cordless electric mowing?
One way to get started when looking to get away from the
hassle of combustion power is to examine the reviews of
these guys' top 10 picks as shown in the image atop this
post. Of course I may not agree with all of them, being a ~10
year 14" Neuton user.
advanced ones in their "G-Max" lineup. Some G-Max mowers
have 2 40v. Li-ion battery slots that gang up for longer run
time. The same batteries are also used in the host of hand
held power equipment (hedge trimmers, string trimmer,
small chainsaw, blower etc.). The top of their G-Max line is a
twin blade 20" model.
There's another Li-ion battery powered mower maker
that's been making them longer, "Recharge Mower". They
even make a battery electric riding mower, supposedly good
for 2 acres on a charge. Or, there's the latest models by the
maker of my 10 year-old Neuton (see link in 1st paragraph).
There was a really cool deal recently. Pep boys oddly
enough was taking gas mowers in trade for Greenworks
mowers: A Reel push mower with grass catcher free with
trade, a 20" corded electric $75 with trade and a 20" cordless
lead acid battery mower at $150 with trade.
Recharge Mowers Ultralite
When you buy a push or self propelled walk behind
model, make sure it's one with in-use removable battery and
get a spare battery. Rechargeable batteries hate short cycling
so you want to run on the battery until the sound of the
mower (or the battery charge life indicator if it has one) tells
you the charge is used up before recharging the battery. That
can be in the middle of a mowing event. That spare battery
then functions just like that can of gas you "used to keep" for
the gas mower. Try to get one that has a charger with auto-
shut-off or at least "charge complete" indicator. Overcharging
is bad for any rechargeable battery.
Battery Pack for Recharge Mowers Ultralite
Battery pack for Neuton 14" (CE-5 and my EM-4.1)
Be sure to follow the links I’ve included and carefully
check out the models referred to so you can do informed
assessment of any found in stores you might consider buying
and have fun picking.
Happy mowing with NO motor maintenance for the life of
the mower or fluids to manage!