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Monday, May 13, 2013

Cordless Electric Mowers: What's up

      What's up right now in the world of 

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.

      Best I can tell Greenworks has the currently most 

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!


Willyvon1 said...
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Willyvon1 said...

Expect to see a blog post in the next several months which will link to a website for my new, patent pending rotary mower blade design temporarily dubbed "The Trim Reaper" It appears per 1st prototype to yield double digit energy savings with improved cut quality via "Bills little beastie" though the design can be easily adapted to blades for most rotary mowers, cordless electric and gas alike.

Willyvon1 said...

Of grid your cordless mower battery charging. Do it with solar power. See this for starters.