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The investment is in the battery and not the tool

Consider the trimmer and the snow blower. If you decide on the Yardworks, make sure there is a trimmer and snow blower using the same battery. Even if you don't buy it today, you may need one down the road.
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Gee wrote: The investment is in the battery and not the tool

Consider the trimmer and the snow blower. If you decide on the Yardworks, make sure there is a trimmer and snow blower using the same battery. Even if you don't buy it today, you may need one down the road.
Thanks. I was looking at the EGO, but really expensive. Doesn’t seem to go on sale either. I was looking into yardworks and greenwork machines. What’s the average life span on these batteries?

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Boomer23 wrote: Thanks. I was looking at the EGO, but really expensive. Doesn’t seem to go on sale either. I was looking into yardworks and greenwork machines. What’s the average life span on these batteries?
I've had mine for 2 years now and I am hoping for 5 - 7 years on batteries. Based on the health of my batteries, it looks more likely like 7 - 10 years is possible.

I have all three tools mentioned. Lawn mower, trimmer, and snow blower.

Just make sure you take good care of the batteries. Don't leave it in the garage during the winter. It is best to store them inside the house.

I went with Lowe's house brand Kobalt. It is OEM by Greenworks. Got the lawn mower on sale 500$, got the trimmer for 170$ (no battery) and 150$ for the snow blower (no battery). The lawn mower came with two batteries and I paid 200$ for a third battery.
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Gee wrote: The investment is in the battery and not the tool
That and i would also look for a brand that has many tools that use the same battery, yardworks has a trimmer/blower and chainsaw but no snowblower. So if you plan to possibly get a battery operated snowblower you'll need to invest into a new brand+battery.
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shabby wrote: That and i would also look for a brand that has many tools that use the same battery, yardworks has a trimmer/blower and chainsaw but no snowblower. So if you plan to possibly get a battery operated snowblower you'll need to invest into a new brand+battery.
Thanks, I am looking into getting the Ryobi

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001487536
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Gee wrote: Reviews are terrible
Canadian site reviews are but not US. There’s another thread in hot deals talking about this mower. The battery size and amps are decent. Brushless motor too.
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Boomer23 wrote: Thanks, I am looking into getting the Ryobi

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001487536
Pretty good choice for a smaller place.
There's a big thread discussing this mower and other competing mowers that you should take a look at:

home-depot-ryobi-20-inch-40v-lithium-io ... y-2377672/
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Pretty good choice for a smaller place.
There's a big thread discussing this mower and other competing mowers that you should take a look at:

home-depot-ryobi-20-inch-40v-lithium-io ... y-2377672/
Thanks. That’s the thread that I read through with great info on this mower. I don’t have a large area to cut, so I think it’s more than sufficient.
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Boomer23 wrote: Thanks. That’s the thread that I read through with great info on this mower. I don’t have a large area to cut, so I think it’s more than sufficient.
Right. I got the Ego Power myself. I probably don't need something that strong, but hey, I prefer the "buy once, cry once" mantra.
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
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I have had The Ryobi 20" Mower Model # RY40180 for a couple of years and really like it. It's so light and maneuverable. Our lot is 40' x 110' including the house and it uses about 75% of the battery. Keep in mind that this is the mower in that long thread, but is different from the one you posted a link to with not so good reviews (RY401110). It's also $40 cheaper.
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This review is a year old: https://www.protoolreviews.com/buying-g ... iew/47674/.

I have had the Kobalt 80v for a few years. It is as powerful as my old gas mower, its batteries charge easily and rapidly, and they fuel a fairly decent leaf blower as well. Unfortunately, Lowes Canada seems to have dropped this mower (Lowes USA still carries it) but the 80v Greenworks is essentially the same mower and (by extension) I can endorse that model as well.
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Boomer23 wrote: Thanks, I am looking into getting the Ryobi

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001487536
We have a Ryobi mower and string trimmer. The mower is fine, but the string trimmer is atrocious - just utter garbage.

We got a snow Joe snowblower last year, and are really pleased with it, so are planning on trying to see if sunjoe has any good trimmers so we can use the same batteries.

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