Before you make a large tool or appliance purchase, you probably tend to compare the various options available in your price range before actually making your decision on which model to purchase. Here’s a look at what the important factors are when you compare cordless mowers available on the market today – this will be done by taking a glance over three cordless mowers from some of the most reputable companies in lawn care supplies.
Brill Accu Cordless Electric Mower
The Brill Accu Cordless electric mower tends to retail for around $400 US, and it doesn’t include a grass catcher – whereas there are some models on the market that do. It’s a very light model, weighing only 29 pounds.
The blades on the Brill Accu are reported to last the user up to 8 years on average before needing to be sharpened, with only an annual 5-minute adjustment needed to ensure maximum effectiveness – and the blade adjustment gauge is included with the mower. The cutting width of the blades is 15.2”, and the mower has a continuous height adjustment from 20-45mm.
The electric mower has a nickel cadmium battery – which is a more environmentally friendly option than the typical cordless mower lead acid battery – and it weighs only 2.5 pounds. Mowing time on the battery is around 35 minutes, and you can leave the battery plugged in for about 24-36 hours. However, when you’re out of battery, the Accu will still be able to mow as it is a push reel mower, and is therefore able to cut grass with or without the battery charge.
Neutron Cordless Electric Mower
The Neutron Cordless electric mower tends to retail for around $400 US, and it includes a grass catcher. The mower is a bit heavier than some models, as it is 48 pounds.
The blades on the Neutron cordless are rotary, and they need to be sharpened on an annual or bi-annual basis. This sharpening has to be done manually, or you can purchase new blades. The cutting width of the blades is about 14”, and there are 6 preset cutting height adjustments which range from 1.2” to 3”.
The electric mower has a 24-volt, 10Ah lead acid battery, which weighs 15 pounds and can last for an hour cutting time. The battery is also portable, and takes about 12-24 hours to recharge. You can leave it plugged in indefinitely. Once the mower is out of charge, the Neutron will no longer be able to mow or cut the lawn.
Sunlawn EM-1 Cordless Electric Mower
The Sunlawn EM-1 Cordless electric mower retails for around $380 US, and this includes a grass catcher. It weighs about 36 pounds.
The blades on the Sunlawn EM-1 are reel blade style, and they don’t need to be sharpened for up to 7 years. Instead, they simply need an annual adjustment that takes only 5 minutes, and the gauge to do so is included with the mower. The cutting width of the blades is 16”, while the cutting height adjustment can move from .4” to 2.25”.
The electric mower has a 24-volt lead acid battery, which weighs 10 pounds and can last for up to one hour and fifteen minutes in mowing time. The charger can be plugged right into the mower, and the battery will recharge in about 6 hours. However, if you run out of power before you’re finished the mowing job, the Sunlawn EM-1 will continue to mow as a regular, manual mower.