Already own a grass or hedge trimmer from GTech?
I’ve got some good news!
GTech created a lawnmower head that attaches to the pole of your trimmer – The GTech SLM50
With it, you can save a whole load money by not buying an entire lawnmower unit. Simply attach the SLM50 to your trimmer pole and start mowing.
Update: Since this review, GTech now sell the full mower and pole and not just the body unit. Which means you can purchase the complete mini-mower. All of the details below still apply.
Here’s a discount code should you wish to get the grass trimmer as well…
You can read the full review of the GTech GT50 Grass Trimmer here.
To get the discount, you must add the GT50 and the SLM50 body unit to your basket, then apply the code at the checkout
Note: If you are looking the large, full mower, you can check out my review of the GTech Lawnmower here.
This small, CLM50 model is a mini lawn mower, which means there’s no big grass box to weigh you down, and it’s best used for regular mowing instead of heavy-duty jobs. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this product so valuable.
What I’ll Cover…
- How does it work?
- Best features
- Technical specifications
- Customer reviews
- Is it the right choice for you?
- Top alternatives
OK, let’s get started…
Everyone wants a freshly mowed and neat lawn, but nobody wants to mess around with a large lawn mower and get frustrated with extension cords. GTech have come up with an ingenious solution to this problem.
They have designed a lawn mower head that can be attached to their trimmer pole in just a few simple steps. Just take it out, attach the pole, insert the battery, turn the safety switch, and you’re good to go.
Yep, it’s that simple!
Now that you understand how it works, let’s take a look at all the features that make this lawn mower so amazing!
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- Easy to use
- No grass box
- High-quality design
- Lightweight and compact
Easy to use
Just like the assembly process, which we described above, the operation of this lawn mower is extremely easy. Just assemble it in a few quick steps, and take it out to the lawn.
There’s no cord to get caught around as you mow, so you can freely move wherever you need. It’s also very easy to push around, and it can fit in beneath garden tables, chairs, and other features.
This means you won’t have to move your furniture before you mow, saving you precious time and energy.
No grass box
Another great feature that contributes to the ease of use of the SLM50 is the fact that it doesn’t have a grass box. Instead, the grass clippings stay on the ground and naturally decompose for fertilizing the soil.
To ensure best results though, you’ll need to frequently cut your grass, so the grass clippings are not too large. If they’re too large, they can suffocate the soil and lead to thatch.
Yes, I know frequent cutting seems difficult to achieve, but with the SLM50 it doesn’t have to be.
It’s so lightweight and easy to use, that everyone can set aside 20-30 minutes every weekend. This ties in perfectly with our next feature.
Lightweight and compact
The Gtech Small Lawn Mower weighs only 2.5 kg, or 3.5 kg when assembled with the battery and the pole. This makes it one of the lightest lawn mowers ever.
With such a lightweight design, even elderly people can use it regularly without tiring themselves too much. And it also motivates you to mow more frequently since it makes it such an easy task.
Light enough to be pushed with one hand, it can reach narrow areas and small spaces that other lawn mowers can’t.
And once it’s time to store it away, just put it in a drawer in your shed or garage. Yes, it’s that small!
I must compliment the GTech SLM50 for its clever design. The cutting wheel is right in the center of the base, so it can reach each side of the mower, allowing you to get close cuts to your wall and other edges.
It also has an adjustable height mechanism that goes from 40 mm to 50 mm. The blades are made from carbon steel and have a 5200 RPM constant speed.
There are plenty of safety features as well to avoid any potential accidents – one safety key that must be in the “on” position, a safety switch that needs to be pressed to start, and the “auto-off” lock that activates when the handle is raised.
Here are the highlights…
- Carbon steel blades
- Innovative design
- Compact storage
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
- Trusted UK brand
- Up to 30 minutes run time
- Adjustable cutting height
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Cordless: Yes
- Battery Voltage: 18 V
- Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion
- Run Time: 30 minutes
- Charging Time: 4 hours
- Cutting Width: 25 cm
- Cutting Height: 40 mm or 50 mm
- Product Dimensions: (H)137 cm x (W)51 cm x (D)31 cm
What are People Saying…?
The G Tech SLM50 was just recently launched, so there aren’t plenty of opinions about it online yet. But the first impressions seem to be encouraging.
People who already bought this product seem to love the ease of use and that they finally have the perfect solution for their small yards.
I have a small front lawn which this is absolutely made for. Just what was needed, I invented this 20 years ago in my mind as it was needed by people that keep a small lawn. It’s so easy to use I look forward to the next time I can get it out. – Jean C.
What’s the Downside…?
Judging by the first impressions, the only complaint people have right now is that it’s not suited for their larger lawns. But GTech don’t advertise it as a solution for larger lawns, so this one is more about the misunderstanding rather than the mower itself.
The SLM50 seemed a good idea as it utilised the batteries from HT50 and the GT50 which I’m very happy with. The SLM50, however, was far too small for my needs so I returned this and bought the CLM50 which seems to be far more practical. – George S.
- Lightweight (2.5-3.5kg)
- Compatible with most GTech trimmers
- Single-handed operation
- Up to 30 minutes run time
- Safety features
- Not for large lawns
Is it Suitable for You..?
To avoid any misunderstandings like the gentleman who bought this for his large lawn, we must note again that this lawn mower is meant as a “mini” version and designed for smaller lawns. That’s why it doesn’t feature a grass box.
So, if you have a small to medium-sized lawn and will keep a regular cutting schedule, it’s really hard to see past the SLM50. It’s extremely lightweight, easy to use, and doesn’t require power cords.
Plus, if you already own a grass or hedge trimmer from GTech, you can get incredible savings compared to getting an entire lawn mower.
- Gtech Cordless Lawn Mower 2.0
- Flymo 1200R Robotic Lawn Mower
- Bosch Rotak 32 Ergoflex Cordless Lawn Mower
The bottom line…
Overall, the Gtech SLM50 is a well-designed product and an innovative solution for those with smaller yards. If you already own a Gtech trimmer, but not a lawn mower, getting this one is a no-brainer.
Assembly is quick, and you can start and finish mowing in no time. This will turn your difficult mowing chore into an enjoyable weekend activity.