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Ryobi 18V HP Brushless 16-inch Push Mower P1190VNM

Ryobi Designs 18V HP 16-inch Mower for 1/4 Acre or Less

Having a large battery-powered mower that cuts large lawns with its high voltage battery might make sense for a lot of homeowners. However, for folks with smaller yards, perhaps less is more. The brushless Ryobi 18V HP 16-inch Mower operates on the brand’s 18V high-performance battery platform to mow up to 1/4 acre on a charge.

Key Features

The compact and lightweight Ryobi HP 16-inch lawnmower features a brushless motor. Ryobi claims that this mower can run for up to 40 minutes on a charge with the included pair of 4Ah batteries.

Ryobi 18V HP Brushless 16-inch Push Mower P1190VNM

What’s more, the size and weight of this Ryobi HP 16-inch lawn mower should appeal to homeowners looking for a truly lightweight solution. Home Depot marks the weight of this mower at just 34.5 lbs. Compare that to a larger mower like the EGO Select Cut, which weighs 55.3 lbs. This makes this particular mower super easy to maneuver around turns, while the compact frame gives you greater access to more restrictive areas around gardens and flower beds.

The Ryobi 18V HP 16-Inch Push Mower features a single-point cut height adjustment that lets you set the cutting deck anywhere from 1.5″ to 4″ high. Additionally, you can choose to mulch or use the bag to collect your clippings. Side discharging isn’t an option on this model.

Side by Side

Here’s how the Ryobi 18V HP 16-inch lawnmower looks compared to other similar mowers in their line-up. Incidentally, this mower also closely matches the Hart 20V 16-inch mower, but Ryobi has a longer warranty and uses a brushless motor.

Voltage18V HP18V / 120V (hybrid)40V
Cutting Deck Width16″16″18″
Cutting Height1.5–4″1.25–3.5″1.5–4″
Single-Point Height AdjustmentYesYes7-position
ModesMulch or BagMulch or BagSide or Mulch
Estimated runtime40 minutes per charge30 minutes per charge25 minutes per charge
Included in KitTwo 4.0Ah batteries and chargerTwo 4.0Ah batteries and charger4.0Ah battery and charger

Looking at the above chart, you have some options regarding deck size and runtime expectations. For those with lawns under 1/4-acre in size, you definitely have some options that can reduce the weight of a push mower.

We like that this kit includes two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger. The added runtime, even for smaller lawns, should make a huge difference.


You can pick up the Ryobi 18V HP 16-inch lawnmower from Home Depot. It comes with two 4.0Ah batteries, a charger, and a 3-year warranty for $269.

Ryobi 18V HP Mower Specs

  • Model: Ryobi P1190
  • Battery: Two 18V One+ 4.0Ah batteries
  • Deck Size: 16 in.
  • Estimated Run Time: 40 min.
  • Cutting Height: 1.5 in. – 4 in.
  • Mowing Functions: Mulch and bag
  • Recommended Yard Size: Up to 1/4 acre
  • Weight: 34.4 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $269

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Gary Tydryszewski

Can this mower be made to have less noise. The decibles moise level of this mower is high.

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