Green Machine Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review

Green Machine Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review

Green Machine Targets High Value In Mid-Level Price Range

You may have noticed a new outdoor power equipment brand showing up as you search Home Depot’s website: Green Machine. We got our hands on both Green Machine battery-powered lawn mower models to see where they fit in the wider range of cordless options and if one is a good fit for your lawn.

Green Machine Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Performance

Green Machine Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

Green Machine has two mowers to choose from. One is a push mower and the other is self-propelled. Aside from the drive system, the two mowers are very similar.

Green Machine uses a 62-volt brushless motor to power its 22-inch blade. That’s a larger blade than most battery-powered lawn mowers use. Despite the additional load, the motor is able to keep the blade turning at high RPMs even in our thick St. Augustine grass. Even in areas that we allowed to grow a few extra days, the mower did an excellent job of cutting without dropping the drive speed down to a crawl.

Green Machine 62V Battery

Green Machine says to expect up to 45 minutes of runtime on each 4.0Ah battery (90 minutes with two batteries) and be able to cut 1/2 an acre with the two that come in the kit. Grass thickness, heat, and moisture can all affect that, so if you have thick, fast-growing grass, plan on closer to 30 minutes worth of cutting using a 4.0Ah battery during the summer.

*Note that the push mower comes with one battery and the self-propelled model comes with two.

Everything you need to mulch, bag, and side discharge comes in the box. Both mowers use a true side discharge rather than a rear attachment that attaches to the bagger connection. If you’re cutting down overgrown grass or simply prefer to side discharge, you’ll get better distribution than many battery-powered models.

Green Machine Battery-Powered Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Design Notes

Self-Propelled Drive System

Speed Control

Green Machine uses a dial to set the drive speed. What’s odd is that there’s no separate drive engagement bar and it’s a rear-wheel-drive system. That means there’s no quick way to stop the drive wheels when you turn aside from flipping the dial down to zero and then pushing it back up when your turn is complete. The good thing is the dial placement is easy to adjust on the fly. Still, it’s something the design team will need to address in the next version.

Of course, this isn’t a problem on the push mower.

There’s an “SP” button on the left that’s for engaging the self-propelled drive for transport without turning the blade on.

Single-Point Deck Height Adjustment

Single-Point Height Adjustment

Deck adjustments are a piece of cake thanks to a single-point adjustment lever. The large handle is easy to grasp and the movement is easier than most of the mowers we’ve tested. The range is excellent with six levels starting at 1 1/4 inches on the low side and 3 3/4 inches at the highest setting.

Vertical Storage

Like many battery-powered models, both Green Machine lawn mowers store vertically by folding the handle forward. Simply twist the same detent knobs you use to adjust the handle height, fold the handle forward until the detents click into place, and stand it up. It’s super-easy and saves a whole lot of your garage floor space.

LED Indicators

Green Machine Battery-Powered Lawn Mower

Right behind the battery housing, there are 4 LED indicators. Reading from left to right, they let you know about a low battery, detected errors, high temperature, and power on.

Additional Highlights

  • Simple push-button starting
  • Three handle height positions
  • 23-inch steel deck
  • 11-inch high rear wheels improve traction
  • Push mower is 72 pounds
  • Self-propelled mower is 76 pounds
  • Compatible with all Green Machine 62V batteries
  • Low noise, no emissions, no gas, and no oil

Green Machine Battery-Powered Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Price

Green Machine’s entire cordless lineup is available exclusively at The Home Depot online. The self-propelled lawn mower runs $449 as a kit with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger. The push mower is $329 with one 4.0Ah battery and a charger. When you order, they’ll ship it to your home or your local Home Depot for free.

Green Machine warranties the mower for 5 years and the batteries for 3 years.

Considering what other brands are charging for similar designs, Green Machine’s price makes for a compelling value.

The Bottom Line

For the price, Green Machine’s lawn mower options are worth taking a close look at. If you’re looking for a push mower, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better bang for the buck. It’s worth holding off on the self-propelled mower until they deal with the drive control, though. Once they do, Green Machine will be in a great position to earn the top value picks for both styles.

Green Machine Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Specifications

  • Model: Green Machine GMSM6200
  • Power Source: Green Machine 62V battery
  • Deck: 22-inch steel
  • Blade: 22 inches
  • Cutting Height: 6 positions, 1 1/4 – 3 3/4 inches
  • Weight: 75.8 pounds (78.8 pounds with a 4.0Ah battery)
  • Warranty: 5 years on the mower, 3 years on batteries

Green Machine Push Lawn Mower Specifications

  • Model: Green Machine GMPM6200
  • Power Source: Green Machine 62V battery
  • Deck: 22-inch steel
  • Blade: 22 inches
  • Cutting Height: 6 positions, 1 1/4 – 3 3/4 inches
  • Weight: 72.1 pounds (75.1 pounds with 4.0Ah battery)
  • Warranty: 5 years on the mower, 3 years on batteries

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Mike Mores

Purchased the Green Machine mower summer of 2022. This summer the mower’s blade fell off while mowing. The company will not return our calls or honor the 5 yr warranty. We have the rear wheel propelled mower which is difficult to handle on turns. This mower is also heavy! Needed both batteries to cut the lawn one time. After one summer the batteries don’t last for the entire lawn. Stay away from this mower. The company doesn’t stand behind it.
Shorewood IL

Charles Sexton

Where do i find a parts list for the lawnmower GMSM6200? I’m having problems with the self propelled Motor.


Thanks, Nice brief & review. I’ve been looking at the Ryobi Cross-cut for some time and now they have jacked the price up at Home Depot to $800. I can buy two of these green machine self-propelled units for that price point! Unfortunately I already own an arsenal of Ryobi 40 V lawn tools and batteries. A couple of questions… 1. How well does this single blade mulch which is mostly what I need? 2. How well do the LED lights work at dusk as I frequently mow in the evenings to prevent the grass from scorching as opposed to… Read more »

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