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Old 04-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Cordless Mowers and Trimmers

first of all, get your mind out of the gutter

Purchased a house last year, right about when you stop mowing the lawn. Need to purchase a lawnmower, and a string trimmer (weed-eater) for this years festivities. I can get $40/month lawn mowing through my HOA. I figured for how small my yard really is, that is a ripoff. I might be able to mow my front yard in around 15 minutes. My backyard, under 5. All flat also.

With the gas prices expected to go up even more, I am looking at cordless battery powered mowers. Since I don't want to drag a long extension cord everywhere, I am also looking at cordless trimmers.

Both of these are high rated in Consumer Reports.

these are also possibilities:
Anyone even use cordless mowers on here...?

Anyone have good/bad input...?




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Old 05-15-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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UPDATE:

I opted for the B&D CM1836 mower, and the B&D NST1024 trimmer.

Amazon had 20% off Patio, Lawn, and Garden if you used the Amazon Visa. I signed up for it, and got an additional $40 off. Grand total was $304.86. Before discounts it was $431.08

Trimmer battery is charging right now.

Plugged the mower battery in around 11:30am, and it was ready to go about 4:30pm. Assembly was easy, and only required a " wrench, and was completed in a few minutes. Mower is very quiet. Handled most of my lawn easily. Bogged on some long/thick patches, but recovered no problem. Seemed to mulch well. Battery lasted through all the mowing. Not sure how long I was mowing though. I should have timed it. I mowed my front yard, back yard, and behind my fence in the alley. Multiple runs behind the fence to mulch the leaves and weeds. Then I ran across most of my back yard to remulch places where the grass was long/thick, and to remulch grass clods left from the non-mulching mower used a week ago.

So far, loving the low decibles and NO GAS FUMES




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I know this is late, but I bought the Ryobi 18v lithium ion trimmer when I moved into my has three years ago and it works like a beauty. My yard is a tad bigger as it takes me a solid hour if I hurry just to push mow it, so I've got a gas mower.

I will say that I too love not having to mess with mixing oil, no smell and hoping the trimmer will start. Best of all, the battery interchanges with my drills!




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