GTech are at it again!
They’ve updated their top selling cordless lawnmower and released a new version – the GTech CLM50
Is the new, powerful 48V machine worth the price? Let’s find out…
GTech are well-known in the UK for their popular cordless lawnmowers that offer incredible ease of use in the garden. They also constantly release new products with all the latest updates based on continuous research.
That’s why they released a new and improved version of their popular Lawnmower 2.0. I also reviewed that one, and you can check the review here.
Before we dive in, here’s a £300 off discount code, exclusive to Garden Power Tools
The above discount code gets you £200 off the mower and a FREE garden safety kit (worth £14.99), hence the £215 total discount. This offer expires in August so make sure you get it while it lasts.
OK, now you have the goodies, let’s get back into the review…
Today, I’ll be writing about the new version and all the amazing features it offers, as well as touch base on the new design features. Let’s get to it!
What I’ll Cover…
- GTech Lawnmower 2.0 vs GTech Lawnmower CLM50
- Best features
- What’s in the box?
- Tech specs
- Customer reviews
- Pros & Cons
- Top alternatives
- Is it the right choice for you?
OK, let’s get started…
The GTech Lawnmower Battle: 2.0 vs CLM50
GTech already had a pretty perfect product in their previous mower, which is why they received a 9.2 rating in my review. And they were smart enough to know that if you’ve got something perfect, you shouldn’t mess with it.
The new CLM50 version doesn’t have any of the core features removed, but is built with the latest technology available. This ensures a much more powerful performance, better durability, and a longer lifespan.
Besides that, the new lawnmower has a white finish which gives it that elegant feel and looks much better out in the garden sunlight.
But the main performance-related improvement comes in the blades. They feature the latest omniblade cutting technology that ensures you always get the power you need.
Battery-powered lawnmowers have long been thought to be inferior to petrol or corded electric ones, but with technological developments such as this one, the difference has become almost unnoticeable, especially for average home users.
The intelligent blade runs at 2,800 rpm, but if it senses extra thick grass, it increases the rpm to 3,500, making sure it can cut through anything that comes up against it!
Now that we got the differences out of the way, let’s see what makes the lawnmower one of GTech’s best-selling products.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Lightweight and compact design (13.5kg)
- Adjustable cutting height (30-80mm)
- 50L grass bin
- Generous cutting width (42cm)
- Battery-powered (48V)
- 1 hour charge time (40 min use time)
Lightweight and compact design
For homeowners, one of the most important considerations when getting a lawnmower is how easy it is to use and store. The GTech Lawnmower CLM50 is one of the best on the market in that regard.
Weighing only 13.5kg and having large wheels, the mower is very easy to move around any curves in your garden.
It’s also very easy to start – set the battery, push the activation button, and pull the lever. That’s it!
And once you’re done mowing, you’ll be glad to know that the mower can fold to a very compact size. It won’t take up much storage space in your shed, and getting it in and out will be a breeze.
Adjustable cutting height
In order to have full control over the finish of your lawn, adjusting the cutting height is essential.
The height lever is very easy to use on the new Gtech CLM50 Lawnmower and is placed right next to the main handle for quick changes.
There are 5 different increments of 10mm, ranging from 30mm to 80mm. So, no matter the occasion, you will have a setting for whatever you need, from a quick tidy up to the first cut of the season.
Top Tip: Always start with a taller cutting height and work your way down gradually, otherwise you risk cutting back to the dirt if you have an uneven lawn
50L grass bin
Let’s be honest – emptying the grass bin is by far the least enjoyable task of garden work and can be a bit frustrating if you have to do it too often.
Top Tip: Get a compact compost bin (UK made) and enjoy naturally made compost all year round for your garden.
That’s why GTech have made their grass bin as big as they can, at 50L. With fewer stops to empty out the bin, you can finish the job much more quickly and without tiring yourself out.
The 50L grass bin also has a handy indicator flap that will let you know when the bag is full and needs emptying, a handy feature that ensures you don’t have to wonder and stop to check the bin.
Generous cutting width
With a 420mm cutting width, you won’t need too many passes on your lawn to finish the job.
This comes in very handy for older people that don’t wish to spend too much time and need a quick mowing job.
The blades also extend to the width of the wheels so you don’t miss bits or have to hang your wheels over the edge of the garden to get every last piece.
Related: Try out the GTech grass trimmer for perfectly looking edges to your flower beds.
The best thing about having a battery-powered lawnmower is that there is no cable to worry about. You can roam free around your garden with no restrictions, and best of all, no petrol fumes either!
The CLM50 uses a 48V Lithium-ion battery, that can provide up to 40 minutes of run time. Once the battery is empty, you’ll be glad to know that it only takes one hour for a full charge.
So even if you run out of battery during mowing, you can quickly recharge it while you take a tea break.
Top Tip: Purchase a spare battery from GTech to boost your mowing time without having to stop to re-charge.
Here are the highlights…
- Latest updates to all parts
- Operational safety key
- Low maintenance
- Lightweight design
- 2-year warranty
- Reputable company with UK customer service
- 40 minutes run time
- Up to 3,500 rpm
What’s in the box?
- Main unit
- 48V Li-ion battery
- Battery charger
- 50L Grass bin
- Voltage: 48V
- Battery capacity: 2.0 Ah Li-Ion
- Blade speed: 2800 rpm
- Grass box capacity: 50L
- Charge time: 1 hour
- Cutting Width: 420mm
- Protection type: IPX 4
- Measured sound power level: 88.83 dB (A); K= 2.29 dB (A)
- Vibration: Left handle: 0.581 m/s2 / Right handle: 1.274 m/s2 / K= 1.5 m/s2
- Weight: 13.5kg
- Charger Input: 220-240V~, 50/60Hz, 145W
- Charger Output: 58V DC—-2A
What are People Saying…?
Unfortunately, the GTech CLM50 was just released and there aren’t any reviews for this product yet. However, the original version has more than 2,000 positive reviews, and they mainly focus on the ease of use and compact storage size.
We’re working on gathering feedback form real users, and once we have more information, we’ll update this section, so stay tuned…
- Rapid charge time (60 mins)
- Lightweight design (13.5kg)
- Easy to use
- Safety key
- Low maintenance
- Compact storage
- 50L grass bin
- 40 minutes run time may be short for bigger lawns
Is it Suitable for You..?
The CLM50 lawnmower is designed for small to medium-sized gardens, so if that sounds like you, then the GTech CLM50 is a fantastic option to buy!
It’s incredibly easy to use, and with such a lightweight design, even the elderly can use it. Once you’re done, storing the mower doesn’t take that much space, so even if you have limited storage space, it’s still a good option.
It’s also petrol free and quiet so there are no horrible fumes to worry about! But, for larger gardens with a lot of overgrown grass, you might be better suited with one of these alternatives.
- Flymo Speedi-Mo 360
- GreenWorks G40LM41
- Webb RR17SP Petrol Lawn Mower
- Bosch Rotak 40 Ergoflex Corded Rotary Lawnmower
- Bosch Rotak 43 LI Ergoflex Cordless 36 Volt Lithium-Ion Rotary
The bottom line…
Overall, the new CLM50 lawnmower from GTech seems like a perfect option for homeowners looking to improve their lawn. It’s incredibly easy to use, which means you’ll love using it more often and keep your lawn looking in tip-top shape year-round.
It has plenty of features to make mowing your lawn an enjoyable activity, and with no cord to struggle around with, you’re up for plenty of fun if you decide to buy this model.