After moving from an apartment into a house with a grassy yard, I headed up to Lowes for some lawn mower shopping with my son. We eventually chose the Worx WG787 Cordless Electric Lawn Mower for three reasons:
MY FAVORITE FEATURES:
- No gas.
- No cords.
- Quiet Mode.
OTHER GREAT FEATURES:
- Cuts up to 15,000 square feet on a single charge
- Up to 45 minutes of runtime
- 3-in-1 cutting for mulching, bagging, or rear discharge; push-button starting
- Adjustable mowing height from 1.5 to 3.5 inches; 17-inch cutting width
- IntelliCut mowing technology adds torque when you’re cutting tough grass
- Special mulching blade chops up clippings better than standard blades
Over the past few months I’ve put these features to the test during the fast-growing sub-tropical Alabama summer.
The Worx 787 proves to be a lightweight, but durable, grass-eating beast that’s easy to maneuver. A hefty 12-volt rechargeable/removable battery makes up the bulk of the mower’s weight. Its lightness makes it feel deceptively delicate, but it’s actually pretty tough. I’ve banged it around the front and back yard in bumpy muddy weed-heavy terrain without any problems.
The battery slides in and out of the mower body with ease. So easily in fact, if the mower tips over while in use the battery actually falls out, turning off the blade motor. At first I thought this was a flaw, but I realized it may be a safety feature since the blades are exposed if the mower is on its side. Even if it wasn’t an intentional decision by the industrial designers, I appreciate the feature while doing yard work with kids around.
And of course, the battery-powered device is free from the hassle managing cords.
I do wish the wheels were a bit larger, to help it cruise through deep overgrowth a bit better, but if you mow regularly, it’s not an issue.
The Quiet Mode has a clever feature called Intellicut, which ramps up the power if you need it, but remains quieter than a hair dryer so you can mow at night without disturbing your neighbors. Not that you’d want to mow at night, but if you’re like me, you may want to get some yard work in while the kids are taking a nap.
Treat yourself to the best cordless electric mower around… or the bigger one.
Now that I’ve owned the Worx 787 for several months I have zero regret. Simple, clean, and surprisingly quiet, it dominates the lawn. Buy it on amazon.com
Or check it its big brother, the more powerful self-propelled model.
Anybody else have a favorite mower?