The self-propelled Lawn Boy 1604 lawn mower is lightweight yet powerful to help you cut through tough grass.

With the Kohler motor and variable speed feature, the mower allows you to easily mow your lawn with full control as well with its self-propelled power.

Perfect for people who…

This gas mower is great for mulching as well as bagging. It also has an optional side-discharge. It allows you to mow tight areas also on uneven areas easily. It is perfect for average yards to slightly bigger yards. This is perfect for those who like to have more control on the mower speed because of the self-propelled feature. The engine is powerful you have full control on the mower and it is also easily adjustable. This is also great for long term use because of its durability. It comes with 2 years full warranty. It is also low maintenance although it is gas type because the engine requires no priming.

3-in-1 Ready

This gas mower is great for mulching. The tri-cut blade design makes mulching more efficient. It also allows you to bag with the included rear bag which is easy to place and remove.

It also has an optional side discharge which makes it more versatile.

Variable Speed and Maneuverability

Lawn Boy 1604 features a 2-bail variable speed powered by rear wheel drive so it is easy to maneuver and is self-propelled so you can easily turn on tight areas.

The full speed is really powerful so this is great for those who are very experienced and would make the job really fast for you.

It is designed with a smaller deck with deep dome for better handling and maneuverability.

Height Adjustable

The mower’s height adjustment is from 1 inch to 4 inches so you can use it on different types of grass and would adapt to the seasons.


The Lawn Boy 1604 is equipped with Kohler 149cc 6 ½ gross torque over head valve engine that allows you to mow average yards in one fill. This also requires no priming so it is very cost efficient too.

Lawn Boy 1604 Pros

Self-propelled feature makes it very easy to control and maneuver
More affordable than most self-propelled mowers
Easy to start; starts with one pull
Great price

Lawn Boy 1604 Cons

Full speed is really fast so not recommended for those who are not very experienced but the speed is adjustable so you can use the lower speeds
Bagging may be more difficult on wet grass
Side discharge part is sold separately
Handle is not that sturdy
Height adjustment is not very easy
Non-CARB compliant; not for sale in California


The Lawn Boy 1604 self-propelled gas mower is one of the few gas type mowers which are cost efficient. Unlike other engines, this requires no priming so this is really good for your budget. It is perfect for average sized yards up to slightly bigger ones. It is especially great for mulching and bagging but you also have the option to use side discharge with the optional side discharge bag. It is safe and easy to use. It is also very quiet so even your neighbors would love it.