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    Electric Lawn Care: The Challenge

    I didn't think it was crazy.

    Last summer, my wife and I bought a house in the country. There's about 0.8 acre of actual lawn, with some rough area, gardens and other space.

    It's our first house and we came from an apartment, so we weren't bringing any outdoor tools with us. When we toured the house, the seller had an entire shed full of gas-burning machines for taming the property.

    All of our new neighbors have large lots and many gas powered machines. In fact I almost never see electric gear around the area.

    So maybe this is a Quixotic challenge?

    We have a Robomow RS 630 which handles most of the actual lawn mowing. Later we added a Greenworks 40v 19" walk-behind mower to better handle certain areas. We also have a DeWalt 40V string trimmer.

    I didn't really expect any of these choices to be a big deal, but after living here for a bit over a year we've now had about a half dozen random people pull off the road to ask questions about this gear while I'm just trying to get it done.

    It all seemed obvious though- why mess with a gas engine unless I could not get enough power out of an electric solution? So far, only the snowthrower is gas powered. I just couldn't find an electric one big enough for this driveway, though I do have the Greenworks 40v electric shovel for light clearing.

    Anyway nice to have found the forum, looking forward to exchanging tips and stories over the winter so we can act like we know what we're doing come summer!

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  3. #2

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    Winter mode

    We got a little snow last night. It wasn't worth clearing the driveway with the big gas blower, but I cleared part of it with a greenworks electric shovel. Fast little thing!

    After that a bit of path-clearing with the blower and cleanup was quick. I'm thrilled that I did it all without burning gas!

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