The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 Review 2019
The The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is a new (Spring 2019) mower from Gtech that has 42cm cutting deck and charges in a very respectable 1 hour. The run time is up to 40 minuites depending on the condition of the lawn and has a huge 50 litre grass box. It is light weight at only 13.5kg and has 6 height adjustments settings from 30mm to 80mm.
This is the new Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 from Gtech and is set to replace the old Gtech Falcon CLM01. But is this mower any better than its predecessor? well you are about to find out in this in-depth review.
Gtech are renowned for their innovation and simplicity with the Gtech vacuum cleaner range, so does this cordless mower continue to transform the cordless lawnmower industry?
The new Gtech 2.0 mower is around £100 more expensive that the previous model, so we need to look to see if this is justified or just a slight redesign and name change. Well I can tell you here an now that this new Gtech mower is a vast improvement on the Gtech Falcon and here’s why..
Below I’ll be detailing all the features and functions of the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower, both good and not so good and then comparing to the Gtech Falcon so you understand exactly what you’re getting for your money.
- Rating: 9.6/10
- Covers areas reaching 400 m² (4,000 FT²) in size
- 48V 2Ah Li-on battery lawnmower
- Blade length: 42 cm
- Number of Cutting Height: 6 (30mm-80mm)
- Grass box capacity: 50 L
- Charge time: 60min
- Free run time: 40 minutes
Like many cordless lawn mowers, the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower is powered by a Lithium-ion battery (48V) and electrical motor which it will charge in around 1 hours. The batteries are removed from the mower for charging and storage.
In comparison to the old Gtech Falcon that took almost 5 hours to charge, this is a massive improvement. No only does that beat the older Gtech but now competes very favourably with the likes of Bosch and Flymo. The run time of 40 minutes is the same as the old Gtech and very respectable for a cordless mower of this size.
Having to wait only 60 minutes for a full charge that gives you up to 40 minutes of mowing time is really very good and will allow you to cut a lawn up to 400m² in one go, very nice!
Another great feature of this mower is a visual battery gauge on the top of the mower/battery that can be seen through the clear visor; you would think this is standard with all cordless mowers, however, it’s not. Well done Gtech for including this!
As mentioned above the charge to cut ratio is exceptionally good and is one of the main selling points to this new Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0.
Also the power system is completely electric so it produces zero emissions and works extremely quietly. Which is quieter? well there’s not much between them with both guaranteeing sound power level below 96db(A)
The great thing about these mowers is that you can set out to work at any time you want without it annoying you, your family or your neighbours, and with zero emissions look after the environment as well.
|Mowers||Flymo Mighti-Mo 300 (review here)||WORX WG779E.2 (review here)||Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0|
|Lawn Coverage||250 m²||400 m² (4,000 FT²)||400 m² (4,000 FT²)|
|Noise Level||85 dB||68 dB||80 dB|
|Mowing Time||25 minutes (250 m²)||35 minutes (350 m²)||40 minutes (400 m²)|
|Charging Time||120 minutes||120 minutes||60 minutes|
|Cutting Width||30 cm||34 cm (13″)||42 cm|
|Weight||9.94 kg||13 kg (29.1 LBS)||13.5 kg|
|Grass Box Capacity||30 L||30 L||50 L|
|Cutting Heights||5 Steps – 25mm to 65mm||6 Steps – 20mm to 70mm (1.5″ – 3.5″)||6 Steps – 30mm to 80mm|
The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is equipped with one 42cm wheeled carbon steel metal mower blade that gives them two very effective benefits…
- Carbon steel metal blade generally wear less quickly than plastic blades which results in you needing to replace the lawnmower blades more often than a lawnmower that uses a metal blade.
- Metal blades are generally sharper and provide a cleaner cut to the grass blade, resulting in a neater, tidier and superior finish to your lawn and garden. The metal blades on the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower can be sharpened when needed unlike plastic blades.
The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 has a single sided blade that helps to provide the efficient result and extended run times without compromising on the quality of cut.
Close to edge cutting
Gtech have designed the deck to assist with cutting as close to the edge as possible to limit the amount of trimming required. The deck design enables it to cut grass close to fencing/walls, leaving a smaller uncut grass area around the edges.
In order to combat the changing season and to continually improve the look of your lawn, you can adjust the height at which the Gtech cuts at. This is done very easily using the lever located on the side of the mower.
It lets you choose to cut from anywhere between 30mm to 80mm with 6 separate cutting lengths. Just make sure you don’t set it at the shortest setting from the start when the lawn has significant growth, instead start at a much higher setting and gradually work your way down. This gives the areas of small grass to catch up with the long, resulting in a more even garden.
The height adjustment on this new Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is very similar when compared to the older Gtech mower, the only change is a redesign of the handle that is large and easy to grip.
As well as being able to sharpen the blades, it is also possible to purchase a replacement blade. Replacing the blade is relatively easy for anyone with basic DIY skills and tools.
The cutting diameter of the mower is a very respectable 42cm mowing capability. Now, compared to it’s counterparts with widths as little as 30cm, this means you get the job done quicker with fewer passes and means you can mow larger lawns on one charge. Now there are larger cutting diameters available, however, I believe the 42cm width is justright as it could also be beneficial if it’s to be used in a smaller areas and lawns with narrow strips.
When you need a mower that’s light in weight and going to get in the smaller areas of your lawn but not take too long to mow the lawn, this may well be the best option.
The cutting diameter on the older Gtech is 43cm so you are only loosing 1cm with the new Gtech so no real problem there.
Grass box capacity
Well this is yet another big improvement with this new Gtech, with an incredable 50 litre grass box, that’s 10 litres bigger than the Falcon, plus you simply won’t find better with a 42cm cordless mower.
