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  #2400863 17-Jan-2020 16:34
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Dugimodo:

 

Jase2985:

 

My Ryobi is still going strong after nearly 3 years, no apparent issues with battery degradation nor any damage to the body, may look like a toy but sure doesnt act like one.

 

 

 

 

mine was he same until it died just before Xmas, seems like just a bad connection somewhere but I replaced it with an AEG and so far it seems better.

 

 

did you not get it replaced under warranty?


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  #2400893 17-Jan-2020 17:30
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Dugimodo:

 

Jase2985:
My Ryobi is still going strong after nearly 3 years, no apparent issues with battery degradation nor any damage to the body, may look like a toy but sure doesnt act like one.

mine was he same until it died just before Xmas, seems like just a bad connection somewhere but I replaced it with an AEG and so far it seems better.

 

Ryobi Battery Lawn mowers have at least a 4 year warranty. Some have 6 year warranty. If it is around 3 years old, talk to Bunnings or even Ryobi dirrectly.

 

Batteries only have a 3 year warranty. 

 

https://www.ryobi.co.nz/support/warranties

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2414761 8-Feb-2020 22:17
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nickb800:

 

bfginger:

 

Are any of the battery mower models made in New Zealand? The build quality of many imported models feels more like a toy. The Lawnmaster 206507 is listed twice on their website, one has the New Zealand Made badge, and one without, so I wondered if they're now outsourcing that too.

 

 

Lawnmaster plays all sorts of funny games with their models to help retailers prevent price matching (slightly different spec models for each retailer so they can't be price matched e.g. yellow deck model for Smiths City) - so given that the spec of those models appears pretty much the same, presumably the non-NZ made badged model is actually NZ made. 

 

I'm impressed that they have electric models with an alloy chassis - when was in the market for a mower in November, I ruled out electric as all of the decks were steel or plastic.

 

 

Masport is arguably worse for electric models at least. They're maintaining three separate lines for different retailers.

 

You can get a shop to retrofit an electric motor on some pre-existing aluminium chassis if they're good but your ICE is toast.

 

It looks like the Lawnmaster 206507 was only released a few months ago so I doubt the chassis are outsourced. $135 off sale at Smiths for the next two or three days. 

 

 

 

One complaint I keep hearing is as mower chargers fast charge there can be a tendency to destroy batteries. You really don't want to drop li-on batteries either. Some models have the battery fixed into the unit which has to be a pain for charging for some people or if the battery dies but there's less chance of kinetic damage. 

 

People who sell mowers don't seem too impressed as they say the weaker models can't cope very well with more challenging conditions.

 

Buyers are using the battery voltage as an indicator of the strength of the unit but I wondered how much the motor kW rating is an influence too as some 58V units are paired with 750W motors while others have a 2kW. 


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