I had been interested in an Enviromower for a long time but wasn't prepared to spend the $500 or so
if it didn't do the job I needed it to, cut a normal suburban corner block.
The Enviromower is a cordless electric mower. http://www.enviromower.com/
I found one on ebay which I 'won', it cost the princely sum of $78 but it was in Ocean Grove, the other side of Melb from Moe, where I live. I convinced the family that we should make a weekend of it and go to the beach at Ocean Grove and pick up the mower while we were there
When I picked it up all was good, the battery was down a bit but a good charge shoul fix that.
When I got home I charged it overnight through the on board charger and the next morning I was set to mow the grass. Unfortunantly it didn't go
after doing some checks I found that it only had 12volts and not 24volts so I pulled the battery pack apart only to find that one battery had a big split in it. This may of been
caused by me leaving the circuit breaker in while I was coming back from OG and while charging it.
After much cursing I went to my local Victa agent (Victa are Enviromower agents) and ordered another battery for $93 and slotted it in and fired it up
I have had the mower for over 12 months now and I haven't had to wrestle with the old Rover petrol mower
The E-mower is so quite I can mower the grass after the kids have gone to bed.
It has enough battery life to mow the whole block in one charge although I usually do it in 2 stages with a charge in between, I don't have time to do it in one go.
The only complaint with the E-mower is that the blades don't go to the outside of the wheels as other mowers do but they are about 2-3 inches inside the wheel line, I'll get used to it but I do still miss bits because I usually use the outside of the wheels to line up my mowing strip, it can also make it tricky to mow along the kerb and channel along the nature strips. As it only has a 500 watt motor it can struggle with long thick grass but the height adjustments can cure this. I tend to mower the grass more often than when I had a petrol mower but as it is quite and I dont have to mess around with petrol or try to start a petrol mower
it doesn't seem to take any longer.
I am very pleased with the mower and wish more people would have them even if its just for the quiteness.
Now I just need to find a cordless wiper sniper
Does anyone else have a cordless elec mower