I was looking for OPs 40V Brushless mower VS this 18V mower, trimmer and blower combo.
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001530544
Any suggestion on this 18V combo VS the 40V one?
May 23rd, 2020 9:34 am
May 23rd, 2020 9:55 am
When will we see the Ridgid/AEG mowers? Any insight as to why North America does not have it?
May 23rd, 2020 10:01 am
May 23rd, 2020 10:56 am
May 23rd, 2020 11:06 am
Brushless is always the preferred type to a DC motor. At least they *should* last longer. Motors with brushes have a physical metal wire brush that makes contact and drags across contactors. Brushless require an intelligent control signal that creates a dynamic magnetic field that pushes against permanent magnets in the rotating piece of the motor. The circuitry is more complex but will last longer then a physical brush that wears out. Brushless can have way higher efficiency and power over a dc motor if it's designed right. Higher voltage brushless motors means the system will have higher torque, and power. When comparing the batteries of different voltage systems you need to compare the VA (Volt x Amps). Power = V x A. So a "36V 6Ahr == 72V 3Ahr".SLee wrote: ↑ The type of electric motor being used, brushless typically being the preferred type:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brushless ... hed_motors
May 23rd, 2020 11:08 am
Me too ...have ridgid ... let me know which ridgid -> ryobi adapter you get ..as i need one as well.
May 23rd, 2020 11:35 am
So the Ryobi is ok with the shut off fix? The Ego looks nice but it's almost twice as much. The cheapest Ego model is $579 and there is no deal on those typically.woolo wrote: ↑ not to hijack this thread... but it s not a good price unless u need one like right now.
i got mine for $298 back in 2017.... i know i know... no time machine but just want to tell u guys if this mower goes down to 249 ish or lower, that would be awesome.
this mower is pretty good overall, however, i would definitely recommend to grab the EGO 21" self-propel one, which is the premium in its class. (i have the ego mower at my parent's house as i take care of their lawn too) TRUST ME, the ego mower is a beast and no turning back once u tried...
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ego-po ... 1001470384
ryobi also offers self propel model... do a favor to your back and get the self propel one if you have the budget...
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 9?rec=true
May 23rd, 2020 12:12 pm
Don't do that. There are specific instructions when you purchase the mower/battery for when they won't be in use for a prolong time like a season. I don't remember now what it is but it definitely wasn't to do this.
May 23rd, 2020 12:12 pm
warpdrive wrote: ↑ So the Ryobi is ok with the shut off fix? The Ego looks nice but it's almost twice as much. The cheapest Ego model is $579 and there is no deal on those typically.
I have a tiny lawn so thinking that self propelled is not necessary. I have a good Honda gas mower, and I do use the self propelled feature, but these electric ones are so much lighter. Thinking either this Ryobi with 5ah battery or the $580 Ego would be good enough. I don't mind spending a little more if the quality is noticeably better.
May 23rd, 2020 12:21 pm
I also don't know why they have lights in the mowers. Maybe their marketing analysis determined that this feature was one of the 'checkbox items' that reviewers and other websites point out, so they didn't want to be disqualified for lack of headlights.
Brushless motors are a more advanced (and expensive) kind of motor versus a motor that uses brushes. Brushless motors will normally last much longer without repairs compared to a brush motor.
I don't have the experience to compare Greenworks vs Ryobi, however, I should mention:wonginator wrote: ↑How is this compared to the Costco bundle if you plan to buy a trimmer as well? Greenworks is 80v and also brushless, and 1 inch wider.
https://www.costco.ca/greenworks-pro-21 ... 04517.html
Lithium Ion batteries actually prefer to be stored at a lower charge. (The Ego batteries have a smart discharge system where they automatically discharge to 30% if you let them sit for a while.)
May 23rd, 2020 12:26 pm
This is correct. You want to leave Lithium Ion batteries sitting between 60 and 80 percent charge. Don't leave them at 100% because they slowly degrade at full charge.
May 23rd, 2020 1:16 pm
May 23rd, 2020 1:26 pm
actually 40% (or about 3.7 Volts) is often stated as the ideal charge for long term storage. A lot of manufacturers will ship their batteries at 50% or so.
May 23rd, 2020 1:31 pm
I might go for the Ego just because it's so widely recommended by almost any review site or user review. You pay full price but it seems like there are no downsides. I also like that they are committed to the 56V platform. I just wish there was a deal on them.
May 23rd, 2020 1:38 pm