Electric Lawn Mower Buying Guide

Spring is coming, and the lawn in the garden needs more regular mowing. It is very possible that you have even done a top dressing not too long ago and you have to cut. You may be new to your garden or you simply need to buy a lawnmower because the one you already had has irretrievably damaged. Here we list the best electric lawn mowers according to your needs.

The factors are very numerous but the main choice that determines one type or another is much simpler. Then you can detail details that decide the choice but we are going to make an essential screen.

Buy an electric lawn mower if:

 

  • You have less than 600 m2 of garden
  • You don’t want to do maintenance on the machine.

Buy a gasoline lawn mower if:

  • Your garden is more than 600 m2
  • Maintenance and gasoline are not a problem

BOCH ARM 32. RELIABILITY AND FAIR PRICE

It is certainly a best seller. With almost 2000 positive ratings on Amazon, it is a safe bet if you have a small garden, in the city, a chalet or one living with little landscaped land.

If you do not want to make a large outlay and have a good machine that meets minimum expectations and lasts for years, this is your model.

In general, the DIY and gardening machinery from Bosch has a good reputation, good construction materials, reliability in its components, although prices are somewhat higher than other brands. But it is worth it.

 

  • In this case, the price-quality ratio is unbeatable. The minimum power we recommend is 1000W . Below that figure, we do not recommend any model. It’s the bare minimum for decent cutting power. This Bosch has 1200W, a tight power but more than enough.
  • The Bosch ARM 32 has a 31 L capacity grass collector so you won’t have to empty very often.
  • Its weight is fabulous, it does not reach 7 kg with the advantage that it supposes in maneuverability and general manageability .
  • It consists of 3 cutting levels (10/40/60 mm) with combs that allow to speed up the cut well on edges and edges that are the places where sometimes the blades of other models do not reach well.

Technical specifications:

  •  Power 1200W
  • Cutting width 32 cm
  • Bag capacity 31 L
  • 3 cut levels
  • Weight: 6.8 kg
  • Cable not included

BOSCH ADVANCEROTAK 5.2. THE ROLEX OF ELECTRIC LAWN MOWERS

We enter with this Bosch in the high range, in the most advanced electric lawn mowers.

Do you remember the division we made at the beginning? > 600 m2 gasoline | <600 m2 electrical. Well, if your garden exceeds 600, do not stop looking at this option since its price is very similar to a mid-range gasoline and in this case you will be taking a high-end machine within its sector. They recommend its use for gardens of about 650 m2.

Thanks to its leafcollect system, it also collects and shreds the leaves of the deciduous trees that you have in your garden. This option is really magnificent.

The sticks as always, the cable. That is indisputable. But once this obstacle is overcome, it is a very good model to consider for large garden surfaces.

It consists of adjustable handles for a very ergonomic and comfortable position of the user. The grass collector box is practically double that of the previous ones.

It has 7 levels of cut and a greater width of cut. With its powerful 1700W motor, we have cutting hours with lower revolutions due to greater resistance to cutting.

Where this model really stands out is in the noise. Thanks to their ProSilence technology they have been able to reduce noise by 75%. 

The typical phrase “The neighbor’s already mowing the lawn” will be meaningless with Advancerotak 5.2.

 

Technical specifications:

  •  Power 1700W
  • Cutting width 41 cm
  • Bag capacity 50 L
  • Weight: 16 kg
  • 7 cutting levels (25mm to 80mm)
  • Noise reduction 75%. ProSilence technology
  • Leaf shredder (leafcollect technology)
  • Adjustable and ergonomic handle height.
  • Cable not included

OTHER BRANDS OF ELECTRIC LAWN MOWERS

 

 

EINHELL GC-EM 1030/1. THE OTHER GERMAN AT A GOOD PRICE

We associate Bosch with Germany, with good materials, quality and durability. You should know that Einhell is a German company with a worldwide presence and in Spain they have been selling their DIY and gardening tools for more than 50 years.

This model that we present is the most basic of all but its price is laughable for the benefits it offers, being the choice that Amazon itself patches.

Technical specifications:

  •  Power 1000W
  • Cutting width 30 cm
  • Bag capacity 28 L
  • Weight: 6.2 kg
  • 3 cut levels
  • Cable not included

AND WHAT ABOUT THE ONES WITH A BATTERY? SPRINT 2691735

In this case we have an almost professional mower, with the capacity to cut extensions of 650 m2 as well. We must take into account what this is worth, we can buy almost two very good cables . We could even buy a gasoline one and we would have enough money left over.

This solution is very specific for people who want the wireless “freedom” of no cable without the maintenance drawbacks of a gasoline engine. For small gardens, we recommend one of the above.

Even so, it is a very high quality option, with a brushless motor (low noise and durability)

Its 1500W motor ensures sufficient cutting power. The batteries work at 18V.

