The Best Cordless Lawn Mowers

Best cordless lawn mowers tested and reviewed by Mark Haley

A good cordless battery lawnmower is characterised by its long-lasting battery life, robust motor power, adjustable cutting heights, low maintenance and lightweight design that allows for easy manoeuvrability without the constraints of a power cord.

My Top 4 Cordless Mowers


 

1. Best for smaller lawns

LawnMaster Cordless Lawn Mower Review

Those with smaller lawns might prefer the compact and efficient LawnMaster CLMF2434G, which has a 34 cm cutting deck ideal for manoeuvring in tight spaces.

I tested this mower on my brother-in-laws lawn, as he wanted a small compact cordless mower at a budget price. He has been using the mower for over 18 months and does not have a bad word to say about it. It does exactly as it says on the tin, and does not cost the Earth. I have to say that LawnMaster mowers are great value for money, build quality is good and they always provide accessories, like mulching plugs, that are extras (or not available) with other brands.

My Video Review: https://youtu.be/YBSPY9fa2m0

 

Full Review Here

 


2. Best for medium-sized lawns

Greenworks G40LM41K2x Power System

For medium-sized lawns, the Greenworks G40LM41K2X offers a balance of power and manoeuvrability with its 41 cm cutting width.

I have always wanted to test a Greenworks lawnmower, so I chose the 41cm model that comes with 2 x 40v 2.0Ah batteries to test on my 450m² lawn. I manged to get around 15 minutes from each battery which was enough to cut my entire lawn (this will be reduce with a longer lawn). It is a shame that this mower only came with one charger and not a dual charger like some other models, however I was able to charge the batteries relatively quickly thanks to the supplied fast charger (30min per 2.0Ah battery).

But that aside, the performance and build quality are very impressive. You will also notice that there are no lawn stripes on my lawn as there is no rear roller on this mower. I love the fact that there are so many other 40v Greenworks tools to share the batteries with including grass trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers etc. Check out my full video review to see the Greenworks G40LM41K2X mower in action.

My Video Review: https://youtu.be/oFX_3p7RnZs

 

Full Review Here

 


3. Best for large-sized lawns

Hyundai HYM80LI460SP Petrol Alternative

For larger lawns, the Hyundai 18″/45cm Cordless 80v lawn mower provides extended run time and a wider cutting area to cover more ground efficiently.

This Hyundai self-propelled propelled mower was a pleasure to try out on my rear and front lawns. Once I had charged and inserted the 2x 2.5Ah 80v lithium-ion batteries, I was good to go. I was not disappointed, as the 80 volts of power not only provided a fantastic cut quality, but also made the mower a breeze to push thanks to the self-propelled drive. People with larger lawns tend to require a variety of cutting options and you won’t be disappointed as this Hyundai comes with 4, mulching, cut & collect, side and rear discharge options. You can see from my video that all the cutting and collection option worked as expected. The robust steel deck gives this mower a durable build quality, reminiscent of a traditional petrol mower, ensuring it feels sturdy and long-lasting.

Like the Greenworks, this mower was supplied with a single charger for the two batteries which is a shame as I was only be able to charge one battery at a time. Bear in mind that this mower is quite hefty, weighing in at approximately 28kg. This isn’t an issue during mowing, thanks to its self-propelling feature. However, should you need to lift the mower for any reason, its weight could pose a challenge. Thankfully I could simply wheel this hulk of a mower into my shed.

See this mower in action in my full video review.

My Video Review: https://youtu.be/b11McrjeCe8

 

Full Review Here

 


4. Best Self Propelled Cordless Lawnmower – Rear Roller

Cobra RM43SP80V Review

For those that like the convenience of a self-propelled cordless mower, the Cobra RM43SP80V Cordless Rear Roller Lawnmower offers an excellent build and cut quality at an affordable price.

Well, what can I say about this mower. This is my favourite cordless mower of all the models I have tested. The steel deck and self-propelled drive make this mower feel like you are using a petrol mower, naturally without the fumes and noise. It is a heavy mower at nearly 30kg, but being self-propelled and easy to manoeuvrer, it does not matter. Besides, the weight of the mower makes it stripe the lawn beautifully with stripes that last.

Yes, this Cobra comes at a price, but I can honestly say “it’s worth it” and you won’t be disappointed with your purchase.

This is the mower I now use on my own 500 metre square lawn and it has never let me down and gives a great clean cut. This mower makes mowing the lawn a pleasure not only to use, but also to see the fantastic results when done. If this mower is in your budget, and you have a larger lawn, then go for it! If you do have a smaller lawn, then there are other smaller Cobra models available, see the full review for a comparison table showing and comparing the other Cobra cordless models.

