Push Mowers Buying Guide
Our buying guide will explain which type of push mower would suit you most, how much you can expect to pay for one, and which features are worth looking out for.
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I like this mower, but there are better
I like this mower. It's a good machine and works well, but it isn't anywhere as good as my old corded Bosch mower that I was replacing.
Ryobi are all the rage, but honestly sometimes they just don't quite take the care needed to make a really great machine.
The 360mm cut is small and nimble so easy to get around, but is really only useful if you have a SMALL lawn area to cover. Otherwise you will be mowing for all eternity. That being said, if you need a nimble mower but don't want to go for the battery powered (with limited run time) the c...orded model is the go to. However, because of the size, I am forever emptying the catcher. What makes matters worse is that the catcher is difficult to empty (half the clippings stay in unless you spend a few minutes digging them out). I also find the soft case on the side really annoying and often lets dust and debris cover you more so than in the older style shell cases. It's also a little finicky to reattachment the catcher given the little metal arms. My number one hate with this mower is the design on the cord connection. It is utterly ridiculous design and easily (too easily) come off when mower. so you are forever having to stop and start again. As with may of the ryobi products the safety switch to hold down is not ergonomically friendly, and I really wish someone would address this in future production runs. It's not that difficult to make something that is a little more comfortable within compromising on safety. All of the above being said, if I was willing to invest in at least two batteries, I would go the battery version of this model in future.
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Does its job
Bought it about 3 months ago. No problems so far. I have a 30sqm buffalo lawn. The bag is just enough to collect all the cuttings in one go. If the lawn was any bigger, I'd have to pause and empty the bag.
Sometimes the wire gets in the way. Cannot cut edges if you have a wall because wheels get in the way.
One obvious failing point
The 'on' button used in the smaller Ryobis mowers (AC and battery) is not robust enough for constant on/off/on work, as it should be designed for. It failed. Apart from that major flaw which sent it back to Bunnings after 8 months, this machine is actually quite powerful if you don't mind manipulating an extension lead all the time. That did become quite wearing on a 350m block. For $189, I considered it was a good solution until the major fail. After the refund, I upgraded to an Ozito battery mower.
A handy hint
I plan to buy this today.
In regards to the plug issue you get your power cable and wrap it around the handle once and then plug it into the socket. Ive always done this for all of my corded devices so they dont get unexpectantly disconnected.
Previously l had a Bosch corded 1800w mower twice both of which had the motor burn out. I am hoping this is mot the case here.
Everyone knows what Gravity is right..? Seems the engineers of this unit don't.
Look, APART from one glaring error on behalf of the engineers, this is a great unit.
Light enough to throw around easily, not terribly noisy like a petrol one, and powerful enough to get the LONG grass here cut down when I'm slack and don't get around to it as often as I should.
I don't use the catcher so don't care how big it is
With the power lead plugged in, even using the cable tension doovahicky, the damn plug falls off under it's own weight BECAUSE THE SOCKET FACES DOWN. I've rigged up a way to tie it on with strong string so ...
Very good product
It has only a little problem which every time with a big of pressure, it gets unplugged. All the rest is fine.
My yard is 90 sqm which is not big nor small and it cuts all the lawn. I used level 2 and it was quite capable. My lawn at some point reached half a meter yet the machine cut it quite easily. Given its price, I am very happy
Not as good as shown on tv
We bought this because it looked very impressive on TV and in a few garden shows but the charge time is far out long and gives only an hour on our garden. It doesn't handle our type of grass very well as its thick and cuts out a lot which isn't good
Good power and quality for the price
Very low noise factor when operating and absolute freedom to use the mower anywhere as it’s cordless and good power. The Ryobi batteries lithium are awesome a great investment in clean and reusable energy love the product also can’t wait to get the new introduction of 8Ah and 10Ah lithium battery
It was crap until today when it stopped working! At least could get a refund! Avoid at all costs!
Couldnt get an even mowing, was getting stuck in my small lawn, with just a bit of slope! Happy that it didnt work anymore..
They were like what did you do!? I said mowing! Obviously its not mower!!
