This is easily adjustable and easy to use.
- Corded electric motor
- Dual function
- Large Collection bin
- 5 height settings
- Bagger or rear discharge
- 50 foot range with residential cord
- Not meant for larger lawns
- Slightly heavier than the competition
Corded electric lawn mowers like the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 are a great option for smaller urban and suburban lawns where power is readily available. It is quiet, convenient, and lightweight without all the bulk, noise, and fumes of an outdated gasoline lawn mower.
The American Lawn Mower Company 50514 has an 11 Amp built-in electric motor. It does an impressive job of driving the cutting blade of the 14-inch mower deck. This entire electric lawn mower only weighs a little over 20-pounds, which makes it very nimble and easy to maneuver, which is what you want in a smaller lawn or a yard with some complex landscaping features.
When it comes to versatility the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 is designed to work as either a rear discharge or as a bagging mower. To that end, it comes with a 16-gallon grass collection bag, which is more than large enough to hold the grass clippings produced from a typical small lawn. The 14-inch cutting deck on the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 can also be adjusted to as low as 1-inch or as high as 2.5 inches to match the current weather pattern your lawn is experiencing.
- 11 Amp Electric motor
- Bagger or discharge
- 16-gallon grass collection bin
- Only weighs 21 pounds
- Adjustable handle height
Like all corded electric lawn mowers the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 has a limited physical range. If you go beyond 50 feet from the nearest power outlet, chances are good you will see a decrease in the performance of the 11 Amp electric motor.
This is a byproduct of the current moving through a typical 50-foot extension cord. You can get more distance without losing performance by upgrading to a commercial-grade extension cord. The more robust wiring inside these cords will do a better job of carrying power without any decrease in performance. This is true of electric lawn mowers as well as other electric appliances you might want to use in your yard.
Ease Of Use
As a corded electric lawn mower the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 is very easy to use. It was engineered to weigh just a few ounces over 20-pounds, which gives it the lightweight nimbleness that you want to dance around the obstacles in a typical small suburban lawn.
At the same time, the adjustable-height handle comes in handy if you have family members who are disparately different heights. Being able to adjust the ergonomics makes it more comfortable for anyone to use. Especially, if you have a child who has just recently gotten old enough to start cutting the grass for you!
The lightweight engineering of the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 corded electric lawn mower is perhaps its most special feature. This gives it a lightness that very few competitor mowers can boast.
The adjustable handle is also convenient for families with different people who mow the lawn, or if you happen to be significantly taller than your significant other.
The 16-gallon grass collection bin of the bagging attachment might not seem all that special on paper. Though it is larger than most of the competition in this segment. It is also large enough to hold the clippings from a single suburban lawn without having to empty it in the middle of a mowing session. The hard plastic top also reduces dust and grass pollen being thrown up into your face.
Cut Quality & Options
There’s a lot to like about the cut quality of the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 corded electric lawn mower. The ability to dial the 14-inch cutting deck down as low as 1-inch and as high as 2.5 inches, is just the perfect range for maintaining the height of your grass through just about any prevailing weather.
If the recent weather pattern has been sunny with patches of warm summer rain to boost vigorous growth. In a scenario like this, you can easily dial the cutting deck down to 1-inch to stay ahead of your grass. Should the late summer weather turn dry for a few weeks, you can adjust the 14-inch cutting deck up to 2.5 inches to help keep the grass long. This will provide extra shade to the turf, which will help retain ambient moisture levels and keep your grass from going into dormancy.
The ability to set the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 corded electric lawn mower up to be a bagging mower is also handy for controlling the thatch levels in your lawn. When long grass clippings are left to dry on the surface of your lawn they can dry into turf that chokes out the roots and soil. It can also lead to spring or fall aeration costs, which can be a frustrating expense for a simple, small suburban lawn.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that the cutting system also has a built-in mulching feature. This essentially minces up the grass clippings that are harvested. The smaller the grass clippings the faster they decompose to contribute a boost of nitrogen to your compost bin or garden plants.
As a corded electric lawn mower the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 requires very little in the way of maintenance. So long as you are mindful about taming the extension cord and you occasionally replace the cutting blades under the 14-inch cutting deck it will take care of you for many years to come.
The American Lawn Mower Company 50514 comes with most of the basic safety hand controls that you find on a lot of corded electric lawn mowers.
When you consider its ability to bag finely cut grass clippings for thatch management and the ability to customize the height of the cutting deck to the prevailing weather conditions the American Lawn Mower Company 50514 is a very cost-effective corded electric lawn mower.
The one caveat in all this is that when you use a standard 50-foot residential extension cord it has limited range. The only way to go beyond 50 feet without losing a significant portion of the performance is to invest in a commercial-grade extension cord as part of the original purchase.