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    Electric Lawmowers

    Having plenty of solar on the roof, I was considering purchasing an electric lawnmower.

    I spend about $100 every couple of months on fuel for my ride on and had this thought that it would soon pay for itself as the power to run it during the day is free.

    I'm wondering if anyone here uses one and question its durability as they appear very light and plasticy.

    I have heaps of power lead here and would be mowing about 800sqm of grass.

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    800 Sq mt of grass with a push mover is quite an effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    800 Sq mt of grass with a push mover is quite an effort.
    whats that got to do with the lawnmowers durability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    whats that got to do with the lawnmowers durability?
    Not the mower's durability
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    Have you seen the (my) thread on battery chainsaws? There's some chat about mowers too and it all seems pretty positive. One guy is a professional lawn guy and really rates his AEG gear.
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    Very happy with our electric lawn mower. It's a bit like a circular saw on wheels - and just as reliable.
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    Your comment about power leads suggests to me that you are talking about a 240 volt mower, not a battery powered one.

    A couple of decades ago my mother had a 240v mower. She had a lot of shrubs on her front lawn. I never found an efficient way of getting around all the shrubs while avoiding running over the power lead. Do you have a lot of obstacles to avoid?

    I imagine the technology has improved a lot since then, but I get the impression that my son's Ryobi battery mower is better than my mother's 240v mower was.

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    The only issue with a 240V mower is you are leaving yourself open to electrocution.
    If you damage the lead and handle it whilst it is live you may get zapped.I have a good friend who survived a blast from a dodgy lead.It had been damaged,still plugged into the wall and had been raining.He was lucky he still is alive,has almost no use of his left hand due to horrific burns caused by the lead,he could not let it go,fortunately the bloke he was working with realised what was happening and unplugged the lead.
    Any time I see somebody with a power cord I tell them the story.
    I have never handled a live cord since.
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    I've got a puny 240 V one, but only 45 M2 of Lawn. I can't find a good excuse to get rid of it.
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