Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0
The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 Review 2020
The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is a new lawnmower from Gtech that has a 42 cm cutting deck and charges in a very respectable 1 hour. The run time is up to 40 minutes depending on the condition of the lawn and has a huge 50 litre grass box. The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is light weight at only 13.5 kg and has 6 height adjustments settings from 30mm to 80mm and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.
This new Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is designed 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 lawn mower industry?
The new Gtech 2.0 mower is around £100 more expensive than the previous model, so we need to look more closely to see if this investment 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 are the reasons why..
Below I’ll detail all the features and functions of the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower, both good and not so good and then compare 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 lawn mower
- Blade length: 42 cm
- Number of Cutting Height: 6 (30mm-80mm)
- Grass Box Capacity: 50 L
- Charge time: 60 min
- Free run time: 40 minutes
Video Review of the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0
To give you a visual representation and to see how well this Gtech lawnmower performs, see my video review below to see this mower in action.
Like many cordless lawn mowers, the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower is powered by a Lithium-ion battery (48V) and electrical motor which will charge in around 1 hour. The battery is 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. Not only does that beat the older Gtech model 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 model and is very respectable for a cordless mower of this size.
Having to wait only 60 minutes for a full charge that provides 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 the case. 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 of 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 between the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower and the Flymo Mighti-Mo 300? Well there’s not much between them with both guaranteeing sound power level below 90dB. For more information please see table below.
The great advantage about cordless mowers is that you can set out to work at any time you want without disturbing your family or your neighbours as they are so quiet. With zero emissions they 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 (2,690 FT²)||400 m² (4,300 FT²)||400 m² (4,300 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||6 Steps – 30mm to 80mm|
The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0 is equipped with one 42 cm wheeled carbon steel metal mower blade that provides them two very effective benefits…
- Carbon steel metal blades generally wear less quickly than plastic blades which results in you needing to replace the lawn mower blades less often, this will make your maintenance much easier on the Gtech mower.
- 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 the 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 30 mm to 80 mm with 6 separate cutting lengths. Just make sure you don’t set it at the shortest setting right from the start when the lawn has significant growth, instead start at a higher setting and gradually work your way down. This allows 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 conveniently 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 42 cm mowing capability. Now, compared to its counterparts with widths as little as 30 cm, this means you get the job done quicker with fewer passes and means you can mow larger lawns on one charge. Admittedly there are larger cutting diameters available, however I believe the 42 cm width is just right as it could also be used in a smaller areas and lawns with narrow strips.
When you need a mower that’s light in weight, has a wider mowing capability, is able to reach the smaller areas of your lawn and is relatively fast to mow the lawn, this may well be the best option.
The cutting diameter on the older Gtech is 43 cm so you are only losing 1 cm with the new Gtech, so this is not a real problem.
Grass box capacity
Well, this is yet another area of big improvement with this new Gtech mower. The incredible 50 litre grass box, that’s 10 litres larger than the Falcon, means that you simply won’t find a bigger box with a 42 cm cordless mower.
The grass box on the Gtech Cordless Lawnmower is very easy to remove by simply lifting the flap and unhooking. The grass clippings empty from the box with no obstructions. This is a hard topped collection box with a carry handle at the top. The grass box can be folded flat to help reduce storage space required.
The grass box features a flap which tells you when it’s ready for emptying. There’s even an additional handle at the end of the bin to assist when carrying it 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. This mower is ideal for gardeners who have limited space for storage.
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. As 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 its 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, 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 compared to the closest competition? Well, yes I think it does for people with medium to large 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 accidental misplacement, however replacement keys can be purchased if lost at a very reasonable price.
Do you 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. If you want to learn about mulching and the advantages, then click here.
What’s Included in the box?
- Gtech Cordless Lawnmower 2.0
- 48V Battery packs
- Battery Charger
- Grass Collection Box
- 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 stripey lawn appearance.
- 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 and reliability cannot be faulted, it performs as you would expect.
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 alternative products currently on the market from Bosch and Makita due to its large grass box, light weight, portability, 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 advantage 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 that this mower doesn’t come with a roller. I feel that 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 will most probably never use. Besides you want features that will help you 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 of grass for a compact cordless mower. It’s worth mentioning that by cutting more regularly and avoiding very long or wet grass this should avoid putting too much strain on the battery. Having said that, you can clearly see from my video how impressive this Gtech mower is at cutting even the most demanding conditions. 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 (look out for special offers), but you would be very hard pressed to find a cordless mower that performs this well (charge time/mow time), 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 to seriously consider purchasing one. In fact, I think it’s one of the best mowers at this level you can purchase 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:
- People with gardens up to 400m² in size.
- Those that do NOT require a stripey lawn.
- People that like a large grass box for less emptying.
- Likes a quick charge option (60 minutes).
- Storage is limited as handles and grass box fold flat.
- People who would like a 30 Day Trial period.
Of course this is open to interpretation so if you don’t fall under every single category 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 2.0 for 30 days, if you are not happy with its performance you can return to Gtech and receive 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)|