11 Best Battery Powered Lawn Mowers For Small Yards and Gardens 2020

If you have just a small yard or lawn and need a new lawnmower… Are you over getting gas for the one you have now or worse rolling out a lead then roll it back up… Have you thought of getting a battery-powered one… If so then this article is just for you.

This page will guide you through and give you an overview of our top choices to give you a more idea about cordless lawnmowers and to help give you a better buying decision.

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We have used our knowledge, our resources, reviews, customer opinions and articles on the best Battery Powered Lawn Mower For Small Yards and Gardens for 2020.

We only included information specifically for small gardens and lawns and are only powered by a battery.

They are all walk-behind mowers, some are 3-in-1, 2-in-1 and a couple are self-propelled. There was a surprising amount of variety, with a number of models receiving some very high mentions and ratings.

But these eleven made the top list as the best of the best for 2020. So without any further ado let’s get into it.

 

Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower For Small Yards 2020

Here is a rundown of the eleven of our top cordless lawn mowers for 2020 to help decide which one to go for and also find out the differences between each one! In no specific order or pricing, they are…

#1. Greenworks 17-Inch 40V Cordless Lawn Mower 

Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower For Small YardsThe Greenworks 17-Inch 40V MO40B01 Cordless Lawn Mower has a 17″ deck that is versatile and lightweight. It’s a 2-in-1 lawnmower so you can use it as a mulcher or as a rear bagger.

It has just the one lever to adjust the height of the deck with a cutting range of just 1-1/4 inch to 3-3/8-inches.

On a single charge using the 4.0 Ah battery which can be purchased as a kit or if you are already running with Greenworks 40v system you can just purchase the mower itself. You will get about 60 minutes of battery life which will be ample for 95% of all small yards.

Dimensions: 52 x 19.2 x 41 inches

Cutting Deck: 17″

Weight: 36.2 pounds dry

Volts: 40

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 5 levels

Feature: 2-in-1, mulch & bag

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Up to 60 minutes

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty Only: 4 Years

What reviewers liked:

Low price, excellent run time, compact size, easy to assemble, excellent noise level so quite.

What they didn’t like:

The bag is small too small meaning more empties needed, the bag is also extremely permeable so dust and pollen just blow through the bag.


#2. Snapper XD 82V MAX Cordless Electric 19-Inch Lawn Mower

Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower For Small YardsThe Snapper XD series has three options for you to choose from. This model is their 19″ cutting deck mower. You can expect to get up to around 45 minutes of run time with the Briggs & Stratton 82 volt 2 Ah battery.

Features a 3-in-1 steel mowing deck so you can bag, mulch or side-discharge. The large bag included will fit about 2.1 cubic feet of grass clippings.

If you struggle with storage or space, you can vertically store the mower if you have tight spaces. Try doing that with a gas lawn mower without causing any troubles.

You have a choice of 7 positions for the height of the deck to be sure you will have the ideal lawn height that you require.

Dimensions: 18 x 20.5 x 45 inches

Cutting Deck: 19″

Weight: 59.5 pounds

Volts: 82

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 7 levels

Feature: 3-in-1, bag, mulch & side discharge.

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Up to 45 minutes with 2Ah. 4Ah and 5Ah are available extra cost.

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty Only: 5 Years

What reviewers liked:

very quiet for the power, in fact, one customer says it screams and still is quite, easy to use and assemble and that you can hang it up is a bonus on tight spaces.

What they didn’t like:

pretty heavy unit considering it’s only 19″ deck compared to others. Costly compared to other brands with better reviews.


#3. Ego 20-inch 56v LM2000 cordless battery push mower

The Ego 20-inch 56v LM 2000 battery operated lawnmower has a 20″ cutting deck and runs on any of the 4.0Ah, 5.0Ah and 7.5Ah 56-Volt Lithium-Ion batteries from both EGO power+ arc lithium batteries.

Able to buy as a kit with battery, charger, and lawnmower or just purchase the skin alone.

True 3-in-1 function, rear bagging, superior mulching and side- discharge options. Upfront there is an LED headlight for those nights when you can’t sleep and want to do something you can mow the lawns since there is no noise.

The specs say it’s 30% less noise over a gas lawn mower

Dimensions: 37.4 x 21.6 x 16.1 inches

Cutting Deck: 20″

Weight: 56.2 pounds

Volts: 56

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 5 levels

Feature: 3-in-1, bag, mulch & side discharge.

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Up to 45 minutes with 2Ah. 4Ah and 5Ah are available extra cost.

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty Only: 5 Years

What reviewers liked:

How strong and robust the mower is, easy to use and push-button start makes it a breeze, good size bag, excellent mulch, It is lightweight, easy to maneuver, and reliable.

What they didn’t like:

Customer service is a let down, some are reporting poor life of only 2 years from the battery.


