California Trimmer Reel Lawn Mowers
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Since 1935, California Trimmer mowers have been manufactured with a commitment to producing the best power reel mower available. Why use a California Trimmer reel mower? Reel mowers will provide you with a healthy lawn that has the look of a finely manicured golf green. Rotary mowers tear and rip the grass, removing nutrients and causing brown spots, rough growth and thatch. Reel mowers make very clean, sharp cuts, like a pair of scissors. When grass is cut in a clean, smooth manner, moisture and nutrients are locked in promoting healthy growth and less maintenance. California Trimmer reel mowers are ideal for hybrid Bermuda, tiffs, bent and zoysia grasses. With a California Trimmer mower, your lawn will easily be the envy of your neighborhood.
California Trimmer reel mowers will provide you with a healthy lawn that has the look of a finely manicured golf green. Reel-type mowers cut like a pair of scissors – the blades of grass are cut between the moving reel and a stationery cutter bar that sits along the bottom front edge of the frame – unlike a standard rotary mower which tears and rips the grass, removing nutrients and causing browns spots, rough growth and thatch. The clean, precise cut from a reel mower allows your lawn to better retain moisture and nutrients, resulting in healthy growth and less maintenance. Materials are delivered forward into the catcher instead of backward toward the operator The large HDPE (high-density polyethylene) grass catcher saves many stops and starts The high-speed reel produces a neat lawn, smooth as carpet and free of reel marks Fingertip controls allow ease and safety of operation The machine weight is well balanced for easy maneuverability Chain and belt guards for safety
AIR CUSHION HOVER MOWER
This lightweight yet powerful hover mower is designed to provide excellent cutting performance for a wide variety of commercial and residential applications. It is extremely maneuverable as it glides over grass surfaces and it mulches as it cuts so the fine pieces fall easily to the soil surface. It is ideal for use on sloped areas (up to 45 degrees) and also along waterlines and provides more effective and safer alternative to conventions hand-held grass trimmer. The 52″ handles move freely from an upright position to ground level for extended reach on sloped areas. The ergonomic grip design provides comfortable and stable control while the engine brake lever is easily accessible for added safety.
California Trimmer RC190 “Hover Mower” in action video
Our reel and cutter bar are both handcrafted of heat-treated high carbon steel, allowing for sharper blades and a longer lasting cut.
Deep Tread Drive Roller
The extra-wide and grip-textured surface area provides solid traction to effectively propel the mower while protecting the grass.
Heavy-Duty Drive Systems
All shafts are supported by full-size ball bearings and are driven by large chains and heat-treated sprockets. With many years of proven performance, the unique clutch engagement and drive components have been designed to provide strong and reliable operation.
Extra Large Grass Catcher
4-bushel capacity reduces emptying stops and starts. Constructed of durable high-density polyethylene, the simple and convenient mounting method provides easy access and removal.
Standard on some models.Will fit older mowers.(Best for short grass)20″ smooth 159.99 or grooved 199.99 25″ smooth 169.99 or grooved 209.99
Trimmer 20″ Homeowner
RL20H – 20″ Classic Reel Mower
20” Classic: Commercial Quality – Residential Benefits – Unbeatable Value Briggs Stratton 550 engine (Honda engines optional) All California Trimmer reel mowers have been designed for ease of operation, durability and high performance: Cutting Width 20″ Overall Width 23-1/2″ Dry Weight Range (Depending on options) 143 lbs. to 147 lbs. Ball Bearing Wheels Standard Solid Welded Frame Standard Ball Bearing Roller Yes Catcher Material HDPE (high density polyurethane) Catcher Capacity 2 Bushels Height Adjuster Standard Cutting Height 1/4″ to 1-7/8″ (5/8″ to 2-1/4″ High cut model) Limited Warranty Chassis/Frame Chassis/Frame 2-Years Residential Use 0-Year Commercial Use Briggs Stratton 550e 2-Years Residential Use Honda GC160 2-Years Residential Use Honda GX120 3-Years All Applications Use 5 blade for normal grass, 7 blade for fine grass or mulching. Call us about what we have in stock, all can be ordered, if available due to this year Shortages.
20″ Classic Standard Reel Mowers (Cutting heights up to 1-7/8″)Briggs Stratton engine
RL205/207H-BS550 Standard / 5 or 7 Blade / Caster Wheels List 1,259.99 Our price 1,199.99
RL205/207HR-BS550 Standard / 5 or 7 Blade / Smooth Front Roller List 1,359.99 our price 1,299.99
RL205/207HRG-BS550 Standard / 5 or 7 Blade / Grooved Front Roller List 1,399.99 our price 1,329.99
Honda Engine, Commercial GX160
RL205/207H-GX160 Standard / 5 or 7 Blade / Caster Wheels List 1,499.99 our price 1,429.99
RL205/207HR-GX160 Standard / 5 or 7 Blade / Smooth Front Roller List 1,599.99 our price 1,519.99
RL205/207HRG-GX160Standard / 5 or 7 Blade / Grooved Front Roller List 1,639.99 our price 1,559.9920″ Classic High-Cut Reel Mowers (Cutting heights up to 2-1/4″)5 blade reels are best for the High-Cut configuration.Briggs Stratton engine.RL205/207HC-BS550 High-Cut / 5 or 7 Blade / Caster Wheels List 1,279.99 Our price 1,209.99
RL205/207HCRG-BS550 High-Cut / 5 or 7 Blade / Grooved Front Roller List 1,419.99 Our price 1,349.99
Honda engine, Commercial GX-160RL205/207HC-GX160 High-Cut / 5 or 7 Blade / Caster Wheels List 1,519.99 Our price 1,439.99 RL205/207HCRG-GX160 High-Cut / 5 or 7 Blade / Grooved Front Roller List 1,659.99 our price 1,579.99
Optional front roller Smooth 159.99 or Grooved 199.99 call
Trimmer 25″ Commercial with Honda GX engine
RL25 – 25″ Commercial Reel Mower The RL25 Reel Mower is the classic California Trimmer commercial-quality mower fitted with a 25″ blade. As with every California Trimmer we’ve made throughout the decades, you’ll find it is made with precision design and quality craftsmanship, resulting in ultimate mowing performance. And for an even greater degree of cutting precision, California Trimmers come equipped with either a 5- or 7-blade configuration depending on your type of grass and mowing preferences. Cutting Width 25″ Overall Width 28-1/4″ Dry Weight Range (Depending on options) 169 lb to 171 lb Ball Bearing Wheels Standard Solid Welded Frame Standard Ball Bearing Roller Yes Catcher Material HDPE (high density polyurethane) Catcher Capacity 4 Bushels Height Adjuster Standard Cutting Height 1/4″ to 1-1/4″ Limited Warranty Chassis/Frame Chassis/Frame 2-Years Residential Use 1-Year Commercial Use 90-Days Rental Use Honda GX160 Commercial Engine 3-Years All Applications Use 5 blade for normal grass, 7 blade for fine grass or mulching.Call us about what we have in stock, all can be ordered, if available due to this year Shortages.
