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Old 10-11-2018, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I’ve had a 19”, 36V Black and Decker for several years. It works fine for my smallish yard, even when I have a ton of leaves to mulch. I always use it in mulching mode. I did forget to have the battery charging one winter in the unheated garage and ruined it but it’s been fine with the replacement. Even after doing my yard it still shows three out of three bars charged.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:42 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Interesting - do you guys remember how long the battery is supposed to be able to operate? Mine says 38 minutes which is not enough time for me to do the back yard. I might be able to do the front in 38 minutes. I really like the mower and I may just have to bite the bullet and get an additional battery.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:33 PM
 
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On July 1st of 2019 Australia is banning the sale of any new 2-cycle equipment: Emissions crackdown to slash sale of two-stroke lawn mowers, outboard motors - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). That goes for their leaf blowers, weed eaters, chainsaws and any hand held equipment. I presume that will happen to us eventually. I dread that day. As far as I know it will add weight to my favorite tools. I'm getting older and I like the light weight chainsaws, string trimmers, leaf blowers. Heck; I like all my 2-cycle equipment!

I've got a 2 stroke Lawnboy mower that I bought in the early 90s. Still works like a champ. Light powerful and will cut the entire yard (1/2 acre) on less than a single tank of gas.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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Had one, hated the battery life, so I got rid of it. Now I run a gas lawnmower. My lawn is just big enough to be slightly too small for a ride-on mower, but I can cut it with 1/2 tank of gas these days.

My neighbor has a battery mower and has to resort to mowing in stages. Front yard today, charge battery, side yard tomorrow, charge battery, most of backyard, charge battery, finish. I don't have time for that.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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We have a Greenworks mower and love it. It's so light my kids are not afraid to mow (unlike the gas mower which scared them to death). Not only that, but it is so quiet that this summer my daughter regularly mowed at 8:00 a.m. without waking up the neighbors.

We only live on 1/4-acre, so not much yard. We can usually mow 3-4 times before we need to charge the batteries.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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but it is so quiet that this summer my daughter regularly mowed at 8:00 a.m. without waking up the neighbors.
That's pretty cool
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I bought a Greenworks 60V mower and love it. We have a large yard - about 1/3 acre. The joke is that I wear out before the mower does. The battery lasts quite awhile - maybe close to an hour. Before, I hated mowing the yard. I hired a lawn service for awhile but after I retired I decided I could use the extra money and the exercise. Hubby has a bad hip and the gas mower used to hurt him so I decided on the electric mower in the event it was me doing most of the mowing. In reality, he does it about half the time. It's so light, it doesn't bother him. It has a mulching option or the bagger for during leaf season. I'll never go back to a gas powered again.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:01 PM
 
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I have the Ego for 3 years. No problems.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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(My yard is 80x125', less to mow when you consider the house and driveway).

I don't want to spend another $100-$150 for a second battery & charger when the mower was $400. I also don't want the lawn mowing to become a 3-4 day event because the battery keeps dying.

The battery is a 40 Volt Lithium and has a 5Ah on it. Wondering if I just got a defective battery or is this the norm?
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Interesting - do you guys remember how long the battery is supposed to be able to operate? Mine says 38 minutes which is not enough time for me to do the back yard. I might be able to do the front in 38 minutes. I really like the mower and I may just have to bite the bullet and get an additional battery.


Your yard is less than 23% of an acre (less if you leave out house and driveway),. What are the specs.

Only 38 minutes of run time seems short for a $400 lawn mower

$349 Remington (Home Depot)
21 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion 3-in-1 Cordless Walk Behind Push Mower - 5.0 Ah Battery/Charger Included
Includes 5 Ah, 180 Wh battery and 1.8A charger with purchase
Best for flat yards, up to 1/4 acre, 90 minute run time

Last edited by PacoMartin; 10-16-2018 at 07:25 PM..
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