ALDI Electric / Battery Lawn MowerFerrex 80V SP (Aug 2019, Oct 2020), Gardenline 2 x 20V Cordless Mower (Oct 2019, Jan 2020), Gardenline 1600W Electric Mower (Nov 2019), etc...
The Mowing Machine that mows clean. No fumes & not too much noise.
The mower is great. Best value for under $200. Cheaper than paying $200 for a twin battery pack elsewhere. I bought this combination pack consisting of a lawn mower & line trimmer. It came with 2 x 20 volt 2amp batteries. I didn’t expect too much from the mower & even less from the line trimmer. It’s turned out to be great.the mower runs for 25 to 30 minutes before the batteries need charging. Perfect time to make a cuppa while charging. The extra batteries I bought along with a separate charger were put in as the others were charging. This set helped me to complete my 800 square metre lawn in good time. No exhaust fumes or accompanying noise you get from petrol mowers. I now need to track down replacement blades before they become extinct.
Purchased in December 2020 for $200.00.
Good for small areas
Great for small areas but would recommend buying extra batteries, otherwise you are looking at a fortune when Aldi doesn’t have them. (I get three quarters of my sidewalk done before batteries die).
Easy to handle and light weight. Other than the short battery life, I Iove it.
Purchased for $299.00.
OK until you need repairs
Purchased 2 years ago and has provided good service on a 1000m2 block, especially after I purchased an extra battery. Catches OK and mulches quite well but not so good when grass is damp. Started having random stalling issues a few weeks back and then just stopped altogether. Contacted support and the eventual reply was to take it back for a refund, which is a decent outcome. Unfortunately I have a spare $200 battery that I can not take back for a refund. It was worth it to get some experience for a first battery mower, but now I will purchase a more reputable model from from a dealer where I can get better support and a replacement should I need it during the warranty period as my grass is getting quite long now!
Purchased in October 2019 at ALDI for $399.00.
Great for the price
bought from aldi about a year ago $399, have a mixed lawn grass 380m sq to mow 60% flat the rest 20-30 degrees slop that gets mowed when its over grown by between 4-8 cm or starts to look crappy every 7-10 days summer 10-20 winter. both rear wheels engage for forward speed witch is a normal+ walk pace for me
6ft tall. used as a mulching mower works perfect. battery last for about 35-45min enough to mow front or back lawn with power to spare or both just before battery dies. recharge takes 1hr-1hr30mins from empty
once you get used to the self p...
Purchased in March 2019 at ALDI for $399.00.
I am trying to buy a spare battery but it costs $200.00 It only lasts 20 minutes.
I just saw the whole mower (including battery and charger) for sale in my local Aldi for $300.00
I paid $400.00 for my mower.
What a dud this purchase has turned out to be.
Purchased in October 2020 for $499.00.
I have only bought and used this mower not over three months.
It worked fine for the two times I used it but the self propelling system is very weak.
The third time I tried to use it with a fully charge battery, it refused to start no matter how many times I re-install the battery.
Every is solid and well made including the battery and charger but there seems to be a recurring fault with the starter system as I have already bought this mower twice and the first one would not even start with a fully charged battery.
Compared with lesser specifie...
Purchased in December 2020 at Marsden, Logan City, Qld for $399.00.
Perfect for small area
We have half an acre with plenty of trees so ride-on is out of the question, hence I have 2 petrol mowers: 190cc Subaru and 140cc Gardenline depending on grass height and terrain. 190 is quite a heavy beast but great for tall grass and heavy going. I also have a powerful, professional grass multi-purpose trimmer. Wife loves gardening but has health issues so can't and must not handle the big stuff, but we do have a couple of smaller areas which I find a pain using the big mowers. So she got herself the Aldi 2x20V battery mower+ Grass trimmer fo...r $200. Sure the batteries run out within 30 minutes, but who cares in our case. The mower is height adjustable, easy to handle, easily stored, uncomplicated and does an excellent job on the smaller areas and Its lightweight means my wife gets some fresh air and exercise gardening that she enjoys as well as fulfillment without causing her injury. The Trimmer is no match for the hard stuff either but with patience it does the edging job it's meant for. She's over the moon... Loves it ! As for durability... seems to be pretty well made for purpose but time will tell like anything else, nothing lasts forever and like with most things, a lot depends on how you use/abuse them. A case of "fit for purpose".
Purchased in January 2021 at ALDI for $200.00.
Two plastic pins that hold blades break easily.
If you like flicking a 240V cord around all the time while mowing, it’s an okay mower for a while. If you hit anything even remotely solid and you’ll probably snap off the two plastic lugs that go through two holes in the blade and spin the blade. The motor will keep spinning but the blade will only move intermittently. An obvious design fault which appears to be trapping many buyers sooner or later. Junk.