RL255/257-GX160 25″ / 5 or 7 Blade / Caster Wheels List 2,049.99 Our price 1,949.99
RL257R-GX160 25″ / 7 Blade / Smooth Front Roller List 2,149.99 Our price 2,039.99 RL257RG-GX160 25″ / 7 Blade / Grooved Front Roller List 2,199.99 our price 2,089.99
RL2510R-GX160 25″ / 10 Blade / Smooth Front Roller List 2,199.99 Our price 2,089.99
Reel Mower Accessories FR-25 25″ Front Roller Ass’y, Smooth 169.99 FRG-25 25″ Front Roller Ass’y, Grooved, 2-Section (NEW) 209.99 FRGU-25 25″ Roller Upgrade, (from wheels) Grooved, 2-Section (NEW)169.99 HEK-HO Handle Extension Kit. RL20H Classic 32.99 HEK-2025 Handle Extension Kit. Commercial 32.99 BSE-20Reel Blade Shield Extension. RL20H Classic (NEW) 49.99 LBK-100 Drive Roller Lift Chain Bracket Kit 19.99
Trimmer RL20 Reel Mower
RL20 – 20″ Commercial Reel Mower The RL20 Reel Mower is the classic California Trimmer commercial-quality mower fitted with a 20″ blade. As with every California Trimmer we’ve made throughout the decades, you’ll find it is made with precision design and quality craftsmanship, resulting in ultimate mowing performance. And for an even greater degree of cutting precision, California Trimmers come equipped with either a 5- or 7-blade configuration depending on your type of grass and mowing preferences. Cutting Width 20″ Overall Width 23-1/2″ Dry Weight Range (Depending on options) 143 lb to 145 lb Ball Bearing Wheels Standard Solid Welded Frame Standard Ball Bearing Roller Yes Catcher Material HDPE (high density polyurethane) Catcher Capacity 2 Bushels Height Adjuster Standard Cutting Height 1/4″ to 1-1/4″ Limited Warranty Chassis/Frame 2-Years Residential Use 1-Year Commercial Use 90-Days Rental Use Honda GX120 Engine 3-Years All Applications Use 5 blade for normal grass, 7 blade for fine grass or mulching.Honda Engine Commercial GX160RL205/207-GX160 20″ / 5 or 7 Blade / Caster Wheels List 1,849.99 our price 1,759.99
This lightweight yet powerful hover mower is designed to provide excellent cutting performance for a wide variety of commercial and residential applications. It is extremely maneuverable as it glides over grass surfaces and it mulches as it cuts so the fine pieces fall easily to the soil surface. It is ideal for use on sloped areas (up to 35 degrees) and also along waterlines and provides more effective and safer alternative to conventions hand-held grass trimmer.
The 52″ handles move freely from an upright position to ground level for extended reach on sloped areas. The ergonomic grip design provides comfortable and stable control while the engine brake lever is easily accessible for added safety.
Powered By Maruyama The RC190 Hover Mower (model: RC190-M800) is powered by the Maruyama CER800U 2-stroke engine which provides superior hovering with a powerful torque response to help reduce engine speed drop from sudden load increases. It is specially configured for this product and is among the lightest 19” Hover Mowers on the market.
RC190-M800Steel Tri-Blade / Maruyama CER800U 2-Stroke List 1,099.99 Our price 1,039.99
CER800U Replacement Engine Kit / Maruyama 2-Stroke 499.99 3010670 Tri-Blade Set (3) 29.99 3010670-12 Tri-Blade Set (12)109.99 3010700 19″ Straight / Bar Blade 29.99 4012561 18″ Handle Extension Kit (Honda Briggs Engine) 36.99 4012561-M18″ Handle Extension Kit (Maruyama Engine) 36.99 4041500 Transport Wheel Kit 89.99 HR-190 High-Rise Kit / Increases Cutting Height Range by 1.9″ 119.99 LC-190 Low-Cut Kit / Lowers Cutting Height Range Down to 0.75″ 39.99
The 10 Best Electric Lawn Mowers of 2023, Tested and Reviewed
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Electric lawn mowers have many advantages over gas-powered models. For example, electric models don’t release exhaust fumes and can be significantly quieter and easier to operate, resulting in a much more pleasant mowing experience all around. “Electric lawn mowers come with many features to help owners stay safe, comfortable, and productive,” says Kris Kiser, president and CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).
We researched many different types of electric lawn mowers and tested several in our own backyards across the country. We then evaluated products based on their setup, design, performance, usability, safety, and value and selected our favorites in a range of categories for this list. During our first run with the mower, we timed the assembly process and made careful notes about how clear and simple the included directions were. Following this, we utilized the mowers on three separate occasions, taking note of the grass length cut, the total area of the yard mowed, and the time it took to complete the task.
In our latest round of testing, we put six riding lawn mowers through their paces in our personal yards and selected the best electric ones based on its power, maneuverability, and noise level.
EGO Power Select Cut 56-Volt 21-Inch Self-Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower
- Powerful and easy to use
- Lightweight and foldable for vertical storage
- 60-minute runtime and recharging
- Relatively affordable
After testing other electric mowers across the country, the EGO LM2102SP POWER 21-Inch Cordless Self-Propelled Mower is our best overall pick because it is very easy to use, lightweight and compact, and offers additional power when you need it, all at a relatively affordable price. Self-propelled mowers make mowing—especially over hills and rugged terrain—much easier because the mower moves for you at your pace, while you simply guide it around your yard. This option is no exception. While we tested this mower, we almost found it too powerful at first, especially because it was our first time using a self-propelled mower. But once we got the hang of it, we turned it off and on easily, and adjusted the speeds when needed by using the levers on the handle. We found the self-propulsion helpful for going up small hills (the lowest speed was all we needed) and turned it off when navigating around obstacles.
