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The Best Electric Lawn Mowers for Any Yard

While the world is slowly changing from gasoline cars to electric vehicles, the world of lawn mowers is changing right along with it. For lawn maintenance on any kind of yard, check out some of these electric lawn mowers.

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Roy Berendsohn (of Popular Mechanics) and Yahoo! compiled a list of electric lawn mowers that suit many yards. The HART 40-Volt Cordless Brushless 20-inch Push Mower (Walmart) works for yards up to half an acre in size. It has a single-point height adjustment and a five-year warranty. All HART 40V batteries work with this mower.

Best multi-bladed electric lawn mower

The EGO Power LM2133 21-Inch Select Cut Mower (Amazon) has steel blades for “premium cutting performance.” The listing even says this performance exceeds gas. The 56V 5.0 Ah Lithium fuel battery gets up to 45 minutes of run time on a charge. It has a seven-position cutting height adjustment for grass 1.5″ to 4″ tall.

The RYOBI 20 in. 40-Volt 6.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Brushless Cordless Walk Behind Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (Home Depot) is rear-wheel drive. It has three-in-one mulching, bagging, and discharge capability. It doesn’t give a specific amount of time but promises it is extended. One more cool thing about this lawn mower is that it works with all RYOBI 40V batteries.

Best lawn mower for small yards

The Greenworks 40V 20 Inch Cordless Twin Force Lawn Mower (Amazon) is good for smaller and mid-sized yards. The GreenWorks mower has innovative Smart cut technology that adjusts the power and runtime based on the grass. It has dual blades and the capability to mulch and bag at once.

The Greenworks 2 x 24V (48V) 21-inch Brushless Self-Propelled Mower (Amazon) is more capable for bigger yards. It also comes in a 20″ corded option, but the professionals suggest the 21″ 2x24V battery option. It has a 45 minute run time and a highly efficient brushless motor.

Best self-propelled mower

Looking for a self-propelled option? The Recycler 21 in. SmartStow 60-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Battery Walk Behind Mower (Home Depot) has your back. This 21-inch lawn mower comes with a bagger and a steel deck for durability. It folds up nicely, too, for a more compact solution for your space.

It might be hit or miss at first with your electric lawn mower, but your lawn should be cleared up in no time. Plus, there is always the option of returning the mower if it doesn’t meet expectations. Don’t be afraid to ask your local store for help if you are having trouble deciding.

New Hart Cordless Riding Mower

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It seems that Hart Tools, now a Walmart-exclusive tool brand, launched a new cordless riding mower (H80RM01).

Hart says that this is a 30″ mower, and it’s powered by an internal 80V [Max] battery.

The new Hart cordless riding mower looks… cozy. It’s not small, it’s “compact.”

Hart says that it has 3 brushless motors and the “power to mow thick grass with ease.”

This model is quiet to operate so integrated LED lights are a great feature for mowing in darker conditions.

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It looks like the mower has non-removable batteries, and comes with a special charging cable. It’s said to have an “under 2 hours” charging time.

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Hart’s promotional video is sure to show that the mower features built-in easy-access storage.

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Such as for keeping your smartphone close at hand.

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The mower’s compact size can fit through a 42″ gate.

Hart says you can “choose how you want to cut with 3-in-1 bagging (sold separately), mulching, and side discharge capabilities.”

Key Features

Is it a good or bad thing that this new Hart cordless mower appears to the size of a child’s Power Wheels riding toy?

On one hand, it looks to have a very small footprint. On the other hand, I’d expect more than a 30″ cutting capacity for a cordless mower.

Hart also doesn’t exactly emphasize its small storage size.

Home Depot has a Ryobi cordless riding mower with 4 brushless motors and 42″ cutting deck, and it’s priced at 4,399.

Hart and Ryobi are both TTI brands, meaning they’re parts of the same company.

Hart says that their mower can last for up to 1 acre of mowing. Ryobi says that their mower can last for up to 3 acres of mowing.