Purchased in August 2019 for $99.00.
So far so good
Great price especially with whipper sniper. Easy to put together. Surprisingly quite powerful. Light and comfortable to use. Only have small lawn. I see people are not happy with battery life which is expected only 2 amp. Might get two more batteries. update bought two 4 amp batteries and all good twice the mowing time have big lawn and batteries are very good. Love my mower. You can do at least 500/600sm with 2 amp batteries
Purchased in January 2020 at Bargara for $199.00.
Its a bit weak
Its a bit weak .No good on longer grass.Mow for 10 min charge batteries for 2 hours. Yawn..
nice on short grass . The wipper snipper that came with it is much the same . Might be ok for manscaping thats about it. Can I get my money back?
Purchased in January 2021 for $199.00.
Might as well wind it with a key.
No problem with the mower, it's the batteries that destroy all credibility and render the use of this mower to be pointless. Unless you just want to mow a lawn that is 20 x 10 feet forget it. The batteries will be dead after that. To mow a quarter of an acre you'll need to charge the batteries at least six times at an hour each. So if you do 20' to 25' and have to charge for two hours, expect to take two to three days to mow your lawn! The 2 AH Xfinity batteries supplied with the mower are simply inadequate for the task. 4 AH batteries would b...e better suited. I have purchased a second charger to speed battery charging time but that doesn't make the mower run any longer. $199 seemed like a bargain but after 10 minutes of mowing the honeymoon was over. ALDI, I expected better from you. A scythe is a much better option than this mower.
Purchased in December 2020 at ALDI for $199.00.
where can you get a battery? I have only used it once and the battery did not last very long at all. Can anyone recommend a contact for a second battery? I find the mower fine otherwise it is good on my grass yer I have a reasonable block and I need the charge to last longer
Purchased in November 2020 at ALDI for $399.00.
Waste of time and money
I've been wanting an electric mower for some time. Thought this mower and trimmer for $200 at Aldi was so worth it!
However I'm extremely disappointed in the mower. Haven't even tried the trimmer, but will be returning.
Hardly get 15 minutes of mowing before both batteries are gone. Idk if they just overheat on the mower in the full QLD sun, but they're VERY hot when I take them off the mower.
First time I thought it was just me, but then fully charged both units and went again, only for the same result...
It mows pretty well with the catcher, but the batteries are far too small.
Tried without the catcher, but doesn't mulch very well.
Purchased in November 2020 at ALDI for $199.00.
It's no old fashioned powerful 2 stroke Victa but then it's not supposed to be.
We live on acreage and I bought this to mow all the little bits around the house where the ride on won't fit. Prior to this I used either a petrol brush cutter, or an old Rover mower that weighed a ton, was a pain to start, and leaked more petrol and oil than it burnt. I already have quite a few 4Ah batteries as I have some of the Aldi shop tools. This little thing is great, cuts well, better than I thought it would, is a light as a feather fits all the places I need it to go, and the 4Ah batteries last quite a while.
I once used it to mow...
Purchased in December 2019 for $170.00.
Battery Replacement Prohibitively Expensive
We bought our Aldi Mower August 2019 and have been delighted with it up until now (October 2020).
The battery is dying and won't charge until it has cooled down. Or hold its charge for long.
It has 1 year warranty.
After Sales Support is by another agent called Positec Group.
There is no contact with Aldi, only impartial, unconnected agents.
On my third call in 3 days, I received a call back when I asked for battery prices.
$199 ea and $11 delivery.
As the battery only lasted 13 months
and is over half the cost of the mower,
I will be buying another mower elsewhere. ...
Purchased in August 2019 for $399.00.
Very Disappointing: everything was great except the woeful battery. Don't buy!
I bought this two weeks ago after it went on sale at my local Aldi, the last one available and I was estatic I actually managed to find one.