Take a look at my video to see this Cobra RM43SP80v mower in action.

My Video Review: https://youtu.be/tiwiAm8zqzw

 

Full Review Here

 


Each of these mowers brings a unique set of features to the table, ensuring that there’s a cordless option tailored to every gardening need.

I have tested all of the lawnmowers above on my own lawn and created a full video review of each – links below.

Selecting the Ideal Cordless Lawnmower: Tailored Choices for a Pristine Lawn

10 Best Cordless Lawn Mowers

If you’re searching for the perfect cordless lawnmower to keep your lawn looking neat and healthy, it’s important to find one that suits the size and layout of your lawn and has the features and cutting options to meet your requirements. With so many options available on the market, finding the best cordless lawn mower that fits your budget and provides years of trouble-free mowing can be challenging. However, I’ve tested and reviewed dozens of mowers for you and compiled a list of the best cordless lawnmowers that are tailored to you and your lawn’s needs. Read on to find the best cordless lawnmower that will keep your lawn looking pristine for years to come.

OK so let’s get started. The first thing you need to establish is how big your lawn is as this will dictate to a larger extend how big the deck of your cordless mower should be. I have categorised the best cordless mowers into three sections depending on the size of your lawn. As a guide, use the table below to estimate the size of your lawn and the appropriate deck size of the cordless mower you should consider.

Lawn Sizes to Lawn Mower Deck Guide

*A tennis court is around 260m².


8 Quick And Simple Steps To Choosing The Best Cordless Lawn Mower Video

 


Top 5 Budget Models

Before we jump into the reviews, I understand that some of you could be pushed for time. If you don’t have time to read my in-depth cordless battery lawn mower reviews, I have listed my top selections below for your convenience.

Best Overall
Einhell Power X-Change RASARRO 36/38 Cordless Lawnmower With Battery...
Best Value for Small Lawns
LawnMaster MX 24V 34cm Cordless Lawnmower Plus Spare Battery, MX 24V...
Best Value for Medium Lawns
Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawnmower for Lawns up to 500m², 41cm Cutting...
Best Value Larger Lawns
Hyundai 18"/45cm Cordless 80v Lithium-Ion Battery Lawnmower with...
Einhell Power X-Change RASARRO 36/38 Cordless Lawnmower With Battery...
LawnMaster MX 24V 34cm Cordless Lawnmower Plus Spare Battery, MX 24V...
Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawnmower for Lawns up to 500m², 41cm Cutting...
Hyundai 18"/45cm Cordless 80v Lithium-Ion Battery Lawnmower with...
£284.04
£239.99
£349.99
£446.99
Best Overall
Einhell Power X-Change RASARRO 36/38 Cordless Lawnmower With Battery...
Einhell Power X-Change RASARRO 36/38 Cordless Lawnmower With Battery...
£284.04
Best Value for Small Lawns
LawnMaster MX 24V 34cm Cordless Lawnmower Plus Spare Battery, MX 24V...
LawnMaster MX 24V 34cm Cordless Lawnmower Plus Spare Battery, MX 24V...
£239.99
Best Value for Medium Lawns
Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawnmower for Lawns up to 500m², 41cm Cutting...
Greenworks 40V Cordless Lawnmower for Lawns up to 500m², 41cm Cutting...
£349.99
Best Value Larger Lawns
Hyundai 18"/45cm Cordless 80v Lithium-Ion Battery Lawnmower with...
Hyundai 18"/45cm Cordless 80v Lithium-Ion Battery Lawnmower with...
£446.99

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More Great Cordless Mowers – Selection Tool

Discover your ideal cordless lawn mower by choosing your preferences below. As you adjust your selections, the list will refresh to display lawn mowers that match your specified criteria.

Tips: For the best mulching cordless mower, tick Mulching – For lawn stripes, tick Rear Roller (Stripes) – For budget/cheaper mowers, select Budget from the dropdown list – For self-propelled, tick Self Propelled. I think you get the idea. 

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Cordless Lawn Mowers FAQs

How Long Do Cordless Lawn Mower Batteries Last?

The length of time that your cordless lawn mower batteries last, depends on the quality of the battery, the frequency and type of use. However, on average, you would expect them to last between three and five years which is the equivalent of around 500 charges before you start noticing significant depletion. This is based on annual domestic use, average sized lawn with multiple recharging for each time the lawn is cut during the UK growing season March to October.

How Does A Cordless Lawn Mower Work?

Cordless lawn mowers run on a rechargeable battery. This is typically a lithium-ion battery which delivers power to the motor and needs to be recharged between uses.

Do Battery Lawn Mowers Need Oil?