While 499 is a lot of money, why buy the Hart for 3,900 when the 4,399 Ryobi looks to be far more capable?

The Ryobi has 4 motors instead of 3, a 40% larger cutting path (42″ vs 30″), and is said to be capable of mowing 3X greater acreage (up to 3 acres vs. up to 1 acre) per battery charge. This suggests that the Ryobi has a bigger battery.

Am I the only one that thinks the Hart riding mower looks unexpectedly small and maybe even cramped?

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The Ryobi looks much more comfortably sized.

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EGO’s 42″ cordless zero-turn riding mower (5,499 at Lowe’s) also looks much more comfortable.

Hart say their new mower has 3-in-1 functionality, but the bagger is sold separately. They haven’t disclosed how much it will cost.

Maybe 3,900 is the launch price, and then Walmart will drop it back a little with a “rollback.”

It this a late April Fools Day joke? If so, you got me good.

In all seriousness, I can appreciate the appeal for a smaller-sized riding mower. But, Hart doesn’t mention its small footprint or storage size in any of their marketing materials so far, suggesting that wasn’t a design motivation for them.

The Ryobi has a 40% wider cutting path, 4 motors instead of 3, and it can mow up to 3 acres on a single charge compared to the Hart’s “up to 1 acre” claim. The Ryobi costs 12.8% more than the Hart.

I am thoroughly unimpressed. The mower’s small size, meager specs, and plasticky appearance has me wondering if this is really the best Hart can do.

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Ha! Tiny. That’s a riding mower for yards that really only beed a push mower. All these battery mowers are expensive for their level of capability – but no way would I spend nearly 4000 on something as small as the Hart. Crazy how much of a step down that is from the Ryobi.

Maybe they did that on purpose, so that they don’t compete with themselves. Or, Walmart might have had specific criteria to adhere to. It’s unclear, but the way the plastic panels are bolted on, it makes me wonder if Hart ships the mower in ready-to-assemble packaging.

I can see that a small mower would fit a niche – but that’s sure a lot of money for not a lot of mower.

To me, the whole point of a riding mover is to get a wider cut path. Significantly wider like 42” and up. To me the benefit is not that it allows me to be lazy (no digs on someone with a disability or a breathing condition that may not be able to use a walk behind mower) but to allow me to reduce mowing time of my yard from just over an hour to under 30 minutes. 30” is not significantly wider than my 22” walk behind and is significantly narrower than my 42” rider. Additionally, I bet the mowing speed of the Hart is going to be significantly slower than my gas powered rider. I could maybe see this for someone that, for the above mentioned reasons, cannot use a push mower but has a smallish yard. Still, the price seems steep. My rider was inherited from my father who suffered from COPD and was in that situation. Still the price seems pretty steep. Especially for an off brand with questionable longevity of batteries and parts/service availability.

Thank you for taking the needs of those with disabilities into consideration. My late father also had COPD, and the old lawn tractor with a trailer behind allowed him mobility around the yard past what his lungs would let him do on foot. The Hart looks kinda dinky, but for someone elderly or with a disability, it might be the right fit.

Any disabled person with enough money to throw away on this POS could afford to pay for a lawn service. This product is simply niche, and doesn’t fit any actual necessary purpose. It’s truly odd.

Yeah, it’s a niche market area, but that market isn’t all that small. This sized mower fits the suburban lawn quite nicely. i.e. there are five Ryobi 30″-38″ electric riders on my street of 16 homes. The lawns are 10K sq.ft to 16K sq.ft. and these mowers handle the work quite nicely. Every owner is retired and has some sort of physical limitation (not disabled, no handicapped tag on their mirrors) that makes a rider preferable to a walk behind and cheaper than a lawn service, which there are several of on the street. These mowers also pull lawn tools like carts, thatchers, rollers, areators, and plow snow. Granted these mowers are a lot less expensive than the Hart model, but the market is the same.

