GreenWorks 25022 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower Review
GreenWorks is one of the leaders in the battery powered outdoor power tools. They have been not only providing solutions for landscaping professionals but have ones for homeowners as well. They have a wide range of battery powered tools along with a full line of corded equipments. The Greenworks 25022 Corded Lawn mower is an electrically operated lawn mower that is suited for small sized lawns and performs almost equally to gas powered lawn mowers of the same size, sans the environmental hazards. It is not at all overtly expensive and bears an affordable price tag.
Greenworks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Lawn Mower 25022 Review
The GreenWorks 25022 Corded Lawn Mower is a plug-in electric lawn mower .The sporty looking GreenWorks lawn mower has a hard plastic body in green and black with silver white detailing to accentuate its looks. The hard plastic body may not be as tough and rustic as the commercial models but can well suffice small backyard lawns.
The rear wheels are larger than the front wheels and have a width of 10” compared to that of 7” in the front wheels. This makes it easy to maneuver. The easy to maneuver push drive lawn mower can be guided through with the help of an adjustable and foldable handle.
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There is a starter kit along with a button attached to this handle. The starter kit has a safety key option without which you cannot start off the mower. The main cutting deck which is made of stamped steel has a width of 20”. The 20” width is actually wider than most models in this price range and can be compared to those of gas lawn mowers.
There is a height adjustable gear that allows you to change the height of the cutting deck to 7 different height adjustment options between 1-1/2” and 3-3/4”. The lawn mower is powered by a 12 amp motor that is sufficient enough to handle tough grass. The GreenWorks 25022 Lawn mower offers three different options for the management of the grass clippings.
You can either mulch them, bag them or side-discharge them. There is a large removable bag that is attached to the rear of the mower for collecting the grass clippings. The side discharge is facilitated by the side discharge chute that comes with the mower kit. The extension cord is not included in the kit and has to be purchased separately in accordance with the length of your lawn as the cutting radius of the mower depends on it.
COMPACT AND EASY TO STORE:
The GreenWorks 25022 Corded lawn mower has an overall dimension of 26.9””x 16.1” x 18” and weighs around 56 lbs. Thus we can well understand that this is a compact machine and will not require much floor space in your garage. It is not heavy either and can be easily carried from the garage to the lawn without much effort. The compact machine though does not compromise on the deck width which is about 20” and is larger than most machines available in the market.
EASE OF USE AND MAINTENANCE:
The GreenWorks 25022 Corded Lawn Mower is an easy to start machine. Just plug in the extension cord to the power outlet, turn the safety key and then push the start button to get the motor rolling. The start is always hassle free and the engine purrs every time the safety key in inserted and the start button is pressed. The compact light weight corded mower is easy to maneuver but has the problem that you face with most corded mowers. You need to get used to handling the cord so that it doesn’t come in between and restrict the mowing process. Above all the mower is almost noiseless and you can do your job at any time of the day without worrying about your neighbours being disturbed by the sound.
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When it comes to maintaining the mower, this corded mower needs minimal care. You do not have to face the hassles of oiling the parts or replacing the spark plug or the air filter. Only the blades need occasional sharpening which is also like once in a blue moon. Cleaning the mower every time the job is done, aids in maintaining the mower at optimum working conditions. Besides keeping the blade and the area around d it clean after each session, it is also necessary to clean the area under the motor that can be filled with clippings and debris. Not taking heed to this may lead to overheating reducing the lifetime of the motor. The motor shroud or cover can be easily unscrewed and the debris collected can be brushed away or removed using compressed air.
As mentioned earlier, the mower has a wide cutting deck of 20”, which is wider than most available in the market and can be easily compared to gas powered lawn mowers.The cutting deck is sturdy and built of stamped steel which may be a matter of concern to some as they may prefer the more durable welded steel but considering the fact that this is not for commercial use, this is a durable and powerful option. The wide cutting deck means that you can get the job done in fewer passes and hence enhances the efficiency of the machine by taking less time.
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The 20” wide cutting deck along with the 12 amp high power motor can handle almost any kind of grass. The height of the deck can be adjusted to 7 different options between 1-1/2” and 3-3/4”. A single lever at the rear of the mower adjusts the height at all the four wheels. This ensures that the grass is cut evenly throughout. A lawn mower should have a wide range of height adjustments so that the grass is never cut more than 1/3rd its length to eliminate any risk of damage from heat waves or droughts.
The lightweight mower allows for easy maneuvering while the thin cutting deck allows you to get close to obstacles like trees or flower beds and mow easily around them. The grass clippings that are generated from the mowing process can be disposed off by three different modes. You can either collect them in the removable disposal bag or you can mulch them to finer particles and side discharge them so that they can form a part of the composite. This saves the use of harsh chemicals and fertilizers.
The Greenworks 25022 Corded Lawn Mower comes with a safety key that has to be inserted in the ignition or starter kit to start off the mower motor. This feature makes it difficult for children to access the mower without the availability of the key. Also the corded mower is almost noiseless and does not add to any sound pollution. The mower does not release any harmful gasses into the air thus you have better air quality to breathe from when using this mower. It also reduces the overall carbon footprint of the household and is considered to be much environment friendly option when compared to gas powered lawn mowers.
Unlike most lawn mowers which offer a warranty of one or two years, Greenworks gives you a warranty of four years on this product. The warranty is valid on both labor and parts and hence you can well guess that the product is durable and will last you a long time if properly used.
Overall, a decent lawn mower that comes at an affordable price with an extra wide cutting deck and a powerful 12 amp engine that is equivalent in performance to gas powered lawn mowing machines, the Greenworks corded lawn mower 25022 is a perfect mowing equipment for small lawns which are about 1/3rd acre in size. This compact sized lawn mower is easy to store and has a light weight that makes it easy to push around your lawn while doing it’s job with equal ease and expertise requiring minimal effort from the person who is using it. Aboveall, it is protected by a four year warranty from the manufacturer and needs minimal maintenance and thus can be considered to be an ideal buy if you are looking for an environment friendly, low noise emitting compact durable machine that offers different clippings management options and at the same time does not pinch your pocket much.
- Compact and easy to store
- Light weight and easy to maneuver
- 20” wide cutting deck
- 12 Amp high power motor
- A single height adjustment lever with 7 height options between 1.5” and 3.75”
- No noise emission
- 3 modes of clippings management viz, rear bagging, side discharge and mulching
- Plastic parts are not so durable
- No extension cord included
- Corded mowers have cutting radius limitations
- Best suited for small yards
- Long grass may need more than one pass