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rogercruse

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#277212 1-Oct-2020 23:14
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Bunnings appear to have two almost identical cordless lawn mowers at the moment:


https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-18v-one-33cm-4-0ah-lawn-mower-kit_p0067145 for $349


https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ryobi-one-18v-4-0ah-lawn-mower-kit_p3381291 for $449


 


I can't see what the additional 100 dollars is really for.... please tell me what I'm missing?


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  #2577652 1-Oct-2020 23:29
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The cheaper one has a 330mm blade and is low stock so may be older. The $100 extra one has a 360mm blade and generally looks bigger, about 3kg bigger 😄

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  #2577682 2-Oct-2020 07:54
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Bung: The cheaper one has a 330mm blade and is low stock so may be older. The $100 extra one has a 360mm blade and generally looks bigger, about 3kg bigger 😄

 

 

 

The 330mm bladed model is probably older as you say, but where has the additional 3kg been added to the 360mm bladed model?

 

 

 

Probably in additional packaging!!!!


 
 
 
 


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  #2577714 2-Oct-2020 08:12
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rogercruse:e

 

330mm bladed model is probably older as you say, but where has the additional 3kg been added to the 360mm bladed model.

 

 

The longer blade means that the entire chassis had to be bigger to accommodate it. 

 

If you click on the Specifications link on both models you'll see more differences, the 360mm can cut lower and higher, and also has a larger catcher.


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  #2577715 2-Oct-2020 08:15
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Do not buy an 18v mower unless you have a small ultra-flat lawn that you can easily mow every other week.

 

I have one of these mowers, and its fine if you mow **every** fortnight, but if a wheel drops into a dip in the lawn, it bogs down and stops, and if you let the lawn get away from you, it can be an exercise in frustration.  I'd recommend a gruntier one for the average lawn.





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  #2577787 2-Oct-2020 08:54
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Dynamic:

 

Do not buy an 18v mower unless you have a small ultra-flat lawn that you can easily mow every other week.

 

I have one of these mowers, and its fine if you mow **every** fortnight, but if a wheel drops into a dip in the lawn, it bogs down and stops, and if you let the lawn get away from you, it can be an exercise in frustration.  I'd recommend a gruntier one for the average lawn.

 

 

Yeah I've been curious about these mowers as the lawn is tiny (I use the weed-eater) but as it's Kyk it's not super flat, but again I'm happy to do it twice a week if need be. It would honestly be five or six passes with a mower. I just don't want to store a bigger and petrol mower in my garage. 

 

The reviews haven't been tremendous for them.  


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  #2577789 2-Oct-2020 08:57
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We're in west Auckland if anyone wants to borrow our 18v model for 48 hours to give it a try.





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  #2577803 2-Oct-2020 09:18
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Dynamic:

Do not buy an 18v mower unless you have a small ultra-flat lawn that you can easily mow every other week.


I have one of these mowers, and its fine if you mow **every** fortnight, but if a wheel drops into a dip in the lawn, it bogs down and stops, and if you let the lawn get away from you, it can be an exercise in frustration.  I'd recommend a gruntier one for the average lawn.



Go back a few years and that was the norm when the average household only had a Masport push mower. Men kept their lawns "short back & sides" just like their hair and you could usually get a teenager to do it for 2/6.

 
 
 
 


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  #2577824 2-Oct-2020 09:51
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Battery life is severely curtailed at 18V because they're too heavily loaded in a mower. The batteries, which are the most expensive part of the Ryobi One+ range, regularly top out in some of the many smaller power tools I have. So I have no confidence that these mowers are cost-effective except for very light duty.

 

Check out online reviews for confirmation of this: "Is 18V enough?" (90 second video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IKTYBlW0l0

 

I'd much prefer something like the Bosch 36V (home and garden) system which is also usable indoors e.g. stick vacuum cleaners.


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  #2577843 2-Oct-2020 10:40
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I’ve got th one plus range of tools but opted for the bigger 36v mower for our place. It’s overkill considering doing the lawns only takes 25-30 mins, however it isn’t level and I didn’t want to have to start the mower every time it bottomed out.


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  #2577849 2-Oct-2020 11:07
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I use a Ryobi 18v mower and it has been good for what we bought it for; 100m2 flat lawn. It all depends on use case; 18V is fine for ours and means we get to use batteries across other tools, less to store, less to buy, no petrol etc etc.


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  #2580587 7-Oct-2020 11:54
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After not being convinced that the bigger machine was worth the additional $100, we purchased the 330mm bladed machine and used the savings to purchase a trimmer.

 

Now, just need to wait for the newly sown lawn to grow enough to need cutting... we probably could have waited until few more weeks but I didn't want to discover than my local Bunnings had sold out and that I needed to wait for new stock or drive to the next nearest store. 

 

 

 

 


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  #2580806 7-Oct-2020 18:38
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Lawnmaster has a 58v battery system that that can be used to power a mower among other garden tools. Other brands tend to use weaker batteries as part of a garden system that may be too underpowered for some mowing requirements.

 

Removable batteries are much easier for people to deal with if you don't park your mower in a powered garage. But I can understand why brands prefer to integrate li-on batteries from a warranties point of view as you really don't want to drop those.


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  #2581022 8-Oct-2020 07:46
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bfginger:

 

Removable batteries are much easier for people to deal with if you don't park your mower in a powered garage. But I can understand why brands prefer to integrate li-on batteries from a warranties point of view as you really don't want to drop those.

 

Don't want to derail the thread, but IMHO we as consumers should not allow integrated batteries in appliances like this, as it contributes to unnecessary waste.  Weak battery in your cellphone?  Most people would toss it, where it could have additional life if the battery was easily user replaceable.





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