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Old 06-08-2019, 06:59 PM
 
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Don't really want to market them but it's kinda cool...
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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It’s neat, but just like everything else rechargeable the batteries will wear out. That “up to 3 acres” claim is when the batteries are new, but I wonder what it will be down to after a couple of summers of mowing?
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:55 AM
 
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So will be anything gasoline propelled. I mow 5 acre plus, I have been through several large mowers. Costs of gas, continuous maintenance, replacing minor parts, dealing with stubborn small engines... nothing is perfect. Also, you do run basically straight pipe out on small engines. It's as toxic as it gets...
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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The only way it’ll work is if the batteries are removable by the owner and can be replaced by another fully charged one in less than a minute, just like other battery powered outdoor equipment. The batteries can also be removed and stored indoors out of extreme temperatures.

If it’s a non serviceable battery it’ll be a flop.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:31 PM
 
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Has anyone made the connection that California lunacy is driving manufacturers away from selling to Americans? If it weren't for California's CARB laws we wouldn't have tiny engines on lawn equipment that force consumers to rethink battery powered options, and the dumbing down of things like strimmers where a safety blade prevents string from endangering some idiot snowflake.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:05 PM
 
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Blood, Sweat, and Batteries: Inside Congo's Cobalt Mines | Fortune


The unintended consequences of the lunacy of the left.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:52 AM
 
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Save it for your Alex Jones get-togethers.

Let's keep the focus on gardening here.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:46 AM
 
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It is very cool and practical and will eventually change the way grass is cut. I think this power source is still in its infancy stages and needs to improve prior to this becoming main stream.

It does have many advantages over the traditional combustion engine and I hope the necessary improvements will be developed in the near future!
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:11 AM
 
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The only way it’ll work is if the batteries are removable by the owner and can be replaced by another fully charged one in less than a minute, just like other battery powered outdoor equipment. The batteries can also be removed and stored indoors out of extreme temperatures.

If it’s a non serviceable battery it’ll be a flop.

The size and cost of a lithium battery for the power needed on a zero turn mower isn’t the same as for a string trimmer or leaf blower. Unless you are a commercial mowing company, you won’t have an extra battery laying around to use. Mean Green’s LEM patent pending, repairable battery, weighs a hundred pounds and takes 10 hours to charge. Their stand on mowers are in the $17-20k commercial use price range. I haven’t seen the price for their new sit down zero turn.

Ryobi is using 4 sealed 12v lead acid batteries wired in series for this mower. That is one of the trade offs to keep the cost lower for residential use. MRSP $4,099. Currently replacing one sealed 12v lead acid battery is +/- $200.

https://opereviews.com/news/ryobi-ze...-mower-zt480e/

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Old 06-11-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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The size and cost of a lithium battery for the power needed on a zero turn mower isn’t the same as for a string trimmer or leaf blower. Unless you are a commercial mowing company, you won’t have an extra battery laying around to use. Mean Green’s LEM patent pending, repairable battery, weighs a hundred pounds and takes 10 hours to charge. Their stand on mowers are in the $17-20k commercial use price range. I haven’t seen the price for their new sit down zero turn.

Ryobi is using 4 sealed 12v lead acid batteries wired in series for this mower. That is one of the trade offs to keep the cost lower for residential use. MRSP $4,099. Currently replacing one sealed 12v lead acid battery is +/- $200.

https://opereviews.com/news/ryobi-ze...-mower-zt480e/
Wouldn’t work for me then.
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