- Apr 3, 2001
I didn't say you said it was lower quality, I'm the one who said thatI never said lower quality. Greenworks is who makes the Kobalt mowers. https://www.greenworkstools.com/shop-by-tool/mowers?p=4 They get really good reviews.
I was just saying it's not having to drive power to the wheels and is only a 19" cut. It probably comes up to speed in under a second too, but it's not the same as a gas powered engine by any means. I'm not using the side discharge due to flower beds and instead and using the mulching option. That and the it being a 40v mower are likely the difference since most of them now have 48v-60-80v. More voltage likely makes the difference if you're going up against thicker grass, but I know it'd never be able to handle the zoysia grass that's out at my lake property. It's like mowing shag carpeting out there.
And yeah, I guess I missed that it was self-propelled, that would definitely put a heavier load on the battery. Self-propulsion never seemed like that much of a boon when I did have it.