No. The beauty of the cordless lawn mower is that it is very low maintenance. The only thing you need to do is to keep the blades sharp and charge the batteries. There is no need to add oil or worry about maintaining a complicated engine as you would with a petrol-powered mower.

Are Battery Lawn Mowers Better Than Petrol?

If you are looking for something that is eco-friendly, then a cordless lawn mower is always going to be the better option. However, generally these mowers are not as powerful as their petrol-powered counterparts. That said, many modern manufacturers are doing an excellent job at making their cordless mowers a decent rival to petrol in terms of power and run time, however are more costly. To learn more about cordless vs petrol lawn mower, see my article – Petrol vs Cordless Lawn Mower – Which Is Best?

How Do I Clean A Cordless Mower?

The great thing about cordless lawn mowers is that they are pretty simple to maintain. Cleaning the mower involves nothing more than taking a wire brush to gently remove grass and debris from the blade. When doing this, always make sure that you remove the batteries to avoid accidental start-ups.

Is It Worth Getting A Cordless Lawn Mower?

There are many benefits to getting a cordless lawn mower and it’s certainly worth considering investing in one if you want a lightweight and practical method of maintaining your lawn. What’s more you are not tethered by the cord as you are with an electric powered mower. Cordless mowers have many of the same features as petrol mowers and offer great convenience without the maintenance, noise, and unpleasant fumes. If you think that a cordless mower is a good option for you then be sure to check out my article What Should I Look For In A Cordless Lawn Mower? Buyers Guide.

How Much Is A Cordless Lawn Mower?

Cordless lawn mowers come in a range of prices. At the lower end of the scale, you can pick up an entry level cordless mower for around £200. A mid-range battery lawn mower may cost you between £200 and £400. However, there are some high-end mowers that can almost reach quadruple figures; it all depends on how much you are willing to spend and what power, runtime and features you require.

What Is The Best Cordless Lawn Mower?

Every cordless lawn mower has different features that are designed to suit the needs of different users. It’s important to compare these features with your requirements and that will help you choose the best mower for you. However, it is worth considering that some of the top names in the world of cordless mowers are Gtech, Bosch, Ryobi, Stihl and Cobra, among others.

What Voltage Is Best For A Cordless Lawn Mower?

Cordless lawn mowers come in a range of voltages. If you have a smaller and easier to maintain lawn, then you might only need a low voltage mower whereas a big lawn would require something higher. The higher the voltage (combined with Ah), the more power and longer the mower will run for, and the more ground you will be able to cover before the battery needs to be recharged. It’s also important to compare the Ah of the battery as well as this tells you a lot about the running time; again, the higher the number, the longer the battery will last. Just remember, the higher the Ah of a battery the greater the cost.

How Long Do Cordless Mower Batteries Run For?

Most cordless lawn mowers will have a running time between 20 and 60 minutes. This largely depends on the capacity of the battery (Ah), but many also come with a second battery. On some models, both batteries are placed into the mower and once the power from one is drained, the mower will begin taking power from the second battery. The more challenging the grass is to cut, the shorter the runtime will be. It’s important to choose a cordless mower with a running time (and deck size) that is consistent with the size of your lawn.

What Features Make A Good Cordless Lawn Mower?

It is not only the battery that can make or break a cordless lawn mower, there are many other features that you should take into account, such as deck size, rear roller, mulching, discharge options, battery charging and ease of use, build quality etc. To help you out take a look at my article – What Makes a Good Cordless Mower.

Can You Get A Self-Propelled Cordless Lawn Mower?

Yes. While it used to only be petrol lawn mowers that were self-propelled, it is not uncommon for modern cordless mowers to have this feature. This is ideal if you would otherwise struggle to move the mower around the garden, but it’s also worth keeping in mind that most models are pretty lightweight. Furthermore, a self-propelled cordless mower will cost more money as it will require more powerful batteries.

 


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Lawnmower Product Expert, Reviewer and Author at EasyLawnMowing.co.uk | 01284 615144 | info@easylawnmowing.co.uk | Website | + posts

As a seasoned expert in the field of garden power tools, I have dedicated over a decade to working with and reviewing a wide variety of lawn mowers. My extensive experience has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the benefits and limitations of different types of mowers and garden tools.

Over the years, I have honed my skills in writing informative articles and creating helpful videos for various blogs and publications. This has given me the ability to not only recognise what makes a good lawn mower, but also to help you choose the perfect garden tool for your specific needs and requirements.

With my wealth of knowledge and expertise, I am confident that I can provide you with valuable insights and recommendations when it comes to selecting the right lawn mower for your lawn. So, whether you're looking for a battery cordless, electric, petrol, or robotic mower, you can trust in my expertise to guide you towards the best option for your garden.

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