We know you have mixed emotions about Facebooks What's Up Wellesley page but we have pulled some useful info from a recent back and forth about electric lawn equipment.
"I love my Greenworks!" wrote one Wellesley resident recently. "I have the mower, hedge trimmer and weed whacker—all battery powered and rechargeable. It is lightweight, the batteries seem to last forever, and customer service is fabulous (accessible, responsive and helpful)".
Another wrote, "we got a self-propelled Ego at the start of the summer and have nothing but good things to say about it. It’s well designed IMHO. It’s quiet and powerful and folds up for storage easily. Been very pleased with the battery life, and have found that it charges quickly. I think ours is a middle of the road model, but it seems to have everything I need".
The positivity goes on and on...
"We have the Ego power + 21”. It is so easy to use that I actually enjoy cutting the lawn myself. It also has your choice of mulching, side discharge, or bagging your grass clippings. I really like the mulching feature."
"I just bought the Ego Power* LM2102SP after a fair amount of research. So far so good, happy to talk more. Btw Wellesley has a $75 rebate on electric mowers."
"Other Ryobi tools like Leaf Blower work great with the same batteries too."
"I also have an Ego, and one charge lasts for one hour of "intense" mowing. The battery re-charges in 70 minutes. My daughter bought the mower for me at Needham Garden Center, and they were super helpful. They also service Ego under warranty if needed."
"I bought a Ryobi without comparison shopping. Works fine…easy to use, light and quiet. One feature I like is that it has two batteries. When one wears down, you can switch to the fully charged one. You can also charge one battery while the mower is powered by the other."
"We have had our Ego for three years and love it. Last year the self propelled part stopped working due to the break in a wire when you pull up the handle. We were pleasantly surprised to have the five year warranty cover it’s repair (replaced the entire wire set in the handle, left it in Arlington for 5 days at their warranty site at a True Value hardware). The mower is quiet, does a great job and the battery recharges in less than an hour. It is also nice to simply hit a button to start, no more pull cords or running out of gas."