7" front, 8" back
The grass indicator window will let you know when to empty the 9.25-gal grass bag. The bag easily detaches for convenient disposal. The collapsible ergonomic handle maximizes user comfort and allows you to adjust it the way you see fit.
The lawn mower is a little loud.
The Sun Joe iON16LM is one of the most environmentally conscious choices. But don't let its friendly nature fool you. What we have here is a real lawn ranger, a powerful machine that will help you keep your backyard looking nice and pristine.
40V, 5 Ah
Up to 40 minutes
1.18" - 3.15"
Corrosion-resistant deck, no-tool adjustment and setting, instant start and safety switch, collapsible handle, grass indicator window
Bag and discharge chute
~6" front, 8" back
7" front, 10" back
8" front, 12" back
5.5" front and back
Lawn-Boy 10734 Self Propelled Gas
Sun Joe iON16LM
There is a lot to like about this electric grass mower. But, if we were forced to choose one particular aspect of the iON16LM model that defines this machine better than the rest of them, its environmentally-friendly design would probably take the cake.
Thanks to the brushless motor that runs on a rechargeable 40V EcoSharp battery system, you will be able to ditch oil, gas, those obnoxious fumes, as well as the inconvenient pull-cords and extension cords. The battery will give you up to 40 minutes of runtime on a single charge with no carbon emissions.
But despite the eco-friendly and seemingly toothless design, what we have here is a real dynamo. The said brushless 600W motor gives you increased battery efficiency, outstanding motor performance, as well as extended motor life. It should last for about 2 thousand hours, so you'll be able to keep your mowing game strong season after season.
The motor itself is robust but so are its components. The durable steel blade cuts with solid precision. It doesn't feature the most outstanding cutting width but a 15-inch wide path that it mows in a single pass will be enough for your average user.
Motor aside, there's a lot about the model's design that we could talk about. For starters, we could mention the corrosion-resistant deck, a part that makes the whole machine quite a bit more durable to the wear and tear of time.
The rugged front and rear all-terrain wheels also deserve some recognition as they make it much easier for you to maneuver in and around tight spaces.
Sure, it has one or two flaws. The biggest issue that most people have with it is the relatively loud motor that runs counter to the advertised "whisper-quiet operation". But it really isn't that much louder than your average cordless electric lawn mower, so we wouldn't really hold it that much against the model.
Plus, what it lacks in quietness, the mower more than makes up for in ease of use. You won't need any tools to adjust the model nor to tweak its settings. It takes but a single push of a button to get this machine started. The collapsible ergonomic handle maximizes user comfort and allows you to adjust it the way you see fit.
Speaking of adjusting things, the 6-position height adjustment lever makes it really easy to choose the grass cutting height. Finally, the grass indicator window will let you know when to empty the bag if you choose to go with the rear bagging mode.
To put all of it differently, the Sun Joe iON16LM is one of the most environmentally conscious choices. But don't let its friendly nature fool you. What we have here is a real lawn ranger, a powerful machine that will help you keep your backyard looking nice and pristine.
Sun Joe MJ401E Electric
What Is a Lawn Mower?
Taking care of the yard and lawn is the task with high priority for any owner of a detached house. The problem is, it is not exactly easy and requires putting in quite a lot of time and effort. After seeding lawn grass, you need to water it, trim it regularly, suppress weed, and so on and so forth. Of course, you can do all these yourself and utilize a rake, scythe and other tools. Or you can get a lawn mower and save yourself a lot of headache. This simple yet irreplaceable for any house owner machine can cut a grass surface to the height you want and do this without any effort. If this is the type of appliance you need, our review of the best lawn mowers should come in handy. Here we review the most popular models along with their key specs as well as recommendations regarding their use. Hopefully, you'll find what you need.
What Features to Compare
The first thing to pay attention to when choosing a lawn mower is its travel type. All lawn mowers are usually divided into two types: push and self-propelled lawn mowers. If you're an environmentally-conscious person, your option should a push lawn mower, one that doesn't generate any harmful exhausts and operates by moving it with hands. Self-propelled models are a different beast. These are classified by the type of an engine installed, and can be gas or electric. Electric models can be powered by gasoline and batteries, depending on the model you choose. As for gas lawn mowers, these are best suited for large lawns. Though they aren't particularly environment-friendly, they can drastically cut down the time necessary to cut a grass surface. Another distinctive feature of gas lawn mowers is maneuverability.
Another important aspect to consider when choosing a lawn mower is its performance, namely its key specs. By this we mean the size of the lawn it can process on a full charge/ refill, and its maximum cutting width and height. The cutting width is an important parameter, as the bigger it is, the larger area the lawn mower will be able to cover per one go, and consequently the fewer sweeps you'll need to make. The cutting height may vary from 0.5 to 4 inches and can be customized by adjusting the mower wheels.