Having a smaller yard, I did not want to hassle with the maintenance of a gas mower, or to have to constantly recharge, and replace expensive batteries. This corded electric mower has performed wonderfully over the past year, even when the grass got a bit too long between mowings. Yes, the cord constantly has to be managed, moving it out of the mowers path, however it’s not overly burdensome. I have always had sufficient power to complete the job.
Adjusting the mower height is incredibly easy, as is switching between bagged and mulching mode. This is great for when the spring grass gets too long. You can quickly knock off the top using a higher mower height and bag up the clippings, then lower the height, and mulch. I have found no occasion to use the side shoot, however I can see for larger yards, where emptying the bag constantly may be tedious, having the side shoot would be useful.
The mower starts and stops easily, and is very quiet, which not only makes it more Extremely to use, but allows me to pull it out after work, when I might otherwise find it too late to run a noisy gas mower.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Proper Outlet + Proper Cord = 17+ Years Of Service
I have a much earlier version of this specific model. For the front yard I have a dedicated 15 amp circuit. For the back yard I installed a 20 amp circuit. I use a heavy-duty cord bought to match the manufacturer specifications. No motor issues, ever. The mower is going strong.
Only problem is when I lower the mower for leaf mulching I tend to chop the flexible foot guard when pulling it backwards. On the second replacement guard. No gas needed for 17+ years. Starts every time. Can use on ozone action days.
Mulches better than most neighboring yards. Must go slowly if grass is thick, long and damp for proper “chewing” to occur. (Probably why the lawn looks better–the gas guys rush and leave clumps on top.) Stored in the basement over winter.
Pros: Quiet, Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
Roger Recommends This Earthwise Mower
50520 Earthwise 20″ Corded Electric Lawn Mower Manuals
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