We also appreciated the battery life and fast recharging this mower offers. Although it comes with just one EGO 56V ARC Lithium battery, it has a 60-minute runtime and only takes about the same time to recharge using the included Rapid charger. And while it only took 50 minutes to mow our lawn, we are happy to report that the battery did not run out. If you have other EGO products at home with the same battery, you could always swap in that battery if you have a larger lawn and want to continue mowing without much of a break.
Other user-friendly features we love include the easily-adjustable handle: You have two options for the height and three options for the angle, so you can pick the one that is most comfortable for you. We also found adjusting the cutting height to be a simple task, with six settings to choose from ranging in height from 1.5 to 4 inches. And when you are done, the handle is just as easy to fold, so you can store your mower vertically in your garage or shed. We do want to note that while we think this mower did a great job mowing in dry and damp conditions, once when mowing over a particularly wet area, an orange light came on and the mower stopped. However, once we moved the mower to a more drier area, we were able to start it again easily. The only other minor issue we reported is putting on the grass collection bag. We found it would be much easier with two people since it clips on tightly and it’s a bit hard to get around the support bar (it popped off a few times during this process). But other than those small issues, we think this is an excellent electric mower for navigating different types of terrain with ease.
Price at time of publish: 549
Cutting Width: 21 inches | Weight: 93.61 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: Bag, mulch, side-discharge
Greenworks 12 Amp 20-Inch 3-in-1 Corded Lawn Mower
- Affordable, powerful, and compact
- Unlimited run time
- Seven cutting positions
- Bag, mulch, and side-discharge settings
We’ve tested the Greenworks Electric Corded Lawn Mower several times over the last few years, and it continues to stand out as the best affordable choice for small yards and tight spaces, even those with somewhat challenging terrain. In fact, while testing this mower in our latest round of testing, we had no issues navigating over divots, clumps, bumps, and other parts of our lawn that were uneven—we found that this mower powered right through them. Plus, the 12-amp motor is powerful enough for tough cutting and mulching, including the tall, spindly weeds in our yard. We didn’t report any issues mowing over slightly wet grass either.
The 20-inch cutting deck is narrower than some other options, but we found that it helped us get through the tight areas of our yard easily. Adjusting the cutting height (seven different heights ranging from 1.5 to 3.75 inches) is simple as well, and really is the only setting you need to worry about. However, we did note that the mower didn’t go quite low enough to cut some patches of clover. Although it’s budget-friendly, we love that you have three options for your grass clippings—bag, mulch, or side discharge—and you don’t have to purchase any of these features separately (which would add to the cost). The grass collection bag was easy to clip on, although we did spill some grass clippings the first time we removed it and noted that the bag was not even full. However, we think this won’t be an issue once we get the hang of it.
Although this electric model is corded, we appreciated the unlimited runtime and didn’t find the cord to be cumbersome. We did find ourselves holding on to the cord even though there was a cord restraint system that kept it in place, but we were able to mow the lawn easily with our other hand. It’s important to note that this mower must be used with a 14-gauge 50-foot extension cord or a 12-gauge 100-foot extension cord (not included). Overall, we found this to be a really easy lawn mower to set up (just a few screws are needed for the handle), use, and store (just fold the handle), and it continues to impress us with its performance and price.
Price at time of publish: 227
Cutting Width: 20 inches | Weight: 56 pounds | Power Source: Corded | Cutting Options: Bag, mulch, side-discharge
Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 21-Inch Dual-Blade Self-Propelled Mower
- Powerful performance
- 70-minute runtime
- Fast, 60-minute charging
- Lightweight and folds for storage
Although it is a little more of a splurge compared to other options we tested, The Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 21 Inch Cordless Self-Propelled Mower stands out for its powerful performance (comparable to some gas models), and long, 70-minute runtime. We tested this mower on the first grass of the season and were quickly impressed by its ease of use and quiet performance (we thought it almost sounded like white noise), especially compared to gas models we’ve used in the past. Thanks to the self-propelled technology, it was a breeze to mow over uneven terrain, even over hills, with little effort on our part. It did take a little bit of time to select the right cutting height for our uneven lawn (the blade did get stuck a few times), but once we adjusted the height, we were impressed by the cutting performance. Luckily this mower offers seven adjustable cutting heights (1.5 to 4 inches), so you can easily pick the one you need. We also want to mention that like our best overall mower, the EGO LM2102SP POWER 21-Inch Cordless Self-Propelled Mower, the self-propelled feature does take some time to get used to, and you may feel like the mower will run away on you at first until you figure out which setting you need for each part of your yard.
This model comes with two 40-volt batteries and a Rapid charger. Since only one battery is needed at a time, you will always have one ready to go should you need it. Our lawn took only 45 minutes to an hour each time to mow, and we never had to stop and recharge it to finish the job. However, we did have to stop the first time we mowed to empty the grass collection bag, which we found to be surprisingly small. It filled up after mowing about 25-30 feet of tall grass. The next two times weren’t as much of an issue because the grass wasn’t as overgrown. It was very simple to remove the full bag, but we found that it spilled easily and a few blades even spilled when the mower was in use (whether or not it was filled.) These few issues aside, we appreciated the bag, mulching, and side-discharge options for the grass clippings overall, although it is worth noting that it did not break up older leaves very well.
Like most of the mowers on this list, the Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 21 Inch Cordless Self-Propelled Mower is easy to fold and store vertically to save space. We were equally impressed with all of the safety features. Although it has a simple, push-button start, the mower has a key that you can store separately so no one can accidentally start the mower. When ready to use, the key has to be inserted behind a flap. Plus, the mower only works while you are gripping a lever. The LED headlights provide extra light that might be helpful when mowing around dusk or dawn. Although this mower is a bit more pricey than our best overall (which is also a battery-powered self-propel model), we think it’s worth the extra cost for the power, long runtime, and extra battery.