#4. WEN 40439BT 40V 19-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower

The Wen 40v 19″ 40439BT battery operated lawn mower is perfect for small to large lawns. Featuring a 19 inch deck with 6 adjustable height settings.

You know when you come to a heavier patch in the grass where it’s bit thicker and makes the mower bog down, well the WEN 40439BT has a feature where it senses more load on the system it increases the torque and power so it won’t stall or bog down, pretty cool ha.

Built-in battery monitor so with a quick press of the button will tell you how much time you have left before knock-off time.

Dimensions: 32.4 x 21.5 x 44.5 inches

Cutting Deck: 19″

Weight: 56.5 pounds

Volts: 40

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 6 levels

Feature: 3-in-1, bag, mulch & side discharge.

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Up to 70 minutes with dual battery

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty Only: 2 Years

What reviewers liked:

Easy to and lightweight, reliable and easy to adjust.

What they didn’t like:

Clogs easy with tall wet grass, not self-prepelled


#5. Sun Joe MJ401C-PRO 14-Inch 28-Volt Cordless Push Lawn Mower

The Sun Joe MJ401C 14″ 28 volt cordless push lawn mower has an easy to remove and to attach 10.6 gal(40l) bag for easy emptying. The Pro version comes with a rear discharge chute if you rather discharge then bag.

You have 3 levels of height and has a removable safety key for the just in case accidental starts.

Small, compact and only weighs 23 pounds, makes it ideal for gardens and lawns.

A fully charged battery is to get around 1/4 acre of mow time with a self-contained in-house battery. Just plug the lawnmower into power and will automatically start charging.

Dimensions: 61.5 x 17 x 29 inches

Cutting Deck: 14″

Weight: 23.1 pounds

Volts: 28

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 3 levels

Feature: 2-in-1, bag, back discharge.

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: up to a quarter acre of continuous mowing per charge

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty: 2 Years

What reviewers liked:

Well priced and affordable for those with small areas to mow, 2-year warranty, LED battery level monitor, and choice of 3 colors

What they didn’t like:

Only Suitable for Small to Medium Yards, Slower Charging than Many Other Cordless Lawnmowers, the handle stays upright it doesn’t fold flat so storage can be a problem.


#6. Greenworks PRO 21-Inch 80V Cordless Lawn Mower

The Greenworks PRO 21-Inch 80V Cordless Lawn Mower is one of the most powerful, reliable yet expensive cordless lawnmower we have reviewed. It is an overkill for small yards and lawns but its made the list because it ranks high.

The 21″ cutting deck which will turn any size yard into a small lawn and with up to 60 minutes run time on a fully charged 4Ah battery.

Greenworks uses the latest brushless motor technology. Brushless motors have been shown to produce and deliver more to torque and power without overheating or using unnecessary battery life.

The power this battery-operated lawnmower puts out is equivalent to that of a 160 cc gas-powered mower.

For limited space in the garage, you can vertically store it too.

Dimensions: 60.5 x 21.6 x 36.5 inches

Cutting Deck: 21″

Weight: 57 pounds

Volts: 80

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 7 levels

Feature: 3-in-1, bag, mulch & side discharge

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: up to 60 minutes on a fully charged 4Ah battery

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty: 4 Years

What reviewers liked:

quite and easy to walk behind from being so light. stores away easy and easy to fold down and has 3 height adjustments.

What they didn’t like:

some have had trouble with support and service. earlier models were having battery issues but they have seemed to have rectified that.


#7. Makita 18″ XML03PT1 18V LXT Cordless Lawn Mower

This is my best choice as being among the best lawnmowers on the market for 2020. All tho bit more expensive to others and because I run Makita cordless tools already it made sense to use the same batteries.

The Makita 18″ XML03PT1 18V LXT Cordless Lawn Mower runs a heavy-duty steel deck and to adjust the deck is just a single lever operation with 10 height increments.

Uses two(2) 18-volt batteries and driving the blades Makita uses the latest brushless motor technology to give you more torque with less power.

The handle is quick and easy to fold down for limited space storing and the bag holds up to 16 gallons.

If you want a side-discharge, sorry but you are out of luck there guys.

Dimensions: 24.8 x 35.2 x 23.5 inches

Cutting Deck: 18″

Weight: 92 pounds

Volts: 18

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 10 levels

Feature: 2-in-1, bag, mulch

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Cuts up to 7,300 square feet using two 5.0Ah batteries

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty: 3 Years

What reviewers liked:

  • Cuts more area with kitted batteries than any other push mower we tested
  • Keeps the noise level lower than more cordless models
  • 4 batteries included in the kit
  • Batteries are compatible with a full line of cordless OPE and a deep line of cordless tools
  • Batteries fully charge in 45 minutes

What they didn’t like:

  • Price is on the steep side for a cordless push mower
  • No side/rear discharge option


#8WORX WG779 40V Power Share 4.0 Ah 14″ Lawn Mower

The WORX WG779 uses dual 20-volt batteries to deliver maximum 40-volt power and optimum performance.

