Review: Remington 17 inch Dual Power Mode electric mower

Overview:

Our Score: 87%
13/20 Weight
19/20 Comfort & Ease of use
19/20 Power efficiency & Endurance
6/10 Cutting area
10/10 Durability
10/10 Quiet operation
10/10 Cutting options & Cleanliness of cut

Strengths:
The Remington 17 Inch Lawnmower offers a choice of power sources – it can run off of its 60 volt battery, or use a power cord. For added cutting power, it even works with a combination of battery and mains power. This combines the mobility of a battery powered lawn mower with the endurance of a plug-in mower, and the combined mode offers superior torque for cutting thick weeds.

Weaknesses:
The 17 inch mowing area of this mower is less than the average size of other mowers. Compared to a 20 inch mower, a 17 inch mower takes approximately 20% longer to mow the same yard. The 17 inch cutting bar covers approximately 227 square inches.

Technical Details:

  • Weight: 60 lbs (27.22 kg)
  • Cutting area: 17 inch diameter (43.18 cm)
  • Adjustable Cutting Height: 1.5 to 3.5 inches (3.81 – 8.89 cm)
  • Adjustable Increments: 0.25 inches (6.35 mm)
  • Wheel Diameter: 8 inch front, 9 inch rear (20.32 cm front, 22.86 cm rear)
  • Amperage: 12 amps
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 volts / 60 Hz (as found in a standard US wall outlet)
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh (5 Amp Hours)
  • Useful Battery Life: ~1 hour of runtime per charge
  • Recycled Content: < 10%
  • A quick note about Extension Cords
    The longer the extension cord you use, the more energy is lost in transmission. Thin cords can also heat up dangerously. When using long extension cords, it’s important to make sure that the wire is thick enough to safely and efficiently conduct electricity. Wire thickness is often referred to as “gauge”. Thicker wires have a low gauge, and thin wires have a high gauge.

    For this mower, it’s important to use a 14 gauge (or thicker) wire for extension cords up to 50 feet. For longer extension cords, please use a 12 gauge (or thicker) extension cord. Thicker wires are generally more expensive, but they can save substantial amounts of electricity, which saves money in the long run.

    Assembly

    This mower requires some assembly before it can first be used. The handlebars need to be fitted over stubs at the base of the unit, and then screwed into place. The center of the handlebars has another joint to screw into place. All 4 of the pins can be installed by hand, and care should be taken to avoid stripping the screws.






    To attach the grasscatcher, start by removing the plug at the rear of the unit. After the plug is pulled loose, it can be set aside for later use. The grasscatcher then attaches to the back of the mower.