1. Bosch Rotak 32 LI High Power Cordless lawnmower
The Bosch Rotak 32 LI is a high powered cordless lawnmower that is best suited to small or medium size lawns, ideal for gardens with up to 150m2 of grass. The 36 volt lithium-ion battery gives a really good level of power, making light work of cutting the grass with no danger of wires getting in the way, creating a safer experience. This Bosch Rotak 32 LI has a 32 litre grass collection box on the back to minimise mess and clear up time.
The mower features a roller which enables you to create perfect lawn stripes but also aids the grass sitting in the right position for the blade to enable a smooth even cut with no bald patches. There are also lawn combs to work in tandem to bring the grass into the perfect cutting position. This cordless lawnmower has an adjustable height feature meaning you can change the cutting length from 30-70mm, and the design allows it to cut right to the edges even going over small ridges like edging stones etc to give a stunning cut. Bosch are proud of the Syneon Chip which is installed in several models including this one and is responsible for intelligently deciding the energy and power needed for each specific job, adjusting as it goes for maximum performance.
The handle has ergonomic grips which ensures that you maintain a better posture when cutting the grass and reduces the strain on backs and arms. The unit is nice and light weight making it easy to move whilst in use and also back and forth from storage. There are various purchase options including just the unit, and adding a second rechargeable battery or replacement blade. Overall a great little cordless mower for home use.
2. Evopower EVO1536Li Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Cordless Battery 36 V Lawn Mower
Cordless lawn mowers eliminate the need for wires that can be a trip and cutting hazard but also tie you to a certain space. The Evopower EVO1536Li Rechargeable is a great example of a cord free lawn mower. Electric is often favoured over petrol engines as it is cleaner and again, safer. This mower only weighs 16kg making it suitable for home users as well as small professional garden maintenance companies. The powerful 36 volt rechargeable battery delivers plenty of power to make easy work of lawn maintenance. For most lawn jobs you can expect a battery life of 30 minutes from one charge which should be plenty for the average garden lawn, very long or wet grass will mean it has to work harder and therefore the battery might discharge quicker. Recharging the battery takes just five hours which is similar to others on the market.
It comes with a built in grass box to collect the cuttings as you go, and to ensure the perfect job there are 6 different height adjustments on the blade making it suitable for a wide variety of finishes. The Evopower EVO1536Li has a 15 inch wide cutting path which makes quick work of each cut but also enables the unit to turn in tight spaces with ease.
It has an adjustable handle, enabling it to be set correctly for the users height and taking away any stress and strain to the back. The manufacturer offers a 1 year warranty and are confident that the unit has been constructed to ensure it doesn't rust or dent even if accidentally knocked. A great example of a rechargeable cordless lawn mower, it is easy to use, sensibly priced and nicely robust.
3. Bosch Rotak 37 LI Ergoflex Cordless 36 Volt Lithium-ion Rotary Lawnmower
Bosch is a well known name in the tool world and the Bosch Rotak 37 LI Ergoflex is a great example of a cordless lawnmower. This example weighs only 13kg, which really is light and therefore easy to move around the lawn and indeed to lift in and out of storage. As expected is has an attached grass box to minimise mess, and this is a hefty 40 litres meaning less time having to empty and a quicker overall grass cut.
The blade can be adjusted over 10 different heights from 20-70mm allowing you plenty of scope to achieve the perfect result. Ergonomically, plenty of consideration has gone into this lawn mower. It has a wide range of adjustment functionality, and it can be operated left or right handed - with one or both hands. It has been awarded an Ergonomic Certificate and Bosch were the first manufacturer to achieve this accolade for their garden tools.
Most of the Bosch rechargeable cordless lawn mowers now feature an intelligent chip which is able to determine the correct amount of power needed for each job, maintaining a constant blade speed and evening out the load. The mower has grass combs to ensure that the grass stands up and nothing is missed when cutting, and the blade does an amazing job on most lawn types with a cutting width of 37cm. Charging the battery takes just 60 minutes or if you are in a hurry a quick 30 minute charge will give you 80% battery power which is enough to finish a job. Being electric the mower is quiet to operate and does not require any fuel sources or cables dragging across the floor making it ideal for the less confident gardener to cope with.
4. Ryobi RLM18C34H25 ONE+ 36 V Cordless Hybrid Lawnmower
The Ryobi RLM18C34H25 ONE+ is a futuristic looking hybrid lawnmower. This means that you have the combined luxury of being able to operate this lawnmower from the rechargeable 36 volt lithium-ion battery (it features 2 batteries) - or be able to plug it into the mains and use as a corded mower, generating an excellent level of versatility. The cable is a useful but not massive 8 foot long, which makes it ideal just to finish the job if the battery goes flat before you finish. Again with most rechargeable units the weight has been kept low at just 18kg making it easy to move around the lawns. This model features a folding handle which could make storage a lot easier if space is limited. A handy battery life gauge makes it really easy to see how much power is left and whether a charge - or cable is needed.
The cutting path on this particular lawn mower is 34cm and the clever combs underneath allow you to cut right to the edges of the lawn ensuring a really neat job. The mower has 5 different height adjustments (20-70mm) for different lawn conditions and finishes, and the adjustment is from a simple handle on the top making really easy to change settings many times throughout the cut. There is a grass cutting box on the back which makes light work of the clippings and negates the need to rake up after you have finished. The grass box is also designed to fold and collapse when not in use making the whole unit great for smaller spaces.
