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Works great (2 months)
Very light, very easy to start by just pressing a button and holding handle. I have thick (after recent rain) Walter buffalo and it handles it great. I mow fortnightly at 3rd level. Very easy to push. Only had it 2 months so can’t comment on longevity. Battery (5ah) lasts enough for standard front and rear yards these days. Only minor issue is catcher is a bit smaller than I’m used to but it doesn’t bother me.
Great until the battery gave up the ghost
I was a big advocate for this product until I had the same misfortune of others here on the site - battery failure.
I've had my mower for 2 years and was a big fan. So much so I bought the blower vac, line trimmer, pole saw and other accessories, all using the same battery and life was bliss. The items themselves perform well so long as you have reasonable expectations - domestic use only in suburban well kept gardens, not jungle like conditions or acres of fields to mow. I got rid of my petrol products as I was so impressed. Unfortunately, I...
Would not waste your money on these batteries
Bought the mower from Bunnings, while the mower works great, the work needed to keep the battery working is beyond a joke given the technology in batteries. The fact that the 36v will go into hibernation mode an not recover unless you are “using the mower and recharging the battery every two weeks” as explained by a Ryobi sales rep at a Bunnings store is sign that the product is either cheap or Ryobi have no understanding how often people need to mow small yards. Bunnings won’t do anything unless u have the receipt for a mower bought less than 12 months ago, even with each individual mower being tracked by serial number into a store. Stay away
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Never thought I’d buy a battery lawn mower
Light weight, I’d never go back to petrol again. I will mention don’t buy and expect to mow an acre of grass these are designed for smaller yards. I get around 65 minutes out of my mower. I was so impressed I bought the whipper sniper as well.
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Don't bother with Ryobi ...
I sold my petrol driven self-propelled lawnmower and bought the Ryobi self-propelled lawnmower in June 2019 believing it would easily handle the job. In September 2019 I had both my front and back garden fully landscaped and chose to have Sir Walter Buffalo DNA certified lawn.
Imagine my disappointment when the Ryobi struggles to push through the grass. I am now having to mow my lawn every 7-10 day's or it simply can NOT push through!
I've had to return the mower THREE times. First it was found to have a faulty battery which was replac...ed, second time the mower wasn't starting because the screws weren't aligned. Now for the THIRD time I must lift the Ryobi lawnmower into my car and return to Bunnings because the battery is stuck in the mower! I suffer health challenges so for me to have to ask a neighbour to lift this Ryobi lawnmower it in and out of my car and for me to have to return the to Bunnings for a third time is absolutely infuriating .. to say the least! This time around they should come to me, why should I be inconvenienced? I should add, I am not cutting wet grass and it is not long - how much can grass grow in 7 days?! I have contacted both Ryobi and Bunnings. Ryobi wanted photos and asked ridiculous questions (ie. is the grass wet?), I responded to their questions politely and sent photos but have not heard back from them which I feel is rather rude.
Reliable powerful 10 /10
RML36X46BL Lawnmower with 4 AH Battery and Charger Kit. An honest review. Bought yesterday and opened the box. Easy to assemble just needed to attach top part of the handle . The catcher took some time to figure out - how the hell the bag goes on the frame. Looked at box image and got there in the end. Charged battery to full charge - it was showing half of one bar when put on the charger from new. Mowed today. Took 40 minutes to mow back and front lawns. Actually quicker than my petrol mower did without a catcher. Mowed on level 3 with a catch...er which I rarely used in the past. The mower did rev a little in the ankle deep sections of grass. Mower is light weight and does cut grass when pulled backwards too. Mower never stopped or cut out. Only stops when handle is released and it super easy to start again. Oh and it is super quiet with no fumes. Catcher is easy to put in place every time. People say the catcher does not fill completely - I did not have this issue but then my grass is dry. I guess we will have to see the difference in winter with wet grass. Three catchers and they were all completely full. Battery used 1 bar. Might also add I got this mower at a great price so was able to upgrade to the brushless model. Only time will tell but so far 10/10.
Good idea but short of the mark
Plenty of power and good range. The catcher is a major letdown, it's difficult to get on and is angled up significantly meaning clippings don't get to the back of the catcher and they start coming back out in the grass before it is 1/3 full. The requirement to hold the Deadman levers while mowing is a bit silly too, no petrol mower ever had these. Also had two batteries fail within 12months and although they have Ryobi written all over them and the date of manufacture stamped into them, Ryobi won't replace them without a receipt.
My mower is now just over 4 years old, it has been good, no cords to pull etc and it gives a good cut. Recently it started to pulsate as though the battery was on it's way out, given a full charge overnight and it will start to struggle after a couple of runs up and down the lawn. It is ok on the finer grass around the back but it does not like the couch grass down the side. I priced a new battery ($299) which has made me review the mower, not worth replacing a battery every 3 to 4 yrs when I can buy an easy start petrol one for a few dolla...rs more which can handle the couch with ease and does not need costly bits every 24 cuts. At the price of replacement batteries I would expect them to last a bit longer given I only have a small area to mow and cut about 6 times over a summer/autumn period.
