I know that I have mentioned this several times, but I have recently moved to a new house, and I really need to have a “grand opening” kind of post. Well, with a new house comes a lot of new stuff to buy, and I realized that my lawnmower was about twenty years old. I figured that I wanted to trade-in my old gas powered pull-starter for something electrical and battery powered. Hence, I got a Greenworks 40 Volt Mower.
Now, let me start by saying that this is a review of a 40 Volt mower, and I believe that I bought one that is no longer made by the Greenworks company. Honestly, I don’t know much about the Greenworks company. Are they called Greenworks because they deal with green lawn care, or do they do green works for the environment? Both could apply, honestly.
Yeah, I love this 40 Volt mower, and as someone who has had to yank a stupid cord to start a mower that sometimes won’t start, it is nice to just have a battery power to just flip a switch to start it. Now, there were times where it wouldn’t start because of the battery, and I want to talk about that.
As you can see in the image, there is a battery with a charger for this particular device. It took, I don’t know, a little over an hour to charge this battery, and I was able to use it to mow my front lawn on a single charge.
Once I did my front lawn, the battery ran out, and I charged it again. The charger told me it was charged, but when I put it back in the mower, I got less than thrilling results. I quickly discovered that the battery itself had an indicator light, and at the touch of a button, I saw the four lights were dead. (Tangent: what is with lights having four lights as an indicator?)
Now, the next time that i mowed my lawn with a full charge on the battery, I was able to do the front and back lawn. I’ve noticed that there is a lot of variance with charging devices the more or less time that you have them.
Okay, that is enough talk about the power efficiency. One thing that I love about this mower is how quiet it is. Normally, my dog will flee at the sound of a mower starting, but she didn’t once I started this one from Greenworks.
So, there is a lot of great electric features going on, and I love the quickly detachable bag in back. Anyway, I am going to recommend a Greenworks mower, and I wish nothing but the best for this company. Check them out at the Greenworks site.