The grass box on the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower is very easy to remove by simply lifting the flap and unhooking and the grass clipping empty from the box with no obstructions. This is a hard topped collection box with a carry handle at the top that can be folded flat to help reduce storage space required.
The grass box features an flap which tells you when it’s ready for emptying. There’s even an additional handle at the end of the bin to assist in carrying to the waste bin.
The light weight, small size and fold away handles make this mower excellent for small to medium lawns or lawns with smaller strips of grass and for storage where space is limited.
The height of handles cannot be adjusted up and down as with the Falcon but can be released to enable the handles to be folded down. Because the handles fold back on themselves and the grass box folds almost flat, this Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 really does pack away very nicely taking up a very small footprint.
This mower is not the lightest mower for it’s size but is by no means the heaviest. It is easy to manoeuvre around the garden, this may be to do with the large wheels, solid build quality and the comfortable padded bars and starter lever that runs the length of the bars.
As with all cordless lawn mowers, not being tethered by the cord not only makes it easier to mow the lawn, but safer, quieter and more environmentally friendly.
Does this make it more practical the it’s closest competition? well, yes I think it does for people with smaller lawns and limited space for storage. There is also a very handy and well positioned large raised central handle that makes carrying the 13.5 kg mower to the garage or shed very easy.
What I really like about the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is the addition of a removable safety key that disables the lawnmower to help prevent accidental starting. This is a nice feature not found on similar cordless mowers that gives peace of mind around children.
To release the Safety Key, you simply press the sides together then pull it out of the slot. The key is tied to the mower to prevent loss however, replacement keys can be purchased if lost at a very reasonable price.
Like a stripey lawn? Well sorry the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 does NOT have a roller at the rear.
If you simply have to have a stripey lawn then you can either purchase a separate roller or you may want to consider the Flymo 300 as it does have a rear roller.
This mower does NOT have a mulching facility. Want to know what mulching is and the advantages, then click here.
What’s Included in the box?
- x1 Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0
- x1 48V Battery packs
- x1 Charger
- x1 Grass collection box
- x1 Instruction manual
Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 Manual Download
You can view or download the manual for this cordless mower by clicking the link below.
- Handles do not slide up and down for height adjustment.
- No rear roller for lawn stripes.
- Price – cheaper alternatives available (but not as good)
I really struggled with this mower to find any significant downsides. The features are great and all seem to work well for a mower at this price point. The build quality cannot be faulted and it performs as it should.
Now the above may sound trivial and are common to most cordless mowers but should be taken into consideration anyway. They are part of the package and it’s better being aware of them before a purchase than after.
Overall this is a very good mower from a British company (mower is manufactured in China), I actually not only rate it higher than the old Gtech Falcon but also some of the offerings from Bosch and Makita due to it’s large grass box, light weight, portability and fantastic build quality and above all, fantastic charge time to mow time ratio .
What makes this mower and indeed Gtech stand out is the 30 day money back guarantee. So if you are still unsure if this is the mower for you, try it for 30 days! Another great thing about buying from Gtech is the 2 year warranty (this includes the battery) backed up with the excellent Gtech customer service.
It’s a shame there is no roller or option to install one on this mower, but feel the this is made up for by the quality of the incredibly precise cut.
The extra features like the removable safety key is a nice touch but one that you most probably never use, besides you want features that will help achieve a lovely looking lawn with least amount of work and effort.
The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is very proficient at cutting varying lengths and thickness for such a small and compact cordless mower. It’s worth mentioning that by cutting more regularly and avoiding very long or wet grass this should avoid not putting too much strain on the battery. Remember to always keep the battery charged and in a dry place over winter.
But do I think it’s better than its closest competitors?
Yes I do!
The old Gtech Falcon could not compete with the likes of Bosch and Hyundai, but this new Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 does not only compete, but in some respects beats these other brands. Gtech seem to have put a lot of thought and work into this new cordless mower to ensure they are ahead of the game in terms of innovation and battery technology, well done Gtech.
It is one of the more expensive mowers at well over £400, but you would be very hard pressed to find a cordless mower that performs this well (charge time/mow time), and has such a compact/good build quality and is backed by a 2 year warranty that includes the battery.
Overall I think this is a fantastic mower and I encourage everyone with a garden under 400 m² or less to consider purchasing one. In fact I think it’s one of the best mowers at this level you can get right now!
Should You Buy This Model?
Well there are a few factors to consider first, whether or not you purchase this model really depends on your garden and situation.
To give you some guidance on which type of customer would suit this model best, below I’ve got a list of the categories they would fall under:
- Their garden is about 350-400 m² in size
- Does NOT require a stripey lawn
- Likes a large grass box for less emptying
- Likes the convenience of having no power cord or have limited or no access to a power source in the garden
- Likes a quick charge option (60 min)
- Storage is limited
Of course this is open to interpretation so if you don’t fall under every single one then don’t worry I’m sure you’ll still love this product. It has loads of great features that I’m sure you make use of even if you’re not its perfect customer.
Where should I purchase this model?
Buying directly from Gtech allows you to try the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower for 30 days, if you are not happy with it’s performance you can return to Gtech for a refund.
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|Working Area||400 m² (4,000 FT²)|
|Cutting width||42 cm|
|Cutting height steps||6|
|Cutting height max||80 mm|
|Cutting height min||30 mm|
|Cutting height adjustment||Central|
|Collector volume||50 l|
|Battery Type||48v 2Ah Li-ion battery|
|Typical Charging Time||60 minutes|
|Typical Mowing Time||40 minutes (400 m²)|
|Right or left start switch||Left and Right|
|Battery power indicator||Yes|
|Grass bag filling indicator||Yes (Flap)|