Price at time of publish: 799
Cutting Width: 21 inches | Weight: 75 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: Bag, mulch, side-discharge
Sun Joe MJ401E-P2 Electric Lawn Mower
- Lightweight and easy to handle
- Relatively quiet
- Folds for compact storage
While testing, we found that the Sun Joe MJ401E-P2 Electric Lawn Mower was as easy to use as a corded vacuum. At under 30 pounds, this mower is very easy to push, even though it’s not a self-propelled model. It is corded, so you will most likely have to use an extension cord. However, you won’t have to worry about the battery running out, stopping to recharge a battery, or fumes from a gas model. We were also impressed by how quiet this mower was, especially compared to gas mowers we’ve used in the past. This mower was simple to set up—we just had to attach the bag and two parts for the handle.
Thanks to the 14-inch cutting deck, we found this to be a great push mower for navigating around tight corners and spaces. However, we do want to point out a few issues we came across while testing. We found that the grass collection bag filled up pretty quickly (after mowing about 20-30 feet). And when we mowed without the bag, we did notice that the grass would get stuck underneath the blades. As a great safety feature, the mower would immediately shut off. The grass was easy to remove though, and we were able to get back to mowing quickly. Also, it’s worth noting that this mower only has three settings for the cutting height, ranging from 1.12 to 2.52 inches. While you won’t get as a precise cut as other models, and you may have to stop to empty a bag or remove grass from underneath the mower when tackling long grass, we think this is a great budget-friendly push mower that is perfect for small lawns.
Price at time of publish: 99
Cutting Width: 14 inches | Weight: 29 pounds | Power Source: Corded electric | Cutting Options: Bag, side-discharge
RYOBI 80V HP Brushless 42 in. Battery Electric Cordless Riding Lawn Tractor
- Powerful Performance
- LCD Screen and app for tracking battery life
- 13 cutting heights
- Many extra features
If you have a larger yard to mow, a riding lawn mower can save you time and energy with its speed and efficiency. While testing the Ryobi 80V HP Brushless 42-inch Battery Riding Lawn Tractor we were impressed with its exceptional cutting performance, long battery runtime, and maneuverability. The electric mower has four steel blades that provide 13 different cutting height positions, ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 inches, for a very precise cut. We found that the mower was able to handle a variety of debris with ease, effectively chopping up sticks, leaves, grass clippings, and even short dandelions that normally would be difficult to cut. The cutting height can be adjusted using a manual lever on the mower’s right side. However, we did find that the lever was surprisingly close to your leg, which can result in unintentionally changing the cutting height, although we did not experience this issue ourselves.
While putting this battery-powered mower to the test after a rainy morning, we found that it had no trouble dealing with wet grass and cutting it evenly. Even when the grass was damp, the lawn mower effectively discharged the grass clippings. While we love that this mower gives you three options for grass clippings—bag, side-discharge, or mulch—note that you will have to purchase the bagger and mulching kit separately. We were also impressed with the riding mower’s quietness despite its size. When the cutting blades were not moving, the riding mower sound resembled that of a battery-powered ride-on car for kids. And, when the blades were spinning, the noise level was super low compared to traditional gas mowers.
The mower has an onboard LCD screen that lets you check the runtime and charging status and control the LED headlights, drive, and blade speeds. The battery percentage also appears on the digital display menu. You can even monitor the charging status while you are taking a break, using the Ryobi Riding Mower app. We found charging the mower to be a simple process. The battery arrived with just 23 percent charge, and it only took us about an hour to fully recharge. For each mowing session we did, only about 10 percent of the battery was utilized. While we would have preferred a physical speed control lever, we found it manageable to switch while driving. The mower has an accelerator pedal that allows for slow and precise maneuvering around obstacles while providing instant speed when necessary. The mower is also equipped with a backup beeping noise, which is intended as a safety feature but we found it annoying over time.
All in all, the Ryobi 80V HP Brushless 42-inch Battery Riding Lawn Tractor is a great riding mower that offers a quiet and efficient mowing experience that eliminates the hassle of gas and oil. While this isn’t the best choice for small yards, if you want to keep your large yard looking great without a lot of effort, this is an excellent choice with lots of extras.
Price at time of publish: 4,999
Cutting Width: 42 inches | Weight: 557 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: Mulch, bag, or side-discharge
Ryobi 80V HP Brushless 42 in. Battery Electric Cordless Zero Turn Riding Mower
- 12 height settings
- Powerful performance
- LCD screen and app to monitor battery life
- Joystick steering
Zero-turn mowers are built to be fast and easily navigate obstacles, and the Ryobi Battery Electric Cordless Zero Turn Riding Mower does just that. We put the riding mower through its paces and found it to be a highly intuitive and easy-to-operate machine. Instead of a steering wheel, this riding mower has a joystick that can be operated with just one hand, for better maneuverability while turning. The joystick gave us complete control over the mower’s direction and speed, from a complete stop to top speed. With its impressive turning abilities, we were effortlessly able to mow around trees in a single pass, a task that would have previously required about four passes with a different mower.
Setting the cutting height was equally simple, thanks to the conveniently located lever that offered twelve height settings ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 inches. The mower even comes with a height-stopping key, that allowed us to adjust the mowing deck to our desired cutting height quickly. Overall, the mower did a phenomenal job of cutting the grass evenly. We did encounter some thicker grass areas in the yard, but we found that slowing down the mower’s speed allowed it to power through without any issues. We were able to mow our half-acre yard much faster with this mower compared to the Troy-Built Pony 17 HP 42-inch Deck Rider we previously used. In fact, it took us 40 percent less time to complete the task. It also is much quieter than the gas riding mower, and you don’t have to deal with flammable gas or oil changes.
The RYOBI 80V HP Brushless Riding Mower is equipped with two 80-volt, 10-amp hour batteries and two 40-volt, 12-amp hour batteries, providing ample power for extended mowing sessions. During our testing, we appreciated the ability to install up to three 80-volt and four 40-volt batteries, allowing us to extend the mower’s runtime even further. Charging the batteries was a breeze. We simply had to plug the charging cord into the rear of the mower to simultaneously charge all the onboard batteries. We were also delighted to find out that the 40-volt batteries can be used with different cordless Ryobi tools like trimmers and blowers, expanding the range of our outdoor power equipment collection.
And while it has many of the same features as the Ryobi 80V HP Brushless 42 in. Battery Riding Lawn Tractor, this option has the power equivalent of a 31-horsepower gas engine and the ability to cut up to three acres on a single charge, according to the manufacturer. It also offers an app to monitor the battery status and has an LCD screen onboard so you can control the LED headlights, blade and drive speed, as well as monitor the battery, runtime, and charging status. This is an expensive mower, but we think it is an excellent zero-turn option that will make your lawn look great quickly and efficiently.
