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Old 03-30-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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I'ver read a bit throughout C-D about battery-operated lawnmowers, specifically this thread:
Battery-powered mower recommendations?

I'm guessing that of all the rechargable mowers, Neuton (the larger of the two) is top choice for most?

Because it's a mailorder product I can't test one out, so I wonder:

Since it's not self-propelled, will I get exhausted by pushing it around a fairly flat lawn of St Augustine grass (and a ton of weeds) for approx. the 30-45 minutes it'll take to mow? I'm not a weakling, but I am petite (ok, I'm short.)

On the website's description of the two models, the smaller one specifically talks about mulching, but the larger one doesn't have that description - I presume that the larger one does mulch (the company just figures we already know that so they don't waste valuable space chatting about it?)

The weed whacker attachment - does it not work at all or does it not work as well as hand-held ones do?

For a host of reasons I don't want to return to the days of a self-propelled gas mower, so I'm looking at other options. (Sadly, goats and sheep are not allowed in our community, and grass is required.)
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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I've been looking at battery-operated mowers too. From the extensive reviews I've read, other mowers (especially Black & Decker) may perform better than the Neuton but none have a removable battery. That's what I like most about the Neuton...you can buy an extra battery and keep it charged up in case your yard is too much for one charge.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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Here are some resources:

Electric Lawn Mowers: Consumer Guide Electric Lawn Mower Reviews

GreenerChoices.org | Lawn mowers: Green buying guide 4/08

I've used Amazon.com often for checking out customer reviews of different products because they have a broad range of offerings.

Here's an Amazon.com search for "electric mower" filtered down and sorted by customer rating. (Note: The search included a couple of gas mowers with electric start as well as a couple of reel mowers.)

Amazon.com: Mowers & Tractors - Patio, Lawn & Garden / Home & Garden / electric mower / Amazon.com: Home Improvement

When considering reviews, if a product doesn't have many or only one review, I research it further even they're largely positive.

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