Finding a garden tool that’ll scythe through long and thick grasses is never easy
Yet, long and thick grass is a common occurrence in a lot of overgrown gardens in the UK
Luckily, manufacturers are upping their game in making mowers that can tame even the wildest of lawns.
And while the UK market is dominated by European and British brands, it’s certainly beneficial to consider manufacturers from further afield.
Murray, for instance, is a US brand manufacturing a range of garden tools suitable for the UK market. Of particular importance today is the Murray 2 x18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Lawn Mower.
The model boasts an innovative dual-battery design to boost its cutting power and runtime. That, combined with multiple settings and an ergonomic design, make this model ideal for use in large and medium sized gardens.
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The mower is also reasonably priced making it a worthy consideration for anyone in need of a cordless lawnmower.
What I’ll Cover…
- Key features
- Technical specifications
- What’s in the box
- What customers say
- Pros and cons
- Best alternatives
- Is it suitable for you?
OK, let’s get started…
As mentioned, cutting tall and thick grasses on a veritable-football-pitch-like lawn is not easy. The lawnmower boasts a powerful dual battery brushless motor technology to scythe through tall and thick grasses, with ease.
Being lightweight, you can operate the Murray 2 x18V for hours without fatigue. Then again, you won’t have to cut for hours as the mower cut super-fast. What’s more? The lawn mower starts with ease and its batteries hold power for a long time.
Let’s look at what the cordless lawn mower has to offer in more depth.
- 2 x 18v 2.4ah Lithium-ion batteries
- 7 cutting heights and 37cm cutting width
- 2 cutting options
- 40 litre grass box
- Interchangeable batteries with other power tools (from Murray)
Battery and Motor
The Murray 37cm lawn mower is powered by Briggs & Stratton Lithium-Ion dual batteries. These batteries power the brushless electric motor, an advanced motor system for better performance and improved runtime.
The brushless technology also results in a more durable and quieter motor, with commendable cutting power regardless of the lawn condition.
The cordless lawn mower is fitted with 2 x 18V 2.5Ah batteries, and has a runtime of approximately 30 minutes.
As such, it can mow up to 425m² in a single charge. Statistically, most UK gardens feature lawns smaller than 425m², so runtime is enough for most residential use.
On top of that, the mower comes equipped with a dual charging station to recharge the batteries simultaneously. The charging process takes a record-breaking time of 55 minutes.
Wait, there’s more…
The two 18V 2.5Ah batteries are interchangeable with other battery-powered Murray garden tools. Think of leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, and trimmers. You can, therefore, save money by purchasing such tools without their batteries, and using your mower’s batteries instead.
Better still, the dual batteries and charger are supported with a 3 year warranty.
Top Tip: When looking at other tools in the Murray range, look at the “Body Only” price option if you don’t want additional batteries.
7 Adjustable Cutting Heights and Large Cutting Width
The model boasts 7 cutting heights – from 25mm to 75mm. As such, you have multiple settings to cut grass of varying heights and conditions.
Related: Check out my guide to luscious lawn care for top tips on maintaining your lawn.
For instance, you may need to keep your grass shorter between March and October when you’ll be mowing more frequently. With a low setting of 25mm, this lawn mower is right there with you – making it ideal for well-manicured lawns.
Conversely, you can use higher settings (up to 75mm) in autumn and early spring, as the grass is growing at a slower rate then. Besides, it’s best to not remove too much grass when mowing relatively tall grass. You can, therefore, use higher settings in such cases to keep your grass looking healthy.
The Murray 2 x18V Lithium-Ion Cordless Lawn Mower is your ticket to a well-maintained lawn throughout the four seasons. Seven cutting heights provide a lot of flexibility, and they are easily adjustable via the lever located on the central cutting deck.
The mower has a 37cm cutting blade making it ideal for medium-to-large lawns up to 425m². The long blade speeds up the mowing process while the high-performance engine provides adequate power for an even and clean cut. The steel blade provides an even cut even in overgrown gardens.
Murray’s lawn mower is fairly lightweight (approximately 13.5kg) with a compact design, making it easy to use and handle.
Moreover, the mower is easy to manoeuvre on uneven ground and around tight corners. Its oversized rear wheels (around 25cm high) help move across different terrains with ease.
The handles are well-padded to reduce vibrations caused by the motor. Thus, you can operate the equipment for 30 minutes without hand fatigue or aches. The handles are also ergonomically designed and can adjust to 3 settings to accommodate varying heights and positions.
Better still, the cordless convenience gives you the freedom to mow large lawns. While the quieter, fume-free, and high-power motor enables you to cut grass more comfortably and efficiently.
The mower is equipped with a 40L grass bag that’s suitable for catching clippings from medium to large lawns. The capacity is large enough to hold clippings until you’re done cutting your grass.
The bag has a full indicator to help you know when it’s time to empty. It also detaches easily from the mower making it easy to dispose of the clippings. Moreover, the storage bag also boosts airflow.
