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Battery-Powered Lawn Mowers

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Final Thoughts

The Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower does a fine job of balancing the performance and runtime a cordless mower can offer with competitive pricing. It does its best work on lawns up to 1/3-acre and you can cover a 1/2-acre lot if you grab a second battery. With a battery lawn mower like this, you get the best experience when you mow weekly during the peak season. If you prefer to go 2 or even 3 weeks between cuts, gas is still your best bet.

Overall Score 4.3 Shootout Results

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Review


Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Propels an Excellent Lineup even Further

I am an unashamed fan of Greenworks’ 60V line. Having used just about all of their cordless lawn care equipment in the last 5 years, it has the best balance of power and ease-of-use. That’s just my opinion, of course, but I’m still excited to get my hands on the new Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower.

This review was originally published on May 1, 2019. We have updated it to reflect its performance in our Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review

Pros

  • Enough speed variation for just about anyone
  • Steel deck construction
  • Competitive pricing
  • Excellent runtime
  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • Handle collapses for vertical storage

Cons

  • No major drawbacks

Shootout Results

We tested the Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower against 10 other self-propelled cordless mower models. Each mower has its own strengths, and throughout the testing, we were able to figure out what niche each mower fit into. So, where does the Greenworks 60V fit, exactly?

For the homeowner who needs enough runtime to tend up to about 2/5 of an acre, and who needs his or her mower to run exceptionally quietly (78 dB(A)), the Greenworks Pro mower has the goods.

But, best of all, the Greenworks Pro 60V mower presented the absolute best value among all of the mowers we tested. For $399, you get the mower, a 60V 5.0Ah battery, a charger, and a 4-year warranty. It’s available exclusively from Lowe’s.

Self-Propelled Battery-Powered Mower Ranking: 5th Place

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Performance

Greenworks uses a brushless motor and a 5.0 Ah battery to power the mower to 2800 RPM.

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

The 21″ deck is near the top for cordless mowers with just a handful of 22″ models out there. Greenworks goes with steel for the deck construction – a move that adds weight but offers better durability. Florida’s sugar sand does a great job of wearing through plastic over time, so a steel deck mower is a plus for our region.

We don’t let our grass go much more than a week between cuts during the busy growing season. With a regular maintenance cutting, I get 46 minutes of runtime on the 5.0 Ah battery pack. What’s more important is the amount of ground I cover in that time – more than 11,000 square feet!

That translates into just over 1/4-acre of lawn and I can comfortably recommend yards up to 1/3 acre when you account for the house and landscaping.

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

That’s in optimum mowing real-world mowing conditions. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your battery:

Pro Tips

  • Make sure your battery fully charges overnight
  • Mow when the grass is dry – wet mowing takes more energy
  • Don’t cut in the heat of the day – warmer temperatures reduce battery efficiency
  • Cut weekly during the peak mowing season so the grass doesn’t get too high

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Startup

There are a couple of ways to run a two-stage blade engagement – push the button then pull the bar or pull the bar then push the button. For this model, you push the button first. What’s a little strange is the resistance when you pull the bar makes it feel like you’re going in the wrong order. You’re not and it just takes a couple of uses before it feels like second nature.

Self-Propelled Drive

To engage the self-propelled drive, pull the lower bar up. The upper bar is the second stage of the blade engagement and you can run just the wheels without running the blade.

The speed adjustment is a slider on the left side of the handle. It has more resistance than my Ryobi self-propelled mower and that makes it tougher to accidentally bump into a different speed unexpectedly.

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

The lowest speed is a modest 1.1 MPH pace that is easy enough for a kid to walk behind. I’m 6’2″ and the fastest 3.8 MPH speed is uncomfortable for me to try and keep up with. Somewhere between those two extremes, nearly everyone should be able to find a comfortable pace.

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Key Features

3 Cutting Modes

You can bag, side discharge, or mulch your grass. I’m a mulching guy, but if I have to let the lawn go for more than a week, I like having the side discharge option.

7 Cutting Heights

There’s a single point height adjustment with 7 heights from 1-3/8″ to 3-3/4″. It’s about as simple height adjustment as any others with a lever near the back right wheel.

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Minimalist Storage

One of the really nice design features is that you can fold up the handle and store the mower vertically. It’s something that not every battery-powered lawn mower does and that you can’t do with a gas model.

Price

The Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower is a Lowe’s exclusive. The mower on its own is $379 if you already have Greenworks 60V batteries. The kit runs $499 with a 5.0 Ah battery. Here’s where some of the other guys are:

  • Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower: $379 bare, $499 kit
    • 21″ steel deck
    • 1 x 60V, 5.0 Ah battery (270 Wh)
  • Ryobi 40V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower RY40LM10-Y: $527.12 kit
    • 21″ steel deck
    • 1 x 40V, 6.0 Ah battery (216 Wh)
  • EGO 56V Steel Deck Self-Propelled Lawn Mower: $498 bare, $749 kit
    • 20″ steel deck
    • 1 x 56V, 7.5 Ah battery (420 Wh)

There aren’t a ton of steel deck battery-powered lawn mowers out there and Greenworks looks pretty solid against Ryobi. EGO drops an inch of the deck width and goes quite a bit higher in price with their 7.5 Ah kit.

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This review was originally published on May 1, 2019. We have updated it to reflect its performance in our Best Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review

The Bottom Line

The Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower does a fine job of balancing the performance and runtime a cordless mower can offer with competitive pricing. It does its best work on lawns up to 1/3-acre and you can cover a 1/2-acre lot if you grab a second battery.

With a battery lawn mower like this, you get the best experience when you mow weekly during the peak season. If you prefer to go 2 or even 3 weeks between cuts, gas is still your best bet.

Greenworks Pro 60V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower Specifications

  • Model: Greenworks MO60L510
  • Power Source: Greenworks 60V battery
  • Deck Size: 21″
  • Deck Material: Steel
  • Cutting Height: 7 positions, 1-3/8″ to 3-3/4″
  • Discharge: Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • Warranty: 4-year mower, 2-year battery
  • Price: $379 bare, $499 with 5.0 Ah battery and charger

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Is there any way to stay in the high speed mode for longer??? Kills me in the time it takes to turn around it already winds down and takes a minute to kick back up to type 3200 rpm mode..

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Is there any other way to start the greenworks 60v self propel mower without the battery

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Why Are people still using Ah when we should always compare in Wh instead, the Ah was fine to use only when everybody was comparing charges from a standard 12Volts batteries but now that we have 12V, 18V 20V 40 ,60 and 80Volts system, it just ain’t right to use Ah.
Most people will think that a 10Ah battery on a 20V systems will have more energy than a 5Ah at 60 Volts, while the 60V is 300Wh and the other only 200Wh. It is also a part of the job to educate people properly.

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What are your thoughts on this versus the 80V mower/line? They seem pretty competitive both on price and feature content, but the 80V batteries charge faster. Any downside to the 80V equipment that I’m missing?