Who's got a Battery powered push mower? Any worth a hoot?

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  1. SLOPAR72

    SLOPAR72 Well-Known Member

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    It's where things are headed.....

    JW
     
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    • thesiren74

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      Its not having to replace the pull cord or rebuild the carb, i have enough stuff to work on and i don't get enjoyment working on yard tools.
       
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      • Backally

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        Wife likes to mow here for exercise. Always ended up spilling gas all over the mower. The Toro is plug and play. Cuts well so far
         
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        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          I got a free electric mower from a disgusted customer that needed a new battery. Battery was 80 bucks but turned out to be 2 12v "Powerwheels" in series in a case for 24v total power. This mower sucks. It may mow a golf green but put some 2" grass in front of it and you have to mow 1/2 a stripe at one time or it will bog to nothing and it barely has the beans to bag the clippings. I guess all the new models are 40v+ and thats good news. Maybe I'll try another 12v cell for 36v on this turkey. Hey, it and the batteries were free so I gave it a shot. Maybe ill bone it out for a bike or scooter motor.....
           
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          • DesertRat

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            I just bought a 46V E-GO self propelled at Lowe's. 21" cut with 60 minutes advertised run time. I was happy to take the gas Toro to the dump. Has lots of power and does a a great job on my lawn. More time to work on the current build now.
             
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              I've had an Earthwise 24volt model for about 6 years. The part of my property I mow is about 1/2 acre. It will mow that and then need a charge, but once your done you plug it in and charge for the next time. Last year the battery started crapping out and not taking a good charge. I forget how much, but the factory battery was expensive. I found a youtube video where someone showed if you open up the removable batery case it contains 2 12v, and he posted links to where you could buy batteries with the same specs on amazon. Cost me $45 for new batteries and it was good as new again. The nice thing about a battery operated mower is that it is about as quiet as a window box fan. I'm sure the newer higher voltage models would have more torque and longer use time before needing a charge.
               
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              That's the same Style battery Pack mine took. Had the torque of a ceiling fan too. Its adequate for a small touch up but didn't have a chance on my crap "natural" lawn (not seeded, just cut what grows) that was probably half weed and half crab grass anyway. I just realized that I can use the factory 24v charger for my kids 24v 360 power trike....hey, it may actually serve me after all!
              << you can run 36v on an older 24v DC lawnmower motor pretty easily as the controller is only a switch or relay, not a pwm controller...on or off. >>
               
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              • Krooser

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                He is hardcore....push starts his Mopar!!
                 
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                I just bought a Ryobi 40v 20" mower. It will be a few weeks before I use it.
                 
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