Price at time of publish: 5,999
Cutting Width: 42 inches | Weight: 700 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: Bag, mulch, side-discharge
Toro 22″ 60V MAX Electric Battery SMARTSTOW Personal Pace High Wheel Mower
- Automatically adjusts to walking pace
- Nine cutting positions
- Vortex Technology results in finer grass clippings
- Quick-connect bagging and mulching
With a 22-inch deck and a three-phase brushless motor that optimizes RPM and torque, this cordless, walk-behind mower from Toro delivers a powerful performance. It offers an array of advanced features for hassle-free mowing, which certainly justify its fairly steep price tag. Nine cutting positions, ranging in height from 1 to 4 inches, ensure a precise cut, even in tight spaces. Plus, Toro’s patented Vortex Technology allows more air into the cutting chamber, resulting in finer grass clippings and a healthier lawn.
This mower includes one battery that can run up to 40 minutes, allowing you to cut up to 0.33 of an acre on a single charge. (However, we have read some complaints of it running out of juice in half that time). Its 10-inch rear wheels provide excellent traction on tough terrain without tearing up your lawn. Other impressive features include a self-propelled transmission that automatically adjusts to your walking pace. Thanks to a quick-connect bagging system, you can easily switch from mulching to bagging. Despite its heavy weight, the Toro Recycler Walk Behind Mower is easy to maneuver, and it folds up compactly to minimize its storage footprint.
Price at time of publish: 729
Cutting Width: 22 inches | Weight: 95 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: Mulch, bag, or side-discharge
Best for Small Yards
Worx WG779 Power Share 40-Volt 14-Inch Cordless Walk Behind Mower
- Lightweight and easy to maneuver
- Dual charging port for batteries
- Battery charge indicator
- Batteries compatible with other Worx tools
The Worx Power Share Battery Walk-Behind Mower has a 14-inch cutting deck that can cut up to 0.12 acres per charge, making it an ideal choice for smaller yards. At 29 pounds, it’s light enough for almost any user to handle. This unit is equipped with two batteries and a dual charging port to maximize the recharging time. For added convenience, there’s an on-board battery charge indicator that lets you know when you’re running out of juice. Another great thing about these batteries is that they’re compatible with a variety of other Worx tools.
This mower has six height adjustments, and you can easily add more torque with the turn of a knob. It also has the ability to mulch or bag grass clippings, and you can easily gauge when the bag is full, thanks to its transparent plastic top. Keep in mind that this compact model is best-suited for smaller jobs, so you will need to limit your expectations when it comes to performance. According to some reports that we read, it has difficulty powering through tough grass, and it sometimes stalls on lips and edges.
Price at time of publish: 300
Cutting Width: 14 inches | Weight: 29.1 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: Bag, mulch
Makita 36-Volt Lithium-Ion Push Lawn Mower
- Powerful motor
- Durable construction
- 10 cutting heights
- Optional quiet mode
- Includes extra set of batteries
If you’re looking for a cordless, battery-powered option, this push mower from Makita won’t disappoint. The brushless motor is incredibly powerful, delivering up to 3,300 RPM. This tool is powered by two 18-volt batteries, but four batteries are included, so you can swap them out for extended run time. All together, the batteries deliver up to 43 minutes of runtime. The handlebar has a rubberized grip for user comfort, and the handles fold for compact storage.
The Makita Push Lawn Mower has an 18-inch commercial-grade steel deck for optimal durability. It features a wide range of cutting heights—10 settings ranging from 0.81 to 3 inches. Though it performs well on most turf types, this mower may struggle a bit in overgrown grass. It has the ability to bag, mulch, or rear-discharge clippings. There’s even a quiet mode so you can mow your lawn without disturbing your neighbors.
Price at time of publish: 399
Cutting Width: 18 inches | Weight: 60.46 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: Bag, mulch, rear-discharge
Worx Landroid Robotic Mower
- Fully automated
- Customize mowing schedules via app
- Navigates 20-degree slopes
- Detects rain and avoids obstacles
Tired of mowing the lawn? This fully automated, robotic lawn mower does all of the work for you. It can mow medium-sized lawns up to 1/4 acre in size. To set it up, you’ll need to put down a boundary wire around your yard and connect the mower to the app. You can start or stop the machine, set up a mowing schedule, and check the mowing progress via the app. The Landroid is equipped with an 8-inch cutting width, the height of which can be adjusted between 1.9 and 3.5 inches. Two brushless wheel motors give it enough traction to navigate 20-degree slopes.
If the mower encounters an obstacle, it will simply back away. For more precise detection, an additional collision is available at an additional cost. It can also be programmed to avoid certain areas of your yard. When the Landroid detects rain or the battery runs low, it will return to the docking to either recharge or wait until the lawn is dry. With all of these features, the Landroid Robotic Mower is certainly worthy of its steep price tag. One thing worth noting is that even though this robotic option gets fairly close to the edges of a yard, you’ll likely need a string trimmer for touch-ups every so often.
Price at time of publish: 1,159
Cutting Width: 8 inches | Weight: 48.5 pounds | Power Source: Battery | Cutting Options: None
After testing this mower in our own backyard, the EGO LM2102SP POWER 21-Inch Cordless Self-Propelled Mower earns our top spot. This powerful mower offers up to an hour of uninterrupted runtime and is easy to use, thanks to self-propelled technology. We also love the adjustable and foldable handle for compact storage. If you’re looking for a more affordable option for your small yard, we found the Greenworks Electric Corded Lawn Mower to be compact and lightweight enough to navigate around obstacles with ease, and offers unlimited runtime, as long as you don’t mind a cord.
