Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Hello All

I'm considering purchasing a battery powered lawn mower for personal and business use.

Does anyone have any experience of them or advice to share?

How do they compare to petrol alternatives?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

 

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  • TesniTesni Posts: 151

    I wouldn't recommend them for a really large lawn. Two charged batteries weren't enough to finish the job. Mine was a Bosch cordless. It would be fine for a small lawn though. I've switched to a petrol one now. 

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 2,439

    Never used one but understand spare / replacement batteries can be very expensive.  Check the cost before you buy one.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,895

    If the business use is a gardening business you might find some lawns hard going. People who wait till it's all out of control then look for a gardener and you've got several inches to deal with

  • I've got the larger Bosch cordless with 2 batteries. It does two lawns and the orchard on one charge. It's great on long and wet grass and the grass box holds a lot. I think it's great, a corded electric mower wouldn't work in the orchard and petrol mowers are too much trouble. I am on my second set of batteries and they are expensive, but cheaper than buying a new mower. The first lot lasted about 5 years. I've replaced the blade once.

    I wouldn't use it for mowing the paddock but it's absolutely fine for lawns.

  • LynLyn Posts: 9,845

    What size cut are those battery mowers please?

    I have a Wolf(I think) cordless strimmer, wont do the edges of the garden in one go, then not very good, cost well over £100.00 so I am put off by battery toys.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
    I live in fear and desperation,
    should I die before I die to live again.
  • There have been several mentions of 'lawns', 'medium lawns', 'really large lawns', a small area of rough grass and 'an orchard'. I've only used tiny mains electric mowers, so I've nothing to add that helps the OP, but perhaps some actual areas would help him/ her to decide.

  • Thanks everyone for your advice.
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