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New I'm getting hot and horny for lawn gear
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I have a Ryobi battery powered lawn mower. I've got 0.4 acres. This is not insignificant. Actually about a third of my property is high grass. I'm waiting for the weed wacker to show up. But still, 2/3 of this is significant when we're talking about a battery powered lawn mower.

I hate gas engines. I f****** hate them. Hate them. Hate them. Hate them. Do you understand? I f****** hate them!!

The default battery that came with it was worthless obviously. And then M got something that was three times as large. That still ran out halfway through doing the lawn. So then I got several more batteries. Several? Ha. I got six more batteries and two more chargers and one of them was double charger.

So at this point I found it takes 2 and 1/2 batteries to do the lawn as it currently is. And in a couple of days the weed wacker will show up and it'll take another couple of batteries to go through what's left standing. But at that point the charge cycle will have been completed and I'll be able to use the batteries for either the lawn mower or the weed wacker or whatever else. I've hit the point that I have enough batteries to actually use them continuously for lawn equipment.

And I consider this shocking. I didn't think this would happen in my lifetime.
New We went with Ego
Same thing - getting rid of the small engines. The lawnmower and leaf blower have been doing well so we're thinking of replacing the backup snowblower before winter. Next year, maybe a chain saw [my Stihl committed seppuku :-( ]
New Recently got some Husqvarna electric stuff.
A mower, string trimmer, extendable cutter hedge trimmer.

I finally took the leap because I need to trim our overgrown hedges, and it made sense to get a system. I looked at the battery mowers at Lowe's and the only one that looked like it would last more than a couple of years was the Husqvarna.

The mower and 2 batteries and a 250W charger was $800 on sale. Since the bare batteries list at about $320 each, it was like they were almost throwing in the mower for free. ;-)

The mower has a steel deck (I couldn't see spending $500 more for their version with an aluminum deck). It's light enough that I can almost push it myself through the whole front yard (1/4 acre lot), but I let the batteries do the work. I'm pretty happy with it. I cut the grass in the front 2x (about 2.5 weeks apart) on charging the batteries once (both are loaded in the mower at the same time). It bags well, even on the "sense" mode.

The string trimmer works well, even for the overgrown edges that I let get away from me, but did gobble up the small battery that came with it. The larger capacity (and heavier) mower batteries work fine with it. Upkeep should be less battery intensive.

I haven't used the hedge trimmer yet. Soon!

Cheers,
Scott.
New My Ryobi don't look like that
https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-ONE-18V-13-in-Cordless-Battery-Walk-Behind-Push-Lawn-Mower-with-4-0-Ah-Battery-and-Charger-P1180/314468508

I definitely don't have the level of oomph you got. But that's fine for me. The first cut of the season when the grass is too high means I have to lean up and lift this lawn mower as I sweep it around in order for it to not get clogged down. But now I just walk fast.

At this point the key issue is having more battery at the ready than I can use. I consider this a good situation.
New Oh my aching back
I could only do it for about an hour. Drained 1 and 1/2 batteries. I covered a 6-ft by 50-ft patch. That stuff was up to my chest so basically I throw the weed wacker at it and then drag it backwards.

I still have another 3 or 4 hours worth of brush cutting to do but I can only handle an hour at a time.

The steel blades just showed up so I'll put that on and see if it makes a difference.
     I'm getting hot and horny for lawn gear - (crazy) - (4)
         We went with Ego - (scoenye)
         Recently got some Husqvarna electric stuff. - (Another Scott) - (2)
             My Ryobi don't look like that - (crazy) - (1)
                 Oh my aching back - (crazy)

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