When it comes to lawn mowers that are more eco-friendly, both Greenworks and Sun Joe are well recognized, popular brands. It can be difficult to really distinguish brands sometimes, especially when each option offers quality and various helpful features. While specific models are going to include different features, there are still some defining aspects that set each brand apart from one another.
Comparing Greenworks Versus Sun Joe
Greenworks has been producing quality self-propelled lawn mowers and lawn equipment since the brand’s inception in 2007. Sun Joe, on the other hand, was created from the brand Snow Joe, which originally specialized in snow blowers and later moved on to lawn mowers.
Size and Weight
One of the main differences between these two brands is the size and weight of their lawn mowers overall. Now, in terms of size, both Greenworks and Sun Joe are somewhat close, but they still differ. Greenworks lawn mowers are larger, and therefore have more cutting width. Their lawn mowers are usually equipped with about 20 inches of cutting width. Sun Joe lawn mowers are smaller, and usually offer around 14 inches of cutting width.
In terms of weight, the brands stack up as expected, based on their size differences. Greenworks lawn mowers are heavier, and as a result they can be more difficult to maneuver. Sun Joe lawn mowers are lighter, and typically weigh about half of what a competing Greenworks mower weighs. That means that Sun Joe mowers are easier to maneuver and handle, even when turning.
Power and Battery Life
Both Sun Joe and Greenworks make electric lawn mowers, and both have options for battery powered (cordless) as well as corded lawn mowers. For corded models, the actual cord length is comparable. On cordless models, each has certain advantages and disadvantages.
Greenworks batteries are known to charge faster than Sun Joe batteries, with the latter taking up to 3 hours for a full charge. On the other hand, Sun Joe batteries are considered more consistent and reliable.
As discussed earlier, individual models will always vary on their features, but the extras that each brand typically includes differ. Most Greenworks lawn mowers give you the option to switch between 2 or 3 different discharge options, whether it’s mulching, side discharge, or bagging. Sun Joe mowers mostly allow for bagging only, without side discharge or mulching options.
Another feature to consider is height adjustment. Both Sun Joe and Greenworks include different cutting height adjustment options. The difference is how many adjustments the mowers handle: Greenworks mowers generally allow up to 7 heights to choose from, while Sun Joe mowers include only a few.
Greenworks and Sun Joe both deliver affordable, high quality lawn mowers. For people with large yards and tough areas of grass to get over, Greenworks gives enough cutting width and adjustments to save plenty of time. Sun Joe mowers are smaller, but they’re also easier to maneuver. This makes them a good option for people with smaller yards, or that want a mower that’s easier to handle.