Category: Lawn Mover

WORX WG430 REVIEW

Every spring and into the fall, everyone with a yard and a tree (or trees nearby!) have a problem: rotting leaves. The leaves are wonderful when they are green and on the trees, but come fall and then just after winter, you can be left with a leafy, moldy mess that smells odd, delays the growth of your lawn and just doesn’t look very pretty! This problem is particularly bad in the fall, but it can carry over into spring as well.

What if you had a way to turn those dead leaves into organic, beautiful mulch in a matter of moments? Mulch is very important for lawns and gardens: it helps put food back into the soil to help new things grow, properly aerated, it brings oxygen back in and it’s just better for grounds than simply leaving the leaves to rot away to nothing. If all this sounds good to you then, you need a good leaf mulching system to efficiently and quickly get rid of your dead leaf problem and turn it into a solution.

The Worx WG430

The Worx WG430 is a blade-less leaf mulching system, designed to be able to handle a ton of rotting leaves from your yard in a speedy and relatively quiet fashion. It can really only handle leaves, but it can turn a whole ton of leaves into useable mulch for your gardens and flowerbeds. The Worx WG430 is unique in that it doesn’t rely on a blade system and instead uses a very different and safer design that is ideal for leaf mulching and cuts down on the noise and air pollution. If you’re looking for something that can handle the debris from your trees, what should you know about the Worx WG430?

Benefits and Features

The Worx WG430 has a number of things about it which make it ideal for yards of any sort.

The big benefit is that it is bladeless. Instead of using dangerous long blades, it uses a fles-a-line bladeless mulching system; a grass trimmer line that is thirteen inches in diameter to shred and mulch leaves rather than whirling blades. The leaves are mulched at a ratio of 11:1-11 parts leaf to 1 part mulch. The bag you want to use to store your mulch is placed under the machine and the mulch falls into it. The Worx WG430 uses a 13 AMP, 120 motor which is powerful enough to turn huge piles of leaves into very compact fertilizer. Indeed, the machine can take up to 53 gallons of leaves and turn it into mulch in just a minute! Cleaning and mulching the leaves has never been easier or quicker.

The other big benefit is that this device is very easy to put together. It requires no tools and the instructions are easy to follow and barely necessary! The Worx WG430 is also very compact in design and can be stored or pulled apart at the end of your gardening season with ease. Its design allows you to use both paper and plastic bags if you like and since it weighs in at less than 20lbs, it is very easy to move all over the yard as you need.

The Worx WG430 has decent safety features. It has a huge on and of switch that makes operation easy and it has a dust-reducing clean-air motor. This helps to reduce the amount of dust the machine produces, though it may still produce quite a bit depending on the nature of the refuse you’re throwing in. It’s also very durable and stable; although it weighs less than twenty pounds, it’s built in such a way that it won’t simply tip over as soon as you try to do anything!

And finally, at less than $150.00, this device is highly affordable for what you’re getting. If you don’t need something that can shred wood and hardier things, it’s definitely worth buying this over something like a shredder or chipper. You also get a two year warranty which is always good for one’s peace of mind when it comes to a device such as this. The warranty is a manufacturer’s warranty, so it’s best used if there is a defect in your device; it won’t do you any good if you put something too big into the blades!

Problems with the Worx WG430

The Worx WG430 is good at what it does, but it is limited in many other ways. Many users complain that it still produces a great deal of dust and noise considering the fact that it doesn’t have huge blades and it’s supposedto have a dust-free motor! The system also requires frequent line changes meaning that you’ll be doing regular maintenance. Fortunately, the system comes with 24 replacement lines, but you may whip through those comparatively quickly, depending on how often you use the system.

Most importantly though, this is a leaf mulching system, not a system built to handle sticks, twigs and braches. The bladeless system cannot handle branches that are any thicker than a pencil with any degree of ease and if you start trying to add more than leaves and grass to the pile, you’ll end up wrecking your system a lot faster. Furthermore, the ratio of 11:1 is not as good as the usual ratio of 10:1, meaning that you’ll get less mulch than you would with other systems.

