushing up hills and around larger type gardens is more or less gone
  2. If you are using a push lawn mower and it is taking you 3 hours to complete the job, this self propelled lawn mower reduces the mowing time job duration significantly (25 to 30%)
  3. Perfect for larger type gardens rather than small town house type gardens as there are no cables to worry about and no rechargeable batteries to worry about either
  4. Gives an awesome level of power for heavy and thick grasses and cuts through them like a breeze, it is able to handle damp grass also which many electric lawn mowers struggle with.
  5. A free delivery to the UK mainland is a nice bonus to have and the overall price for self-propelled is more or less on par with other similar self-propelled lawn mowers seen under various other brands.
  6. You have the 4 options when mowing – you can collect – you can side discharge – you can rear discharge - you can mulch the clippings back into the soil to add nutrients to the soil so you get lots of flexibility with its range of capabilities
  7. Many small lawn mowers have grass collectors of less than 30L capacity but this model gives you a much larger grass box of 70L which means a lot less emptying on your part and more time for mowing
  8. It has a tool free assembly design and a user manual is included to help you get it up and running in no time at all and the drive belt can be accessed via the removable outer maintenance cover
  9. It has the steel metal solid deck (instead of plastic electric ones) and it can be easily cleaned via the fitted garden hose connection outlet
  10. The engines from Hyundai fully comply with European laws in terms of gas emissions with no catalysts added. For safety, it has the Operator Presence Control (OPC) so the engine will not run if you let go of the operation top handle.

Main Cons Outlined (10)

  1. Much heavier piece of equipment to work with as it is over 30kg in weight so a good deal of strength is needed to operate it, turn it and operate it around tight corners and flower beds.
  2. There are much lighter type lawn mowers out there in the market that are under 20kg in weight and they offer a much easier task of operating and mowing.
  3. Starting with the pull cord tends to be quite good but some people will struggle with the amount of exertion needed to get it going properly when cold, again it needs quite a bit of strength and personal power.
  4. If you want a push start lawn mower which is a lot easier to start, then you should look at the HYM460SPE or the HYM510SPE models instead.
  5. No rear rollers are included to provide you with the striped effect. Plus, you need to pay for the ongoing costs of fuel and oil and maintenance costs as there is no oil included with the delivery so it will need to be bought separately
  6. You need to pay attention to the manual when pushing the primer button, otherwise starting the engine will prove to be quite difficult and cause delays
  7. The lowest mow height of 2.5cm will not be low enough for all types of gardeners who prefer a much tighter cut.
  8. Inexperienced gardeners may struggle with the assembly instructions as they tend to view videos on Youtube for assistance but once it’s up and running, it operates extremely well.
  9. Noise level is a lot louder than your average electric lawn mower and getting it started when cold can take several attempts and usually requires a decent level of strength.
  10. Finding the correct level markers on the oil plastic dipstick could be easier to find and locate and you should check that all bolts and nuts are checked and locked securely before you use it as losing parts and sourcing them if needed is more difficult than you think.

Part 3 – Comparison table vs other Hyundai Lawn mowers

The comparison table below compares the HYM460SP against other Hyundai lawn mowers such as the HYM430SP and the HYM510SP to add further clarity on their features

Mow Width:46cm (18 inches)43cm (17 inches)51cm (20 inches)
Operation:Petrol Self PropelledPetrol Self PropelledPetrol Self Propelled
Power:139cc OHV 4 stroke139cc OHV 4 stroke173cc OHV 4 stroke
Grass Box:70L Capacity45L Capacity70L Capacity
Side Discharge:AvailableAvailableAvailable
Mulching Ability:YesYesYes
Mow Heights:6 6 6
Cutting Range:2.5cm to 7.5cm2.5cm to 7.5cm2.5cm to 7.5cm
Foldable:Handles YesHandles YesHandles Yes
Starter:Recoil PullRecoil PullRecoil Pull
Clean Wash Port:YesYesYes
Warranty:3 years3 years3 years

Part 4 - Price Comparison Options

If you would like to take a quick look and compare prices elsewhere in the market, then make sure to compare the prices of the 2 other options provided below that will be of interest to you before you make your final decision

Part 5 - Conclusion

Even though this lawn mower is quite heavy and doesn’t include the rear roller, this machine is a tough piece of equipment and it has the ability to chew up tough, thick and long grasses no problem whatsoever and the fact that it is self-propelled also makes the hard work of mowing your lawn a hell of a lot easier, it saves more time especially on slopes and uneven ground – so without a shadow of a doubt, we would definitely recommend this lawn mower to everyone else as we were more than happy with its start up, it power and it performance throughout and is well worth the level of money you have to pay for it

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  1. Thanks for a great detailed review of the three models of the self driving Lawn mower from Hyundai as I wasn’t sure about them until now. the three year warranty is pretty good for a Lawn mower, all three models have it which is something I never knew before.
    I was wondering about the pull cord, you said it can be kind of tense, would a small person be able to pull it and get it started or do you need a strong person to get it started? I was also concerned about how reliable the self drive mechanism is, I would like to see some reviews, detailed about people who have used it for a long time, and if the self drive mechanism ever failed. I have a riding lawn mower at the moment which gives me plenty of trouble so I hope these lawnmowers from Hyundai can offer a better solution!

    • Yes, the 3 year warranty is great to have. Like any pull cords, a good deal of strength is needed to get a lawnmower started from a pull cord. From my experience, I have not come across any problems or issues with the self drive mechanism anyway. Many thanks for taking the time to visit and best of luck with having less trouble in the months and years ahead with your lawn mowing! Take care, Paul

  2. Once again, thank you for the awesome review!  You do a great job in explaining what each lawn mower has to offer.  I like the looks of this lawn mower too as my Husband’s old mower has finally kicked the dust.  It seems easier to use over the last one I was reading about.  I really like the fact that this lawn mower has the superior power and a great warranty which will protect us if there are any problems. Just wanted to express a word of thanks to let us know all there is to know, especially all the pros and cons

  3. Thank you for this great and fully detailed review of this Hyundai Lawn mower. Recently I was even wondering if car produrlcing companies are now also producing lawn mowers and here I am looking at one of the best lawn mowers I have come across. I like the fact that it has an option of whether to cut and keep or cut and throw the grass away. The pricing is quite good, actually too good for such an outstanding mower. I hope to get mine real soon its  rainy season now and the grass problem is just about to begin.

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