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Old 04-07-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: CT
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We have a small (city) yard, am thinking of getting a cordless mower. Does anyone have one? What's your experience? Pros/cons? Any brands you'd recommend?
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:36 PM
 
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I live in the south and mow every five days from March to November. I purchased a Black & Decker 19" mulching mower two years ago and love, love, love it. You can either mulch or bag the grass. The mulching cuts the grass so finely that I don't see where the grass is left behind. It's on the original battery. The B&D is also much quieter than my former gas mower, so I don't worry about mowing early and bothering neighbors.

I was tired of buying, disposing of, and smelling gas with my highly-recommended Toro with a Briggs & Stratton engine. Starting was always an issue, and nothing I tried made it consistently better. I had it repaired and tuned up one last time and gave it to goodwill.

My yard is about 1/3 acre and I have plenty of power to mow the whole yard on a charged battery. I sometimes mow my neighbor's yard on the same charge. So losing battery power has not been an issue. After I run it, I plug it in the wall to recharge for a few hours, unplug it, and it's ready to go again.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:42 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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have you seen the 17inch fiskars push mower?
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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There are A LOT of options on the market now. I remember years ago with B&D was the only one with a battery powered mower on the market and it was $400 and worked for about half an hour on no more than 1/2" of grass before giving up. If I were you I would check out the following for research, enjoy.

Electric Lawn Mower Reviews and Ratings @ Mowers Direct

We Test the Best Battery-Powered Lawnmowers


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LABnyPzxB8E
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:51 AM
 
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I've got a Kobalt 19" 40v mower. There is a design issue where the battery doesn't always want to stay seated. I've fixed that in mine. I have a 1700sqft house plus 400 sqft garage sitting on a quarter acre with bermuda. It does fine as long as I take an inch or less off. Anything more the mower seems to struggle. I can mow my lawn with the two included batteries fully charged with a little left on one battery. It does a decent job of mulching.

I've seen the ego 56v mower but there is a design flaw if one mulches. Lots of reviewers complain that the clippings just get stuck to the top of the deck.

Worx has a new 56v mower that looks promising with caster type front wheels. Worth a look.

The only "Con" is just reliability with batteries and electronic components. Batteries need to be stored inside, especially when it gets cold or too hot. Not related to a mower, but I had a cordless blower that just quite. It appeared to be an electronics issue. Luckily the company sent out a replacement. I've had my Kobalt Mower and I've got about 30 mows out of it so far without issue aside from the battery seat issue.
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Old 04-15-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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My neighbor has a Kobalt 40-Volt Cordless Mower and its a beast.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:55 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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I found some kind of 40v mower at salvation army today for 65bucks looked almost new. I would use a manual push mower before I use a cordless mower though
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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Kobalt and Greenworks have both come out with 80v mowers recently. Here's a link to the Kobalt.

Shop Kobalt 80-Volt Lithium Ion (Li-ion) 21-in Deck Width Cordless Electric Push Lawn Mower with Mulching Capability at Lowes.com
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Default Same issue with battery not seating properly.

You mentioned in your post that you fixed the problem with the battery not seating properly, can you please tell me how you fixed the problem? I have the same issue and have been shoving a screwdriver down into the battery hole to hold it in place.
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Old 07-14-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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I have a Kobalt 40v Mower with 1/4 acre lot. It came with a 4ah and a 2ah battery. I think the new 40v only comes with the 4ah.

At any rate, when I had a thin/miserable lawn, it cut it just fine.

Now I have thick lush bermuda and it can't keep up. They have an 80v version, and for a small city yard, it might work. But the 40v version won't work on thick lush bermuda, fescue, or st. augustine grasses.
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