How We Tested the Electric Lawn Mowers
We tested eight walk-behind lawn mowers including gas, electric corded, and cordless, battery-powered models in our own yards across the country. After putting them to the test on our own lawns—ranging from small to large—we evaluated them on setup, design, performance, usability, safety, and value. For the first use, we timed setting up the lawn mower and noted what assembly, if any, was required, and if the instructions were detailed and easy to follow. We also recorded the battery charging time if it was a cordless model. We then used the mowers on three separate occasions when the weather and growing conditions allowed and recorded the length of grass cut, the surface area of the yard mowed, and the time it took to accomplish the task. We noted how easy (or not) it was to start the mower, adjust the handle, adjust the speed (if self-propelled), and change the cutting heights. We also evaluated the different features including bagging, mulching, and side-discharge options (if included) for the grass clippings. Aside from evaluating each mower’s set up and features, after use, we noted how easy it was to navigate around obstacles, up slopes, and other challenging areas including uneven or tall grass. We then looked at the appearance of the lawn and noted if it looked evenly cut. We also noted all of the safety features as well as any extra features such as LED headlights, foldable handles for storage, cord management systems, and more. After testing, the top electric mowers were added to this list. In our latest round of testing, we tested six riding lawn mowers in our yards and evaluated them on the same criteria explained above. We conducted thorough testing and compared the results with our previous product recommendations in order to provide the best suggestions possible. We made adjustments to the categories based on standout performance, either by swapping out or adding new options.
What to Look for in an Electric Lawn Mower
Electric mowers fall into four main categories: push, self-propelled, riding, and robot mowers. Choosing the right model depends on the size of your lawn, budget, and how much labor you’re willing to put in. Push mowers require that you walk behind them and manually propel them. Since they lack many of the features that you’ll find on more advanced electric lawn mowers, push mowers tend to cost significantly less. Push mowers also require the most amount of labor, making them an ideal choice for small to medium-sized yards with relatively flat terrain. We like the Greenworks Electric Corded Lawn Mower because it is very easy to navigate around your yard and comes at a very budget-friendly price. Self-propelled mowers are equipped with technology that propels the wheels as you mow. These mowers are often significantly pricier than push mowers, but they require a lot less effort on the user’s part. A self-propelled mower like the Ryobi 40V HP Brushless 21 Inch Cordless Self-Propelled Mower is a great choice for medium-sized to large lawns with sloped or uneven terrain. An electric riding mower is the most powerful option—and likewise the most expensive. Users must either sit or stand on the machine in order to operate it. With an ultra-wide cutting swath and the ability to navigate difficult terrain, a riding mower is well-suited for large yards with steeper slopes. We love the Ryobi Battery Electric Cordless Riding Lawn Tractor because it can cut up to two acres on a single charge and offers plenty of great features. Robot lawn mowers are typically programmed through an app, allowing them to operate autonomously with little to no effort. Some initial setup is required, but a robot mower can be programmed to mow your lawn automatically, avoid collisions and inclement weather, and more. Although they’re incredibly convenient, robotic models also have a shorter runtime and a smaller cutting width swath, limiting their use to smaller yards. Our top choice in this category, the Worx WR147 Landroid Robotic Mower, is almost 100 percent autonomous once it’s been set up.
Cordless electric lawn mowers run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. A cordless model gives you more flexibility and portability because it doesn’t restrict your movement. However, you will have to be mindful of the battery life, which typically runs down between 30 and 60 minutes. Some cordless electric mowers come with extra batteries that can be swapped out to extend their runtime. You could also purchase a second battery to increase the operating time. That way, you don’t have to worry about running out of juice mid-task. Our top choice for a cordless model, Makita 18-Volt X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Push Lawn Mower, includes an extra set of batteries so users can mow longer without having to recharge. The biggest advantage to a corded electric lawn mower is that it provides unlimited power. Corded models typically cost less than their battery-operated counterparts. However, your movement is restricted to the cord’s length. A corded mower must be used with a heavy-duty extension cord, which is often sold separately. Most manufacturers recommend a 12-gauge or 14-gauge cord, but you should always refer to the owner’s manual to ensure safe operation.
Deck size refers to the width of the mower, and determines how wide a path it can cut. A wider deck size results in a wider cutting swath, allowing you to cover a larger area in one pass. The standard deck size on both push and self-propelled mowers typically ranges from 13 to 22 inches. Robotic mowers usually have a much smaller cutting deck between 5 and 10 inches. Riding mowers, on the other hand, can have a deck size as wide as 54 inches. A riding mower is best-suited for large lawns that normally take a good deal of time to mow. Our top pick for zero-turn, the Ryobi Battery Electric Cordless Zero Turn Riding Mower has a 42-inch deck and 12 cutting heights to make short work of a big job, navigating around obstacles with ease.
Motor Power and Type
Cordless electric mowers that run on batteries produce anywhere from 18 to 20 volts of power. The higher the voltage, the longer the motor will run on a single charge. Likewise, a mower with a higher voltage will allow you to cover more ground in one pass. Higher voltage is usually necessary to mow large lawns and generate enough torque to cut through tall, dense grass. The amp rating is also important in determining how powerful an electric lawn mower is. For example, a 12-amp electric mower can power through tough grass, while a 6-amp model would struggle. A corded electric lawn mower typically draws between 6 and 13 amps from a standard outlet. The battery on most cordless models delivers about 18 amps per hour.
Brushless vs. Brushed Motor
Brushless motors are more efficient, because they don’t lose much energy through friction and heat, both of which could potentially damage the motor. Plus, you don’t have to worry about replacing brushes when they wear out. All of these factors contribute to a more reliable performance and less maintenance. Brushed motors, on the other hand, generate more heat, which explains their tendency to stall and overheat. Although brushed motors are more affordable upfront, you may pay more for maintenance in the long run. You’ll also need to replace worn-out brushes as needed, which is an additional expense.
Grass Bag Catcher
A grass bag catcher attaches to the side or rear of a lawn mower and collects grass clippings. While the grass is being cut, clippings are automatically transferred into the bag. This is a convenient feature because it saves you from having to bag or clean up the clippings yourself. With a grass-catching bag, your lawn will look neat and well-maintained after mowing.
An electric lawn mower with mulching capabilities will chop grass up finely and drop the clippings back onto the lawn. As the clippings decompose, they release nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, into the soil. Since mulching naturally improves the health of your lawn, it may need fewer fertilizer treatments.
Adjustable Cutting Height
Most electric lawn mowers have an adjustable cutting height, ranging from 1 to 4 inches, which allows users to cut a variety of grasses and tackle tall, overgrown lawns. As a general rule of thumb, the ideal height for cool-season grass is about 2 1/2 inches. When mowing, you should only remove about the top third of the grass blades.