Ryobi offer an interchangeable battery system with many of their cordless tools, meaning that you can always have a correct battery fully charged, and switch tool when needed.
5. Sovereign Cordless Lawnmower - 24V
This is one of the lightest cordless lawnmowers on sale. The 24 volt battery is smaller than some but this mower still packs a pretty mean punch and is perfect for smaller gardens. It boasts a battery charging time of just one and a half hours and a lawn size of 250m on a single charge. The unit weighs just 9.5kg making it really easy to lift and manoeuvre. This makes it a great little unit for the home owner, although perhaps not man enough for a garden maintenance professional.
The mower has a 32cm cutting width making it perfect for most jobs. The blade can be adjusted to various different heights, a total of 5 heights from 25-65mm. This neat little mower still features a really respectable 33 litres grass box, which should be plenty for most lawns without needing to stop and empty it. The grass box is really easy to clip off and on as well. The battery life is good but on a bigger lawn you may need two attempts and recharge in the middle - or of course purchase a second battery. However the battery charging time is quick as we have already mentioned so not really much of an inconvenience.
Being electric this is a very clean and quiet lawn mower. Despite the lower battery size compared to others the cutting power is very good and you can get really close to the edges. The handle folds which can be a real bonus for storage, and it is a great height for moving around the lawn without straining the back as it can be adjusted to suit the taller or shorter gardener. A great lower end cordless lawn mower perfect for gardens up to 250m.
6. Greenworks Tools 2500067-A 40 V 35 cm Lithium Lawnmower
The Greenworks Tools 2500067-A 40 V 35 cm Lithium Lawnmower is a lovely example of a cordless electric lawn mower. The 40 volt battery is one of the more powerful seen in cordless mowers and offers a very consistent performance when cutting the grass. The mower weighs in at just 16kg, making it a great lightweight mower that is easy to manoeuvre round the lawn and in and out of the shed. It features a folding handle making it versatile to store, as it can either be folded down or because it is lightweight, hung on a wall out of the way.
The blade has a standard cutting width of 35cm, which gives a good cutting path and makes it easy to turn. It is also great for getting right to the edge of the grass, even if there are edging strips in the way. The blade has 5 different adjustment positions depending on the length of grass and the finish required, with a one lever adjustment from 20-80mm. Being cordless means there are no wires trailing on the floor, so the overall experience is much safer as there’s no danger of mowing over them. The handle is also height adjustable to ensure that back strain is kept to a minimum.
As we have come to expect with battery mowers there is an attached collection bag which makes the job much easier as there is no need to rake up the clippings afterwards. The bag is a massive 40 litres which lessens the need to stop and empty it. When empty it also be folded to ensure the unit can be stored neatly in smaller spaces. Overall this is a great little mower from a name that has secured an excellent reputation in the garden tools department.
7. Hyundai Cordless Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Powered 36 V Lawn Mower HYM36Li
The Hyundai Cordless Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Powered 36 V Lawn Mower could be the perfect solution for the average small to medium lawn owner. It features a 36 volt lithium-ion rechargeable battery which offers a cutting time of about 30 minutes and takes about 1.5 hours to charge fully. If you have a very wet or long lawn then it will need to work harder and may not last the full time. However one of the clever things about the Hyundai garden tool range is that the batteries are interchangeable. So if you have another product from their range you can simply swap the batteries over and keep both fully charged for any job. Each battery is designed to last for 1000 charges but being interchangeable, and available separately offers a long life on this mower.
The blade offers a good level of height adjustment ranging through 6 different levels from 30-80mm and can be adjusted easily if you want to change it half way through. For longer lawns starting on a higher setting, then running over again on a lower setting can create the perfect finish. The cutting path is 38cm wide which is about normal and the overall weight of the unit is just 14kg so it isn’t hard to push or turn, great for domestic use. It has a rigid clipping collection box which holds up to 35 litres, meaning you will not always have to keep stopping to empty it. Overall the Hyundai cordless lawn mower offers a clean efficient lawn cut with a very quiet motor that also has the advantage of not having any emissions found in petrol alternatives.
8. WORX WG776E 40 V Lithium-Ion Cordless 33cm Lawn Mower
A nice little black and orange cordless lawn mower from the company Worx, who have a good reputation in the garden servicing tools industry. This mower boasts a 40 volt lithium-ion battery for a powerful competent performance. Worx have added Mute technology to this machine which reduces an already quiet performance to nothing more than a whisper.
The rechargeable battery offers a good cut time and doesn't take too long to recharge. The unit features a battery life indicator so you will never suddenly be caught short. The mower is capable of dealing with lawns that have got a little overgrown and the blade can be adjusted between 20-60mm to give a really professional finish. There is a 33cm cutting path, giving good turning capabilities. This feature packed cordless lawn mower also comes with Intellicut Technology which ensures that the mower gives that bit extra on longer more stubborn grass, boosting the power just enough, but doesn't lose any performance on easier shorter lawns.
If you are not concerned about the lawn clippings and prefer them to mulch on into the lawn you can use this mower without the rear collection box and it will distribute them effectively. Should you prefer to have the clippings collecting then the grass bag can be attached, and this too features a helpful indicator that lets you know when you have reached the limited and need to empty it. The whole unit weighs in at 14kg, which means it is perfect for domestic use and is easy and lightweight to manoeuvre around the garden and storage areas. Overall this is a good example of a lightweight cordless lawn mower that delivers a really good performance even on lawns that have been left to get a little bit overgrown.
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