In Scouting we are taught to do our part to help the environment and go green. On April 22nd we celebrated Earth Day, so with spring in full motion and summer just around the corner I wanted to highlight a few lawn mowers that can help you get the job done and help out the environment at the same time. According to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality running a gas powered lawn mower for one hour emits as much pollution as driving a car 196 miles! For more info visit Energy.gov to learn about other ways you can help the environment. Here are three mowers (listed in order of highest price to lowest price) you may want to consider getting to do your part in helping cut out fuel emissions and leave a smaller environmental trace.

Mowox 62 volt Self Propelled Mower

The Mowox mower is powerful and can handle thick grass without a problem. It has a durable build with a steel deck that makes it look like a gas powered mower. It is self propelled so it makes mowing easy, but to conserve battery life you can use it as a push mower if you choose. I was pleased with the way this mower performed.

Pros:

  • Battery life mow time over 60 minutes
  • Sensors adjust for higher torque when thicker grass is mowed
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Self propelled

Cons:

  • It is a little heavy for an electric mower due to the steel deck, but it is it still lighter than a gas mower
  • Battery takes over an hour to charge
The Mower mower folded down for storage

EGO 21” Power+ Self Propelled 56 volt Mower

This EGO mower is super light and compact. The handle telescopes and raises up and down to get just the right height. I am 6’5” and was pleasantly surprised to see how comfortable this mower was to use. Overall this was one of my favorite mowers to use because of the comfort of the handle height, lightweight design, and it was easy to maneuver.

Pros:

  • Self propelled with adjustable speed
  • Headlights so you can mow at night
  • Battery mow time up to 60 minutes with light work and only takes 20-30 minutes for a full charge
  • Battery can be used in other EGO tools
  • This mower can be operated easily by youth and adults

Con:

  • Battery mow time is only 30 minutes with thick grass
The Ego mower folded down for storage

Worx 40 volt 17” Mower

The Worx mower is by far the lightest weight and lowest priced mower out of the three, yet it packs a good punch. I tested this on some thick grass and it did a pretty good job, but it is best suited for lawn that is shorter and mowed regularly.

Pros:

  • Battery life mow time is good and can cut up to ⅛ of an acre
  • Batteries can be used in other Worx DIY yard tools
  • Light weight makes it easy for a youth to operate
  • Sensors adjust for higher torque when thicker grass is mowed

Con:

  • Batteries take 4 hours to charge
The Worx mower folded down for storage

All three of these mowers are able to mulch, discharge, or collect the grass, whichever is best for you. One of my favorite benefits of an electric mower is that they don’t use gas…no running to the gas station on a Saturday morning, spilling gas on your hands, and smelling like a fuel pump. Another benefit is how quiet an electric mower is. I had to remind my kids that I was mowing the lawn as they were playing on the grass! All these mowers have a single handed height adjustment lever (gone are the days of adjusting each wheel to the same height). Another nice thing about all these mowers is that there is no pull start…you just push a button and it starts up!

I’ve used a gas mower my whole life, but after the first 5 minutes of using an electric mower I was sold! Do the earth and yourself a favor and make the switch to one of these electric mowers this year. The grass is “greener” with an electric mower!

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Andrew Olsen
covers gear for outdoor adventures and projects around the house and other interesting things. He worked professionally for the BSA for 10 years in Colorado, Nebraska, Alaska, and Utah and currently works for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a DIY guy and loves to take on new challenges. He and his wife live in Utah and have two amazing kids.

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  1. Andrew
    Andrew ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    You’re welcome Paul. It was fun to learn about electric lawn mowers and how nice they are to use. If there are others products that you would like me to consider in a future review, please let me know. Thanks again!

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