Hints & Tips
A scary sight in the sky this morning.
Not bits of a Chinese spacecraft falling to earth but a big golden disc, which some ancients vaguely remember is called the sun.
Could this be the long-awaited start of Spring, or is it merely another false dawn?
Only time will tell but at last there is a little growth in the shrubbery with the first tentative buds appearing, even if hedgerows are still weeks away from coming into leaf.
But you can now cut the lawn, just gently, trimming the tops to encourage new growth.
And if your mower has a mulching function, don’t use it until the grass has thoroughly dried out or you will be left with blobs of concentrated cut grass which will need collecting.
More people are turning to cordless mowers as battery technology improves every year to give electrically-powered mowers the same power as petrol.
They are lighter and easier to use with no trailing cables to worry about, and to give you an idea of what machines are available here are ten top cordless mowers chosen from our extensive lists.
And most are part of a range of battery-powered garden machinery where the same battery fits all, so all you need to buy are the device itself, not the battery and charger.
The first mower is the Stiga SLM3648AE Cordless Lawnmower from an established Scandinavian company.
This has a 48V lithium-ion battery and a 500W motor and a 34cm cutting width, very easy to push along and work around flower beds on smaller lawns.
It is designed to let you collect, mulch or discharge the cut grass at the back and has six cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm. It has a 35-litre grass box with a window so you can tell when it needs emptying and larger rear wheels to make turning easier.
And it weighs only 12kg.
We deliver it free of charge the next working day with a two-year warranty and it costs £299, £30 less than the recommended price.
And there is a wide range of other Stiga garden machinery where the same battery fits them all.
This next is exclusive and one we helped to develop, the Redback E137CQ-2Ah Cordless Lawnmower.
Designed specifically for the British lawn it has 40V batteries which will fully charge in 70 minutes.
This is another made for small to medium-sized lawns, say around 400m2 and has a cutting width of 37cm.
It has cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm and a 40-litre grass box. A useful feature is a display on the handlebar to show the charge level in the battery.
It costs £329 compared to the recommended price of £397 and is delivered free within seven days with a three-year warranty.
Reviews of this mower can be seen here. One said: Nice Looking Machine and Does the Job Well . All in all a good product and run time is great.’
Now one from a long-established German manufacturing company.
The WOLF-Garten 72v Li-Ion Power 37 Cordless Lawnmower has a 72V lithium-ion battery which charges fully in 60 minutes and is compatible with other machines in the company’s range.
With a 37cm cutting width it is suitable for lawns around 400m2 and lets you collect, mulch or discharge the cut grass.
The cutting heights are from 25mm to 75mm and the mower weighs just 15kg.
This one also has a carrying handle at the front making it easier to transport and has a polypropylene body for a long life.
It costs £399, £60 off the recommended price and has three-year warranty and free delivery within seven working days.
‘I was surprised at how light it was to carry and to use. It was so easy to manoeuvre and lovely to not have to keep shifting the cord round and moving the extension lead. The freedom is great! No complaints at all about performance.’
‘Light weight and easy to use’, wrote another. Other reviews are here.
Here’s a mower from a British company designed for a small to medium-sized lawn, but this one will leave a striped finish.
The Cobra RM4140V Cordless Rear-Roller Lawnmower has a 40V Samsung lithium-ion battery which will give a running time of 30 minutes and will fully re-charge in 90 minutes.
It has a cutting width of 41cm and with a rear roller you can cut close to the lawn edge without it toppling into the flower beds.
Cutting heights are from 25cm to 75cm and it has a 50-litre grass box.
It costs £364 compared with the recommended rice of £384.99 and is delivered free the next working day with a two-year warranty.
‘Have used the lawnmower a few times and it does exactly what I want it to – no fuss, very reliable’ says a previous customer.
The Mountfield S46R-PD LI Cordless Power-Driven Rear-Roller Lawnmower has an 80V lithium-ion battery.
And it is self-propelled with the power to tackle sloping lawns and rougher areas of grass.
