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  #1982183 23-Mar-2018 15:23
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kryptonjohn:

 

Built-in battery and charger? Sounds like a bit of a pain. Prefer removable battery as you can charge 1 while using one, you can replace it if it loses capacity, and you don't need power in the garden shed.

 

How about this one?

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/victa-82v-21-wide-cut-mulch-or-catch-lawn-mower-kit-with-2-batteries_p03381102

 

21" good for larger lawns, possibly a pain for smaller lawns, but comes with two batteries.

 

This has to the the best of all though:

 

https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/ego-electric-lawn-mower-56-volt-7-5ah/p/304134

 

 

 

 

 

 

I agree , the built-in battery and charger is a pain if something had to go wrong

 

the Victa does seems smarter having 2 x 2ah batteries (instead of 1 x 4ah of the masport)

 

It says steel chassis vs. Masport alloy chassis

 

 

 

The grass area isn't great between (around 150m2)

 

But I do tend to let the grass grow long as it's on the council parts on two sides of a corner section

 

 

 

So in the hope one charge of the 4ah battery would be sufficient 


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  #1982238 23-Mar-2018 16:25
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Dugimodo:

 

I think I'd go for this one https://www.bunnings.co.nz/aeg-58v-brushless-lawn-mower-kit_p03381205

 

cheaper than the Victa, should have longer run time, has a steel body.

 

My Ryobi is still going strong and I really like it but I think I'd buy the AEG now.

 

When comparing all these different voltage mowers you should convert to watt hours by multiplying the amp hour ratings by the voltage to get an Idea of Run time. Voltage does help but watt hours gives you a measure of how much work the battery can do. Brushless motors give more torque so are worth having also and will be better than the equivalent non brushless.

 

This is not perfect but it's the best rough comparison we can easily do.

 

So for Example (total of both batteries)

 

Ryobi 2 x 36V 4A/H batteries = 288 Watt hours (what I have - manages an 800 sq/m section on 1.5 charges if mowed weekly so I have .5 batt charge left) (edited for correct batt capacity)

 

AEG 2 x 58V 4A/H = 464 watt hours

 

Victa 2 x 82V 2A/H = 328 Watt hours

 

Masport 1 x 58V 4A/H = 232 watt hours

 

Masport 82V 4A/H = 328 watt hours

 

Ego 56V 7.5 A/H = 420 watt hours

 

 

 

The AEG looks like the best combination of price/ features / run time - I have no Idea about relative quality though. The Masport 82V and Ego 56V will have the longest run time on a single battery, but once it's flat you have to wait for it to recharge unlike the dual battery kits.

 

 

 

 

Thanks Dugimodo for putting that together

 

the AEG seems the best combo but has a steel deck, dam


 
 
 
 


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  #1982255 23-Mar-2018 16:29
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Steel is 2nd best to aluminium, no? Are there any cordless mowers with alu deck?

 

 


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  #1982277 23-Mar-2018 16:41
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kryptonjohn:

 

Steel is 2nd best to aluminium, no? Are there any cordless mowers with alu deck?

 

 

 

 

Yes, both the Masport's are aluminium

 

https://www.stihlshop.co.nz/masport-president-2000-al--combo-eli-82v2


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  #1982307 23-Mar-2018 17:23
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Dugimodo:

 

The AEG looks like the best combination of price/ features / run time - I have no Idea about relative quality though.

 

 

 

 

AEG powertools are built by the same company as Ryobi and are a step up in the hierarchy (apparently, my ryobi gear is all excellent).

 

 

 

They also own Milwaukee, Hoover, Vax, and Homelite amongst others.


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  #1982309 23-Mar-2018 17:28
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A teeny bit off topic, but I noticed someone in our street has a robot lawn mower. I did not even know these were a thing.





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  #1982335 23-Mar-2018 19:11
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kiwifidget:

 

A teeny bit off topic, but I noticed someone in our street has a robot lawn mower. I did not even know these were a thing.

 

 

 

 

Expensive... thinking about one for my new house.. lawn is small and no dog poo on it. laughing


 
 
 
 


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  #1982363 23-Mar-2018 21:15
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I have quite an investment in Black & Decker cordless tools including edge trimmer, hedge trimmer and blower vac. I'm wondering if they also do electric mowers as my 21 year old petrol motor is getting pretty sick and I want to stick with the common battery thing

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  #1982365 23-Mar-2018 21:23
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blakamin:

 

kiwifidget:

 

A teeny bit off topic, but I noticed someone in our street has a robot lawn mower. I did not even know these were a thing.

 

 

 

 

Expensive... thinking about one for my new house.. lawn is small and no dog poo on it. laughing

 

 

What one? The Husqvarna ones?





