Greenworks 2500502 19″ 40V Brushless Cordless Battery Lawn Mower Review

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Greenworks 2500502 19″ 40V Brushless Cordless Battery Lawn Mower Review
8.5 Total Score
  • Brushless electric motor for superior torque
  • 3-in-1 mulching, bagger, or side discharge versatility
  • Push button electric start
  • Inexpensive replacement blades
  • Lithium Ion batteries are interchangeable

A quality cordless electric lawnmower is the height of convenience when it comes to lawn care. They spare you the elbow grease of pull starting and pushing a heavy gas powered mower. They also tend to be far more cost-efficient.

The Greenworks 19-Inch 40V Brushless Cordless Lawn Mower, represents their best efforts in this class of lawn care equipment. They specifically designed it to use the same Lithium-Ion battery that they use in other electric equipment like their electric blower and electric chainsaw. If you are already a big fan of the Greenworks line, it means you can use the batteries from one device to power another.

The electric motor on the Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower is Brushless. While there are some technical specifications to this, what it essentially means is that more of the power from the battery is used to drive the high-speed mower blades. This gives it a level of torque and power that can nearly rival what you could find in a gas powered lawnmower of the same size!

The Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower produces a 19-inch cutting path. It also has seven convenient height settings for the mower deck. This allows you to set the cutting height to specifically match your lawn’s current conditions.

This mower also has an instant electric start to quickly transfer the power to the blades with little more than the press of a button. The Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower is also very versatile. You can set it up as a mulcher, bagger, or side discharge.

Key Features

  • Brushless motor for superior power transfer to the blades
  • 7 position height adjustment settings
  • Instant start
  • Interchangeable Lithium-Ion batteries
  • 3-in-1 versatility as a mulcher, bagger, or side discharge
  • Easy to replace blades

Performance

The Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower starts with just the push of a button, and you are ready to mow. It has a steel deck for added durability and rigidity, yet it’s still light enough that you aren’t going to break much of sweat pushing it around the yard.

The brushless motor is relatively uncommon in electric mowers in this niche. It reduces the power lost in the transfer from the battery to the blades. This gives the Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower the kind of power that nearly rivals 19-inch gas powered mowers.

Ease of Use

The Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower is very easy to use. Push button electric start spares you any hassle, and even the batteries are easy to install and charge up. Changing it over from mulching to bagging, or side discharge can be a little finicky. Take the time to read through the instructions carefully, and you will get the hang of it.

The 7-different height settings are nice, but the adjustment lever is a little awkward if you need to adjust it on the fly.

Cut Quality & Options

The brushless electric motor does a great job of putting the power down and applying torque to the mower blades. You’d be hard pressed to find an electric lawn mower with more zip.

The 19-inch cutting path is a little on the small side, yet still, in the range, you would expect for a lightweight electric lawn mower. If you have a lawn that’s larger than say a third or half of an acre, the 19-inch cutting path might feel a little undersized, or frustrating.

Being able to change between mulching, bagging, or side discharge is nice, and not something you find in a lot of other electric lawn mowers in this price range. Many of the competitors use electric motors with some type of brush or bushing, which essentially steals some of the power. This makes effective mulching hard for many of those units, some struggle to bag effectively.

What you end up with those other models is a lot of thatch being left behind in the upper layers of the turf. As time goes on, it can start to reduce water saturation in the roots of the grass, and may even require you to aerate your lawn in the fall or spring to keep it healthy and green.

The Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower can effectively mulch cut grass blades into tiny pieces that will break down quickly and even feed the grass. If you want to bag the clippings for a compost container, or to use in the garden, the superior power produced by the brushless electric motor does a good job of clearing away cut blades, rather than leaving stray rows behind.

Maintenance

When you compare it to a gas powered mower of a similar size, the Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower is very easy to maintain. The batteries just need to be properly charged before each use.

The mower blades aren’t meant to be manually sharpened. However, Greenworks offers high-quality pre-sharpened replacement blades for a very low price.

Safety Features

The Greenworks 19-Inch Cordless Electric Lawn Mower comes with the standard hand controls that you expect in a walk behind push mower.

Special Features

The push button electric start isn’t necessarily something that will make you stand up and say “Wow” but it certainly is handy.

The brushless electric motor does a great job of delivering superior power to the blades. This is what makes it such an effective bagger or mulching mower.

Cost Effectiveness

The fact that the Lithium Ion batteries are interchangeable with other equipment in their line, provides some thoughtful cost-savings for people who are already fans of the Greenworks line. The Lithium-Ion batteries are also engineered with long-term durability in mind.

Greenworks even went the extra mile to make sure that the replacement blades are relatively inexpensive.

 

8.5 Total Score
Innovative design for an electric lawnmower

PROS
  • Brushless electric motor for superior torque
  • 3-in-1 mulching, bagger, or side discharge versatility
  • Push button electric start
  • Inexpensive replacement blades
  • Lithium Ion batteries are interchangeable
CONS
  • 19-inch cutting path is narrow for large yards
  • Steel deck increases the weight
  • No smart charge feature for the batteries
  • Height adjustment lever is a little awkward
User Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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