Showing posts from May, 2021

When Four is Really Eight!

  We are mowing two yards every week or so.  My son and I have been cutting about every five to six days.  The first two times, we used both the 6AH batteries and part of a 5AH battery.  On the third time (#5 and #6), my son ran the mower, and he used all of that third 5AH battery.   Last week we shared mowing, and we used both of the 6AH batteries and both a 4AH and 5AM batteries.  The grass is not any longer, it may be a bit thicker, but I feel the problem is the blade sharpness.   Blades after six and eight cuttings Before we mow again this week, I will sharpen the blades to see if I am right! NOTE:  The mower is still cutting very evenly! NOTE: With my Honda gas mower, I had to do the same thing, sharpen multiple times over the season.  The Honda did not cut well at all if it was dull.  

First Mowing!

  I have two lawns I mow mine and my in-law's next door.  They are both about 1/3 of an acre.  We are towards the top of a hill, and there are some minor slopes in the yards.  I set the mower at 2.5 inches in height, and I swapped between side discharge and mulching.  The grass is just starting to grow well as the ground warms up. The cut is pretty even, and it does not appear to have much difference between side discharge or mulch.  The mulched grass pieces are around 1/2 in long.  When mulching, there is a strip of grass that lays down in the reverse direction.  You will see that in the photographs. The mower is reasonably light to manage around the yard.  The power drive works well, but the three speeds available do not fit my pace.  Two are too slow, and one is WAY TOO fast! The noise level is low compared to a gas mower, but you still need ear protection! OF course, I am holding the battery use to the last.  I started with two fresh batteries and was able to mow about 80% of t