5 Best Battery Lawn Mowers You Can Buy in 2022

The five best battery lawn mowers in 2022 highlight:

  • The best budget battery powered lawn mowers are the Greenworks 25223 40V 19″ Push Mower, Hart Tools HLPM011VNM 40V 20″ Push Mower and Hart Tools HLPM021VNM 40V 20″ Self Propelled Lawn Mower
  • For a little more, you can get either the EGO Power+ 21″ LM2012SP 56-Volt Self-Propelled Mower or the Ryobi RY401140US HP Brushless 21″ 40-Volt Self-Propelled Mower.
  • The Toro 21388T 60V Max 21″ Super Recycler is an expensive electric lawn mower, but it’s also one of the toughest and most capable.

For years, gas-powered lawn mowers were the only “real” option for serious gardening work. But thanks to modern battery technology, electric lawn mowers can mulch grass without dragging cords. And they can do it without hurting your ears or clogging the air. However, not all electric mowers are created equal. The battery lawn mowers featured below are the best on sale in 2022, however.

The Greenworks 25223 40V 19″ push mower is the best budget battery lawn mower

The Greenworks 25223 40V 19″ Push Mower is one of the best affordable battery powered lawn mowers | Greenworks

Greenworks manufactures a variety of affordable battery powered garden equipment including lawn mowers. Several of these mowers have earned high marks from Bob Villa and consumer reports over the years. But whoever won Popular mechanicsThe Best Value prize was the Greenworks 25223 40V 19-inch Push Mower at $380.

As a push mower, the Greenworks 25223 is ideal for those with small yards. Additionally, this battery-powered lawn mower features a seven-position blade, a steel deck, and a 4.0 Ah and 2.0 Ah lithium-ion battery. These batteries are also compatible with all Greenworks G-Max 40V tools. Additionally, the 25223 has three discharge options: rear bag, side bag, and mulch.

Although it’s “just” a push mower, the Greenworks 25223’s 10-inch rear wheels and 7-inch front wheels make it easy to maneuver, PM said. It is also easy to store; you can even hang it, but watch out for its 53-pound weight.

Certainly the 25223 could benefit from access to the bag by the handle, PM reports. But if you want a solid battery lawn mower for little money, this is arguably the best option.

The Ryobi RY401140US 40V HP Brushless 21″ is simple, efficient, and one of the best battery-powered lawn mowers you can buy.

The open battery docks of a Ryobi RY401140US 40V HP Brushless 21 Battery Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
The Ryobi RY401140US 40V HP Brushless 21″ Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is one of the best battery-powered lawn mowers | Ryobi

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Popular mechanics and consumer reports both recommend several Ryobi battery lawn mowers for a reason. In addition to long-lasting batteries, the brand offers a variety of electric lawn mowers suitable for a variety of yards and budgets. There’s even one with all-wheel drive, the $800 Ryobi RY401210 40V HP Brushless 21″ Whisper Series Self-Propelled Mower.

But if you just want a “simple and effective” electric lawn mower, PM notes, Ryobi has better suited options. It’s a little louder and has a slightly shorter run time, but the Ryobi RY401140US 40V HP Brushless 21″ Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is arguably the better buy. And at $500, it’s a lot more affordable.

However, that does not mean that this battery powered lawn mower is cheap. It has a seven-position blade, three discharge settings, built-in LEDs, and a lifetime warranty for its corrosion-resistant polypropylene deck. Plus, it’s made in the USA. Plus, it has two battery ports, so you can use its two 6Ah batteries at the same time. Plus, it comes with one-touch foldable aluminum handles and a 40V fast charger.

Although Ryobi claims the RY4014440US has up to 70 minutes of battery life, consumer reports thought it was more like 60 minutes. Plus, at 61.5 pounds, it’s not the lightest battery-powered lawn mower on the market. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s still one of the best.

Whether you get the LM2012SP or splurge on the LM2135SP, you won’t run out of gas with a 21-inch 56-Volt EGO Power+ Mower

Besides the benefits mentioned earlier, switching from gasoline to an electric lawn mower also reduces your maintenance needs. But some might worry that a battery-powered mower isn’t powerful enough to tackle yard chores. However, to paraphrase CNET, this is not a problem for the EGO Power+ 56 volt line. And if you want the best, look no further than the 21″ LM2012SP and LM2135SP Select Cut self-propelled.

