Best Cordless Lawn Mower – Head to Head Comparison
Head to Head Lawn Mower Shootout
Cordless Lawn Mowers are quickly taking over the lawn and gardens section
in stores, so we wanted to test several of the leading brands and find out who makes the best Cordless Lawn Mower.
The first U.S., gasoline powered lawn mower was manufactured in 1914 by Ideal Power Mower Co. and they certainly do a great job cutting small to medium size lawns and trimming tough areas on large lawns. But gas mowers are noisy, smelly, and require a bunch of regular maintenance on the gas powered engine.
Why Cordless Lawn Mowers?
Cordless Lawn Mowers are being touted for being quieter, odorless, and nearly maintenance free. On the other hand, gas powered mowers require lots of service including oil changes, fuel filters, spark plugs and air filters. Any often times people wait to do service until the mower won’t start and the lawn is growing faster than the hair on your head! Cordless mowers eliminate much of the maintenance and they are quieter and odorless.
Our cordless lawn mower head to head will tell you who we think makes the best model, and we’ll answer the question whether cordless mowers perform similar to a gas powered mower.
Cordless Lawn Mower Head to Head Comparisons
While this head to head isn’t a scientific research project, we did make an attempt to evaluate each mower in several categories and rank them against each other. The results are not necessarily comparative to other models on the market, but they are relative to the 5 models tested. For this comparison we looked at the following categories:
- Quality of Cut – This was a subject comparison based on mowing adjacent areas of lawn and comparing the quality of the cut areas.
- Noise – We measured decibel levels for each mower. The test was performed with each mower set at the highest deck level, sitting on a concrete slab. We measured the noise at the highest motor speed and the lowest (Note – some models motors ramp down due to demand to save battery life).
- Run Time – Run time is affected by so many different variables that there’s no great way to test this. However, we wanted to give a relative comparison for discussion purposes so we tested the run time under “no load” conditions.
- Handle Comfort & Adjustment – Another subjective comparison focusing on the handle height, adjustments, and overall comfort.
- Maneuverability – We evaluated how easily the mowers were to push. This category is largely factored based on the mower weight and wheel design.
- Deck Height Adjustability – We ranked each of the mowers based on how easy they were to adjust the cutting deck height.
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