Are electric mowers ready for prime time, particular on hilly terrain?
March 7, 2012 5:45 AM Subscribe
Lawnfilter: Are electric mowers ready for prime time, particular on hilly terrain?
posted by dgran to home & garden (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I live on a 1/3 acre lot and my preference is to get an electric mower (preferably cordless) but I'm concerned that it will be problematic with a steep lawn section at my house. In the past I used a gas self-propelled mower and still found that I had to push pretty hard to get up one section of my yard. Going side to side helps to some extent with this problem, versus going direct up the hill.
There are some previous questions about this (here
) but a lot can change in a few years and I didn't see any particular mention of flat versus hill terrain. I'm looking at models from Black and Decker
if that helps.
I don't mind if I need to do the lawn in two stages between charges and I'm okay with the maintenance costs for battery replacement down the road. I can store it in the garage year-round. If this can work I would appreciate the quiet and fume-free mowing experience.