If you’ve had enough of pulling strings, topping up the tank with gas, or struggle to start your lawn mower cause the gas has gone stale… if you have a small yard and can’t see the sense of using a gas mower any more and thinking of upgrading to one of those battery-operated lawnmowers… then this post is just for you.
Battery operated lawn mowers are fast growing in popularity not cause of the millennials, going green and the ozone layer crap…
…No to me, it all boils down to convenience.
What I like about battery operated lawn mowers and battery tools in general is:
- Saves you buying gas and oil if yours is 2-stroke
- Saves you the cost of services
- No need for wearing ear protection as these things are super quiet
- Much lighter to push and use
- And the batteries can be used in multiple other tools like line trimmers, chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, and the list goes on.
But choosing which is the best battery powered lawnmower for you and your small yard can be a hard choice.
So I’m here today to help you decide on which will be the best cordless lawn mower for you so you get the best value and bang for your buck.
I want to add that my number 1 choice is the Greenworks G-MAX 40V with a 16” deck, I gave this to my mom for her birthday a few years ago now and she is more than happy with the performance, convenience it has been for her.
Best Cordless Lawn Mower For Small Yard
The Greenworks G-MAX 40V 16” battery-powered lawn mower running with 4Ah lithium-ion battery will give you a run time on a fully charged battery of around 45 minutes.
In that time you should be able to comfortably be good for around 1/2 an acre.
The mower has 5 adjustable deck cutting heights and the lowest cut is 1-1/4 inch to a maximum of 3-3/8 inch high
Not sure at what height or how low you should be cutting your grass… check out this page on How Low Should You Cut Your Grass.
The mower runs the standard 2 in 1 feature allowing you to either bag the lawn clippings with the rear bagger or use the mulching facility part of the mower.
Easy to use, all you have to do is install a charged battery that comes with the mower and charger into the battery port of the mower, push the button while lifting the safety bar and you’ll be good to go.
No more messing around with the hassle like you use to do with gas-powered lawnmowers making ideal for those quick spurs of the moments on the way home from work, full of energy thoughts of going to mow the lawn tonight… you get home pull out the mower and that’s when you remember you used all the gas up last time.
Those days are gone when you change over to a battery-powered lawn mower.
If you already have other cordless tools, it makes sense to try and get an electric lawn mower that uses the same ion batteries you have now.
If you’re just starting out, make sure to choose a lawn mower that runs the latest lithium-ion battery. Using ion battery technology, you get a battery that is almost 50% lighter than most other batteries, reduced charge times and interchangeable with other tool skins.
The Greenworks G-MAX 40V 16″ isn’t self propelled tho it may look like it in the pictures you see with the lever on the handlebars. That is the safety lever that is pulled up to allow you to start the lawn mower.
On a fully charged lithium-ion battery, you’ll get a run time of approximal 7,000 square feet of mowing within a single charge.
Runner Up Best Battery Powered Lawn Mower
I’m a huge fan of Makita tools and the Makita XML03PT1 18V battery lawnmower sticks to the tradition of being among the best battery-powered lawn mowers.
One downside of Makita is, unfortunately, the price, and I really don’t recommend you grabbing one unless:
- You already run Makita battery tools
- Need extra cutting heights over the Greenworks
- Looking for a mower with a longer run time
- Got rough or hard terrain where the need for a steel deck is required
- And best suited for commercial use
In saying that, they’re build strong, heavier than most cause of the steel cutting deck and runs the latest brushless motor system that can deliver over 3,000 RPM for faster-cutting speed.