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DD716TED

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Posted: 03/01/21 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Sears Gas powered lawn mower of 18 years is starting to give up the ghost.. Hard to start, and a real PIA.... My lawn is small .. about 500 sq ft in total.. I am looking at replacing it with a Home Depot Ryobi Battery Powered 16" (18 volt) model or the 20" 40 volt model.. both have brushless motors.. any thoughts before I make the purchase? Ryobi?? Black Decker?? appreciate comments..

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Is battery power really necessary, why not a plug in model, a whole lot less money for the size of lawn you have.

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I have the 40V model and it works great. I bought it to mow our fenced back yard that doesn't have a gate wide enough for my rider. The area is 1200 sq ft. I entire property is about 1/2 acre of lawn. Just because, I set out to mow the entire yard when I first got it. I was able to do about 1/3 of an acre on the one battery (6 aH). I easily finished with charge to spare once I recharged the battery. My yard is pretty flat so I don't have to deal with any hills or much terrain change while mowing. The controller works well increasing the motor speed as needed if the grass gets thick.

The mower is much lighter and easier to maneuver than my old gas model (22" deck with a 6 HP engine). The only place I have found that the gas model did better is in high grass. If I don't cut for a few weeks, I have to go over a couple of spots twice to get an even cut. I don't bag, so I don't know how well it works for that.

I picked up the 40V blower/battery combo this winter so I have a 2nd battery (4aH) now and feel pretty confident I could mow my entire yard without having to charge now. I've been very happy and can't really think of any negatives at this point. Of course I've only had the mower for one season so I have to see how well it will hold up over time. I wouldn't hesitate to pick one up for that size area if you'd rather mow than weedeat it.

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Fisherman wrote:

Is battery power really necessary, why not a plug in model, a whole lot less money for the size of lawn you have.


Not having a cord to avoid mowing over is a tremendous advantage, in my humble opinion.

If up for the exercise, an old-fashioned manual unpowered reel mower might be a reasonable option, as well.





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Last year New Neighbor was trying to move his 1/4 acre with electric cord mower.

After what seemed like hours watching him drag the cord around, reposition the cord so he could mow a section, 2 long extension cords cause exterior outlet was only in one place....mower bogging down etc.
I couldn't take it anymore-----pulled out the Troy 22" self propelled mower I hadn't used in couple years cause I got a 42" riding mower.
Dusted it off.........filled the gas tank/couple of pulls and it fired right up

Pushed it across the street and gave it to him as a House Warming Gift

Cord Electric MIGHT be OK for a really small yard
That 16" Self propelled Battery Mower------probably would do a really good job on that small yard......but $304 is more then I paid for that Troy
***course you can use those 18V Batteries for other Ryobi tools


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I’m all done buying gas power equipment. Once the EPA decided in their infinite wisdom we weren’t allowed to adjust carburetors anymore, gas power equipment became a huge PIA to keep running properly. My garage is becoming void of gas power equipment. Everything will eventually be battery powered. Personally I’m going with the 80V.

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nickthehunter wrote:

I’m all done buying gas power equipment. Once the EPA decided in their infinite wisdom we weren’t allowed to adjust carburetors anymore, gas power equipment became a huge PIA to keep running properly. My garage is becoming void of gas power equipment. Everything will eventually be battery powered. Personally I’m going with the 80V.


LOL A friend owned a small engine shop. He hated the non-adjustable carbs. Reduced the number of machines where the owner had screwed to the point somebody that knew what they where doing could have it running right in minutes

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Posted: 03/02/21 05:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a number of those wonderful battery powered tools, all of which are throwaway items with their obsolete or extremely expensive batteries.





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Well I mow 4+ acers with a lawn mower and 30+ acers with a 50hp tractor. How big of battery would that take! LOL


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DrewE wrote:

Fisherman wrote:

Is battery power really necessary, why not a plug in model, a whole lot less money for the size of lawn you have.


Not having a cord to avoid mowing over is a tremendous advantage, in my humble opinion.

If up for the exercise, an old-fashioned manual unpowered reel mower might be a reasonable option, as well.


Well he said he only had about 500 sq/ft, about 20 x 25 or whichever way you want to lay it out. You don't need a very long cord to accomplish that.

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