If you are looking for a way to get rid of your rotting leaves and dead grass in your yard and you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a chipper/shredder that you don’t need, the Worx WG430 isn’t a bad investment at all. It is strictly for rotten leaves and grass, so don’t expect it to do more than that, but in that realm, it’s quite good. It’s quick, it’s safe to use, it at least reduces dust and noise and it’s portable enough to be stored and used anywhere. All in all, it’s a nice little system which is a great way to clean up your yard pre and post-summer. Take care of your lawns and your gardens; turn dead leaves and grass into organic, healthy mulch and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

BREAKING DOWN THE GREENWORKS 25292 INTO PIECES TO KNOW IF IT’S WORTH BUYING REVIEW

GreenWorks is a well-known brand in the outdoor power equipment industry, and the 25292 model brings all the great things of the brand, and more. This model is a cordless electric lawn mowers, and it’s been getting 5 stars all across the board. But does it really deserve the accolades, or are they all just hype? Let’s take a closer look.

GreenWorks 25292 Overview

Right off the bat let me tell you that this mower is not cheap. However, being a l battery powered lawn mower, it offers tons of excellent benefits, that makes it an excellent investment. After all, the 25292 model received 4.5 to 5 star ratings from consumers.

First off, the GreenWorks 25292 produce zero emissions and zero carbon footprint, so it is very eco-friendly. The package comes with 2 batteries included, with each one charged to full capacity in a mere 3 hours, the fastest in the market today. The batteries have LEDs on them to show when they are fully charged, and when they are, the battery will power the mower for more than an hour.

Now an hour may sound not that long, but that actually means mowing up to 1.5 acres of grass, or just about half of an NFL football field. The 19-inch cutting deck is above average and its height can easily be adjusted using the 7-position single lever mechanism found near the rear wheel. Now before we get carried away talking about the many benefits of this product, let’s take a brief look at the features.

GreenWorks 25292 Features

  • Manual drive system
  • Polymer housing and highly durable steel deck
  • Lithium Ion 3-hour charge battery
  • Safety key and push start mechanism
  • 7-position cutting deck height adjustment lever
  • 7-inch front wheels, 8-inch rear wheels
  • Weighs only 49 lbs.
  • Dimensions—30.9 x 17 x 20.1 inches
  • 4-year warranty for mower, 2-year warranty for battery

GreenWorks 25292 Pros

This model is one of GreenWorks’ most powerful and biggest entries into the eco-friendly garden equipment category. It delivers a complete solution right out of the box and packs a slew of features that homeowners are looking for in a mower, and so much more.

It can bag, discharge or mulch without the need for additional accessories. Driven by a high powered 4-amp/hour, 40 volt lithium ion battery, it can run for more than 60 minutes continuously. With the extra battery pack included in the package, you can mow  with one while charging the other one, so you virtually don’t run out of mowing power.

This cordless lawn mower is equipped with a 19-inch mulching blade housed in a highly durable steel cutting deck, riding on large 7-inch front wheels and 8-inch front wheels. The large wheels make the mower easy to maneuver in different terrains, even the bumpy ones.

The mowing deck features a 7-position single lever mechanism for easy height adjustment, so the user can easily change the cutting heights from 1.5 inches to 3.5 inches in 7 increments.

The poly deck is ultra-lightweight at a mere 49 lbs., significantly reducing the mower’s overall weight and making it easier to maneuver and handle. The handles are foldable for a more compact size for transport or storage.

Many consumers were impressed with the safety factors carefully incorporated by GreenWorks into the design. First, the starting system uses a lockout key strategically concealed under the door of the battery compartment. This keeps it safe and hidden from children. To start the machine, you simply engage the handle bail, which is made safer by the mower bail handle’s lockout switch that has to be disengaged.

Every single component and the overall construction of the GreenWorks 25292 denotes nothing but high quality, so you can surely use the mower for many years. Although the chassis is made of polymer, it is durable and doesn’t easily crack.

The 4-year guarantee backs this all up, too, so you know that you are getting a long-lasting lawn mower.

