Good mower for the average yard
Purchased this one recently from Bunnings for $499 to replace a previous Ryobi battery powered mower that had done the job for 6 yrs. This model is easy to put together (just the handles and catcher). It cuts the grass well and the 46cm wide track is decent. Battery life is sufficient to do an average yard and footpath and it charges again quite quickly (about an hr). Some comments about its use: it did leave small clumps of grass behind even though the grass was only the slightest amount damp and the catcher wasn’t full. This meant a light...going over with a rake to pick it up. Work I don’t really want to do. It seems that there needs to be a stronger push of the cut grass into the catcher. The mower is powerful enough and does give an extra boost when needed on terrain like sloping land etc but it did ‘choke’ and stall on some clumps of taller grass about 150cm high. Worst things: 1. the start button inconveniently located in the middle of the handle facing away from the operator 2. the on/off triggers. These are made from very hard cylindrical shaped plastic and start to hurt your hands after 10 -15mins of holding at least one down to keep the mower in operation. They are terrible and nowhere near as good as the power button on the previous model that was a ’soft’ plastic that was recessed into the handle. 3. The actual handles are waaaayyyyy too narrow. Holding the handles requires you to have your arm in an odd bent position with elbows outward. The handle is too narrow to hold comfortably with arms outstretched at shoulder width. As a result, it forces the user into a highly awkward position for mowing that puts a strain on arms and shoulders. The handle also has some black foam/rubber?? Padding that looks like it will deteriorate fairly quickly. Height adjustment is easy to do and has 5 settings but highest setting 5 still cuts too low for those who just want a light trim. Noise level is good - very quiet for a mower. Overall, mechanically, it’s quite a good machine and appears to be sturdy. Battery power and charge time are good but it’s not the most comfortable mower to use if you will be taking more than 20 mins or so do do your yard.
|Category||Battery Lawn Mowers|
|Power Source||Battery (Removable)|
|Catcher Capacity||45 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Plastic|
|Cutting Width||460 mm|
|Running Time||50 min|
|Manufacturer Warranty||6 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Type||Lithium-Ion Battery|
- MPN: RLM36BL
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