And with its full width rear roller it leaves an attractive striped finish and won’t fall into the flowers when cutting lawn edges.
It also has a grass comb to smooth the lawn before it is trimmed leading to a better finish
The grass box holds 55 litres and it has a steel cutting deck to give greater rigidity. And there are cutting heights from 20mm to 70mm.
It costs £649, £70 off the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free delivery in seven days.
‘Best lawnmower I have had. It has an impressive lithium battery and charger. It cuts grass beautifully and I am pleased I chose this model,’ said a purchaser last year.
Now one from a famous British manufacturer whose machines are used on sports pitches and manicured gardens.
The Allett Liberty 43 Cordless Cylinder-Mower has a 480W motor and will work for 40 minutes on a single charge.
It has a cutting width of 43cm and the six-bladed cylinder can cut grass right down to 6mm. The cylinder speed is controlled by a dial on the handlebar and the grass box holds 62 litres.
You can also buy a scarifying cartridge to keep the lawn healthy.
The recommended price is £1179 but we have it for sale for £1099 with free deliver the next working day and a one-year warranty.
Now another from British company Cobra.
The MX46S40V Self-Propelled Cordless Lawnmower has a 46cm cutting width and seven cutting heights from 25mm to 75mm.
This one allows you to collected the cut grass – it has a 60-litre grass box, mulch it when conditions allow and discharge it to the side.
It has a 46cm cutting width making it suitable for lawns up to 1000m2.
Being a self-propelled machine it is easy to use when tackling longer thicker grass and slopes on lawns and it also has an indicator so you can check how much power is left in the twin 40V batteries.
It costs £459.99, £30 less than the recommended price and has a two-year warranty with free delivery the next working day.
One happy customer commented: ‘The mower cuts exceedingly well. I didn’t time how long I took, but I’d still about 50% charge left in one battery when done. And I cut three medium-sized lawns. Later in the day, after the first cut, I had a neighbour ask “how do you get your grass to look so good?” Say no more.’
Other reviews are here.
Now another mower made for larger lawns – around 1000m2.
Exclusive to MowDirect, the Redback E146CV Self-Propelled Cordless Lawnmower has a cutting width of 46cm and five cutting heights from 25mm to 70mm.
This one has four ways of dealing with the cut grass. You can either discharge it to the side or back, mulch it or collect – there is a 60-litre grass box. This has an indicator to show when it is full.
The handlebars can be adjusted to suit the user and can be dripped for storage so it takes less room.
This one costs £499, £150 off the recommended price and has a three-year warranty. It is available from late this month but you can pre-order now.
This next one is a purpose-built mulching mower.
The Stiga Mutliclip 50S AE 80v Self-propelled Cordless Lawnmower has a 5Ah lithium-ion battery giving 1.5Kw of power and with its 48cm cutting width can tackle really large lawns.
There are cutting heights from 31mm to 75mm and the being self-propelled it can tackle rougher areas of grass and slopes very quickly.
It costs £599, £70 off the price recommended and has a two-year warranty and free delivery the next working day.
And this one will cut really large areas with its 52cm cutting width.
The EGO LM2122E-SP Power+ Self-Propelled Cordless Lawnmower has a 7.5Ah battery and a 56V motor with a run time of 50 minutes.
And it will fully re-charge in 60 minutes.
There are six cutting heights from 25mm to 95mm and it has a variable cutting speed so you can mow at your own pace.
A polypropylene cutting deck keeps their weight down and it even has LED headlights to light the way when it gets dark.
It has a 70-litre grass box and has been designed so you can collect or mulch the grass or discharge it to the rear when appearance is not so important.
It has a five-year warranty and costs £699, £30 off the recommended price wit free next working day delivery.
Remember that once you have the battery and charger they will fit other machinery in the manufacturer’s range so you only have to buy the tool making battery-powered lawnmowers really economical.
Please ring us one 03454 588905 if you have any queries about battery-power lawnmowers or anything else on our site.
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