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Cordless electric lawn mowers: 2012 updates?

 
                    
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So, Lawn Care for the Cheap and Lazy directed me to the thread, Good Nongas Mowers.

Nice thread, but outdated. Searching on Amazon is all over the place, their search engine leaves something to be desired, and you can't be sure about the ratings and comments anymore.

So: I turn to y'all.

What are y'all using for electric mowers, especially cordless; and what's recommended?

Thanks in advance!
 
Greg Nehls
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I bought a Green Works model last year and have been quite pleased with it. The model I bought was an 18"cut 24 volt self-propelled model. I only use this mower for trimming, mulching leaves and where the rider may cause injury in trying to mow slopes and ditches. I have used it to mow the lawn just to see what it could do on a full charge and found that it took 2 charges to work at it's full potential on a 1/4 acre lot. I would not use it on overgrown lawns as it would bog down quicker than a gas mower. If your intent is to use as a primary mower I would recommend a 40 volt model or larger.
 
                    
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Thanks for the info, I'll look into them.

I want to stay away from anything lithium-ion, I've been reading some things about such batteries that are very concerning (not to mention having a cell phone Li battery go bad and blow up like a balloon); so I think sticking to lead-acid would be best.
 
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Depending how much lawn you have to cut you may want to consider a push reel mower. I have a power mower and I find myself only using it only a few times a year but takes up a lot of room in my garage.

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Kris Minto wrote:Depending how much lawn you have to cut you may want to consider a push reel mower. I have a power mower and I find myself only using it only a few times a year but takes up a lot of room in my garage.

Kris


I've got too much yard for that; and in Texas heat, with Bermuda grass, I don't think I'd like it much. But I still would like a good electric, I think it would be a great investment, if I can find a decent one.
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