Ian Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges - 15th September 2019
Purchased this mower and I'm delighted. It is quite and very powerful. The first test was to attach my mower trailer and shift firewood to my wood shed. This garden tractor worked flawlessly not even slowing down pulling heavy wood up the hill. I spent the whole afternoon driving trailer loads of stuff around the property and it still plenty of battery power left. The second test was to tackle the neglected patch of weeds and long grass - and it cuts grass like any decent ride-on would. It has plenty of power and does not seem to struggle with any task I would have given my previous petrol powered ride-on. I'm happy with the lithium batteries too. They are likely to last much longer than lead acid, plus they are not as fragile - lead acid batteries cannot be regularly drained below about 40%. A lithium battery will actually give you more usable energy and work than an equivalently rated lead acid battery, with one third the weight. I also happy I do not have to handle or buy petrol - fuel is provided free from my solar panels. But the best thing (apart from making my neighbours jealous with my better tech) is the relative quiet, I can listen to music in my AirPods while I mow and actually enjoy the time being out in my in my garden - even using the built in cup holder for a nice cup of coffee, whereas I always hated the noise and the fumes of my last petrol mower.