Cutting Width: 15 Inches
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Cutting the grass can be a major summer chore; especially with a gas powered mower. You have the annual spring ritual of gas engine maintenance… checking the oil, air filter, running out to get gas.
Why not make this as easy as possible? A reel lawn mower not only eliminates these problems; but these new reel lawn mowers are a technological dream.
Under review is the Gardena 4025-U 15-Inch 25-Volt 3.2 amp Lithium-Ion Cordless Push Reel Lawn Mower.
This is a battery powered reel lawn mower that comes with…
- An LED display for monitoring the battery level
- An ergonomic handle design for easy handling
- Adjustable cutting height controller
- A powerful, easy to maintain 25 V lithium ion battery that insures optimum cutting performance
It shipped quickly, and we received the Gardena 4025-U Reel Lawn Mower in five days. Unpacking and assembly of this reel lawn mower took us about an hour and fifteen minutes.
The assembly instructions were pretty clear, save for a little confusion on the handle mounting, which caused us to backtrack a step. But overall, assembly was snap and it was ready for use instantly since the battery came fully charged.
Gardena 4025-U 15-Inch Cordless Push Reel Lawn Mower – A Breeze To Use
Once assembled and put into action, we were surprised by how easy this mower is to use.
Taking into account the fact that it is a reel lawn mower, we were expecting a similar experience to the old reel lawn mowers we used as a kid.
Not so; the Gardena 4025-U reel lawn mower is literally a breeze to use. At 39 pounds, it is not that heavy in the first place; and with the battery assist, this reel lawn mower is easy enough to push so that even our thirteen year old can operate it safely.
Add to that the fact that it is whisper quiet, there is absolutely no maintenance whatsoever (outside of re-charging the battery), and you do not have projectiles shooting out of the discharge at 50 miles per hour like we did with our gas mower, and you’ll find that this is not only an easy mower to operate, but safe enough for even children to use.
One of our main concerns was with the battery life. We tested this on a larger than average suburban lawn, and there was plenty of battery life to complete both front and back with power to spare. And the included LED display built into the handle allows you monitor the battery life while in operation; a nice design bonus that is very handy.
However, be warned if you have a massive lawn; the battery life is adequate for most lawns. But if you have a monster lawn, then you may have to accomplish your mowing in two steps.
If that is the case, you may have to do the front at one time, and recharge the battery to finish the back. Or you can simply get an additional battery and complete the job by switching to the back up battery.
It cuts the grass very efficiently, and the adjustable height settings allow you to get the grass really short (which we prefer). And it plows through even the thickest grass with ease; and doesn’t lock up if you run over a twig or stick the size of a toothpick.
The handle also folds for easy storage, and cleaning this mower with the included detail brush is a two minute job.
Gardena 4025-U 15-Inch Cordless Push Reel Lawn Mower – Minor Inconveniences
The Gardena 4025-U is an extremely efficient reel lawn mower; but it is still a reel lawn mower.
It has the option to disable the battery, and use it as a regular reel lawn mower. We experimented with this, and do not recommend it unless you want a serious physical workout.
And using this reel lawn mower on wet or extremely tall grass will eat up the battery life very quickly. But those are minor issues.
If you have a regular sized lawn, and do not want the headaches associated with a gas powered mower, then you need to give the Gardena 4025-U Cordless Push Reel Lawn Mower serious consideration.
It is quiet, efficient, well constructed, the battery life is excellent, and it is very good at cutting grass the length you desire.
Plus, it is so easy to use, you can push this reel lawn mower one handed; or farm out this summer task to your thirteen year old without having to worry about safety.