Note, the lawn mower has two cutting options:
- To cut and collect clippings into the storage bag for easy disposal, and
- To cut and discharge the clippings at the back of the lawn mower
Here are the highlights…
- Powerful cutting deck
- Durable storage bag
- Compact and lightweight (13.5kg)
- Wide cutting width (37cm) and multiple cutting heights (7)
- 5 year product warranty & 3 year battery warranty
- Reputable brand
- Up to 32 minutes run time
- 2 x 18V Lithium-Ion batteries with outstanding durability
- Battery: 2 X 18V 2Ah Li-Ion
- Charging period: 55 minutes
- Motor type: 36V brushless motor
- Storage bag volume: 40 litre
- Weight (with battery): 13.5kg
- Sound level: 96dbA
What are People Saying…?
Users are highly impressed by the movers cutting speed. Rich, a verified buyer on Amazon says:
“I managed around 60 square metres on mowing level 4, in 7 minutes 10 seconds.”
Rich is also impressed by the mower’s power retention. He adds,
“I have varying levels of mowing difficulty on the lawns. Afterwards, there was 95 and 96% charge remaining in the batteries.”
He even experimented on varying levels of mowing difficulty just to see what IQ18WM37 had in store. He notes:
“1.5-week interval. Batteries were untouched. Second mowing on level 3, in 6 minutes 43 seconds. 75% and 76% charge remaining. 2-week interval. Batteries were untouched. Third mow on level 3. 56% and 57% charge remaining. I actually achieved 5 mows of 60 square metres, out of one battery charge over 10 weeks. Leaving 8% and 9% charge remaining after mow number 5.”
What’s the Downside…?
On the downside, the Murray 2 x 18V Cordless Lawn Mower is not equipped with a mulching plug, which makes cutting the grass and discharging it on the lawn undesirable. However, this is countered by the 40L grass bag that holds the cut clippings awaiting disposal. This keeps the lawn clean and well-manicured.
If this is what you intend to do, you could check out getting a UK made compost bin for your garden which looks discreet and does a great job with the grass clippings.
- Good runtime (32 minutes)
- Excellent power (36V)
- Large rear wheels (25cm) for stability and manoeuvrability
- Long warranty (5 year product, 3 year batteries)
- Dual charger to charge the two batteries simultaneously
- Use batteries on other Murray power tools
- No rear roller
- Mulching is not an option
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you have a medium to a large lawn, getting a lawnmower that can tackle a wide area in less time is a no-brainer. The same goes for a residential gardener who is having trouble cutting tall and thick grass with a petrol-powered mower. That’s where the Murray 2 x 18V Cordless Lawn Mower comes in.
It has a wide cutting width (37cm) which reduces the runs up and down your lawn. The mower also has a powerful motor and a sturdy steel blade which speeds up the grass-cutting process. You can cover a 425m² lawn pretty rapidly.
Besides the wide cutting width, the mower has multiple cutting heights ranging from 25mm to 75mm. As such, you can cut grass of varying heights and conditions.
Added to the 7 cutting heights are ergonomically designed handles to accommodate the varying heights and positions. The handles are also well padded to reduce vibrations generated by the motor.
The high-capacity bag adds to the brilliant design by providing a clean way to dispose of grass clippings without damaging or dirtying the lawn.
The bottom line…
Overall, the Murray (36 V) Lithium-Ion 37cm Cordless Lawn Mower (IQ18WM37) proves to be a must-have for any residential gardener.
It boasts a brushless technology that results in a durable and quieter motor, with commendable cutting power regardless of the lawn condition.
Its 36V 2.5Ah batteries are not only durable but can hold power for long. As such, their record-breaking charging time is only a bonus. Its 40L storage bag collects and stores grass clippings throughout the mowing process. This helps keep the lawn clean and healthy. It also eases the composting process, in case you’re to use the clippings to make compost manure.
In summary, this lawn mower is the go-to product for any residential gardener with a medium to large sized lawn and stubborn, tall and thick grasses.
Quick Set-up Guide
Check out this video for how to set-up your Murray lawn mower:
WHAT MAINTENANCE DOES A CORDLESS LAWN MOWER NEED?
A cordless lawn mower requires several maintenances, such as oiling greasy parts, sharpening the blunt blade, checking and cleaning dull blades, and so on. Be sure to follow your specific model’s manual when doing any maintenance, repairs, or buying replacement parts.
HOW LONG DO CORDLESS LAWN MOWERS BATTERIES LAST?
A cordless lawn mower battery can last for 500 charges (or three to five years).
CAN I HOSE DOWN MY LAWN MOWER?
No. Never use a pressure washer or water hose to clean your lawnmower. Any pressurized cleaning method can damage the mower. Instead, use soft brushes and rags to wipe the mower clean. Also, consider vegetable oil or silicone spray to wipe its underside deck.