“The lifespan of an electric lawn mower varies, based on make, model, and consumer care practices,” says Kris Kiser, president and CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). “Just like other outdoor equipment, with proper maintenance, charging, and battery storage practices, then the electric lawn mower can easily meet the user’s expectations.”
- Regularly inspect the cords for nicks and frays, as well as the batteries for any damage or deformities.
- Confirm that all of the vents are free from debris.
- Be sure to only use batteries and chargers in conjunction with manufacturer recommendations.
In the case of electric lawn mowers, convenience comes with a cost. Push mowers are on the lower end of the price scale, but they also require the most amount of manual labor. Self-propelled mowers typically cost several hundred dollars more than push mowers, but they reduce the amount of manual labor that’s needed. advanced models, such as robotic and riding mowers, can be quite expensive, but they essentially do all the work for you. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to put in the labor or pay more to make your life easier.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was written by Sage McHugh, a home and lifestyle writer who has been contributing to The Spruce since 2019. To select the best electric lawn mowers for this roundup, she considered dozens of products, carefully evaluating their motor type, power source, cutting width, special features, and overall performance. McHugh consulted hundreds of customer reviews, as well as write-ups from third-party websites. For additional insight, she interviewed Kris Kiser, president and CEO of Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).
Jenica Currie, Commerce Editor for The Spruce updated this list with insights gathered from testing various electric lawn mowers in our own backyards across the country. She also added additional picks and reporting.
What Is The Spruce Approved?
Here at The Spruce, we want to ensure that we fully stand behind every product we recommend and that when we say something is the best, we mean it. You might have noticed The Spruce Approved badge next to the products on this list. Every product with this badge has been rigorously tested in person and carefully selected by our expert team of lab testers and editors. In most cases, we buy all of these products ourselves, though occasionally, we get samples provided to us directly by companies. No matter how we procure products, they all go through the same tests and must meet the same strict criteria to make the best-of cut.
What Extension Cords Types Do 13 Amp Mowers Need?
Electric mowers don’t always have enough cord length, so you’ll need an extension cord. Here’s what you need to remember when shopping for an extension cord.
13 Amp mowers need (at a minimum) a 12-gauge extension cord, preferably 75 to 100 feet (23-30.5 m). Choose a weather-resistant cord labeled for outdoor use. If you’re a contractor, opt for heavy-duty extension cords that can handle the abrasion and are flexible enough to handle the wear and tear.
This article will help you understand the differences between heavy-duty extension cord types and how to choose the best type for your lawn mower.
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Extension Cord Variations
Buying an extension cord for heavy-duty uses like running an electric lawn mower isn’t as simple as grabbing the first thing you see. Consider the length, gauge, and type of extension cord you will need. Choosing the wrong cord means you’ll have more than your fair share of troubles when servicing your electric lawn mower.
Generally, it’s best to match the extension cord to the specific intended use. In today’s market, there are a few types of extension cords available:
|Heavy Duty. Use for tools/appliances up to 15 Amps.
|Heavy Duty. Use for tools/appliances up to 15 Amps
|Medium Duty. Use with up to 15 Amps for cords shorter than 50 feet (15.2 m) and up to 13 Amps for longer cords.
|Light Duty. Use with up to 13 Amps for cords shorter than 50 feet (15.2 m) and up to 10 Amps for longer cords.
Each of these types also comes in different lengths, which matters when buying electrical cords. Cords come in varying lengths, between 50 to 100 feet (15.2 to 30.5 m).
Of course, I’m not considering lightweight extension cords that are meant for indoor use—the type you use to power a phone or even a laptop. This article is solely focused on heavy-duty extension cords.
When choosing the right extension cord, you should consider the wire thickness (gauge), cord length, and amperage ratings. These three variables should determine which is the right extension cord for your lawn mower.
One example is the Honderson 15-Ft Outdoor Extension Cord (link to Amazon). It is suitable for 13 Amp mowers. It can withstand heavy use outdoors and is highly visible to avoid any mishaps.
What Is Gauge?
Wire gauge is a term used to describe a wire’s thickness (diameter). It is important because it is proportionally related to electrical resistance (source). Thereby, it determines how much electrical current a wire can safely carry without complications.
Note that the higher the gauge, the lower the diameter of the wire. In other words, a high-gauge cord is thinner, whereas a low-gauge cord is thicker and more suitable for heavy-duty uses, like a 13 Amp mower. In other words, a 14-gauge wire is actually thinner than a 10-gauge.
Understanding Electrical Power in an Extension Cord and How it Relates to Appliances
Each extension cord sold in the US and other developed countries would have three numbers on the packaging (and the cord itself). They are:
- Amperage: Measuring the current or flow of electricity through the conductor (i.e., copper in the extension cord’s wire). Make sure to check the amperage of your lawn mower or other tools and match it to the appropriate extension cord, according to the table above.
- Voltage: A measure of the pressure or force pushing electrons through the conductor. powerful tools, such as 13 amp mowers, will typically require a higher voltage to push more electricity to power them.
- Wattage: Formulated as the amperage multiplied by voltage, an electrical device’s wattage is a measure of how much electrical current it will consume per unit of time.
When shopping for an extension cord, you should take into account the amperage and voltage of electrical appliances or equipment you intend to use with it.
Other Ways of Classifying Extension Cords
Extension cords are also classified according to the insulating material that is used to surround the internal copper wire. There are three main types:
- Outdoor: Heavy-duty cords intended for outdoor use are usually equipped with abrasion-resistant material (source), allowing them to withstand the added wear and tear that comes with outdoor use. You should use outdoor extension cords with a lawn mower.
- Indoor: Lightweight, shorter extension cords that can only power small household appliances. They aren’t suitable for use with a lawn mower.
- Contractor grade: Because contractors use their extension cords more often and in worksites, they are typically made to withstand extreme temperature changes, abrasion, and much more.
What Happens If You Use the Wrong Extension Cord with a Lawn Mower
You may be wondering what the point of all this is—what would happen should you get the wrong type of extension cord for your 13 Amp lawn mower? Let’s take a look at each different scenario.
- The gauge is too low. Extension cords with lower gauges are thicker and safe to use with high-power mowers and other devices.
- The gauge is too high. A higher gauge means a lower diameter, which means the cord won’t be able to handle too much electricity. There is a very high chance that it heats up, causing an electrical fire. In many countries, selling very high-gauge extension cords is illegal for this reason.
