Battery Powered Push Mowers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SageDesignLM, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. SageDesignLM

    SageDesignLM LawnSite Member
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    Guys,

    I am considering offering some zero impact mowing service for some customers. This means buying a few battery powered push mowers. At this point there are no commerical grade options available so I am looking at them as replacement items as very few repairs would be worth doing because of the low cost of the mower initially. Anyway, I have researched mowers by Neutron, Black & Decker, Worx, and GreenWorks (these all have swapable 36volt batteries) but still can not determine which may be the best option.

    So the question is; has anyone out there gone down this road and evaluated/acutally use this mowers and if so which manufacture would you recommend based on quality of the mower, durability, runtime, quality of cut, ease of use, etc. Any feedback you may have would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Yarden Of Eden

    Yarden Of Eden LawnSite Member
    Posts: 174

    Why not just buy a couple of the old school reel mowers and huff it out? That would be truely green, and you wouldn't be fixing replacing yoour mowers! I also hear they cut very nice!
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  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    Yeah because battery powered isn't really green because it still takes energy
    to recharge the battery and that energy is created by burning fossil fuels so all
    we're doing is shuffling things around some, so I second that reel mower suggestion.
     
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    It takes energy to manufacture and ship those reel mowers, so they aren't green either... I would suggest goats but they produce methane just like people do... Nothing is green... :)

    I was looking at the robot mower that trains itself to a cord around the yard, and it had high rpm blades that I would like. 2 cycle gas had better rpm than 4 cycle engines, and lately with all the 'green' crap you can't even get them anymore...

    I think it would take at least 3 batteries to do the average small lawn... But it would be fun, i'm so sick of being disappointed with mowers... Briggs engines are worse than ever... and Honda is now down to the American standard... So far the Toro seems ok...
     
  5. mikbee

    mikbee LawnSite Member
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    I like the Worx
     
  6. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7B
    Posts: 354

    At least with batteries you don't have the emissions that you do with internal combustion, but yeah to charge those batteries your definitely using some fossil fuels. Probably the greenest mower out there (next to a manual reel one, of course) is gonna be one of those Lehr propane mowers.
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,452

    Time hasn't come yet. Maybe some day rapid charge batteries fed by solar arrays. Tech isn't quite there yet. Hustler continues to extend the runtime on the Xeon.
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