Jul 29

Lawn Mower Reviews: Black and Decker MM875

You certainly love the way in which your lawn looks when the grass has been properly trimmed. At the same time, this is impossible to achieve without the right lawn mower. The question is which model is right for you. I can help you come up with an answer using my knowledge and experience as a professional gardener working in California. I have decided to review the most popular models at present. This is the review of the Black & Decker MM875 Lawn Hog 19-Inch 12 amp electric mulching mower with rear bag.

In this Black and Decker MM875 review, I will provide objective evaluation of the features and capabilities of the unit. I will sum up the pros and cons as well. By the end of the review, you will know whether this machine is the right one for you.

Product Description

The Black and Decker MM875 lawn hog is powered by a 12-amp motor. It is connected to an electric outlet with a cord in order to operate. It has standard push operation. You can select from different cutting height options. There are two ways for taking care of the grass clippings – they can be mulched or collected in a bag. The model has a specially designed ergonomic handle with adjustable height.

Black and Decker MM875

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The 12-amp motor of Black and Decker MM875 is sufficiently powerful to cut the grass swiftly and precisely no matter how tall, thick or wet it is. Since it is powered by electricity, the machine does not produce any harmful gas emissions. It is totally green and allows you to reduce your carbon footprint. The motor is fairly quiet especially compared to its gas engine counterparts. I think this feature is highly useful as it helps you get along even with the fuzziest neighbors.

The blade is designed to provide consistent and precise cutting. It is strong and durable. You should not expect it to get dull even after years of use.

The cutting height of Black and Decker MM875 is adjusted with the use of a single lever. This is very convenient and practical as it saves you time and effort. When you push the lever, all four wheels of the machine are automatically adjusted to the preferred height. You can select from different heights in the range from 1.25 to 3.5 inches.

You can choose to dispose of the grass clippings in two different ways. You can have the trimmings chopped into tiny fine pieces and dropped directly on the Black and Decker lawn mower. If you use the mulching feature, your lawn will enjoy natural fertilization and will remain healthy and beautiful in the long term. I personally prefer this option because it will help you cut the use of chemicals for maintaining the lawn and because it saves you time and effort.

The other option, which is available in Black and Decker MM875, is to have the grass trimmings blown into a bag, which is attached at the back of the unit. That way, you will never have to worry about collecting the clippings yourself. You just have to detach the bag from this lawn hog electric mower and pour its contents into the bin. It is that simple.

This lawn mower from Black and Decker comes with 8-inch rear wheels and 7-inch front wheels. They are sufficiently large to overcome even hilly terrains. They give the machine good maneuverability as well. You can expect the steering to be fairly easy and simple.

The handle of this lawn hog electric mower is especially designed to provide firm and comfortable grip. It is cushioned so that you can have perfect control over the machine. Since cushioning reduced the vibration produced by the motor, you will not get tired easily and you will feel your hands normal after lawn mowing. This is something that professionals like me appreciate strongly. I am sure that it is the same with homeowners.


What can the Black & Decker MM875 lawn mower do for you? The model has a cutting swath of 19 inches. This is actually the standard width cut by a single passage of a mower powered by an electric motor. I can assure you that you will not have to make many passes when using this Black and Decker mower.

According to the manufacturer, this model is capable of handling a cutting area of up to 1/4 acre. Check to see if your lawn falls into this category. Another important thing to note is the range of operation of the unit since it is corded. The Black and Decker electric mower can operate within a 100-foot radius of the outlet which it is attached to. The operating area is sufficiently large, in my opinion, but you can always use an extension cord if the need arises.


Given the power and capabilities of Black and Decker MM875, it can be concluded that it is suitable for small to medium-sized lawns. This comes to suggest that it is a viable option for the average sized family home. It can be used by professionals as well. It should be perfectly capable of handling small to medium loans belonging not only to private homes but also to public and commercial facilities.


The benefits which I found in this Black and Decker electric lawn mower include:

  • Productive efficiency
  • Comfortable handling
  • Quiet and green operation
  • Versatile cutting height and clippings collection options
  • Very basic, if any, maintenance required
  • Reliability
  • 2-year warranty


The drawbacks of the unit, at least for me, are:

  • Cord management can be a bit challenging for those who have never operated a corded lawn mower before. I would recommend being extra vigilant about it. If it gets on the way, you can use some tape to attach it to the handle so that you can have better control over it. Still, the cord will not create any issues once you get used to using the machine.
  • The handle does not easily fold down for storage. You can loose the fasteners a bit to fix this problem.


The conclusion of this review of the Black & Decker MM875 Lawn Hog 19-Inch 12 amp electric mulching mower with rear bag is that it is reliable, versatile and performs well. It is recommended for the average house. It is green and this makes it an even better choice.

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