Looking for a review of the Swift 40v Cordless Lawnmower? You’ve come to the right place!
After their success with the 40v Compact Mower, Swift decided to take all the same amazing features and put them in a bigger package – the Swift 40v Wide Plus.
It has a whopping 37cm cutting width and can mow lawns up to 250m2
In this review, I’ll go through the features and explain in detail how they can benefit you and your garden. Let’s get to it!
What I’ll Cover…
- Best features
- Tech spec
- What’s in the box?
- See it in action
- Pros & Cons
- Is it the right option for you?
- Alternative options
OK, let’s get started…
The Swift 40v Wide+ is a lithium-ion battery-powered lawnmower, which means you’ll no longer rely on power sockets to mow your lawn. Just get it out, turn it on, and start mowing. It’s as easy as that.
Having a battery instead of an engine, along with a high-quality lightweight plastic build means you can easily push it around your lawn without tiring too quickly.
Now, let’s get to the fun part – the features that make this mower stand out.
Let’s start by looking at the key features at a glance:
- User-friendly design
- 40L collection box
- Cutting height adjustment (25-65mm)
- Digital brushless motor prolongs battery life
- 40v battery charges in 4 hours for 30 mins use
- Fast charger available to cut charge time to 60 mins
The Swift 40v Wide+ mower provides an exceptional driving experience thanks to the deluxe handle. It allows both left-handed and right-handed people to use the mower with ease since the handle has buttons conveniently placed on either side.
In addition, the entire handle can be folded down in seconds, allowing you to store it in your shed without taking too much space.
For added safety, there’s a child lock that prevents any accident or misuse by children. Even if a child figures out how to start the mower, it will not work without the key in the right place.
40L collection box
A large 40-litre grass collection box is more than enough for a cordless mower. It’s made out of high impact polyurethane and has a bunch of air vents at the top for better grass flow.
Although you won’t have to stop often to empty it out, there’s still a mechanical fill indicator that lets you know how much capacity is left. That way, you won’t even need to stop and check or do some guessing – the mower will do the job for you.
Cutting height adjustment
To fully adapt to any lawn or terrain type you might need to mow, the Swift 40V Wide+ lawnmower can be adjusted to cut at different heights, ranging from 25mm to 65mm.
To adjust the height of the mower, there’s a single height lever over the left-rear wheel. It controls both the front and the rear axles, allowing the mower to stay level at all times.
As an added bonus, the lever is long enough so you don’t need to bend over too far to reach it.
You can adjust the height in 10mm increments, allowing you to fully control the finish of your lawn.
Digital brushless motor
The digital motor is probably the thing that stands out the most in this mower. It’s brushless, which is much more efficient than a regular motor and provides a greater amount of torque. This effectiveness translates into more battery time.
But the best feature in the motor is the Power Adaptive Load Sensing technology.
It works similar to smart technology, where the motor recognizes the length of the grass and adjusts the power accordingly. This ensures more efficient operation and better performance when you need it most.
40v 2Ah rechargeable battery
The Swift 40V Wide+ Lawnmower features a powerful lithium-ion battery, made out of original high-quality Samsung materials. It features a LED display that shows information about the current charge level.
The 2Ah battery provides the mower with around 30 minutes of run-time and needs to be charged for 4 hours in between uses.
In addition, you can also purchase a dynamic charger that will cut the charging time from 4 hours to an hour, as well as let you know the overall health of your battery.
Here are the highlights…
- 40v Samsung battery
- 40L grass collection box
- Ambidextrous handle
- Adjustable cutting height
- 2-year warranty
- 24-hour support
- Digital brushless motor
- 37cm cutting width
- Power: 40v / 80Wh Rechargeable Battery
- Motor: Digital Brushless
- Cutting Width: 37cm
- Cutting Heights: 25mm to 65mm
- Idle Speed: 4000rpm
- Grass Collector: 40 Litre
- Noise Levels: 96 dBA
- Weight: 20 kg
- Operating area: 250m2
What’s in the box?
- The Swift 40V Wide+ Cordless Lawnmower
- 1 x 40-volt 2 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
- 1 x Swift Charger
- Solid Grass Collection Box
- Mulch Plug
- Owner’s Manual
See it in action
What are People Saying…?
Reviews from people who’ve bought and used the Swift 40V Wide+ Cordless Lawnmower seem to be full of praise, mostly for its convenience and performance. The ability to use it anywhere without a power cord is a huge bonus, and the power of the mower caught a few people by surprise.
Let’s see what one satisfied customer from Amazon had to say:
I love the ease of not messing around with extension cables etc. I can just pull it out the shed and away I go. The height adjustment is so easy and it’s powerful enough to cut the average garden. The battery lasts long enough to do our front and back garden, but if you have a huge garden then you’ll need a second battery. Have recommended this product to a couple of friends as being extremely good value for money and very easy to use. Makes grass cutting a breeze, especially for an older person. – Alan Neasham
What’s the Downside…?
Although most of the reviews are positive, people seem to have had trouble assembling the grass collection box. However, after a few tries and a couple of YouTube videos, they’ve managed to assemble it and were pleased with the overall quality of the box.
The mower is relatively easy to assemble, but the grass box is a little bit awkward. It does need a decent amount of force to click together, and it would be far easier if the grass box had come with a material bottom like the majority of mowers meaning that there would be no assembly required. But the good thing is once together it is unlikely to come apart. –G.A.D.
- Compact storage
- 2-year warranty
- 40L grass collection box
- Digital brushless motor
- Powerful Li-Ion battery
- Grass box can be difficult to assemble
Is it Suitable for You..?
If you have a medium-sized lawn of up to 250m2 and want to turn mowing the lawn into a pleasure rather than a chore, the Swift 40v Wide Plus is the right choice for you.
The power adaptation of the motor ensures smooth and efficient operation at all times, saving you precious battery time.
In addition, the clever design and safety features mean that you can use the mower with ease and go on with your day afterward.
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The bottom line…
Overall, the Swift 40v Wide Plus mower is definitely worth the purchase. Its innovative and clever features along with the ergonomic design guarantee that you’ll love using it.
The fact that you can control the finish of your lawn by adjusting the height of the blades only further adds to its appeal. Additionally, the large collection box ensures that you don’t need to stop multiple times while mowing, which we all know is the worst part about mowing the lawn.
Unboxing and Assembly of the Swift 40v Wide Plus Cordless Lawnmower
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between the wide and wide+ models?
A: The wide has a standard handle with full with engagement lever, it will fold in the middle for storage. The Wide+ has an multi position ergonomic handle with quick release levers in the middle and at the bottom and double folds for more compact storage. Also the middle clamp is height adjustable for different operators.
Q: Can l add a spacer to the lower blade?
A: Not sure if you would want to, I usually cut the grass on setting 2″if lowered to 1 it struggles to cut the grass so any lower would just vhew the grass.
Q: Will the battery i have for the strimmer work on the lawn mower as well?
A: Yes. I have the lawnmower, strimmer and hedge trimmer and the same battery works in all three.