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  #1982537 24-Mar-2018 13:08
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I bought an EGO from Miter 10 for $799 a couple of months ago .  So far no problems and it does the whole lawn with battery to spare.  Takes less that an hour to recharge.  No grass clogging issues  but it has been summer.  





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  #1983395 26-Mar-2018 12:55
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kiwifidget:

 

A teeny bit off topic, but I noticed someone in our street has a robot lawn mower. I did not even know these were a thing.

 

 

Also battery powered so not off topic at all! Great idea if your lawn has a mowing strip, but still much easier to just trim the edges than mow the whole lawn!

 

Wondering if deWalt have a battery mower yet. They already have 54V "flex" batteries so it must be on the way... Would be keen to utilise the fancy batteries for work tools if it happened too.

 

EDIT:

 

A quick search shows a dual 20Vmax (so nominal 18V here) being launched soon in USA, and 40V model on the way. No doubt there will eventually be other models for the 60V batteries, and I would hope options to run the dual mower off a single higher voltage battery.





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  #1984285 27-Mar-2018 13:49
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I have the Victa 82V 18" mower and line trimmer.  Both work well, the batteries take 30 minutes to charge and last about 30 minutes if not longer. So you can basically run continuously.  The 18" mower has a brushless 1500w motor and swing back blades. It ramps up power if you go through heavier patches of grass, the same as the others cordless mowers I assume.  The deck is rather thin and has a bit of flex though, the 21" deck is a lot more sturdier.

 

You can get the 21" mower and Line Trimmer Kit for quite a discount if you use the price match at Bunnings.

 

21" mower $998 at Bunnings.  Could use the price from lynfield mowers (http://www.lynfieldmowersallpower.co.nz/other_mowers.htm) to get it for $764.15 (I haven't tried this though). This comes with 2x 2Ah batteries, seems like a very good deal.

 

18" mower $599 at Bunnings.  I couldn't find any other sites to get a price match. I think this is a Bunnings specific model, requested specifically by bunnings from Victa/Brigs & Stratton.

 

Line Trimmer Kit $629 at Bunnings.  Use Hauraki Mowers (https://www.haurakimowers.co.nz/collections/battery-powered/products/82v-line-trimmer-kit) price to get it for $322.15 (almost half price). Hauraki mowers must have priced the line trimmer kit at the line trimmer skin only price by mistake.  The shop clerks couldn't believe it was so cheap, managed to get them to price match/beat anyway sealed.  You can also use the Ryobi Expand-it attachments on this line trimmer.

 

 


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  #1984436 27-Mar-2018 17:29
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i ended up purchasing the Masport 82v 4amp mower today 

 

 

 

The battery took about an 1 hour and a bit to charge fully 

 

I have used the mower today but only on a small patch over over grown grass/ over grown weeds 

 

 

 

I like the effortless instant start compare to most petrol mowers

 

 

 

Dislike the auto sensing power (i.e. if you get to a patch of grass that is long it sensors more power is needed and the motor rev's harder but by then you have past that spot of grass and need to go over that spot again)

 

 

 

Missing the smell and noise of the petrol mower yell and the sound of petrol POWER!!! tongue-out

 

 

 

 

 

Masport 2000  - $950 (82v 4amp - inc separate charger and battery)

 

https://www.stihlshop.co.nz/masport-president-2000-al--combo-eli-82v2


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  #1984587 27-Mar-2018 22:54
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sonyxperiageek:

 

blakamin:

 

kiwifidget:

 

A teeny bit off topic, but I noticed someone in our street has a robot lawn mower. I did not even know these were a thing.

 

 

 

 

Expensive... thinking about one for my new house.. lawn is small and no dog poo on it. laughing

 

 

What one? The Husqvarna ones?

 

 

 

 

They're over the top... $2-5k!

 

 

 

Probably awesome tho. Have you done any reviews.

 

 

 

All are pretty expensive, and you get what you pay  for.


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  #1984765 28-Mar-2018 10:13
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Looking for a lawnmover so cordless seems to be the way to go.

 

Reading through the thread, the options are

 

1. Masport 2000 for $950 which comes with the charger and 1 x battery? Aluminium deck with 18" chasis

 

https://www.stihlshop.co.nz/masport-president-2000-al--combo-eli-82v2

 

 

 

2. AEG 58V for $900 which comes with the charger and 2 x batteries? Steel deck with 18" chasis

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/victa-82v-21-wide-cut-mulch-or-catch-lawn-mower-kit-with-2-batteries_p03381102

 

 

 

3. Victa 82V for $730 with price beat from another retailer via bunnings with 2 batteries. Steel deck with 21" chasis.

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/victa-82v-21-wide-cut-mulch-or-catch-lawn-mower-kit-with-2-batteries_p03381102

 

 

 

Which to pick if money not an issue. 

 

 





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