If it’s time for you to invest in a brand-new lawnmower, the initial temptation is going to be to splurge a chunk of cash on a fancy “zero turn radius” gasoline powered monstrosity – but if you have a little bit of patience and want to make sure that you get your hands on only the very best lawnmower available today (not just for you, your budget, and your lawn but also for the environment) you’re going to want to seriously consider a cordless lawnmower.
I know, I know.
It wasn’t all that long ago – maybe five or 10 years, in fact – that any cordless lawnmower was considered to be nothing more than a toy and not at all suited to know anything more than that tiny little strip of lawn on the other side of the sidewalk, down by your mailbox.
Today, however, nothing could be further from the truth!
Next generation lithium ion batteries now deliver incredible performance to cordless electric lawnmowers that just wasn’t possible in the past. These batteries provide consistent and extreme power to drive razor-sharp and super thin lightweight blades that cut rather than tear your grass, and because they can go from completely dead to completely charged with lightning like speed you don’t have to worry about only mowing half your lawn in a single day, either.
Of course, not all is sunshine and roses when it comes to electric lawnmowers or cordless lawnmowers in particular. You still have to make sure that you are getting your hands on a mower from a brand you know you can trust, a brand that uses the latest technology, and a brand that is going to add positively to your life – and your lawn – rather than act as nothing more than an expensive toy that inevitably has you going back to your old gasoline mowers in record time.
To better help you find the best cordless electric mowers today we’ve put together this quick guide.
Let’s dive right in!
Lithium ion battery technology is the ONLY way to go
The most important thing you can think about when you are getting ready to purchase a new cordless mower is the value of getting a lithium ion battery powered cordless lawnmower compared to those that use NiCad batteries.
NiCad batteries are the older generation of battery technology, a lot heavier than lithium batteries, a lot slower when it comes to charging, and do not offer anywhere near the power or consistent performance you’d expect out of a lithium ion battery system today.
Sure, cordless mowers that use NiCad batteries are often times a lot less expensive than those that use lithium ion technology, but the extra money you spent on a lithium ion battery mower is going to be money well invested. You won’t have to charge your mower as often, you won’t notice a decline in performance as your batteries run, and you won’t feel as though you are pushing a cinderblock around your yard, either.
Quick charging technology is a must
Though you should ALWAYS invest in a second battery – and, ideally, a third battery as well – you at the very least want to take advantage of quick charging technology that can completely refill a depleted lithium ion battery pack from dead to 100% full in less than 30 minutes.
This technology definitely exists today and is much less expensive than it ever used to be in the past. It guarantees that you are able to mow your entire lawn in one day, something that honestly wasn’t always possible with NiCad battery systems in the past.
Near silent operation
Finally, you should look for a cordless electric lawnmower that is going to offer you extreme cutting performance – cutting, not ripping or tearing that will only destroy your lawn – while remaining as close to completely silent during operation as possible.
The overwhelming majority of high-end cordless lawnmowers today aren’t just going to be almost silent during operation are also going to be lightweight, compact, and easy to pilot and maneuver. These are the kinds of electric cordless lawnmowers you should be seriously considering, and the only kinds of mowers that you should even think about investing your money into from here on out.