I Confess. Battery Mowing – It’s The Future

I am again following in the footsteps of Dick Robert’s Wednesday blog, in order to tell you that I am coming out, not of the closet but out of the shed. I am coming out as a staunch supporter of lithium-ion battery technology, particularly mowing.

I know I have mentioned them before but I have to confess that I have sometimes had my doubts. It’s hard to change your patterns of behaviour and attitude, particularly if you’re a man of a certain age who likes things the way they are most of the time.

Like many people, I once believe nothing could rival the power of petrol when it came to lawnmowers and that the noxious fumes, noise and maintenance heavy ownership of a petrol mower was just a necessary part of the deal.

Then I came across the development of lithium ion batteries and my ears pricked up. I started to read about it and soon realised that, at some time in the future there would there would be Li-ion batteries that were powerful enough to rival petrol’s all consuming hold on the world of the lawn.

Redback Cordless Lawn mower
Redback mower – Powerful, quiet, cheap to run. The future. £299 inc battery and charger!

That time has now arrived. I truly believe this, particularly in urban and suburban areas where petrol fumes and noise can be seen as a nuisance, a 40v petrol mower that is compact, quiet, folds up small costs little to run and takes only 70 minutes to fully charge can be a godsend and just as effective if not more so, than an equivalent petrol model. The Redback E137CQ-2Ah Cordless Lawnmower that Dick was espousing in his piece yesterday is just such a marvel. Just see what people are saying…

I’ve used it three times now with excellent results. My lawn is about 150 sq metres and takes half a full charge to cut it. So much lighter to use than my old petrol self-propelled mower.’ 

‘I have always been a bit sceptical about battery powered tools but how things have changed. Batteries have come a long way. This is a very efficient lawn mower it feels solid and cuts very well.’ 

An Excellent, Well-Engineered Machine. I’m very pleased with this lawn mower….It’s very well made of sturdy construction, but quite easy to manoeuvre out of the shed and on the lawn.’

And it makes even more sense to consider this as the future of your garden tool collection when you bear in mind that the battery from this mower also fits the whole range of Redback 40v machines, (hedgetrimmer, pole hedgetrimmer tree pruner, leaf blower, grass trimmer, chainsaw) all of which are receiving the same kind of surprised praise. Praise like…

Pole Hedgetrimmer  – “Exceeded my Expectations. I bought this in February this year and now, having given it a lot of use I can now say it is brilliant! I wasn’t quite sure if it was powerful enough…but it has exceeded my expectations!…It cuts through up to an inch thick with ease! It is so much easier than my previous heavy petrol cutter and of course is quieter so no need for ear defenders. The weight with 4AH battery is fine and it is well balanced. Very pleased to recommend it and the wonderful staff at MowDirect!’

Redback Cordless Hedgetrimmer  – ‘I have a lots of battery powered garden stuff. This is the first Redback product I have bought and it really is very good and better than the other brands.’

Redback Chainsaw – ‘I’ve never had a chainsaw before and been wary about battery-powered ones after some disappointing experiences with other equipment that just wasn’t up to the job. I needn’t have worried. It went through a 6″ fence post like the proverbial knife through butter. Very pleased.’

Need I say more? I don’t believe so. I’m a convert I think you will be too. Do check out our full range of cordless machinery, you won’t regret it.

And if you need more advice or information on these, or any other, of our comprehensive range of equipment, do call on 0345 4588 905 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri & 10am-4pm Sat) and one of our product experts will be delighted to help you. They really are good.

‘A highly trustworthy company. Outstanding…excellent products at very reasonable prices. First rate staff who are very helpful and reliable. Refreshing to buy from a company with staff that care about their customers and do all they can to help. Thank you MowDirect!’

Enjoy your garden.    Drew Hardy.

N.B.  All Redback review quotes used are from genuine customers and were posted on our product review pages. You can access them by looking at the products in the range

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