We have an 8 month mowing season here. Lawn services are charging 30 per mow now for these lawns. They mow every week, more often in the spring. Lawns with irrigation get mowed weekly even in the late summer/fall. That’s nearly 450K a year. My electric rider costs less than.26/hr. to operate with virtually no maintenance and it takes me less than 45 minutes to mow my yard. Why would I use a lawn service unless I absolutely couldn’t get on a rider?

Agree. Not everyone buys into bigger is better. Sometimes all you need is good enough of course Walmart will drop the price. It’s what they do. I always add stuff to my online cart then tap save for later. The app alerts me when the price drops.

If it said 1 acre it more like 1/2 per charge I have the hart 40v 6ah self propelled mower it saids up to 1/2 acre on one battery But it doesn’t completely finish my 1/5 of acre when using self propelled it will finish yard if I push it the whole time I alway have to charge it for while then finish my yard if I use self propelled But it does a good job And I like not having mess with get push mower started The ride mower would be good but not for 4000 you get a good gas ride mower for less

If they had it priced in the mid to low 2s then it would be competitive, but as it stands I hope nobody buys it.

I actually bought five 75 and 100ah Ryobis for 1100 each from a liquidation store. They felt like go carts and had zero shock absorption, but they were pretty cool. I was able to get 18-2200 each for them and that felt like a good deal. The Hart doesn’t seem as capable and at twice the price, seems like they’re going to be putting them “on-sale” after a bit to bring them to a more realistic price point.

When Hart first launched their Walmart-exclusive line, they claimed they wouldn’t be doing “rollbacks,” but Hart and Walmart seem to have backpedaled on that. Still, unless or until they do put these on sale with a “rollback,” I’d consider the price at face value.

A rollback from 3,900 to be price competitive with the Ryobi 30″ rider (6500,599) would be awfully extreme. Don’t see that happening.

I don’t see a problem with it as a product, but maybe with how it is being marketed. This would be a fantastic mower for someone with a small-medium lawn that has mobility issues. I currently own a property that is 2 acres, but only about 1/4 of it is lawn and I mow it with a Makita push style cordless electric lawn mower. I could easily see a product like it being in my future when I get to the age where pushing a mower is not easy for me.

What is this?? A mower for ants?! Bad Zoolander jokes aside, Walmart obviously thinks there’s a market for this thing but uh, I’m not sure who’s buying it.

I’m sorry… I can’t help but think “Awww… Power Wheels made a Lawnmower so kids can Pretend to be helping with the lawn work at home!” It’s Walmart… It’s Hart… It’s cheap, badly designed, and not a serious tool. I boycott Walmart for a good reason, and it’s throw-away stuff like this that reinforces my views of the company’s bad reputation.

I have over 3000 in Hart power and lawn tools, with 0 issues so far. I was initially excited to see the riding mower until I seen the list price. The price of tools may be “cheap” but they are serious tools and for someone that uses them daily they have lasted longer now than all of my DeWALT and Milwaukee tools for a fraction of the price. Hard to give an opinion on something you know nothing about lol.

The Best Electric Lawn Mowers of 2023

These cordless cutters are powerful, convenient, and (relatively) quiet.

By Roy Berendsohn Published: May 11, 2023

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If you’re among the thousands of homeowners in the process of switching from a gas engine mower to one powered by a battery, this is the season to make your move. Battery mower technology is evolving and improving even as you read this. Our tests are proving conclusively that more of these lawn mowers cut a larger area than previous machines. And, almost certainly, if you buy a spare battery or two, you’ll have more than enough capability to handle your lawn’s requirements for the duration of the cutting season.

Many people, especially those with small yards (roughly 5,000 to 8,000 square feet of grass to cut) who can handle the job in 40 minutes to an hour find that not only can they cut their lawn with battery-powered mowers, but that they can also do their trimming and blow the surfaces clean with battery-powered tools. We’re diehard gas engine users here, but even we have to state the obvious: battery mowers are great yard-care tools and a perfect fit for many homeowners.

