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Recommendations for an electric mower?

Hi,

We have a small yard, and have been waiting to buy a lawn mower until we saw some end-of-summer sales going on,... I've been mowing it 2x/month with an electric weed-whacker so far, but it's just time for a mower.  Can anyone give us their opinions/experiences with corded versus cordless mowers?  I can see far enough to know I'll be a little peeved trying to keep up with a cord, but the cordless trimmer has led to more than one "I can't believe I forgot to charge the battery" moment.  Thanks in advance!

 

Re: Recommendations for an electric mower?

  • Why are you going electric? Electric mowers are terrible for the environment, just like gas ones are. NatGeo had an issue on energy usage on that electric items actually pollute more than gas items because the waste created to keep the charged/plugged in. That being said, if you are all solar then it doesn't matter. We bought a a push reel mower for 65$ and it works better than any gas or electric mower we have ever tried.
  • Aiobheann - Can you post the brand of the mower you bought? Do you mind if I ask how big the area is that you use it for?
  • We got Ryobi self propelled cordless mower. We love it.
  • imageAiobheann:
    NatGeo had an issue on energy usage on that electric items actually pollute more than gas items because the waste created to keep the charged/plugged in.

    Who keeps their electric mower plugged in all the time?

    We have a Task Force 12 amp/22 inch from Lowe's. It works well on our fraction of an acre lot. Corded.

    Our neighbor has a Black and Decker corded that works well on his fraction of an acre lot, but has a smaller cutting deck than ours.

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  • imageLucyboo25:
    Aiobheann - Can you post the brand of the mower you bought? Do you mind if I ask how big the area is that you use it for?

    Sorry it took me so long to respond-I use my phone.  I have a Remington 20" and we have about .25 acre between the front and back. Maybe that's not much, but we do a lot with it. We priced reel mowers (have to push the mower around the lawn anyways) at Lowe's and Home Depot and planned on spending 200$ on one. I found ours on Craigslist, its actually nicer than any of the ones we saw in stores-and we got brand new(still in box).

    I get that not everyone leaves their mowers plugged in, I was just sharing some info on the subject. One of the things we like about the push mower is that you get a little work out with it, but its not hard or anything-just a nice get the blood pumping, without a clunky/awkward machine. 

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