Re: Invite: FREE Quiet, Healthy Yards Workshop - Oct 1st - Win an Electric Tool
I recently moved out to Stow, and not coincidentally, my yard
got a lot bigger: about about 1/2 acre of it is lawn. A lot of
folks suggested a riding mower for that size, because the job
takes about half the time. But I decided that I'd rather spend
twice as long getting exercise as opposed to just sitting. And
for environmental and noise reasons, I wanted to get a
battery-powered electric rather than gas.
By far the biggest electric walk-behind mower I could find is the Mean Green WBX-33HD, at 33", but at around $10k, it was a little out of my price range. :^}
I ended up getting the next biggest I could find, a 25"
Greenworks GMS 250, one of their commercial products. With
batteries and charger (extra) it cost about $1k. I got two 4Ah
batteries, which are more than enough for my 1/2 acre, though I
almost never use the self-propelled feature. (Consequently, my
watch says that the 2+ hours of mowing burn 800+ calories!) It
really works well, and it's very quiet. BTW, the Greenworks
consumer division introduced a sort of little sibling of that
mower, the Pro
60V 25" Self-propelled cordless brushless lawn mower for
somewhat less, but that one only goes about an hour on a charge,
which is probably plenty for a lot of lawns.
If you're jonesing for a riding mower, there are lots of
battery-powered options out there as well, but I didn't look
much at those.
Anyway, I've been surprised at how much battery-powered yard equipment is available.
On 2020-09-21 13:46, Judith Glixon via groups.io wrote:
Just passing along this announcement to all you Lexington folks!