Battery lawn mower? No Car Content

Discussion in 'NFC Forum' started by carl, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Thinking of ditching my 20" gas mower (which needs repairs anyway) and getting a battery powered push mower but have no experience with them. So I figured I'd see if any of you have experience with them.

    Let's not make a thread on this, just private message me with actual experiences.
     
  2. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    No joke, this is what we had when I was a kid:
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  3. kd7gab

    kd7gab Daily Driver

    Location:
    Hermiston, OR
    I have the 80v Kobalt mower and have been very happy with it...
     
  4. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Jeff, just shows how old you really are, I was introduced to our same mower when I was a kid.
    Thanks, Jon for the useful input.

    I didn't even realize we had an NFC section here.
     
  5. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    One word: goats
     
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  6. bpimm

    bpimm Brian Pimm

    Location:
    Washougal, WA
    My brother and my Dad both have the Ryobi 20" and love it. I on the other hand have a 56" AWD Diesel lawn mower and it still takes to long... Maybe I have to much grass.
     
  7. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Carl, Jim just called you and me goats!
     
  8. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Pretty sure he was referring to just you....I have been called worse, by my own daughters.
     
  9. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Baaaah.
     
  10. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Another thread gone to hell....oddly enough, caused by the same trouble makers that usually do that.
     
  11. kmead

    kmead Old enough to know better

    Location:
    Michigan
    I grew up using a corded electric mower. It always started and with a little presence of mind one didn’t run over the cord. My yard is a bit too large to use one now otherwise I would have one now.

    I find batteries frustrating as they lose capacity over time and cost a surprising amount to replace, like just buy another mower cost.

    My current mower is a relatively cheap MTD and is going on a decade of use, it replaced a similar unit that lasted 15 years. Neither needed any maintenance beyond an air filter, eventually a new blade and a blade holder (on the new one).

    I care for the environment as well and now also have a Fiskars push mower which does a great job, is only a little more work to push than the gas mower. As long as I don’t let a couple of weird weeds get too tall, it does a great job and is nearly silent. I now use the gas mower mainly in the fall to gather and chop up leaves prior to mulching them in the woods.

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  12. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Then again, goats are environmentally friendly and will even eat poison ivy.
     
  13. Jefco

    Jefco Low Polar Moment

    Location:
    Portland OR
    And can be a source of milk.
     
  14. bbrown

    bbrown Bob Brown Moderator

    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Then there's always your neighbor's kids... It's summer, they need the money too! :)
     
  15. Dan Sarandrea (Phila)

    Dan Sarandrea (Phila) Waitin' On Parts...

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    If your mowing situation does not exceed the length of a suitable extension cord, then I think they are a vastly underrated option.

    In fact now that I think about it, the guy across the street still uses an ancient orange Black and Decker corded electric mower to cut his grass. If I had to guess I would say he might have 700-750 sq. feet of lawn.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2019
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  16. toddr124

    toddr124 Hagerstown, MD

    Location:
    Hagerstown, MD
    Plus they will fertilize the lawn for you.
     

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