In this review I will review three of the best electric cordless lawn mowers on the market. I’ll give you options from each of three price ranges to give a choice that will suit the individual budget.

OVER £300

COBRA SELF PROPELLED CORDLESS MX46S 40V

COBRA SELF PROPELLED CORDLESS MX46S 40VCobra have introduced their new electric cordless mowers, called the Li-ion range, all powered by a 40 volt lithium ion battery. For this review I have picked the top of the range MX46S 40V self propelled model.

SPECIFICATION

This mower has a pretty impressive specification. Powered by two powerful 40 volt lithium ion batteries, it is self propelled, and has an impressive 60 litre grass collection bag. The cutting width is 18″, which covers the ground very quickly

The mower is packed with safety features to avoid any possibility of starting accidentally, so is very safe with children or animals around.

PROS

No petrol or electric cords to worry about

The two batteries, although working separately, are powerful enough to cope with any conditions, including long grass and steep slopes. Unlike many electric mowers there is also a battery charge indicator both on the handle, and on each of the batteries, so no reason to run out of power mid job

Light and easy to handle

Self propelled, so very easy to move around, and great for larger lawns, or big slopes

Good safety features are always to be commended

The handle is easily adjusted, and very comfortable to use, as is the cutting height adjustment, and there is a useful grass box full indicator to avoid leaving a trail of cuttings

The option to use a mulching facility to return clippings, or a side discharge chute when cutting longer grass, is not a feature found on many petrol mowers, never mind electric

Folds to a very compact size for storage

CONS

Not many cons I could find on this mower apart from the premium price for a domestic mower, and the fact that being a wheeled rotary you will not get stripes.

One other would be that many manufacturers are producing a range of accessories such as hedge cutters and strimmers that use the same battery, but I am sure Cobra will not be far behind with that.

VERDICT

If you are looking for an electric mower, and have a decent budget, I would certainly say this is a great buy at between £460 and £490

OVER £180

Aerotek Cordless Lawnmower 40V Lithium-Ion Battery & Charger

SPECIFICATION

The power source is a 40 volt lithium ion battery, which also powers a range of other machinery

A good range of six cutting heights from 25 to 75 mil, easily adjusted by a single lever

A reasonable cutting width of 400 mil covers the ground fairly quickly

A  generous fifty litre capacity grass box with indicator to show when full

A mulching attachment is included

PROS

  • No petrol or electric cords to worry about
  • At only 14.9 kilos this mower is very easy to handle.
  • The wheel and deck set up allows the lawn to be cut close to edges
  • The mulching attachment is very useful in returning cuttings during drought conditions
  • Folds to a very compact size for storage
  • The battery also powers a range of other tools such as a hedge cutter, chain saw, and strimmer
  • Collects grass very well, and good indicator to show when full
  • There is a good two year guarantee

CONS

  • This mower is not self propelled so would not be suitable for big lawns or slopes
  • No stripes as it is a wheeled mower

VERDICT

For the price of £230 to £250, including the battery, this is excellent value, and the range of accessories is really good, and well priced as well. Certainly the Aerotek is my best buy of these cordless electric mowers.

UNDER £180FLYMO MIGHTI-MO 300 LI SPECIFICATION

FLYMO MIGHTI-MO 300 LI

SPECIFICATION

Powered by a 4o volt lithium-ion battery

Weight is 9.9 kilo

Five cutting heights, 25 to 65 mm

30 litre grass box capacity

30 cm cutting width

PROS

  • No cords or petrol to worry about
  • No wheel drive
  • Very light weight and compact for storage
  • Narrow cutting width is good for tight spaces
  • From the well known flymo brand
  • Cheapest on review
  • Cuts close to the edges

CONS

  • Maximum cutting area of 250 sq mtrs
  • Very slow as only 30cm cutting width
  • No mulching option
  • No attachments

VERDICT

At around £150 pounds this is a reliable mower worth considering for a small reasonably flat lawn.