GreenWorks 25292 Cons

Although the model aced all the points that matter, there are some areas wherein it did less than perfect. Most of these issues are common to battery-powered lawn mowers, though. For example, even though the lithium ion battery and the 40-volt motor packs a lot of power, this lawn mower may still find it difficult to mow tall and tough kinds of grasses.

You may also need to make a few passes to achieve a perfect and evenly cut lawn, since the mower tends to miss patches of grass. The rear bag is also not that large, so it fills up rather quickly and may need to be emptied a few times while on the job.

The price may be considered high by some people, and may put them off, but 7 out of the 10 consumers that bought the GreenWorks 25292 commented that the investment was well worth it.

The Verdict

Don’t be shocked by the sticker price, because you are buying long-term excellence. There are so many reasons why you should buy a battery-powered electric lawn mower like the GreenWorks 25292: they are eco-friendly, quieter, have excellent range, and less complicated to use. And the power packs are the best in the industry.

The batteries take only 3 hours to charge, and the power output is way above industry standards. This machine is certainly ideal for homeowners who want to maintain their medium sized lawns.

When you are switching to a battery-powered mower, you shouldn’t sacrifice efficiency and performance.  And this is why GreenWorks 25292 exceeds consumer expectations. You will be getting a powerful and durable mower with very efficient batteries. The parts are made of quality materials and the construction is clearly made for long-term use. The 4-year warranty for the machine and the 2-year warranty for the power packs further proves that the guys at GreenWorks are very confident that their products are well worthy of the investment.

REMINGTON 18A-212B783: DON’T BUY BEFORE YOU READ THIS REVIEW

Remington is a popular lawn mower brand known for their high-powered and top-performing products. The 18A-212B783 is no different. This electrically powered cordless push lawn mower is one of the most popular in its category, being both powerful and eco-friendly.

You can easily switch between a corded electric mower and a cordless mower in no time with its topnotch battery system. If your battery runs out before you finish your lawn, you can just plug it in and finish the job.

This product has a lot of features and benefits not found in its counterparts, so let’s take a closer look at it and find out whether this is the lawn mower you’ve been looking for.

 

Remington 18A-212B783: A Closer Look at the Features

You will like this Remington’s cordless capability, although of course you’d think that it can do better with more power. You can use the on-board charger, which means that the cord is plugged into the mower’s body and you need to drag the entire unit around. In this scenario, having a really long extension power socket will really help, as you won’t want to haul the lawn back and forth the house just to recharge it. There is an optional battery charger sold separately, though, so this is a great option to consider.

The Remington 18-A212B783 comes with a 24-volt rechargeable battery that packs enough power that allows continuous usage for up to 75 minutes in just one charge. You can use the cordless function if you don’t want the hassle of dealing with cords. All you’d need to do is charge and then start mowing.

Because it is electrically powered, it is almost maintenance free, and emits 0 carbon footprint, making it one of the most environmentally friendly lawn mowers in the market. You won’t need to use oil or gas, and tune ups are not necessary.

It has a wide 19-inch cutting deck, featuring a 3-in-1 disposal system that includes a rear bag, mulching and side discharge for the clippings. The system already includes the side discharge chute, mulch plug, and a grass bag.

Adjusting the cutting height is a breeze with its 6-position single lever controls, which allows the user to change the height of the blade according to his preferences.

The unit is very comfortable to use with its foam cushioned and ergonomic handle. The cushioned grip helps to absorb vibration so you won’t feel very strained after mowing your lawn.

To optimize maneuverability and ease of use, the unit is equipped with well-balanced front and rear wheels, at 7 inches and 8 inches respectively. You can use the lawn mower in different terrains and reach even those hard to access areas.

The Things We Like about the Remington 18A-212B783

We especially liked the ability to change between a corded mower and a cordless one. Although the battery can only run for 75 minutes, you’ll most likely cover your entire lawn in that time, what with the power of the engine and the cutting precision of the blade. It is best to “power charge” the battery for a full night after your initial assembly.

