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[Home Depot] RYOBI 20" 40V Li-Ion Lawn Mower w/ 5Ah Battery & Charger - $298

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Nov 8, 2018
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I do not recommend this. I have owned this for 4 years and totally regret buying this over a decent gas mower. If you have a small lawn you may be happy with it but on my 70' x 165' yard it takes up to 4-6 battery charges to complete. It does not have the power to cut through longer grass so if you accidentally let it get an inch longer than you normally do, expect it to choke up and force you to cut at a snails pace and use more batteries. It takes 90 mins to charge a battery so you won't get it done in one go.
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KevinD50465 wrote: I do not recommend this. I have owned this for 4 years and totally regret buying this over a decent gas mower. If you have a small lawn you may be happy with it but on my 70' x 165' yard it takes up to 4-6 battery charges to complete. It does not have the power to cut through longer grass so if you accidentally let it get an inch longer than you normally do, expect it to choke up and force you to cut at a snails pace and use more batteries. It takes 90 mins to charge a battery so you won't get it done in one go.
It's definitely harder on tall and/or wet grass, but I have about the same size lot and I get front/back done with 2 batteries (wth energy to spare).

Have you increased your cutting height? I typically cut at 3-4 but if I let it go too long it'll choke up on 3. You might have to cut it progressively down. It'll also help with the mulching, if that's what you do.
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May 22, 2016
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My Black and Decker lasted 10 years. Towards the end of last season, I noticed it was dying much quicker, so this deal is very timely. Plus its brushless, plus its a big battery, and plus I don't have a ton of grass (my entire lot is 60 by 120, and I have enough landscaping too).

joeyjones6 wrote: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1000858337

Regular: $398
Sale: $298 ($100/25% off)

I missed this sale last year and was waiting for it to come back around. According to last year's post it lasts about an hour on a battery.

Last year's post: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/home-dep ... #p29245221

Replacement Batteries:
2.6 AH: $148 - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1000744396
4.0 AH: $178 - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001215025
5.0 AH: $199 - https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001053946
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I would jump on this but my 36V B&D from 2013 is still kicking (50x120 pie) although it's time for a new blade.
Just checked that it cost me $328 tax-in. They gave me a discount for the older model I had (24V?) because of some recall.
If anyone has blade suggestions would appreciate.
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Nov 8, 2018
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Bishop8 wrote: It's definitely harder on tall and/or wet grass, but I have about the same size lot and I get front/back done with 2 batteries (wth energy to spare).

Have you increased your cutting height? I typically cut at 3-4 but if I let it go too long it'll choke up on 3. You might have to cut it progressively down. It'll also help with the mulching, if that's what you do.
That is exactly what I am saying. I either have to cut more frequently or take way longer to cut than if I had bought a gas mower. I guess you are happy having to make accommodations to mow your lawn. There is definitely a trade off choosing this over a gas powered mower.
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Mar 12, 2010
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The issue of longer grass would probably be solved if they would put a side discharge on these instead of forcing you to mulch. It would make it work a lot less hard and make the batteries last longer. But seems that isn’t an option.
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There is definitely a reduction in power for my Ryobi 40V vs my previous Craftsman gas mower. I generally mow once per week with the Ryobi and have no problems with my lawn. It struggles a bit in wet grass and thick weed, but that's electric for you. I don't have to add or change oil, and I no longer keep a jerry can of gasoline in my shed. I no longer own a 2 stroke trimmer, and get by just fine with my Ryobi battery powered trimmer (although it is weaker). Farewell 2-stroke engine oil and a special mixing container (I don't miss em)! I was leary about switching to battery powered, but now I can't imagine going back to small combustion engines. I definitely think the 20" Ryobi was a solid upgrade over the original 16" from a few years back on multiple levels. I even sold my 2 year old Ryobi 40V 16" on kijiji with a battery and charger for $250 which I thought was great given I got the 20" brand new for $300+HST.

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I have this unit - HD sold me one with 2x4A batteries, each of which is able to do the front and back of my small Mississauga lawn. I bought the 40v blower that came with the low profile 2A battery as well, so I have decent backups floating around. When my 18V trimmer dies, I'll get the 40v version as well.

I am REALLY happy with the performance of the mower. It weighs half as much as my older, more power Craftsman, meaning no one cares if it's not self-propelled. It leaves fewer tracks due to weight as well, and cuts extremely well, although as others have said, long wet grass can bog it down. It definitely doesn't have the power of a big gas mower.

I've had mine through 2 seasons now, and didn't get any battery letdown in year 2. We'll see about year 3!
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b33f wrote: Yes! This battery powers a mower, not a cell phone, oops.
Doesn't matter what it powers. 5 Ah = 5000 mAh. Your 5000 mAh cell phone battery can also be written as 5 Ah. A better measurement is Wh, which is Voltage * Capacity, so 5 Ah cell phone battery (3.7V) = 18.5 Wh whereas 5 Ah mower battery at 40V is 250 Wh.
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KevinD50465 wrote: That is exactly what I am saying. I either have to cut more frequently or take way longer to cut than if I had bought a gas mower. I guess you are happy having to make accommodations to mow your lawn. There is definitely a trade off choosing this over a gas powered mower.
Yes, with the tradeoff of cutting more frequently vs dealing with a gas motor (fuel, oil, spark plugs, maintenance, etc.), I'd definitely err towards battery-power. Besides, it's a good excuse not to mow when it's wet outside. ;-)
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Apr 21, 2012
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Has anyone tried the dewalt 20V lawn mower? I have so many dewalt batteries and tools I'd prefer to stick with their platform when a sale comes up but not if it's a garbage lawn mower.
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Dec 21, 2007
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Was thinking I would buy but the reviews look a little concerning. Hmmmmm....
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mobbie wrote: Has anyone tried the dewalt 20V lawn mower? I have so many dewalt batteries and tools I'd prefer to stick with their platform when a sale comes up but not if it's a garbage lawn mower.
Seems well made with a steel deck. Seems to have a lot of power based on what I’ve read. The biggest complaint seems to be run time. But always hard to know as some people don’t even know the battery size they use.

They should ship it with a larger batteries.
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I'm trying to be open-minded, but I'll admit that I fail to see the attraction of a cordless electric mower. Yes, I get that you're not having to manipulate the cord around the yard. That being said, there seem to be a lot of trade-offs - battery life, charging time, battery replacement etc - that a corded electric doesn't have.
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tvisforme wrote: I'm trying to be open-minded, but I'll admit that I fail to see the attraction of a cordless electric mower. Yes, I get that you're not having to manipulate the cord around the yard. That being said, there seem to be a lot of trade-offs - battery life, charging time, battery replacement etc - that a corded electric doesn't have.
How about turning this around ... I fail to see the attraction of a gas mower (and I own one).

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