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I bought this as I was sick of hurting my back trying to start the petrol mower but the catcher on this is just awful, I struggle to get it hooked/unhooked...hurting my back anyway! The catcher is a terrible design and when you finally remove it, huge wads of grass fall out from a chute on the mower which often needs clearing by hand. But the worst is that after just two uses, the mower will not turn on at all. The battery is fully charged, everything is as instructed, tips and tricks I found online have all failed. I will be returning it to point of purchase ASAP and would not get another Ryobi battery mower. Whoever designed the flimsy catcher should be made to sit and take it on and off all day as penance!
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ENGINE CUTS OUT FOR NO REASON
I was so excited to buy my Ryobi Lawn Mower at Bunnings. Bought it exactly 35 days ago. Second time l used it & 30 mins into mowing front lawn & it just started cutting out. It had 2 bars left in battery. I was doing everything by the manual ie: dont let go of handle. I recharged it for ten mins hoping that would breathe life into it. But no. So frustrating to stop/start & try to finish mowing front lawn. Note: first time it was used was 3 weeks ago. It is very dry up here so lawn doesnt grow fast like cooler climates. The time of day was from 5.40pm so temperature was not hot (around 28 degrees). It was not a big job....
Very disappointed in the Ryobi mower
Utterly useless. Possibly the worst thing I have ever bought.
This lawnmower is terribly designed. It tries to push the grass cuttings into the catcher through a hole less than 15cm in diameter, meaning grass is constantly getting backed up which causes the blades to slow and then stop. This causes extra load on the battery, which goes flat in about 20 minutes. The catcher itself is small and is strangely shaped; the grass builds up at the front rather than going through to the back. There are t-shaped quick release fasteners for the handle which extend beyond the sides of the lawnmower, meaning they get ...caught on letterboxes, trees etc as you try to mow around them. It is so incredibly frustrating to use - I cannot believe a company as big as Ryobi could design something so badly. Please, I beg you, if you value your sanity do not buy this lawnmower.
Looks like I'm not the only one to feel ripped off by Ryobi's rechargeable products. Only $300 to replace a battery that has lasted just 3 years! They suck you in to getting multiple products and sharing the batteries. But then you're just left with a heap of useful gear unless you pay through the nose. Do you think you're meeting your obligations under the Australian Consumer Law Ryobi? We'll see...
Mower good....replacement blades hard to get
Bunnings are telling me the replacement blades for my model are only 40CM when the blade I have on it now is 46CM......I always have to put in a special order for weed eater cord as well
Best lawnmower ever
I’ve had this mower for 4 years and it still goes like the very first day, I love it it’s easy to start, light weight and reliable, the battery allows me to mow the front and quiet a large back yard before it runs out. I would recommend this to anyone.
Mower works ok but parts are impossible to get.
Blades wear very quickly and have been waiting 8 weeks nor for a very expensive replacement blade. Its a singe custom blade so you can not use a generic set. I will never get another Ryobi.
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Great electric lawnmower that get's the job done
Great maneavorable lawnmower that has a very easy start. Ideal for medium sized lawns. The battery is good enough for about 30-45 minutes of non stop mowing as long as the grass isn't too long. All in all a good purchase.
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Not up to scratch
This is my second Ryobi mower. It won't cut buffolo grass low and won't throw grass into the catcher properly. My first was great but won't be buying another one.
Disappointed. Flimsy plastic deck.
Cut well the first two or three times. After hitting what i consider to be a small river stone buried in the lawn (30mm diameter max), a hole was punched through one side of the plastic deck. The next mow, same thing, opposite side. It still cut but didn't pick up as well. Just under 12 months on, it's dead and won't start. Replaced under warranty with a petrol Victa. I'll hold off till they work the kinks out of electrics.
Broken Handle Unsafe
The mower was fantastic until the handle broke whilst using the mower. The on button then got jammed with no way of shutting off the machine.
The chances of an incident occurring at the same time the handle breaks is low but never the less a design fault.
Purchased in September 2016 for $499.00.
Great mower with so small faults.
I have two medium lawn areas and this mower just powers through them. The battery gives me about 3 complete cuts of both lawns before needing to be recharged. I live on a very steep block and 2 people were needed to get my old Honda up to my rear lawn area. I can now carry this up one handed. Now for the nags. The way the catcher connects to the mower is a bit flimsy and has a tendency to fall of at times if you scrape up against something and the self propelling motors will give you quite some resistance to pulling the mower backwards unless you let go of the handles and push the last few feet of your cut. Otherwise it is well worth the money. Love it.
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I look for a mulching plug for my RLM36B40H. i only find on ebay for RLM36X40H. is it going to be a match?
Mower ran over clump of grass which stopped it. Now won't start. Blades turn by hand, so not seized.
Do they still sell this mower
If they do I would recommend against buying it, I took mine back bcos it simply wouldn't cut my Sir Walter Buffalo lawn. Instead I bought an Ego, believe me there's no comparison. To read my review check Ego LM1903E-SP. I also reviewed the Ryobi. Hope this helps.
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