It has a massive cutting width and catcher (51cm and 50L respectively - much better than most brand name competitors, and even those that can match are far more expensive eg the AEG at bunnings which is basically $700-$800. Both these larger aspects mean less work mowing and less emptying the catcher. So full marks there. (Though the catcher I found never seemed to fill up as the inlet from the machine w...as much too narrow and not the best release mechanism, meaning a lot never came through to the catcher, which in turn mean quite a bit was spread over my lawn by default - so a bid shoddy there). It also was supposedly 'self-propelled' (though in reality didn't see any of that working as being a steel deck it is far heavier than most other battery mowers - I recall it weighing almost 50kg). But didn't really care for that as was happy to push. I just thought that with the large cutting width and large catcher it was easy, 'no-stinky odour-petrol mower-days'. Unfortunately though, after trying to mow my yard (350sqm) twice with it (ie still give it a go after the first failure) it still failed abysmally....the battery I found only lasted half hour, if that, meaning I could only cut a third my yard each time before I had to recharge (about 45 mins and boy does that charger hum with sound! So overall Not happy Jane. I took it back to Aldi two weeks after purchase who, true to form, refunded me in full, no questions asked. Kudos to them. I have to say I was beforehand warned by a family member not to buy it, because of the bad wrap/reputation generally battery and electrical mowers have against petrol ones, but also especially because of the low amps: a single 2.0Ah battery is shocking for a decent sized yard, which is what this mower had to power it. Don't think just because it says 80v that is somewhat more powerful than say a 36v working off a 4 or 5 ah battery. It's not. It's all about the ah - "amps" - the defining factor it seems in any battery mower. So take note - for the $400 it costs (not cheap for Aldi mower standards), sorry but it it is not worth it, too expensive, and a real flop battery-wise.
Purchased in October 2020 at ALDI for $399.00.
ALDI Ferrex 80V Lithium-Ion 20" Brushless Lawn Mower
Despite a few negative reviews, I thought I'd give this mover a chance. Collected it from the store, a 40Kg box. This is a battery powered mower with a steel chassis!
Unpacked and at first couldn't find the screws for the handles. But eventually found then in the battery box. I also charged the battery which was showing 3/4 charged.
Now fully assembled and charged, I set about mowing my 400 square metre lawn. My lawn is a mixture. One space of 150 metres is Santa Ana which is a fine leaf lawn and the other is Sir Walter Buffalo a cours...e leaf lawn. Both lawns had been fertilized 3 weeks ago with heavy rain then days of sunshine. So it had grown well. I set the height to only take the tips of the lawn leaving it with a good height for the coming summer. It had been mowed only 2 weeks before. I used the catcher. It "started" easily with about a one second delay after pulling up the handle. I tried the self propelled method at first but found the speed too slow for my liking. Nevertheless, it is easily pushed. When I had finished mowing both lawns, I had collected a very full catcher. And to my surprise the battery indicator showed I still had 3/4 charge! I'm very very impressed.
Purchased in October 2020 at ALDI for $399.00.
OK for small yards and dry grass - but wet grass challenges mower
This was purchased as i liked the idea of moving away from using petrol and all the complications that introduces.
I already had 2 x 4amp batteries and 2 fast chargers.
Light, easy to lift in and out of car (when mowing mum's lawn), easy to maneuver, adequate number of height adjustments, OK size catcher, instant start / stop.
I found i could mow ~ 70 sqm with ~ 50% life left in the 2 batteries.
Main gripe - struggles when grass is wet; I found mine didn't push clippings into the catcher but rather collected it u...
Purchased in October 2019 at ALDI for $179.00.
It broke down only after a few weeks of cutting a very small patch of grass. I had to charge it every 10 -20 minutes. What should take only 20 minutes to cut the grass it took me 2 days. I have returned it.
I loved it while it worked, back in the drought when the grass wasn't growing much, then it broke.
Appalling customer service from the Positec (Australian rep) and from Edgeworth Mowers (the repair agent).
Should have saved my time and taken it straight back for a refund
Purchased in August 2019 at ALDI for $399.00.
Questions & Answers
I just purchased a second hand Aldi Gardenline Cordless Mower Model GY0151 as I have various other Gardenline Aldi products which use the same 20V battery.
However I don't have a manual for it and it is missing the rear catcher. Please advise where I can obtain both from.
My Aldi / Gardenline battery mower will not stop. Switches don't seem to work. It starts as soon as the second battery is put in and will only stop when a battery is taken out (or run flat). Has anyone any advice? Thanks
I would have contacted the service number
|Category||Push Mowers and Electric Lawn Mowers||Push Mowers and Electric Lawn Mowers||Push Mowers and Battery Lawn Mowers||Push Mowers and Battery Lawn Mowers|
|Power Source||Electrical||Electrical||Battery (Removable)||Battery (Removable)|
|Features||Battery Life Indicator||Foldable Handle|
|Catcher Capacity||33 L||35 L||40 L|
|Cutting Width||330 mm||340 mm||370 mm|
|Height of Cut||20 mm to 60 mm||25 mm to 75 mm|
|Voltage||36 V||40 V|
|Running Time||30 min|
|Charging Time||1.5 hours|
|Power||1,100 W||1,400 W|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||2.6Ah Samsung Lithium Ion Battery||2 x 4.0Ah, 20V battery-powered brushless motor|
|Release date||Nov 2011||Nov 2014||Feb 2014||Oct 2017|
|Discontinuation date||Nov 2013||Nov 2018||Mar 2014||Oct 2018|
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