Ideal for small lawns with it’s 13″ cutting deck and 2-in-1 mulch or bag features will have your lawns and gardens looking shmick.

You have 3 deck cutting height options and the lawnmower is a 3-in-1 system but not side-discharge, rear. The bag has a light indicator for when it gets close to being full, and Patented intellicut technology.

This patented technology works by delivering power when needed. So if in a light section then hit a heavy patch of the lawn the intellicut technology kicks in and provides more power to cut with.

Dimensions: 53 x 14.5 x 39 inches

Cutting Deck: 13″

Weight: 35.3 pounds

Volts: 2×20

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 3 levels

Feature: 2-in-1, bag, mulch, or rear discharge

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Mows up to 5,500 square feet on a single charge

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty: 3 Years

What reviewers liked:

  • Mulching Facility
  • 6 Cutting Heights (3/4 inch – 2.75 inch)
  • Very Good Build Quality
  • 2 Batteries – Interchangeable with Other WORX Tools
  • Great Value

What they didn’t like:

  • Feels cheaply made
  • Flimsy
  • Average battery life


#9. BLACK+DECKER CM2043C Cordless Lawn Mower

The BLACK+DECKER CM2043C Cordless Mower comes with 2 40v batteries. On a single charge, this mower can’t compete with other top brands but to help this they supply you with two batteries. 

Run time is around 15 minutes per battery and takes around 4 hrs for a complete recharge.

The plastic body makes it look cheap and nowhere as durable and tuff as a  metal body mower will be.

The mower has two interlocks that are fitted on the handlebar and the safety key must be inserted before any operation.

Dimensions: 34 x 16 x 21 inches

Cutting Deck: 20″

Weight: 47 pounds

Volts: 40

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 7 levels

Feature: 3-in-1, bag, mulch & side discharge.

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Ideal for mowing lawns up to 1/4 acre

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty Only: 3 Years

What reviewers liked:

How easy it is to use and the lightweight of the mower makes mowing a breeze. very quiet and cuts fine.

What they didn’t like:

Very average battery life and other batteries are not compatible


#10.  Sun Joe ION16LM CT Cordless Lawn Mower

Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower For Small YardsIdeally suited for small to medium size lawns the Sun Joe ION16LM CT Cordless Lawn Mower is easy to start with just s push of a button.

The ergonomic handle adjustable is adjustable and offers you a comfortable user experience when mowing.

Its compact design features rugged front and rear all-terrain wheels that make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces.

Dimensions: 48.4 x 17.7 x 42.9 inches

Cutting Deck: 16″

Weight: 34.6 pounds

Volts: 40

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 6 levels

Feature: 3-in-1, bag, mulch & side discharge.

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: 40 minutes of run time

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty Only: 2 Years

Pros

  • Unexpectedly well-built
  • Superb cutting
  • Whisper-quiet
  • Perfect for extra-small yards
  • 2-Year Warranty

Cons

  • Clipping disposal limited to bagging
  • Bag is a bit on the small side


#11. Greenworks 16-Inch 40V Cordless Lawn Mower

Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower For Small YardsAnother Greenworks classic this one it the 16″ still 40 volt and is perfect for all small yards and lawns.

Included in the package is 1 4Ah battery with charger and the battery will multi-fit to their other cordless battery-operated tools like leaf blowers or hedge trimmers

Dimensions: 28.5 x 17 x 21.3 inches

Cutting Deck: 16″

Weight: 37.5 pounds

Volts: 40

Height Adjustment: Single lever, 5 levels

Feature: 2-in-1, bag, mulch.

Battery: Lithium-ion

Run Time: Up to 60 minutes of run time

Push Button Start: Yes

Tool Warranty Only: 2 Years

PROS
-Battery-powered means no cable across your lawn while you’re mowing
-Low maintenance design
-Easy to operate, and being lightweight it’s easy to move
-Good cutting performance for a small or mid-sized lawn
-Battery life of up to 120 minutes will be plenty for most owners
-Battery pack is not swappable with other ‘G-MAX’ tools from GreenWorks

CONS
-The battery recharge time can be a problem for owners who need more than one charge to mow their lawns
-Additional batteries are pricey
-Can’t cut in damp or wet conditions


Rounding it up:

That pretty much sums up the overview of our 11 best battery-powered lawn mowers. There isn’t just one size fits all here.

If you are just starting out and not looking to build a shed full of hand tools the Works or Sunjoe makes a great choice.

If you are already running battery powered tools, try to keep all your tools the same flavor so one battery can fit each other. Cheaper and better off long term.

Like I don’t recommend you grab the Makita mower if you don’t run other tools as the price is up there even tho they’re built quality.