Environmentally Friendly Lawn Mowing

img_4025I’m all for using products and services which are friendly to our environment.  One of the things that I love to see is a move from gas-powered equipment.  Unfortunately it is difficult to find an adequate environmentally friendly alternative.  Lawn mowers have been one of those.  Years ago I purchased a battery powered lawn mower which I used for a small yard but it seriously lacked in power.  When we moved to our new house, I decided to try another one.  After some research, I decided on the Ryobi 20 inch, 40-Volt Brushless Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery Walk Behind Push Lawn Mower.

I have not been disappointed.

The mower works very well for our .4 acre lot which is pretty flat.  If you had a larger lot I would recommend another model.  For me, this mower is the perfect one for my lawn mowing.  I also made the decision to buy an extra battery which was about $150 but very helpful to have it ready to switch out to complete my mowing.  I can almost finish my yard on one charge so it’s good to have another one ready.

What do I like about the mower?

  • No gas.  I don’t like having to worrying about keeping gas around.  Never liked the fumes from a gas-powered mower.
  • Quieter.  It still sounds like a lawnmower but it’s still quieter.
  • Battery storage.  There is a place to store the extra battery onboard if you need to switch it out.
  • Safety features.  A key helps to ensure that the mower is on or off.
  • Run time.  One fully charged battery will give you about 45 minutes of mowing time.
  • Height adjustment.  The mower has seven positions from 1.5 inches to 4 inches to choose from.

The cost for this model was about $279.00.  That’s not a bad price for an alternative mower.  It’s also not the cheapest one but it’s a good idea to spend a little money to get what will fit your need.   Also, if you get one of these, it comes with a battery and charger are compatible with any RYOBI 40-Volt tools.

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A battery-powered lawn mower isn’t for everyone.  Obviously, if you have multiple acres of land this isn’t for you.  If you have a small yard, maybe less than an acre, I would highly recommend it.  They also have a self-propelled model if you need help with hills or inclines in your yard.

Where do you get one of these?  Home Depot, Lowes or just go on Amazon and order you one.   I was thrilled when mine was delivered.  I was like a kid with a toy on Christmas morning.  So far, it has worked well and has been functional for me.   Compared to my previous experience, Ryobi got it right this time.