16Makita 36V Mower

Makita 36V Mower

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16Makita 36V Mower
2.6

64 reviews

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Build Quality
2.7
Value for Money
2.4
Ease of Use
3.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.3
Noise Level
4.0
Safety
4.0
Wet / Damp Grass Performance
2.3
Battery Life
3.2
Decent battery life
Not enough power for larger jobs
Wheels not particularly durable

Reviews

64 reviews
Eka
EkaCanberra Central 2601, ACT21 posts
  DLM464PT2
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Ben
BenSouth East Queensland, QLD
  DLM464PT2

Worst tool I have ever purchased

Worst tool I have ever purchased. I very much regret not purchasing a petrol mower. As other have stated battery life if terrible. about 10 minutes per set of batteries. If the lawn is longer, the mower constantly stalls and must be pushed at about 1 meter per 10 seconds to avoid stalling. Battery performance may have degraded over the 2 years I have owned it. $750 for lawn mower, charger and 4 batteries. But 4 new batteries is $600. Show details
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Chris
ChrisCentral West, NSW2 posts
  Verified DLM464PT2
Geoffo
GeoffoKambah 2902, ACT18 posts
  DLM464PG2
Vinoy P.
Vinoy P.Queensland4 posts
  Verified DLM464PT2

Worst purchase I ever made

The 2x 18v batteries doesn’t even last for 10 minutes, after 1 month of use. Don’t fall into these trap of these electric mower revolution and Makita is no exception . Paid 749$ total Waste of money and your valuable time. Nothing beats a beasty petrol engine Show details
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Fletcher
FletcherNew South Wales2 posts
  Verified DLM537PT4X
Kevin B.
Kevin B.Illawarra, NSW8 posts
  DLM382PT2
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David
DavidHunter Region, NSW
  36V Mower

Love the battery mower - hate the quality of body

I bought the 430mm version in Nov 2021. It works well enough on our small lawn and the batteries usually do the whole thing in one go. Cuts fine and I never mow when wet. So the right machine for our purposes. The body is terribly cheap quality though - the front wheels are barely held on and bend outwards, and the rear axle just broke right off at the point where the height adjuster attaches to it. It is very small diameter steel for these critical parts. Don't mind if the body is plastic (lighter) but the cheap steel is terrible. Completely unusable now. Have to deliver to a central warranty pick up place and they have said probably six - 6 - weeks to repair! Let's see how the customer service goes..... Show details
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Max N.
Max N.South East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  DLM461PT3

The wheels are flimsy, build quality is poor, fault with the key (it just melted during operation)

Had it for a few years, but it started slowly degrading after year 1. Wheels started tilting outwards, motor lost its grunt. The key has simply melted in its slot. Could not even remove it at first, the mower started cutting out. Managed to wiggle and remove the key to find it fused with the slot. Large melted blob. Fire hazard. Cleaned the key but had no luck starting the mower any more. Makita was non-responsive, simply saying it was out of warranty and telling me to go buy parts (a.k.a f.off). Disappointed. Show details
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Daniel
Daniel
  36V Mower

Rubbish tool

3rd use and the wheel came off
Call the warranty and guess what .. it’s not cover u have to pay to fix
Stay well clear of this Show details
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Daniel S.
Daniel S.
  36V Mower

Terrible

It failed after only 10 weeks, approx 4 uses. It has now been with the the store I purchased it from for warranty repairs for 9 weeks. Still don't have it back. I know other people that have bought the same model Makita mower and they have had exactly the same problem. These must be a common fault with these models, avoid it like the plague. Makita warranty service is terrible if you are just moving into the world of cordless tools do not get Makita. They have stated that even if the tool fails after the 2nd day they will not replace it, they will try to repair it. The wait time for repairs is ridiculous, 9 weeks now and waiting... Show details
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Phill
PhillSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  DLM461PT3

broke down within 2 months and is taking 8 weeks to fix

Kept cutting out after 2 months of owning - returned back to makita (total tools) and they send to sydney. I have been told it will take at least 8 weeks to fix. Happened to my mates as well. Dont buy. Show details
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exozzie
exozzie7 posts
  Verified 36V Mower
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grant
grant25 posts
  36V Mower
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John B.
John B.Peel, WA
  Verified DLM461PG2
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Questions & Answers

Angie A.
Angie A. · 36V Mower

I've used mine 3 times. Today the self propell wasn't working and it suddenly stopped and started smoking. Now it won't start.

Eka
Eka  

If you bought it at Bunnings take it back within their 30 day policy, if it goes back to Makita you risk it being damaged. Good luck Angie,

Chris
Chris  
Angie A.
Angie A.  

Home depot and it's just past 30 days so I'm taking it to a certified makita repair place.

Tim F.
Tim F. · DLM464PG2

As with Jeff P. And Keith above, it requires constant overly firm pressure on the activation bar to keep the motor running. Any slight relaxation of pressure on the left side of the bar results in the motor cutting out, even if you’re holding the right side tight. This query refers to a DLM463, but this was not a selectable model when submitting this question

Jeff P.
Jeff P. · DLM461Z

I find it very difficult to hold the "activation" bar hard enough against the handle to keep the motor running. Is there an adjustment I can make?

keith
keith  

Same here, plus when it does run it keeps cutting out and hard to restart

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Details

About the Makita 36V Mowers

Makita has a range of 36V Battery Lawn Mowers. These models have different maximum cutting widths, different height adjustment ranges, and are suited to different sized lawns. A number of models have a brushless motor, while some also have self-propelling technology to make mowing easier.

What have reviewers thought of the Makita 36V Mower so far?

So far, there are more negative than positive reviews of the Makita 36V Mowers. Those who left negative feedback said that the mower they had lacked the power to ensure a clean cut. Some reviewers said that this meant that it tears the lawn rather than cuts it. There were also a few mentions about the wheels lacking durability, with reviewers saying that they got wobbly over time and broke.

Those who left positive reviews praised the long battery life of the mower, although they did say that it was only suited to smaller jobs.

Compare all Makita 36V Mower listings
CategoryBattery Lawn MowersBattery Lawn MowersBattery Lawn MowersBattery Lawn Mowers
Power SourceBattery (Removable)Battery (Removable)Battery (Removable)
FeaturesBattery Life Indicator, Blade Brake, Mulching Capability and Quick-Start MotorBattery Life Indicator, Foldable Handle, Mulching Capability and Quick-Start MotorBattery Life Indicator, Foldable Handle and Mulching Capability
Catcher Type RigidCollapsibleRigid
Catcher Capacity40 L40 L60 L
Cutting Deck MaterialPlastic
Cutting Width380 mm380 mm460 mm
Height of Cut25 mm to 75 mm20 mm to 75 mm20 mm to 75 mm
Number of Blades211
Noise Level 93 dB
Weight15 kg16.9 kg26.2 kg
Voltage 36 V36 V36 V
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)3 year(s)
Engine / Motor
Engine Name36 V (18V x 2) Motor36V (18V x 2) Li-ion36V (18V x 2) Brushless Motor
Engine TypeLithium-Ion BatteryLithium-Ion BatteryLithium-Ion Battery
ManualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manualDownload manual

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