At $700, the EGO Power+ 21″ Select Cut LM2135SP might be overkill for some backyard aficionados. However, it’s also consumer reports‘ Top rated battery powered lawn mower. And it arguably justifies that price with features like Touch Drive and the Select Cut Multi-Blade system.

With the former, you can activate the self-propel function literally by touch and adjust the speed with a dial. And the latter gives you three additional interchangeable blades: Mulching, High Lift Bagging and Extended Runtime. Speaking of run time, EGO claims that the LM2135SP lasts up to 60 minutes on a charge. RS, however, found that the 7.5 Ah of the electric lawn mower is “only” good for about 50 minutes. But on the plus side, it’s very quiet, and its weatherproof deck has built-in LEDs.

If the LM2135SP is a bit too much, in terms of features or cost, for you, CNET recommend the $500 EGO Power+ 21” LM2012SP. It doesn’t have the Touch Drive or the Select Cut system, and it has six height settings instead of seven. whatever the terrain, CNET said. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to maneuver, even at this weight.

Plus, like the LM2135SP, the LM2012SP has built-in LEDs and a weatherproof deck, and it folds up for easier storage. And it has the same 7.5 Ah battery compatible with other EGO Power+ devices.

Hart Tools HLPM021VNM Self-Propelled and HLPM011VNM Push Lawn Mowers are some of the best affordable battery powered lawn mowers

A Hart Tools HLPM021VNM 40V 20 White and Blue Battery Self Propelled Lawnmower
The Hart Tools HLPM021VNM 40V 20-inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is one of the best affordable battery lawn mowers | Hart Tools

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Although the Greenworks 25223 is one of the best affordable battery lawn mowers, it’s not the only good one. Hart Tools also manufactures economical electric lawn mowers. And two of its top picks are the $267 HLPM011VNM 40V 20″ Push Mower and the $322 HLPM021VNM 40V 20″ Self-Propelled Mower.

The HLPM021VNM makes electric lawn mowers easy for beginners, PM said. Its controls are virtually identical to gas mowers, minus the need to start an engine. Plus, its 5 Ah battery has enough juice to cut about 0.2 acres and its 58 lb weight makes it reasonably easy to control. It only comes with one battery, but its bay can accommodate a second one. And like the EGO Power+ and Ryboi mowers, the HLPM021VNM features single-point height adjustment with a range of 1.5-4 inches.

Since it is a push mower, the HLPM011VNM sacrifices drive wheels for lower price and weight (52 lbs vs. 56 lbs). But otherwise, it’s identical to the HLPM021VNM, right down to the 5 Ah battery and 40-volt brushless motor with adaptive speed control. Plus, like its self-propelled sibling, it folds up for more convenient storage.

No, none of these Hart Tools battery lawn mowers are particularly flashy. But they are solid workhorses, especially for the price.

It’s expensive, but the Toro 21388T 60V Max 21″ Super Recycler is one of the best electric mowers money can buy.

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The Toro 21388T 60V Max 21″ Super Recycler isn’t the most expensive battery powered lawn mower on this list. But at $650, it’s still pretty pricey, it’s almost lawn mower territory. And at 83 pounds, it’s heavier than any of the other electric lawn mowers on this list.

But then this thing is built like a cast aluminum brick, hence why PM named it the longest-lasting battery-powered mower. And thanks to the shock absorber integrated into the handle, it is also one of the most comfortable to use. Plus, with its 60-volt electric motor, the Super Recycler can save its name.

This name comes from the design of the blade and the housing of this mower. Toro claims this “Super Recycler Cutting System” suspends clippings for longer periods of time to improve mulching and bagging. Certainly, PM found the 21388T’s outright bagging performance “about average”. However, he also noted that the blade chops and grinds grass into really ultra-fine pieces. Plus, the 60-volt motor makes it easy to cut even thick, gnarled grass, especially with the side discharge chute. And it leaves behind “an impeccable cutting surface”, PM adds.

Thus, the Toro 21388T 60V Max 21″ Super Recycler is far from the cheapest battery-powered electric motor. But it is certainly one of the best on the market today.

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