New Greenworks Pro 60 volt outdoor tools

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I just discovered this new lineup of Greenworks outdoor tools based on their 60 volt lithium-ion batteries that are currently a Lowe's exclusive, and bought both the lawn mower and handheld leaf blower. They are quite impressive in that they provide the performance of their 80 volt tools at the price of their 40 volt tools. The mower can be stored vertically and has an adjustable handlebar height, which is important to me since I am only 5'-2" tall. Another nice feature is the ball bearing wheels, which you generally won't find in lower cost lawn mowers. In fact, Lowe's also sells an 80 volt Kobalt lawn mower for $100 more that has plain wheels w/o bearings. The blower is quite impressive, with better performance than the heavier and more expensive 80 volt model. I paid $349 for the mower ($50 off) and $179 for the blower ($20 off). The mower comes with a 240 Wh battery and the blower with a 150 Wh battery. You can also buy a 300 Wh battery separately for $199.

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-brushless-mower/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-540-cfm-blower/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-backpack-blower/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-string-trimmer/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-24-inch-hedge-trimmer/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-16-inch-chainsaw/
 

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I just discovered this new lineup of Greenworks outdoor tools based on their 60 volt lithium-ion batteries that are currently a Lowe's exclusive, and bought both the lawn mower and handheld leaf blower. They are quite impressive in that they provide the performance of their 80 volt tools at the price of their 40 volt tools. The mower can be stored vertically and has an adjustable handlebar height, which is important to me since I am only 5'-2" tall. Another nice feature is the ball bearing wheels, which you generally won't find in lower cost lawn mowers. In fact, Lowe's also sells an 80 volt Kobalt lawn mower for $100 more that has plain wheels w/o bearings. The blower is quite impressive, with better performance than the heavier and more expensive 80 volt model. I paid $349 for the mower ($50 off) and $179 for the blower ($20 off). The mower comes with a 240 Wh battery and the blower with a 150 Wh battery. You can also buy a 300 Wh battery separately for $199.

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-brushless-mower/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-540-cfm-blower/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-backpack-blower/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-string-trimmer/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-24-inch-hedge-trimmer/

http://www.greenworkstools.com/product/greenworks-pro-60v-16-inch-chainsaw/

looks like a good upgrade path when I want to replace my 40v twinforce.

what is the charge time for the batteries? I think the 80V is only 30 minutes!

what is the actual cut path? does it mulch well?
 

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looks like a good upgrade path when I want to replace my 40v twinforce.

what is the charge time for the batteries? I think the 80V is only 30 minutes!

what is the actual cut path? does it mulch well?
The charge time for the supplied 4Ah (240 Wh) battery is two hours (120 minutes), so not nearly as fast as the 80 volt battery. The blade is 20" long, so the actual cutting path is 20" wide. Mulching quality is superbe, the best of any mower I've owned. Also, overall cutting is very uniform with almost no stragglers. The rear wheels are tucked in quite nicely with the same track as the front wheels, so I can mow to within an inch of walls and fences. It has an interesting safety feature that prevents accidental startup when the handlebar is lowered for storage.
 

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In case anyone is interested, the lawn mower is on sale at Lowe's for just $299 ($100 off MSRP) thru May 24.
 

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Can anyone verify if the Snapper 60V and the GreenWorks 60V batteries will work on either brands tools since GW manufactures the Snapper tools as well?
 

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Can anyone verify if the Snapper 60V and the GreenWorks 60V batteries will work on either brands tools since GW manufactures the Snapper tools as well?
No, they are not interchangeable. The battery cases are sufficiently different that they won't fit in the other brand's tools or chargers. Notice the different location of the guides on the side of the batteries in the first photo below:

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Thanks a bunch Mower Mike! You gotta love that they only make that subtle change. On eBay you can get the Snapper batteries for around $68, while the GW are $90.

I guess my next question. Any idea where to get refurbished 60V batteries for the GW? I just ordered my first GW 60V mower and would like to have a spare battery, but I would rather not spend the high dollar they are asking for them new or even eBay.

Cheers!
 

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Thanks a bunch Mower Mike! You gotta love that they only make that subtle change. On eBay you can get the Snapper batteries for around $68, while the GW are $90.

I guess my next question. Any idea where to get refurbished 60V batteries for the GW? I just ordered my first GW 60V mower and would like to have a spare battery, but I would rather not spend the high dollar they are asking for them new or even eBay.
Yeah, that's SOP for all these different brands to keep you hostage to their product line. Also, they would probably be suing each other if the batteries were interchangeable.

Anyways, this is a rather new product line, so finding discounted batteries will not be easy. In fact, nobody, not even Greenworks, sells the 4 Ah version of the 60 volt battery that is supplied with the mower. The batteries that you see on eBay are the 2 Ah versions, which won't provide a very long runtime in the mower. Frankly, I wouldn't worry about it unless your yard is so large that you are unable to mow it on a single charge of the battery. You should get at least 45 minutes of runtime with the 4 Ah battery. My experience is that unless the battery is a dud, it will last well beyond the 2 year warranty period.
 

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I have the 60 volt mower and would like to get another battery. Will the 80 volt work in my mower and give me more run time.
 

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I have the 60 volt mower and would like to get another battery. Will the 80 volt work in my mower and give me more run time.
Nope. Totally different battery and won't fit. Also, even if it did fit, the voltage is too high for the motor.
 
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