Anyone ever use an electric mower?

FrogmoreFarmMay 10, 2014

As you may know, ethanol in our gasoline is really bad for lawnmowers as well as cars & trucks. Has anyone ever tried an electric mower for small yards and trim work close to the house? Any brand suggestions or warnings??

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I used a Black & Decker corded electric on a small yard for years and thought it was great. Don't cross the cord. Start close to the power source and mow back & forth across the yard moving away from the power source. Dealing with the cord was a bother but I never had problems with the mower, started every time the switch was flipped. Good for small yards where a 100' cord will reach everything. No experience with a battery mower but I think I'd opt for the corded version. Replacement batteries can be expensive.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2014 at 9:39PM
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I love my Black and Decker cordless mower. I used to have a corded mower, and one problem for me was the cord. I don't have any exterior outlets. I would start out with a 100-foot extension plugged in to an outlet in the garage, but to get the far part of the side yard done, I would have to plug in to an outlet in the living room and prop the door open!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 11:48PM
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I have an EGO 56v mower. It works great but my only complain is it is a push mower.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2015 at 9:47AM
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I've used a small Black & Decker (possibly Ryobi) electric mower a few times. Works well enough, but the cord is definitely the biggest problem. You have to be very careful to keep it out of the mowing path. The mower itself was fine, very lightweight and does not require a lot of maintenance -- no air filter, spark plug, carb, etc.

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