Moved from house on 2 acres to house on 1/4 acre with a small lawn. Seems that any electric (corded or cordless) mower might fit the bill. I see some from echo, maketa, snapper, with good reviews, and some cheaper options from Black & Decker and some other companies with more mixed reviews.
Does anyone use one?
If so, what is the life expectancy for the batteries?
works well, although im no expert
Since I have Lane people do my lawn but I love the Ego brand products.
I have the blower and the chainsaw. I use the blower for leaves and the chainsaw for small branches in my backyard. They use the same rechargeable battery so you only have to get one. Sooo good that my father in law who hates anything new, was so impressed that he went out and got the blower and a trimmer.
It has non-replaceable, sealed, lead acid batteries.
I've had it for six years now and it still runs fine. I have a small lot (60x100) and I have no problems doing the whole lawn on one charge.
Electric lawnmowers are great. Pretty much zero maintenance. You never have to buy gas or oil. They're much lighter and quieter than gas-powered mowers. No to mention that they're much better for the environment.
The only read downsides are that they don't generally have as much cutting power as gas mowers. Also, I have to make sure I mow on a regular basis, because longer and heavier grass uses more juice and if I let the lawn get too overgrown I may run out of charge before I finish.
Newer mowers with better technology and removable, LI-ION batteries mitigate some of these problems. I was thinking of upgrading this year, since the prices have come down a lot, but mine still works fine and I'm a cheap bastard.
This spring. I've got about a 1/4 acre lot and I can do it all with 2 batteries (1 if its not too thick/tall). It's great not smelling like gas when I'm finished, 10x quieter, push button start, significantly lighter (nice for turns), and no annual maintenance (spark plugs, filter, etc).
For a lot that size its definitely worth it. Anything close to 0.5 acres and I'd steer clear since you'd need 3-4 batteries.
if you want to mow down the law - you gonna need a lettle more power baby!
and I love it. Only good for a small lawn. The battery last about 45 minutes on a normal grass cut, much less if the grass is deep. Takes about 45 minutes to charge it. No gas, no oil to deal with and the mower is quiet compared to a gas power mower. I don't let the charge go all the way down, I remember reading that the battery for an electric car dies if the charge runs out completely. The mower cost $500.00 new.
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| if you want to mow down the law - you gonna need a lettle more power baby!
I fought the lawn and the -- lawn won...
Really light weight and a bit smaller then my old electric Sunbeam, with cord.
We got the 16" to make it easier for my wife to use. We got it from Home Depot shipped to the house. We bought the mower which came with two batteries. This key. Our yard is just over a 1/4 acre. At time one battery does the front yard. I run the first till it is out of juice when doing the rear. Then pop in the second battery. When looking at the price of buying a single if you needed a second one after the fact, it made sense to get the mower with 2 batteries.
Pretty quite, easily pushed a maneuver. No gas, oil or spark plug. Simple deck height adjustment. We like it a lot. Go for it!