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Topic # 189607 6-Jan-2016 00:05
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We have a small property and Im getting very frustrated with the smaller electric mower that we currently which is a Flymo.
Looking at replacing it with a Battery powered device and so far like the look of 3 Battery powered movers.
Mitre 10 have them  and I have checked them all on Youtube as far as useability, effectiveness etc.
There is a price difference of course.
Anyone any experience of these and can comment??

Ego 56V Battery powered mover  $800 

Black and Decker    $549  36 V

Worx at $500




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  Reply # 1462060 6-Jan-2016 00:10
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I would go for Black Decker as this brand is well supported by mitre10.

One thing I dislike about the battery-powered mower is the weight. I found it annoying to deal with power cords but I prefer something that is easy to push around.





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  Reply # 1462084 6-Jan-2016 07:07
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Victa Lawnkeeper. Electric, no battery, with a cord. I've had it for 7 or 8 years and it's still great. It's very light - I used to trim bushes with it. It's not as wide as a full sized mower but that's just an extra couple lines. $229 new, and I just saw one go for $90 on trademe.




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  Reply # 1462095 6-Jan-2016 07:57
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  Reply # 1462100 6-Jan-2016 08:13
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I can't vouch for the lawnmower, but I can vouch for the system.
I've been buying ryobi one + tools from Bunnings, every tool takes the same batteries, from drill to torch to hedge trimmer to lawnmower. There is about 50 of them now and Bunnings seem to carry almost everything.
I brought ryobi as they seem to have the most extensive range, there are other brands that do similar - Bosch I remember seriously considering.

So if you're looking at other tools in the future too - I recommend a good look at the ryobi one + system.
one note - get the 18v stuff, as that has all the tools too, the 36v stuff is just for gardening. The 18v lawnmower needs 2 batteries so is 36v anyway.

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One+ looks like a great system. How long would a lawn mower last on a couple of batteries? Seems like they'd use a fair bit of power.

Have to ask what's wrong with the Flymo. Do check out the one I recommended above, much cheaper than battery mowers, and I think in 8 years I've cut one cord - $10 to replace.




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timmmay: One+ looks like a great system. How long would a lawn mower last on a couple of batteries? Seems like they'd use a fair bit of power.

Have to ask what's wrong with the Flymo. Do check out the one I recommended above, much cheaper than battery mowers, and I think in 8 years I've cut one cord - $10 to replace.


Flymo over mulches the lawn, clogs the grass with thatch and there is the pain of the trailing power cord that somehow always gets in the way and ends up a twisted mess.




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timmmay: One+ looks like a great system. How long would a lawn mower last on a couple of batteries? Seems like they'd use a fair bit of power.

Have to ask what's wrong with the Flymo. Do check out the one I recommended above, much cheaper than battery mowers, and I think in 8 years I've cut one cord - $10 to replace.


Flymo over mulches the lawn, clogs the grass with thatch and there is the pain of the trailing power cord that somehow always gets in the way and ends up a twisted mess.


Ah yeah. The Victa Lawnkeeper is like a regular lawnmower, with a catcher, it just happens to be driven by electricity rather than petrol.




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  Reply # 1462118 6-Jan-2016 08:55
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there are a few in consumers review here: https://www.consumer.org.nz/products/lawnmowers/overview

here are the 3 top ones incase you cant read the review
Victa VLM4018 Vforce + Lithium
Bottom line: This battery-powered mulch & catch mower is excellent at cutting and it runs for 23 minutes on a 2-hour charge. It's easy to use and very easy to manoeuvre.

Ryobi RLM36X46L50HI
Bottom line: This battery-powered mulch & catch mower is excellent at cutting and it runs for 45 minutes on a 3-hour charge. It's very easy to use and very easy to manoeuvre.

Ryobi OLM1840H
Bottom line: This battery-powered mulch & catch mower is excellent at cutting and it runs for 28 minutes on a 1-hour charge. It's very easy to use and very easy to manoeuvre.

I have no experience with them as my last few sections have been 1100sqm with about 700 of that being lawn and current one is 810sqm with about 400 of lawn so a battery mower will just not cut it.

none of the mains electrics rate anywhere near the battery ones, they are about 20% lower on points, where as the battery electrics are mixed in with the petrols



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timmmay: One+ looks like a great system. How long would a lawn mower last on a couple of batteries? Seems like they'd use a fair bit of power.

Have to ask what's wrong with the Flymo. Do check out the one I recommended above, much cheaper than battery mowers, and I think in 8 years I've cut one cord - $10 to replace.


Don't' know, but it should be able to cover a small lawn.
When my dodgy little petrol one finally dies its on my list.

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Jase2985: there are a few in consumers review here: https://www.consumer.org.nz/products/lawnmowers/overview

here are the 3 top ones incase you cant read the review
Victa VLM4018 Vforce + Lithium
Bottom line: This battery-powered mulch & catch mower is excellent at cutting and it runs for 23 minutes on a 2-hour charge. It's easy to use and very easy to manoeuvre.

Ryobi RLM36X46L50HI
Bottom line: This battery-powered mulch & catch mower is excellent at cutting and it runs for 45 minutes on a 3-hour charge. It's very easy to use and very easy to manoeuvre.

Ryobi OLM1840H
Bottom line: This battery-powered mulch & catch mower is excellent at cutting and it runs for 28 minutes on a 1-hour charge. It's very easy to use and very easy to manoeuvre.

I have no experience with them as my last few sections have been 1100sqm with about 700 of that being lawn and current one is 810sqm with about 400 of lawn so a battery mower will just not cut it.




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Your link is pay walled


hence i copied and pasted the important bits out of it :)

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  Reply # 1462125 6-Jan-2016 09:07
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psychrn: We have a small property and Im getting very frustrated with the smaller electric mower that we currently which is a Flymo.
Looking at replacing it with a Battery powered device and so far like the look of 3 Battery powered movers.
Mitre 10 have them  and I have checked them all on Youtube as far as useability, effectiveness etc.
There is a price difference of course.
Anyone any experience of these and can comment??

Ego 56V Battery powered mover  $800 

Black and Decker    $549  36 V

Worx at $500



Generally speaking stay away from black decker, in days gone by they were pretty good, but the quality has been of the middle of the road Chinese manufactured rubbish, I suspect that Ego and Worx would be similar.

The Robi and Victa most likely ok, but check on the type and capacity of the battery, ask what kind of guarantee is on the batteries themselves as a lot of manufactures only offer a shorter guarantee compared to the rest of the device.



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The ryobi RLM36X46L50HI is 36v battery and 5Ah

the ryobi OLM1840H is 18V and uses the one+ batteries so they range from 1.5Ah to 5Ah, its about $200 for 2 new 2.5Ah batteries

 i believe the batteries and charger have a 2 year warranty on them

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Jase2985: none of the mains electrics rate anywhere near the battery ones, they are about 20% lower on points, where as the battery electrics are mixed in with the petrols


I do value reviews, but sometimes practical experience can trump them. Is the Victa Lawnkeeper in there? It was way back when I bought it, that's why I got it.

The VL does what it needs to, cheaply, efficiently, etc. Sure it's not perfect, but it works great. It is a bit banged up and slightly cracked from years of use, it only has three heights, now it's old it switches heights by itself (until I just glue it into the only position I use), but for $250 of something getting 8 years of use with only one $30 blade replacement is pretty awesome.




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Get a petrol mower..
The electric ones dont have any torque and when anything gets slightly tough they just dont have the guts.
If your mowing a boutique fine blade grass lawn sure it will be good but any standard kwii lawn i doubt it.




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