 

Technical specifications:

  •  Power 1500W
  • Cutting time: up to 36 min
  • Cutting width 44 cm
  • Bag capacity 50 L
  • Weight: 6.2 kg
  • 3 cut levels
  • 2 batteries included of 5 Ah
WE ARE MISSING THE “ROOMBAS” IN THE GARDEN. THE ONES THAT GO ALONE

It is the latest type of electric lawn mower. We could leave it out. What if. If we push a vacuum cleaner around the house to cut down the lint and dust and we have managed to invent smart vacuum cleaners that go around our house by themselves collecting dirt, the same with the lawn.

These are considerably more expensive but really very interesting if we lead a too busy, busy life, without much time for the usual garden tasks.

They do not have a bag that collects the cut grass, but it is not an excessive problem if it is passed often. They are cuttings of very low height that do not cover the grass, and are even a contribution of nutrients that return to the ground. This is known as the mulching system or effect . For this we must have the robot fully functional, which makes very frequent steps so that the height of the grass is minimal.

 

This one that we present to you is the Worx Landroid S300 As you can, they are full of technology and sensors.

  • Ultrasonic anti-collision systems with walls and objects
  • Voice control
  • Anti-theft locator (GPS-4G)
  • It updates only if there is a Wi-Fi network nearby.
  • They cut up to 2.5 cm from the edge of the lawn.

Limitations:

  • They are useless if you have many trees that shed leaves. You have to think of this robot as if it were a roomba at home.
  • They have much less power than a normal lawnmower.
  • Its price is four times that of a good electric lawn mower.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF AN ELECTRIC LAWN MOWER?

  • They have little maintenance:  The only maintenance of an electric lawnmower is the blade. Unique and exclusively. There’s no more. Keep them sharp so they make clean cuts, they don’t tear the blades of grass. If it is battery powered, over time you will notice that the autonomy will be reduced and you will have to change it. That’s all.
  • Weight is important:  Electric lawnmowers are considerably lighter than a gasoline one. And the weight may seem trivial to you, but in the end you have to push it.
  • Maneuverability : It is a direct consequence of the previous point. In addition to pushing it around the garden, you have to turn, enter narrow garden areas, put it away, in the shed or garage …
  • They are smaller: The volume of the device is smaller due to two main causes. The engine is smaller, it does not have a fuel tank or oil, so the parts are reduced and therefore also affects the previous section, the maneuverability.
  • Respectful of your health and the environment: It is evident that the acoustic level is lower and by not consuming gasoline, we will not be breathing the fumes of the gasoline engine.

The disadvantages of an electric lawn mower compared to a gasoline one are few but there are:

  • The cable is somewhat cumbersome and you have to get used to handling 25 meters of cable or more.
  • We must be careful because we can cut the cable with the mower if we are clueless.
  • Those with a battery have the problem that you can stay in the middle of the job if your battery runs out.
  • In general they have less power than gasoline mowers

TOP 10 BEST SELLERS

IN SHORT: WHAT DO WE LOOK AT WHEN CHOOSING?

In the size of the garden as we mentioned at the beginning. It is essential for a correct choice.

THE WEIGHT

  • The weight of the appliance is important. The most sophisticated, with a lot of cutting power, a large 50L bag weighs around 16 kg. It is a considerable weight to be dragging and driving around the garden.
  • Apart from the dimensions, look at the shape of your garden . If you have narrow areas, much cranny, turns the house into pieces, you may be convengta one simpler electric mower , weighing less and with great maneuverability.
  • Also look at the slopes of your garden. If it is very flat, it will not cost you to move the mower. If you have steep slopes, a heavy mower is difficult to handle and maneuver.

ENGINE POWER

  • As we have mentioned our advice is that you do not choose anything below 1000W if you want to take something decent home with you.

BAG SIZE OR WITHOUT BAG

  • A large bag indicates more weight to drag. Normally, mowers with large bags are usually self-propelled so that you only have to guide the machine.
  • Bagless are those with the mulching option . They grind up grass and even leaves with the Bosch we’ve seen before, and spread it on the lawn itself as fertilizer. Everything returns to its origin.
  • Rigid bags weigh more but can have more capacity.

SELF-PROPELLED OR NOT

  • For very large and / or steep surfaces, this is the option to consider. Non-powered ones are expensive to move on slopes.

CUTTING WIDTH AND HEIGHT

  • The cutting width at the end is the size of the blade and will be in proportion to the surface to be cut. With a wider cutting width in fewer passes, you just cut it.
  • cutting height is not usually a relevant choice factor unless you have a golf green in part of your garden. In that case you will need a cutting height almost at ground level. You will have to look for models that have it. If that’s not your case, all mowers have more than enough variable cutting heights .

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