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#4705840 - 03/24/18 09:12 PM Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Was looking at the Home Depot website and came across the 56 V lithium battery self propelled EGO Power Plus lawnmower. Not sure if you checked, but about 1/2 of the lawnmowers on display are battery electric. For small city lawns its looking like that is the way its going. Comments?

www.egopowerplus.com


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/24/18 09:13 PM)

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#4705884 - 03/24/18 10:13 PM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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If I had a small lot, like my mother-in-law does, Id definitely go electric. She has a reel cutter, which I was surprised to hear she really likes. I would have guessed shed get tired of the extra effort after a couple of mowings.
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#4705961 - 03/25/18 12:00 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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I have a tiny city lot and have an EGO mower, works great, can cut the grass 2-3 times on a charge.

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#4705998 - 03/25/18 03:14 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Loc: Sweden
Well, over the last years battery power and energy storage has improved a lot so I would say it is now totally reasonable that a mower will work fine on batteries. Electric engines have a couple of great characteristics that differs from gas engines:
1. They have higher torque at lower rpm than high rpm, excellent in cars, and bogging down mowers
2. They are much less maintenance, fewer parts, less dirt inside etc
3. Less (local?) emissions. But if you charge from a coal power company, well, less fine. Either way, they smell less!
4. On grid charging is no prob. Off grid, it is still easier to carry fuel than batteries

Things that may be a problem:
A. Battery packs are still expensive, so they may be too small to last a large lawn and feel too expensive to buy an extra battery to be able to "re-fuel"
B. They are a bit of first generation mowers, so some features may not be top notch yet
C. Fast chargers are also expensive

I'm certain that electric will grow quickly into the garden space. The electric's characteristics are great and it addresses the main problem with mowers:
"They don't start unless new or managed by an artist maintenance guy from BITOG, and still require smelly gas cans and sometimes a bodybuilder to pull the cord hard enough!"

wink

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#4706001 - 03/25/18 03:23 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 09/14/10
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They claim 1 hour run time but the question for me would be what happens when you cut grass and weeds that are much thicker than the usual front lawn. My Honda commercial push mower has a tough time with the mowing after it rains and the weeds take off. I have to push hard to get the mower through weeds that are up to my knees.

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#4706053 - 03/25/18 07:31 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 09/26/17
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I'd try 'electric', but my yard is too big.

My suggestion would be:
To get the most charges & life out of a Lithium Battery, read the Owners Manual.
When not in use, take the battery out and store in a cool place (basement).
Heat is no good for these batteries so don't leave in a hot garage during the Summer.

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#4706225 - 03/25/18 10:27 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 02/18/11
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Loc: Hudson, NH
The advancements in battery technology has pushed air powered impact drivers to the brink of extinction. So I would be more likely to try battery powered trimmers (again after I gave up) even lawn mowers these days.
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#4706229 - 03/25/18 10:31 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: LeakySeals]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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Loc: OH
Here's a robotic lawn mower from Honda. Prob costs a fortune when they're advertising 0% interest for 36 mos.

https://powerequipment.honda.com/lawn-mowers/miimo

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#4706254 - 03/25/18 10:53 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: OneEyeJack]
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Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
I have to push hard to get the mower through weeds that are up to my knees.


You can't kill a polar bear with a BB gun.

Weeds up to the knees = either:
1) Mow MUCH more often, or
2) Get a mower with more power.
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#4706632 - 03/25/18 05:51 PM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Linctex]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
I have to push hard to get the mower through weeds that are up to my knees.


You can't kill a polar bear with a BB gun.

Weeds up to the knees = either:
1) Mow MUCH more often, or
2) Get a mower with more power.


How many polar bears have you killed? I once killed a Grizzly with a Q-Tip.

J/K --> +1
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#4707461 - 03/26/18 11:57 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Registered: 01/14/09
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Loc: PA
I have both the EGO leaf blower and their weed wacker. LOTS of power! Real impressed with them. I own 58 wooded acreas and mow and weed 5 of those acres. Weed wacker battery lasts the whole time weeding around trees. Not sure I would buy their push mower for my use but for a small yard of an acre...piece of cake. They even have a chainsaw that I would buy if I didnt already have 2 Stihls.

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#4707706 - 03/26/18 05:10 PM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
smithph Offline


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 369
Loc: USA
Consumers Report included these in their roundup last year. Recommended models in order are EGO LM2101 67 points, One point separated these (Black+Decker CM2060C, Husqvarna LE121P,EGP LM2002, Echo CLM-58V4AH). I have not seen the new crop of reviews for 2018.
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#4708179 - 03/27/18 06:58 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Still waiting for the Tesla lawnmower with the Ludicrous mode. smile


Edited by Snagglefoot (03/27/18 06:59 AM)

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#4708818 - 03/27/18 07:17 PM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: Snagglefoot]
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Still waiting for the Tesla lawnmower with the Ludicrous mode. smile


crackmeup

You joke, but I bet 50 years from now (hopefully much sooner!) there will be guys racing Tesla-equivalent electric ride-ons just like the country bumpkins do with gassers these days!
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#4709367 - 03/28/18 09:29 AM Re: Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers [Re: gathermewool]
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