New Greenworks Pro 60 volt outdoor tools

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Two months ago I reported that a new 6 Ah (324 Wh) version of the Gen II 60 volt battery was on the horizon. Well, Lowe’s now lists this battery on their website with a $229 pricetag. It is currently shown as out of stock along with the 5 Ah version with a $199 pricetag. Recharge time for the 6 Ah battery is 3 hours. So far, Greenworks does not offer a rapid charger for their 60 volt batteries.
 

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So using two batteries to mow a nice sized city yard, $458 + $32 tax. Just for these batteries, no mower included. 324 watts works out to less than 1/2 horsepower. I could buy a pretty nice self propelled gas mower for just the battery money, use it for 10 or 12 years, 1/2 gallon of gas a week.

I like the coming battery era in lawn maintenance but those prices have got to get out of the absurd range!
 

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So using two batteries to mow a nice sized city yard, $458 + $32 tax. Just for these batteries, no mower included. 324 watts works out to less than 1/2 horsepower. I could buy a pretty nice self propelled gas mower for just the battery money, use it for 10 or 12 years, 1/2 gallon of gas a week.

I like the coming battery era in lawn maintenance but those prices have got to get out of the absurd range!
You are confusing Watts with Watt-Hours. It’s a measure of capacity, not power. Think gallons of gasoline, not horsepower. I’m not sure what you mean by a nice sized city yard, but a single 6 Ah battery should be capable of mowing a 1/4 acre lawn. As to cost, there is no question that battery powered electric mowers are more expensive than gas, but you are buying them for other reasons, such as easy starting, no maintenance and not having to store gasoline in your garage.
 
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Two months ago I reported that a new 6 Ah (324 Wh) version of the Gen II 60 volt battery was on the horizon. Well, Lowe’s now lists this battery on their website with a $229 pricetag. It is currently shown as out of stock along with the 5 Ah version with a $199 pricetag. Recharge time for the 6 Ah battery is 3 hours. So far, Greenworks does not offer a rapid charger for their 60 volt batteries.
Sometimes when things go wrong they end up going righter. So, I noticed that Lowe's had this battery for sale on July 8, and placed the order. At that time Greenworks did not show this battery as being available on their website. The total cost including state sales tax was $247.89, and it was supposed to ship no later than July 16. I kept waiting and waiting and waiting, but the status just kept coming back as "order received." So, today I saw it for sale on the Greenworks website for only $199.99, which is only $20 more than the 4 Ah battery and with a further 15% "Christmas in July" discount that brought the price down to $169.99. In addition, Greenworks did not charge state sales tax to the order (the receipt listed it as nontaxable), so I ended up saving nearly $78 by buying it from them instead of Lowe's. Fortunately, I was able to cancel the Lowe's order online without any drama. :D
 

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So, Greenworks has just introduced another innovative 60 volt OPE. This time it's a hybrid AC/DC pressure washer that uses their 60 volt batteries for DC operation. There are two battery ports, but I don't know if the pressure washer uses them sequentially or concurrently. If it's the former, then only one battery would be required, otherwise two would probably be required. On AC it generates a maximum 1800 psi, and on DC it is reduced to 1550 psi, but that is still twice the pressure that is available from smaller battery only units such as the Sun Joe SPX6001. The Greenworks hybrid unit can draw water from either a garden hose or it can siphon water from a bucket or tank.

It is currently sold for $199.99 tool only, but through July 31, 2020 (today) there is a 15% MERRYJULY sale coupon that brings the price down to $169.99. I just placed an order for one to take advantage of this sale price. I recently bought a 60 volt 6 Ah battery, which combined with my original 4 Ah battery that came with my lawn mower gives me 10 Ah worth of capacity, which should provide sufficient run time to complete most tasks.


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One thing I'd maybe add is a water tank on the back of that machine. Be really handy to fill the tank and take it anywhere for a small job. Totally self contained with maybe 5 gallons for a two minute job out in the back forty.
 

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One thing I'd maybe add is a water tank on the back of that machine. Be really handy to fill the tank and take it anywhere for a small job. Totally self contained with maybe 5 gallons for a two minute job out in the back forty.
Great idea ! Actually, the maximum flow is only 1.1 GPM, so a 5 gallon tank would last about 4-1/2 minutes.
 
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My neighbor has one of these battery mowers. He mows like once a month. Takes him all day to do his maybe 1500sf front yard. He gets 1 foot and the blade stops. Has to back up and sometimes clean out the deck. Better not let your grass get out of control if you have one of these. As in mowing twice a week or more.

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My neighbor has one of these battery mowers. He mows like once a month. Takes him all day to do his maybe 1500sf front yard. He gets 1 foot and the blade stops. Has to back up and sometimes clean out the deck. Better not let your grass get out of control if you have one of these. As in mowing twice a week or more.

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He's obviously got a lemon for a mower. The 40V, 60V, & 80V Greenworks built mowers from all the various brand names are great and REAL functional mowers.

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He's obviously got a lemon for a mower.
Either that, or he's trying to mow foot long grass with the mower set to its lowest cutting height. That will stall out any lawn mower, electric or gas.
 
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