According to the manual, the initial charge time should be 10 – 24 hours. You will get close to 2 hours of continuous mowing power after the initial charge, in fact, when fully charged, you can do a series of mowing sessions for 2 days without needing to recharge. In this aspect, Remington totally exceeded our expectations.

The other virtues you’d expect from a cordless electric lawn mower are present in this product, such as being quieter than its counterparts and having no carbon emission.

The assembly is also made easier because of the handle bolts threaded onto knobs, instead of nuts. The height of the wheel is also adjustable and the lever is hand-friendly. You can adjust the deck height from 1.23 inches to 3.5 inches in 6 increments.

The 19-inch steel cutting blade provides you with 3-in-1 mowing options including rear bagging, side discharging and mulching.

Are there any Cons?

As with any product, the Remington 18A-212B783 is not without flaws, however, they are quite insignificant compared to the numerous features and benefits of this product. But let’s look at them too, for true objectivity.

Although quite expected of battery powered mowers, and we certainly were impressed with the longer hours it provided, this model could be better with a little bit more power in it. But that would be asking for too much, wouldn’t it? In this perspective, you would need to be ready to haul the mower back and forth your house and lawn for recharging, although this can easily be resolved by a plug extension or an extra battery.

We also found the plastic parts of the mower to be more prone to crack compared to those that have steel chassis, but this also makes the Remington very light and easier to push.

For some users, the wheel alignment seems delicate as it sometimes wobbles. The cord handler is also choosy; it only fits the recommended type of cord so if you use a different cord size, it will most likely fall off.

As with any other battery-powered mower, do not expect that your battery will last forever. After a few years, it will eventually die and rendered unusable. But you can look for a replacement, and if not, you can just settle with using the corded mode until you find one.

The Verdict

The Remington 18A-212B783 exceeded our expectations in terms of battery capacity and grass-cutting performance. It is definitely worth the buy, being both powerful and eco-friendly at the same time. It is quiet and unobtrusive, and can be easily stored in your garage or shed. Although we long for more stability and maneuverability from its wheels, it is easy to push in non-bumpy terrains. Being lightweight and low-maintenance, this model is highly recommended for homeowners (even the elderly) who have small to medium sized lawns.

POULAN PRO PR500N21SH: THE DEFINITIVE REVIEW

Mowing is made easier and faster with the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH, one of the best selling lawn mowers in the market today. But does it really work as promised, or is everything just hype? Let’s take a closer look at the features, benefits, pros and cons of this product and determine whether it’s the right mower for you.

A Closer Look at Poulan Pro PR500N21SH

This topnotch machine is a CARB compliant, walk-behind, gas-powered lawn mower equipped with a recoil start. It is powered by a 500e Series Briggs & Stratton 140-cc engine. It comes with a 21-inch deck made of hardened blades and stamped steel. The user can easily adjust the cutting height with its 5-position system.

The engine block is made of high-grade aluminum, so there is no risk of corrosion. The powerful machine has a 5 ft./lbs gross torque so it can easily process different types of lawn vegetation such as tall and wet grass. The 12-inch rear wheels are, by far, the largest in the category, which is a great advantage in terms of control and maneuverability.

Product Features

Engine—the 500e Series Briggs & Stratton 140cc is one of the industry’s best, so you are assured that the mower has enough power to cut grass in different terrains.

Cutting Deck—the deck measures 21 inches, which means that you can cover more area and mow your lawn more quickly.

3-in-1 System—the unit has a 3-in-1 bagging system featuring easy switch between mulching, bagging and side discharging modes for a more efficient and faster glide.

12-inch Rear Wheels—the rear wheels are enormous, but totally in balance with the 7-inch front wheels. The wheels make it a lot easier to maneuver in slopes and uneven terrain.

5-step Lever Arrangement—compared to its counterparts that has 3-steps, this Poulan Pro model has a 5-step adjustable lever arrangement that makes height adjustment easier and finer, resulting to cleaner lawn finish.

Light, Clean and Quiet—the machine only weighs 79 pounds and has a muffler that makes it extra quiet during operation. It complies with the CARB specifications and it has a 2-year warranty to boot.