We’ve been testing electric lawn mowers since it came into being and this spring was no exception. As in past years, we took the latest crop of battery-powered mowers and put them through a multi-day, multi-phase test. The measured-area and bagging test required mowing approximately 85,000 square feet of turf. That’s slightly under two acres. Prior to that we had already run the mowers through a preliminary test–we didn’t even bother to measure that test area. In the process we walked somewhere in the range of 9 to 10 miles testing these mowers.

We put in that effort to help you find an electric lawn mower that’s a good fit for you, in terms of power, bagging ability, cut cleanliness and ease of operation. Our test results are shown below, followed by more specifics on how we test.

The Best Electric Lawn Mower

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Ego LM2150SP Cordless Lawn Mower

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Ego LM2167SP Electric Lawn Mower

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Echo DLM 2100SP Electric Lawn Mower

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Greenworks 25223 Cordless Lawn Mower

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Ryobi RY401150US Self-Propelled Electric Mower

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Toro 21466 Recycler Lithium-Ion Electric Mower

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Toro 21623 Stripe Dual-Blades Self-Propelled Mower

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Husqvarna Lawn Xpert LE-322 Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

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Makita GML01Z Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Ego LM2150SP Cordless Lawn Mower

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Several features allowed the Ego to clinch Best Overall, no small achievement in our mower tests. First is its outstanding cut quality. Healthy grass looks like velvet after it has been mowed with the EGO. Even when the mower is used in mulching mode, we did not find clumps of accumulated clippings after the mower was finished (it’s important to specify here that these tests were performed on dry grass). We attribute that cut quality to the X-shaped blade (a design developed decades ago on Honda’s gas engine mowers) and to the smooth and unobstructed deck surface surrounding the blade.

This mower is also an excellent bagger, gathering pounds more grass per square foot of test area than most mowers. You have to be aware of that when operating this mower. Its bag will fill more quickly than you might think. Although we spend most of our time testing mowers in mulch mode, we recognize that bagging is particularly important to people who have a lot of foot traffic in parts of the yard and want to prevent grass clippings from getting dragged into the house, garage or onto patios. If that’s you, the Ego is probably a good fit for you.

Like many battery mowers today, the Ego is equipped with an all-plastic deck that will never rust, and a tilt-forward handle that also telescopically adjusts to suit the user’s height. To make it even easier to use, it has single-lever deck height adjustment with a large T-shaped handle. The combination of the spring-loaded adjustment and one of the better speed-control mechanisms we’ve seen–a simple dial that you rotate forward and back.

Since this model is sold without a battery and charger, it’s up to you how much battery to put in it. The brand recommends a battery with a minimum of 7.5 Ah of capacity, and that’s what we used to arrive at the cut area you see below. You can easily do better than that with a larger battery such as the company’s 10-Ah, a whopper of a power pack. Given that the Ego’s motor and drive system are both quite efficient, enabling it to accomplish nearly 1500 square feet of mowed surface per amp hour of battery capacity, that would translate to nearly 15,000 square feet of mowed surface with such a large battery. That’s a lot of lawn. With a 10-Ah battery, the manufacturer estimates run time as 75 minutes. That strikes us as plausible, particularly on level ground, in mulching mode.

With decades of mower testing behind us, we’ve seen just about every type of drive control imaginable. It’s difficult for us to assess these, since what one person finds comfortable someone else may not. We found the Ego’s dial-adjusted speed control (the company calls it Touch Drive) to be simple and intuitive. Move the dial forward with your left or right thumb to increase speed. Move it back to decrease. The slowest speed is a leisurely pace (.9 mph), the top speed requires a comfortably-fast walk.

The Ego is powerful, fun to operate, and cuts so well—it’s difficult to find anything to complain about. We suppose its big batteries could use a handle (like the Toro) but at least they are well shaped and have a lot of rubber-coated surface, to promote a good grip.

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