So, I have a confession to make. I have never mowed the grass in my entire life. I’m not really sure why, I just never did it growing up. When I first got married we lived in a townhome with a nonexistent yard, and at our last house (a rental) our landlord covered the lawn care. When we moved into our new home this year, we realized we’ve never even owned a real lawnmower! That all changed when we received the RYOBI 40V Cordless Mower. And yes, I tried it out (little baby bump and all)!
I’m not going to lie, mowing is a chore that my husband has the privilege of taking on, but I did have fun trying it out. I was really intrigued when I found out that RYOBI makes a cordless battery-powered mower. I didn’t even know that such a thing existed. It runs on a 40-Volt lithium ion battery and doesn’t require gasoline or oil. It runs clean and is eco-friendly which was a major selling point for both of us, and it’s much quieter than a regular mower so I’m sure our neighbors appreciate that.
Here’s Chris giving it a try:
The height adjusts easily, the mower is lightweight, and it folds up to a really small compact size which is great for storage.
It’s super easy to operate too, even for someone like me who has never mowed before. There is a 2-in-1 system for mulching and bagging which we use occasionally. We definitely like having the option. This mower is best for smaller yards (under an acre for sure) since it is pretty small in size, but we use it on our yard which I guesstimate is maybe 3/4 of a acre. We have two batteries that we keep charged and switch them out as needed, but it gets the job done no problem.
Overall, we are really happy with it and we love that we don’t have to mess with gasoline.
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We have been eyeing this mower for a few months now. We currently have a yard service but our oldest is almost ready to start taking over the task. How many batteries come with it?
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
It comes with two batteries. We are able to do our front yard on one charge, and for the back yard we just keep one on the charger while we use the other, and then switch them out as needed. We really like it!
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I’ve never mowed a lawn in my life, and I don’t even have a lack of a lawn to blame it on…..it’s just always DH who does it ;). Battery powered mower sounds like a great idea….we’re always realizing we’re out of gas and having to run and get it before we can start mowing (and by “we” I mean DH, of course!)
I think I mowed the lawn once when I was in middle school! Lol if we had a cordless battery operated lawn mower I think I would be a lot more prone to help!