Poulan Pro PR500N21SH Pros

You can immediately use the Poulan lawn mower right out of the box, because assembly is a breeze. You won’t need complicated tools to get the rig together. Just follow the instructions that comes with the manual, and you’re good to go. The package also comes with nuts and bolts that allow you to adjust the lawn mower according to your preferences and how you are going to use it.

The engine starts right away without any trouble, and you won’t have to prime it or wait for it to warm up just to start.

We also like the fact that the cutting blade is easily adjustable, which means that your lawn will have an equal and uniform cut, according to your specifications.  Although the mower weighs 79 pounds, it is still easy to push and maneuver, thanks to the huge 12-inch rear wheels. It is a big advantage, especially when your lawn has hilly terrain, obstacles and hard to reach areas.

Because the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH is designed with the end user in mind, you will find that the unit is light and so easy to use, which is ideal for people who cannot move heavy things around.

The 21-inch cutting deck covers a lot of area, so you can get the job done in half the time as when you use other mowers. This is ideal for people who have busy schedules; they can maintain their lawn in less time than usual.

The 3-in-1 bagging system is also excellent, especially the mulching function that keeps the clippings properly stored and not all over the place.

This model is made of high quality and durable materials, which is a huge bonus considering its affordable price. It is also eco-friendly although it is gas-powered, because it emits less carbon than other lawn mowers in its category.

Cons

Try hard as we may, we can’t find a lot of cons to this product. Many consumers who are looking for a heavy duty lawn mower may find it a bit too light, but this is pretty negligible once you get used to it. Because it is gas-powered, you might also find the fumes a little bothersome, but it presents less exhaust than its counterparts. Some of the parts may get loose or fall off after a few months, so it is best to weld the loose parts.

The Verdict

Overall, the Poulan Pro PR500N21SH is an excellent lawn mower with tons of features not found in other brands. It is light and easy to use, even your grandmother can use it! The 500e Series Briggs & Stratton 140-cc engine is top of the line and made in the USA, so you are assured of its quality and know that it will never fail even when mowing tough lawn vegetation. Its high quality 21-inch cutting deck cuts cleanly and quickly, and can cut just about any type of grass.

The unit is easy to assemble right out of the box and will get you mowing in mere minutes. You just have to add oil and gas and you’d be cutting tough grass off your lawn. The recoil start is a breeze and will start the engine in just one pull. The materials are high quality, and you will find that the construction feels durable, solid and downright sturdy.

The engine is not as noisy as its competitors, and the engine block is properly designed so that the airflow is optimized and the engine does not overheat. This is great especially in warmer areas. It requires little effort to use, what with its large 12-inch rear wheels. It has a compact design that makes it simple to clean and store.

These Poulan Pro PR500N21SH features and benefits totally make for an excellent budget-friendly lawn mower that is well worth the buy.

DEMYSTIFYING THE LAWN BOY 10632 SELF PROPEL LAWN MOWER: AN IN-DEPTH REVIEW

The Lawn Boy 10632 is a walk-behind, rotary blade lawn mower designed for residential lawns. As an entry-level machine, it packs a lot of power with its Briggs & Stratton 4-cycle engine with 140cc capacity, producing a gross torque of 5.5 ft/lb. It also features a “Ready Start” system that allows the user to start the machine without the need to choke or prime it. Your purchase of the machine comes with the 3-year Tru-Start Commitment, which means that Lawn Boy will fix your unit for free if it does not start after 2 pulls.

There are other features and benefits to this product, and this review aims to take a closer look at each one of them to help you determine whether this is the right lawn mower for you.

Lawn Boy 10632: Who is it for?

This machine is ideal for busy homeowners who can only spare a bit of time to maintain their lawns. Because it is lightweight and packed with a lot of features, the Lawn Boy 10632 is easy to use and cuts grass faster than its counterparts. Its powerful engine trims even the toughest grass in just a short span of time. And because it is gas-powered, you can cover a large area, compared to electrically powered mowers.

This model is designed for maximum mowing coverage while being lightweight, so even the elderly can use it. Its handles are comfortable so you won’t strain your arms even after long use.

