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Old 03-26-2020, 10:38 PM   #1
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I know I've read one of the threads here about some of you guys having battery powered lawn mowers. Unfortunately I couldn't find it (I'll look again tomorrow).

I need to buy a new mower and I was curious about these battery powered mower but worried about how good they are. I'm on 4 acres and do most of my mowing with a riding lawn mower but still have to use a push mower for stuff that I can't get into. Buddy of mine at work is also looking for a new mower and got to talking about these.

So what are the good and bad about them? What are you guys running? I'll probably still go with a gas mower just because I think it will be more durable for my situation but I'm curious.
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:40 PM   #2
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My FiL has an eGo that we retired for a Honda. If it was more than a minor cut, it couldn't handle it, either the lack of power or we'd run out of battery packs.
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:09 AM   #3
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My mother has a 36 volt Black and Decker self propelled walk behind mower and it seems to work pretty good and has enough battery to mow a typical suburban front and back yard. Actually I mowed her yard yesterday with it. Due to all the rain we've been dealing with there were several spots in her yard that were a bit tall...I did have to slow down in those spots to prevent the blade from bogging down but I could say the same thing happens with my 7hp Honda. I must admit I like how lightweight it is..it takes no effort to use it. My yard is substantially larger (about 1/4 acre) both front and back and I've wondered how well it would work at my house before it died. May borrow it one day and find out.
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Yeah the type of mowing you need on a 4 acre lot would be more than they can handle. A buddy has a large postage stamp lot and bought into one of the more powerful battery ones and it works great for that. However, chances are you're going to need to mower higher/thicker weeds/grass and a lot more of it than your typical neighborhood lot.
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Yeah the type of mowing you need on a 4 acre lot would be more than they can handle. A buddy has a large postage stamp lot and bought into one of the more powerful battery ones and it works great for that. However, chances are you're going to need to mower higher/thicker weeds/grass and a lot more of it than your typical neighborhood lot.
He's got a riding mower for the acreage, and is looking for something to take care of tight spots.

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i was looking for a new mower about 5yrs ago and all i heard was how bad the power/battery life were on the battery op ones. fast forward to this week, was talking to my maintenance guy at the office and he said his craftsman battery op one is a complete ass kicker. plenty of power, doesn't bog down. so i am considering picking one up if i can find a "combo" deal where the mower, weedeater, and blower all have the same interchangeable battery.

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I’m sure they’re fine if you mow every 3-4 days in the middle of the summer..
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Thanks for the feedback everybody. My buddy went ahead and order a Greenworks, 40V, 4 Amp mower so I'll see how that works out for him. I'm going to pick up a Honda sometime this week as time allows. I spent a couple of hours this weekend cutting grass with the push mower and I think for now, that's really my best option.

And yes I have a riding mower that I use for most of the yard, just use the push mower for the tight areas around trees, bushes, outside my fence. While doing some reading up, I see they make quite a few battery powered riding mowers. That is interesting.

Paul, post back here if you find something that can share the batteries between multiple tools. That might push me to buying one later on.
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