How to Buy the Best Cordless Lawn Mower
In the not too distant past, electric lawn mowers were useless. Under powered, poor cut quality and flimsy.
But times have changed…
And so has the technology. Just like when you upgraded to a lithium-ion battery in your mobile phone, the same is now applicable to cordless electric mower batteries.
Cordless is a great idea, too, as there are no annoying cables to work around or limit you to a certain distance. They are quiet, very maneuverable, cheap to run and green.
However, there is one slight drawback…They don’t last all that long. A good one will last just around 45 minutes so if you don’t have a large lawn you are OK.
With that in mind, here is my advice on how to select the best one for you:
1. Long lasting…
Depending on how large your lawn is the mower needs to last long enough. In 45 minutes you can expect to cover around 150 square metres. No one likes a half finished job, so make sure you have enough juice to finish the mowing in one go.
Top Tip: Most companies sell spare batteries so you can easily have two and interchange them if you’ve got a large job to do.
You’ll be having to do this regularly so you should look for a machine which is easy to re-charge. Perhaps you can remove the battery easily and bring it inside or via another method. Whatever it is, make sure it’s easy to do so you don’t dread doing it.
Top Tip: Keep the charging unit where you keep the machine so you charge after each use.
These mowers are not cheap so you want to make sure you are getting excellent features for your money. Just remember what you need and make sure you get those features.
Note: Instant charging or rapid charging batteries are great in theory but they can cost a lot more when really you probably don’t need it and it’s a little gimmicky. Look for only the features that you think are essential and within your price range.
The best battery lawn mowers you can buy right now in the UK…
2019 Update: The GTech falcon is still available to purchase, but GTech have released a new, 2.0 cordless electric mower version. It’s linked to from the review of the original mower, below.
Lightweight, compact and cordless. This latest release from GTech is an excellent choice for your garden. Excellent battery life and delivers a great cut.
Advantages: Easy to use, wide cut and great battery life
Disadvantages: Suitable for all but those with huge gardens
Excellent power, lightweight and 2 batteries make this mower a great choice for those of you with a bigger than average garden who want a nice striped lawn and an excellent finish.
Advantages: Lightweight, great power, quiet
Disadvantages: Flimsy build due to plastic
Lightweight, quiet, fast to charge and easy to manoeuvre around the obstacles on the lawn. Delivers on all fronts and is environmentally friendly.
Advantages: Lightweight, no pollution, easy to use
Disadvantages: Roller might not be heavy enough to make really long lasting stripes in lawn
This well built mower has great battery life and performs well for small to medium sized gardens, giving you a hassle free way to keep your lawn looking great at an affordable price.
Advantages: Quiet, long lasting and Cheap
Disadvantages: No roller to produce stripes, heavier than some models
Why I Chose These
There are a huge number of lawnmowers available out there on the UK market at the moment and that’s great for the consumer.
But it also presents a problem: How do you choose the best one?
That’s where I come in. I have years of experience with lawn mowers so I want to put that to good use and help you find the best lawn mower for your needs. Browse through the lawn mowers above based on your requirements and I will help you find the perfect partner for your lawn mowing duties.
Just don’t lend it to your neighbour, or you might never get it back.