It is also great for teenagers because it can be easily maneuvered, what with its large radius wheels that enable better traction and can cover uneven grounds, slopes and difficult to reach areas.

Lawn Boy 10632 Features

This rear-wheel drive lawn mower is powered by a 140cc Briggs & Stratton 4-cycle engine with 5.5 lb/ft gross torque. The engine is reliable and will start on the first or second pull; otherwise you can have it fixed for free under the 3-year Tru-Start Commitment guarantee. The engine design has excellent airflow which ensures that the engine stays cool during operation.

This rear-wheel drive lawn mower is powered by a 140cc Briggs & Stratton 4-cycle engine with 5.5 lb/ft gross torque. The engine is reliable and will start on the first or second pull; otherwise you can have it fixed for free under the 3-year Tru-Start Commitment guarantee. The engine design has excellent airflow which ensures that the engine stays cool during operation.

Its overhead position provides greater stability and easier cutting performance even on the toughest vegetation. Its cutting deck is 20 inches wide, with multi-notched blades at a default ¼ inch cutting height. It has a 7-position adjustable lever that allows the user to choose the cutting height easily.

This unit also has a spacious top mount bagging system that empties on the side for superior bagging and mulching functionality.

Compared to its steel and polymer counterparts, the Lawn Boy 10632 is made of aluminum, which means that it is both durable and lightweight, and less prone to corrosion.

The unit is equipped with a muffler that significantly minimizes noise when mowing.

The lawn mower deck has a wash-out feature that allows the user to just attach a garden hose up on top and the bottom will be cleaned in a couple of minutes.

Lawn Boy 10632 features a 7-inch front wheel and an 8-inch rear wheel for optimum maneuverability. The self-propelling rear-wheel drive function provides excellent traction in various cutting conditions. This means that the user won’t have to use a lot of energy and can just let the mower do all the work.

Its gas tank capacity is 2 gallons, so a lot of area can be covered per refill.

When assembled, the dimensions are 57 inches x 21.25 inches x 40 inches, and it weighs a mere 58 lbs.

Lawn Boy 10632 Pros

The Briggs & Stratton engine is this unit’s best feature. With a 2-gallon tank capacity, it can cover a medium sized yard without refueling. The engine is not prone to overheating because of its engine block design, and it is reliable to work every single time.

While other self-propelled, rear-wheel drive models use electric starters, the Lawn Boy 10632 uses a recoil start, which means you need to pull a startup cord to bring the engine to life. The starting mechanism is clearly excellently designed, because the engine starts up in just one pull at most times.

The 20-inch cutting deck is great for mid-sized lawns, mainly due to the multi-notched blades and 4-inch domed deck that cuts grass finely. The cutting height can be adjusted according to your preferences with the 7-increment lever, which enables you to adjust the height from 1 to 4 inches.

We also like the large rear wheels that allows for better handling and maneuverability. It can be used over uneven terrain and hard to reach places. The size of the wheels also contributes to better traction and driving power, which significantly reduces the effort required to push the mower up hilly terrain.

Because it is easier to push, the Lawn Boy 10632 lawn mower is more comfortable to use. It has a well-padded and adjustable handle for more comfort, and it is lightweight at only 58 pounds.

Lawn Boy 10632 Cons

With all the features packed into this machine, there’s actually very little to complain about. Although this mower can use more power for steeper hills, it performs way better than its counterparts when it comes to maneuvering over bumps and humps.

The Verdict

The Lawn Boy 10632 is the best choice if you are looking for a dependable mower that has a reasonable price. It starts right up on the first pull, so you won’t have to wait for the engine to warm up before starting. And its engine has enough power to cut through tough vegetation on different terrains.

It is lightweight and can be easily maneuvered. The user will surely appreciate the self-propelled rear-wheel operation, as it allows mowing at easier paces and without exerting a lot of effort.

If you are a discerning homeowner looking for a budget friendly gas-powered lawn mower, then the Lawn Boy 10632 will surely exceed your expectations. As one of the best selling lawn mowers in the market these days, you will find that it is well worth every single penny.