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  # 2349610 7-Nov-2019 18:32
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Loismustdye:
CokemonZ:

jonathan18:


CokemonZ:


Looks like Ryobi have a new 18v double battery model, I wonder when we will get it. https://uk.ryobitools.eu/garden-tools/lawn-mowing/rlm18x41h/rlm18x41h240-1/


I've been thinking about getting one for ages, but really wanted brushless - even ozito has one :(



Do you specifically mean brushless on a a 18v x 2 mower, or more generally?


It's just the 36v Ryobi that I have is brushless - https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-36v-5-0ah-46cm-brushless-lawn-mower-kit_p00088131



 


18v - I'm pretty comitted to the ecosystem.


Starting to wish I'd cheaped out and gone ozito though. They seem to have all the tools at half the price



I’m the same, only got 6-7 tools so far though so may not be to expensive to move over to ozito, those prices are pretty bloody good.
I have found by purchasing the generic ryobi batteries off trademe though make sure it a wee bit cheaper, especially the 5 ah ones


Are the batteries any good? I keep seeing them but haven't taken the plunge yet

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  # 2349663 7-Nov-2019 18:59
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Ref post from simon14 of 7 Nov above re Trade Tested's Greenwork's 40V mower: this seems to be well reviewed internationally and @ $499 seems to be well priced. Better value than Ozito even?? Thoughts?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2349805 7-Nov-2019 21:35
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I bought an 18" Victa 82 v 18" with 1 2 kw/h battery in the kit and charger for $599 about a month ago -- they had a whole wall of them!  Very happy with it, 2 kw does all our lawns, some on mulch and some on catch, with 1/4 left over at the end.  30 m in charge.  Quite light too.





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  # 2350857 9-Nov-2019 21:22
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@CokemonZ the battery works really well, there is a noticeable power increase when I use it in my blower vs the official 2A battery

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  # 2351260 10-Nov-2019 19:13
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simon14:

 

Has anyone tried this one from Trade Tested for $499?

 

GreenWorks Lawnmower G-MAX 40V 460mm Brushless 4.0Ah Kit

 

https://www.tradetested.co.nz/gardening/outdoor-power-garden/lawnmowers/greenworks-lawnmower-g-max-40v-460mm-brushless-4-0ah-kit.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItqDQo-DW5QIVTI2PCh0z6w0pEAQYASABEgJfOfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

 

Short answer is it works well. The grass out the front was about 2 weeks overdue for a cut and the mower didn't have any trouble. There's quite a steep slope on one piece and it was so much easier than with the petrol mower, it used to feel like I'd done a full workout at the gym after mowing it with the petrol mower. When the mower detected some pieces that were more difficult it automatically increased its speed, and I managed to do the front and back yard on the one battery (although my section's only 500m2). I haven't tried the mulcher attachment yet, I might do that next time.

 

I purchased an outdoor storage box from Trade Tested on Thursday and the 10% discount code was still working, so you might have some luck with "SUNSOUT".


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  # 2351270 10-Nov-2019 20:10
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I ended up buying a Masport M-Tech Energy Flex 42V (4Ah) mower with Smartchute. I've used it twice, 15 minutes each. Grass wasn't long (1 week maximum), and it went very well, wasn't phased by longer grass. I was impressed by how quiet it was, and the advantage of being able to roll it on its side afterwards to clean underneath. Quite light too being steel chassis.

Link to YouTube of it running...

https://youtu.be/YJQRwewqPpc

Then of course 3 days later a new model came out, pretty basic 16.5", cloth catcher, rear discharge. I bought one of them too. I don't use catchers so the selling points were same motor but smaller cut so would probably do better in longer grass... Rear discharge has less resistance and far easier to clean... Even lighter again... Cheaper purchase price ($550 vs $700).

Link to YouTube of it running...

https://youtu.be/IqcgXagCv10

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