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Old 04-26-2017, 09:38 AM   #1
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Electric lawn mowers FTW.

I have an EGO electric push mower and, frankly, the thing is awesome. No gas, no oil, no belts, no this, and no that. I just charge up the battery and I'm good to go. As far as cutting speed goes, I can walk at a very brisk pace and it cuts just as smoothly as if I walked slowly. If I get into some really thick grass, I'll back it down just a bit. As for actual power, I've run over some pretty chunky sticks (unintentionally) and the mulching blades just ate right through them.

My only complaint is the battery. The mower I bought was a return unit and came with a 2.0 Ah battery. It takes almost two full charges for me to cut each section of my yard (front, back, and side), so a total of six charges for the whole thing. I think most of the new EGO mowers come with a 4.0 Ah battery, which would probably allow me to cut my entire front yard, the vast majority of my back yard, and the majority of my side yard. Whatever is left over can be handled by the 2.0 Ah battery.

I think I may start setting money aside for an electric riding mower. They're a little bit more than a basic mower, but I think it will end up being cheaper in the long run. Ryobi has one which can run upwards of two hours on a full charge, which is more than enough for me to cut my entire yard, leaving the push mower for the ditches and tight spots.

And yes... my weed eater and hedge trimmer are electric, too.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:44 AM   #2
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Seems so inconvenience.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:47 AM   #3
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I would only do electric if I could get it all done with one charge without a doubt. I just bought a Toro Super Recycler last year and love it.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:47 AM   #4
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Considering I have JUST a push mower with a small battery, yeah... it kind of is. However, with a larger battery or with the riding mower, I won't have to stop. I can mow until they whole thing is done.

I forgot to mention that Cub Cadet has an electric zero-turn with a steering wheel. They say it can cut for an hour, but many reviews say it cuts for nearly two.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:52 AM   #5
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How big is your yard? I'd jump off a cliff if I had to charge a battery 8 times to mow my lawn. I bought a new Honda mower and it kicks ass.

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Old 04-26-2017, 10:13 AM   #6
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I have the Ego leaf blower, which kicks many asses. I've been looking at the mowers. The new ones are 5 amp hour.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:15 AM   #7
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Had it for 3 years, my yard is small.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:21 AM   #8
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Electric, lol. I got a Husqvarna sit down mower (got about .75 acre to mow) and because i have so many trees on the perimeter of the property i had to get a backpack leaf blower, also Husqvarna, which kicks ridiculous ass.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:55 AM   #9
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I wouldn't know my guy's guys were here unless they fired up their gas-powered equipment every sunny Thursday, why, with electric mowers, they could sneak around the property and I'd never know it...
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I think it's about 0.75 acres.

I break cutting my yard up into days, which is why I'm wanting the riding mower, so it can be done in one afternoon rather than three.

My little push mower doesn't give a f*ck. It chews up everything except rocks.
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lol. 0.75 acres with an electric mower? That sounds terrible.
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I have just over 1/2 an acre. I also have people to take care my lawn for me so I don't have to bother with it. Much more convenient than using an electric mower and charging the battery eight times...
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I think it's about 0.75 acres.

I break cutting my yard up into days, which is why I'm wanting the riding mower, so it can be done in one afternoon rather than three.

My little push mower doesn't give a f*ck. It chews up everything except rocks.
Dude, you need a ride on gas mower in the worst way.
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I have a Craftsman I used at our old house...48V. Loved it..could cut grass 3 x on a charge. New house too big...use tractor.
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.75 acre with an electric mower.....

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It would be great to have an electric riding mower that could handle an acre. I get so tired of the sound my 46" Craftsman makes.

I already converted to the DeWalt XR Brushless weedeater. With a 60whr battery I can do our whole yard (after mowing) in 3 charges on low (which is fairly powerful). On high power, which is unnecessary, it dies every 7min lol. I will not go back to **** 2-stroke weedeaters again.

Electric backpack blower is next on my list.
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Old 04-26-2017, 12:54 PM   #19
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I have the EGO 530 CFM blower and the string trimmer. Love them both, but will probably upgrade the blower to the backpack version. You only get 8 minutes or so on the highest setting (530 CFM) with the 2.5ah battery. I have a gas blower, but vastly prefer the electric for the reduced noise, vibration, weight, and pollution.

Also waiting for them to come out with a 2 stage snow blower, and then will pick that up (SnowJoe already has one).

My property is about an acre, so would be a lot of mowing. Plus, the front has a pretty steep incline. Pretty happy to pay the lawn service $38 a week to cut it.
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I can't believe anyone puts up with stopping to charge their stuff or breaks up mowing into multiple days per week.
I can see if there were extra battery packs (like I have on my cordless trimmer), but a full on stop to charge your stuff? Lol
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