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Greenworks Lawnmowers Pros and Cons

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Greenworks is a company that produces and sells quite a few different electric lawnmowers, but they aren’t without competition. You’ll be faced with other brands and companies urging you to choose them instead, but don’t be so quick to decide.

Greenworks lawnmowers are pretty impressive, no matter which model you choose. Designed to be environmentally friendly and easy to use, Greenworks lawnmowers are a powerful tool for any home yard. Find out more about what we like about Greenworks lawnmowers.

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What You Should Know About Greenworks Lawnmowers

As with any lawnmower brand, you should know what you’re getting into before you make your decision. Any lawnmower can cut grass, but different brands focus on various aspects of the mower. Greenworks, for example, places a big emphasis on being environmentally friendly without losing the cutting power of a regular gas mower.

Greenworks’ mowers are electric and usually range in power from about 40v to 80v. They sell models that can be operated by a rechargeable battery, a power cord, or manually pushing them. Whichever method you prefer, Greenworks has great lawnmowers to choose from.

Since Greenworks focuses on sustainability, you already know their lawnmowers are better for the environment than a regular gas mower. However, there are a few extra benefits of their electric mowers.

Electric mowers tend to be much quieter than their gas mowers. So you’ll be able to mow your lawn and cut thick grass in the morning or late at night without worrying about disrupting your neighbors. They still make a noticeable sound, but it’s much softer than the typical roaring noises of mowers.

Another benefit to Greenworks lawnmowers is that they have easy maintenance. You obviously won’t need to buy gas or fuel for them, but you also don’t have to worry about spark plugs wearing out or air filters needing to be changed. The only thing you’ll have to worry about watching is the cutting blade, as it will need to be sharpened over time.

Since you don’t need to buy fuel, replace spark plugs, or change air filters, the cost of owning a Greenworks lawnmower is typically much lower than the cost of owning a gas mower. 

Unless you buy a lawnmower that is manually operated, Greenworks lawnmowers usually are battery powered. While this is great, it does limit how much work you can do. Also, once the battery dies, you’re out of luck, so these mowers are recommended for smaller yards especially if you buy a model that uses a power cord.

Greenworks Lawnmowers Pros

There are a lot of general pros about Greenworks lawnmowers, but each specific model has its own benefits as well. To start off, let’s look at the general pros of buying a Greenworks lawnmower.

Choice of Power

Greenworks offers a lot of models to choose from as well as different battery power options. You can choose from 24 volt, 40 volt, 60 volt, 80 volt, and 82 volt batteries. The batteries are lithium-ion. 

Choice of Operating Method

As mentioned above, Greenworks lawnmowers can be powered either by battery alone, with a power cord, or by manually pushing them. Your choice of operating method can determine how cheap or expensive your lawnmower is, which gives you lots of flexibility when finding a lawnmower within your budget.


Even Greenworks’ larger models are lightweight compared to competitors. So if your yard has a steep hill or some areas that are difficult to maneuver through, these lawnmowers are light enough that you can get the job done without difficulty.

Easy Adjustment and Storage

All of Greenworks’ lawnmowers can adjust the wheel height and fold up for storage. Unlike some other brands, it’s easy to adjust the wheel height on Greenworks mowers, so you won’t struggle every time you want to change it.

Additionally, if you have limited storage space, the mower folds up to be compact enough to fit in most small storage areas.

Individual Greenworks Models

Now that we’ve looked at the general pros to Greenworks lawnmowers, we’ll take a look into just a few of the models that Greenworks offers.

1. Greenworks G-Max 40V 16” Cordless Lawnmower

This cordless mower is excellent for small or medium yards up to about half an acre. It’s entirely battery operated and only needs two hours to be fully charged and ready to go. With a fully charged battery, it can be used for 45 minutes of mowing.

This mower has 5 wheel height adjustment levels that can be switched easily by a lever. The cutting height varies from 1.25 inches to 3.5 inches. This cordless mower also comes with all necessary accessories such as a charger, owners manual, and a battery. It also comes with a grass collection bag.

2. Greenworks 40V 20″ Cordless Mower Twin Force

This is an extremely popular Greenworks model. It comes with two batteries: one 4 Ah and one 2 Ah battery as well as chargers. Since most cordless electric mowers often come with one battery, the second battery of this model is a wonderful bonus. Also, since it’s a little bigger than the first model, it works well on medium-sized lawns.

3. Greenworks 21″ 13 Amp Corded Electric Mower

With a 13 amp motor, this lawnmower is strong enough to cleanly cut grass even when other mowers might have a difficult time. The 3 in 1 option this mower offers is great as well. You can choose between rear bagging, side discharge, and mulching attachments.

Equipped with 7 wheel height positions, this mower makes it easy to fine-tune your mowing. You have the option of cutting heights from 1.5 inches to 3.75 inches. The adjustment lever makes it easy to switch between them.

4. Greenworks 21″ 40V Brushless Self-Propelled Mower

This mower can run for up to an hour on a fully charged, 6 Ah battery. If you need more time to mow, however, the mower has a dual battery port to store two batteries at once. When the first one dies, the second can take over, and you can finish mowing without going back to find a new battery.

This mower with a brushless motor weighs just under 22 pounds for easy maneuvering and is large enough to take care of medium-sized lawns in one charge. With a 3 in 1 design on the back, you can easily attach a mulch bag, rear bag, or side discharge bag. It also comes with seven wheel height positions.

Greenworks Lawnmowers Cons

Since we covered the pros of buying a Greenworks mower, it’s only fair to consider some of the cons as well. Fortunately, there aren’t that many. Greenworks provides high-quality lawnmowers, and most users have few or no complaints.

Poorer Cut Quality on the Smaller Mowers

There’s quite a difference between the cut quality of the 40v mowers and the 80v mowers. While a slight difference can be expected, some users have complained that the quality is too different. 

Run Time

Unlike gas powered mowers, electric mowers can only be used for so long before they die. For small yards, this is fine and shouldn’t be a problem. If you have a larger yard, however, the short battery run time can be a nuisance.

You can run the lawnmowers on a battery that’s only partially charged, but unless you purchase an additional battery, you may end up only being able to complete part of your lawn before you have to stop and let the battery recharge.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a great mower but want something quieter or environmentally friendly, Greenworks is one of the best brands with the most reliable performance. They have great mowers, and their customers have very few complaints. With so many models to choose from, you’re bound to find something that suits your needs.