REGRET MY PURCHASE
This was one of the few corded electric mowers I could find and I got it at Bunnings. It struggles to cut my small new Kikuyu lawn at the front of the house and it is very hard to push the mower along on it. it does better on the back lawn but I have never seen an electric mower kick up so much dust. We have a few bare patches in the lawn. Also I should have taken more notice of the width, although we do not have that much lawn, 36cm is quite narrow.
Electric socket cord keeps falling out when mowing lawn - DANGEROUS.
I am very disappointed with this mower. It cuts well & manoeves well but the where you plug the cord into the lawn mower socket it continually falls out. I thinks this is dangerous. I have used it on different levels but there is no improvement. I would have expected better for the price I paid. You have to keep starting it frequently....... and I only have a small area to mow. Very disappointed!!!!!! Would definitely not buy another Ryobi electric mower.
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Lasted 3 months then motor tightened up
At first I thought this lawn mower was going to be better quality than the only other electric corded one at bunnings.
It’s light and easy to use and cuts well.
That was until today, where I heard the motor start to slow.
I checked the underneath and could feel the tightness of the blade.
I bought this as I only have a small flat grass area to mow and it was light enough for the wifey to use, she used to moan about the last petrol one we had.
Sure enough I figured the motor was seizing up as there was nothing obstructing the blade and I co...
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Ryobi Corded Electric Lawn Mower
I have updated this review and since Dec through to May it has worked faultlessly. I have made it work hard on some lazy weeks when lots of gum tree sticks has accumulated and the grass has grown long. It cut through the lot many times.
I read through reviews on electric versus petrol lawn mowers and found electric may be a more reliable, easier to maintain and a light weight option for average suburban yards in Melbourne. The only service is a blade replacement. I verified this by reading widely on product review websites and in a pop...ular review magazine. In that magazine, Ryobi featured well for battery lawn mowers. I noticed that battery units come with a premium hence the corded units are like the top of the range battery units but at a very low price. So I chose the corded model. I am glad I did. It is very light for use on sloping areas. As a male, I can push it with one had. You don't need to buy a self propelling unit with this machine. I use the other hand to flick the power lead out of the way. Yes a power lead is a compromise but a bearable compromise. No it does not fall out as it has a secondary holder. If it does, the prongs on the plug may be to blame. I have the latest three prong plug. I will have the kids use it when a bit older. You need to watch the cord. I can also pick the mower up with its handle like a brief case and store it on a garage shelf. It cuts nicely at 5 levels and at good speed. It is excellent at picking up grass and you can plug that with a mulching cut. It has excellent 1600W power. I don't really need ear protection but it is advisable as too are glasses. It will flick a stone at high velocity. As A final comment I found a dumped Ozito equivalent unit. The Ryobi in comparison is much higher quality but both units do the same thing. The Ozito has something pushing on the catcher in the shed and now its completely distorted. The Ryobi has a material catcher.
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Overall quite happy just one annoying feature
Have used the corded 1600W Electric Lawn Mower, for a couple of times now Overall I am quite please on how it handles, easy to carry, folding the handle could be easier as you need to unscrew it every time you want to do this, but does not able long and the screws have two stages and stay put. Lawn looks good when using level 3 and catching the grass into the container works well. One annoying feature is the socket the electric court plugs into. It does not snap into it just been pushed into it. I bought a special extension at Bunnings that ha...s a clamping socket for a firmer connection (Plug Locking Mechanisim), but even with it, as the Ryobi socket only has two prongs and also their is a plastic fixture that is making sure you do not directly pull on the cord, it does come off several times during mowing.
Questions & Answers
I am assembling a new RLM16E36S. I have got the quick release fastener (item 12 on the product plan) into the correct position as shown in the manual. But to get it tight I am afraid that exerting too much pressure would break it. How much pressure should I apply? Shouldn't it just snap into place?
|Category||Electric Lawn Mowers|
|Catcher Capacity||45 L|
|Cutting Deck Material||Plastic|
|Cutting Width||460 mm|
|Height of Cut||20 mm to 70 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||4 year(s)|
|Engine / Motor|
|Engine Name||1600W AC|
- MPN: RLM16E36S
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