EV lawn equipment

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RLXXI, May 1, 2022.

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  1. RLXXI

    RLXXI Active Member

    My old Toro z turn gas burner is finally giving up the ghost, 10+ years old and never a days problem until I started it up last weekend and ~~~~~WHOOOOM~~~~~ great big puff of blue smoke tells me it lost an oil control ring on the piston.

    Still runs good but James Bond would be proud of the smoke screen it gives off when cutting grass. *sigh* time for a new one.

    Rather than spend a huge chunk of change having it repaired I decided to jump on the EV riding mower platform and bought a Ryobi RM300e with bagger attachment, surprisingly not much more expensive than the Toro I bought 10 years ago for $2500.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-48-Volt-Brushless-30-in-50-Ah-Battery-Electric-Rear-Engine-Riding-Mower-and-Bagging-Kit-RY48130-1A/313872481

    Time will tell if it lasts any length of time. From the 1-2+ year old posts on other websites for the model, it's very hopeful that it'll go the long haul.

    My question, does anyone else have any bev lawn equipment and if so what brand/model is it and how has your experience been with it? I'm thinking trimmer and edger next on the list to get off the petrol wagon.
     
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  3. gooki

    gooki Well-Known Member

    I have a Worx push mower 2x 36v nominal batteries. Over 5 years old and going good.

    The only gotcha is if you leave the battery on the charger for a while, it'll discharge it to the maintenance level (50%). Good for the batteries, but slightly annoying when you go to mow some lawns and remember you left a battery on the charger.
     
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  4. RLXXI

    RLXXI Active Member

    I hear ya on the battery maintain issue, I have a Dewalt drill and it's charger does the same damn thing. Luckily or not the riding mower uses 4 12v lead acid deep cycle and not lipo batteries and they state to leave it on charge so it's always ready to go.

    We'll see how long they last.
     
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