- The cord isn’t rated for outdoor use. Without added protection from the elements and potential wear and tear that occurs with outdoor use, you can expect the cord to be damaged over time. Again, this is potentially dangerous—it can cause electrocution, electrical fires, and malfunction of your lawn mower.
- The cord isn’t long enough. Using a lawn mower with too short of an extension cord makes it difficult to move around as needed, defeating its main purpose.
While extension cords are a necessity when using electrical lawn mowers, getting the right gauge and length is important for your safety. Use a 12-gauge extension cord for 13 Amp mowers, or refer to the table above for other variations.
Willie writes on small engine repair, landscaping, and lawn care. He owned a professional lawn care business in Alabama for almost 10 years.
What Gauge Extension Cord is best for Your Electric Lawn Mower
If you own an electric lawn mower, you may have realized that the length of its power cord might not always be sufficient to reach all areas of your lawn. In such cases, using an extension cord can be a convenient solution. However, choosing the right gauge extension cord is crucial to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your electric lawn mower.
In this article, we will discuss the factors to consider and provide guidelines on selecting the appropriate gauge extension cord for your electric lawn mower; you will get the proper answer to your most common question: what gauge extension cord is best for your electric lawn mower ?
Understanding Gauge for Extension Cords:
Gauge refers to the thickness of the wire used in an extension cord and plays a crucial role in its performance and safety.
Here’s what you need to know about gauge when it comes to extension cords:
Wire Thickness: Gauge is denoted by a number, with lower numbers representing thicker wires. Thicker wires have a larger capacity to carry electrical current, while thinner wires have a lower capacity.
Capacity for Current: The gauge of an extension cord determines the amount of current it can safely carry without overheating or causing damage. Using an extension cord with an inadequate gauge for your device’s power requirements can reduce performance or pose a safety hazard.
Lower Gauge for Higher Power: Generally, higher-powered devices require thicker gauge extension cords. For example, electric lawnmowers typically have higher power requirements than smaller devices like lamps or fans and thus may require a thicker gauge extension cord to handle the load.
Length of Cord Matters: The length of the extension cord also affects the gauge needed. Longer cords experience more resistance, which can cause voltage drops and result in decreased performance. Therefore, longer cords generally require a thicker gauge to compensate for the increased resistance.
Follow Manufacturer’s Recommendations: It’s important to consult the owner’s manual of your device or the manufacturer’s recommendations for the appropriate gauge extension cord to use. Using the recommended gauge will ensure your device’s safe and optimal performance.
Understanding the gauge is essential when selecting an extension cord. Thicker gauge cords are suitable for higher-powered devices and longer cord lengths, while thinner gauge cords are appropriate for smaller devices and shorter distances. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and choose the appropriate gauge extension cord to ensure your devices’ safe and efficient operation.
Factors to Consider for Electric Lawn Mower:
When choosing an extension cord for your electric lawn mower, several key factors must be considered for optimal performance and safety.
Here’s an in-depth look at the factors you should keep in mind:
Power Requirements: Check the power requirements of your electric lawn mower, including the voltage and amperage. This information can typically be found in the owner’s manual or the lawn mower. It’s crucial to choose an extension cord that can handle the power requirements of your lawn mower to ensure efficient operation and prevent overheating or damage to the equipment.
Cord Length: Consider the length of the extension cord for lawn mower you need to reach your desired mowing area. Longer cords experience more resistance, resulting in voltage drops and decreased performance. As a general rule, shorter cords require a lower gauge, while longer cords may require a thicker gauge to compensate for the increased resistance.
Gauge Size: The extension cord gauge is crucial for your electric lawn mower’s safe and efficient operation. Thicker gauge cords have a larger capacity to carry electrical current and are suitable for higher-powered devices. As mentioned earlier, the recommended gauge for electric lawnmowers is typically 16-gauge for cord lengths up to 50 feet, 14-gauge for cord lengths up to 100 feet, and 12-gauge for cord lengths up to 150 feet.
Outdoor Use: Since electric lawn mowers are typically used outdoors, choosing an extension cord specifically designed for outdoor use is important. Look for extension cords labeled as “outdoor” or “all-weather” with features such as a durable jacket and reinforced insulation to withstand outdoor conditions and provide maximum safety.
Safety Features: Consider extension cords with built-in safety features such as grounded plugs, which provide an extra layer of protection against electrical hazards. Grounded plugs are designed to prevent shocks and ensure the safe usage of electrical devices.
Brand Reputation and Quality: Choose extension cords from reputable brands known for their quality and durability. Investing in a high-quality extension cord may cost a little more upfront, but it can save you money in the long run by providing reliable performance and lasting durability.
Local Electrical Codes: It’s essential to comply with local electrical codes and regulations when using extension cords for your electric lawn mower. Familiarize yourself with the local codes and ensure that the extension cord you choose meets the requirements for outdoor use and is safe and compliant for your specific location.
Consider the power requirements, cord length, gauge size, outdoor use, safety features, brand reputation, and local electrical codes when selecting an extension cord for your electric lawn mower. Considering these factors will help you choose the right extension cord for your electric lawn mower, ensuring your equipment’s safe and efficient operation. Always prioritize safety and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and local electrical codes for the best results.
Recommended Gauge for Electric Lawn Mower:
Based on the power requirements and cord length, it is recommended to use a 16-gauge extension cord for cord lengths up to 50 feet, a 14-gauge extension cord for cord lengths up to 100 feet, and a 12-gauge extension cord for cord lengths up to 150 feet. Using a thicker gauge extension cord than recommended can provide additional safety margin and prevent potential overheating or damage to the equipment.
When using an extension cord with your electric lawn mower, following some safety tips is important. Avoid overloading the cord by not plugging multiple high-powered devices into the same extension cord. Keep the extension cord away from water or wet areas to prevent electrical hazards. Inspect the extension cord for any damage or wear and replace it if necessary. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and local electrical codes for safe usage.
Selecting the right gauge extension cord is essential for your electric lawn mower’s safe and efficient operation. Consider the power requirements and cord length of your lawn mower and choose the appropriate gauge extension cord accordingly. Following the recommended guidelines and safety tips will help you mow your lawn safely and effectively. Remember, safety should always be a top priority when using electrical equipment, including extension cords for your electric lawn mower.