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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Beautiful UK
Rechargeable battery lawn mowers
Anyone got one? There's a make called Oregon advertised heavily in the Screwfix catalogue this month.
I have to say that my petrol Suffolk Punch cylinder mower is getting a bit long in the tooth now and is a sod to start and weighs a ton.
I hate having cables flailing around when I mow the lawn and I need a lot of length (oo-er) due to garden being a bit big.
I was going to go for a replacement petrol mower like a Mountfield rotary - but now I've seen these rechargeable johnnies I'm tempted.
A decent Mountfield petrol mower man enough to do my lawns is about 350 squids. A replacement Suffolk Punch is about 500 squids. The Oregon mower is 149 squids plus you need to buy a rechargeable battery and charger which are about 200 squids.
I assume that if the Oregon motor dies after a few years you save on the fact that you only replace the 149 mower and not the battery/charger unit.