Greenworks Electric Mower Review: Worth The Cost? [HANDS-ON REVIEW]


For different models of electric lawn mowers, Greenworks has started to stand out and make an impact in the cordless mower world.

This Greenworks 25302 model boasts a 40V power supply to give the power of a gas engine, but with an electric twist. The cutting width is a 20″ deck which is generally the size of a typical push mower. Enough with the details.

Is moving to an electric mower worth it? Let’s find out by going over some of the details of the mower.

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Features of the Greenworks 25302 Model Cordless Electric Mower

In the review, we’ll talk about the features and what to expect with this particular Greenworks 25302 model. Hopefully, this will engage your mind with an informed purchase decision (if you’re interested of course).

Greenworks has done a great job with making the 40V cordless tool set. Not only can you get the power that’s very comparable to a gas mower, but when you need to use your weed eater (or wacker depending on what you call it), you can simply remove the battery from the mower and insert it into the weed eater.

PROS
✔️ Very lightweight
✔️ Starting the mower is a breeze

CONS
🔻 No side discharge
🔻 Twin blade mower system needs longer testing

What Does Greenworks Mower Come With?

In the box, it comes with:

  • one (1) 2Ah 40V lithium-ion battery
  • one (1) 4Ah lithium-ion battery
  • quick 60 minute charge time charger (for 2Ah battery)

There is a 120 minute charge time for the 4Ah battery.

There’s absolutely no carbon footprint if you compare this electric mower model with a gas mower model.

So, you’ll be getting two batteries and a charger for this model!

Is This Greenworks Electric Mower Part of Any Series?

Yes, this is what’s known as the G-Max series. It’s also known as the twin force (also twin blade) model because of the unique dual blade system that allows each blade to rotate in opposite directions.

The G-Max lineup is designed to meet the needs of an average home owner. Not a person with a tiny apartment yard, but also not someone who has a 2-acre lot.

We’ll also do a quick comparison of the more higher-end series that is more geared toward commercial use – the 2500502 G-Max Series.

Additionally, when the bagger attachment is, well, attached, the blades of grass are forced into the bag without chopping and dicing the grass.

Since the grass is sent into the bag with minimal cutting, the power of the mower lasts longer.


What Type of Deck Does the Mower Have?

It’s a very rugged plastic and I’m good with the quality of it as long as I don’t experience any issues while mowing. I was able to go over twigs and sticks and move the mower up and down on my hill with no issues.

According to Tools In Action, they stated that the deck is a composite material, so I think we’re good there. From our good friends at Wikipedia, they’ve stated composite plastic is also the same material used for things like boat hulls, swimming pool panels, and shower stalls.

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a while since I’ve heard about a boat made out of plastic sinking anywhere!

Does the Mower Really Have Power?

Here’s the deal – there are three terms that can sum up this electric mower – quiet (compared to a gas mower), lightweight, and powerful. If you like those qualities in a mower, you’ll notice these features when you use it.

If you know your gas mower well, then I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the sound and quality of the power of the mower.

Nonetheless, if you’re interested in even more power, then you might want to consider the next model up, which is mentioned in the next section.

What’s The Difference Between The Greenworks 25302 vs. 2500502 G-Max Series?

A common item that I saw when browsing for this mower was the 2500502 G-Max Series I was talking about earlier in the review. It comes with:

  • 19″ cutting deck
  • 7-position height adjustment
  • Steel deck
  • Side discharge (compared to only mulching and bagging)

So, in an effort to get extra adjustments, a steel deck, and a side discharge, you’ll be losing one inch of cutting width. But, for some, that may be insignificant.

Mowing With My New Greenworks Electric Mower 🙂

I have to admit, I was definitely skeptical about the power of this mower. Some electric power tools I have used in the past weren’t the best about getting the job done. Fortunately, this mower met my expectations.

The experience was such a delight. Talk about a change! It was interesting to see how it felt different than a gas mower. There was much less resistance, hardly any vibration, and very, very easy to start.

At first, while getting used to using the mower without the bagger, I was able to go over our tall grass (about 6 inches at the time) and still have some small tips left over. After adding the bagger, the cut was much cleaner and looked better.

How Is The Pricing For The Mower?

Thankfully, I live about five minutes away from my local Menards store and found this mower for $285 (list price: $399) and I am still happy with the purchase.

Since I purchased it out of season, that’s probably why the price difference was so significant.

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FAQ

Are Greenworks batteries interchangeable?
The 40V models can be used for any other Greenworks 40V products including weed eaters/trimmers, electric blowers, chainsaws, and other accessories.

Are Greenworks mowers any good?
Greenworks is an innovative brand. If you’re okay with things like using a twin-blade mower versus a traditional single blade mower, then try one of their mowers or other tools.

Is Greenworks a good brand?
Greenworks Outdoor Power Equipment is a great brand for the average household where your yard is manageable at less than an acre. The benefit of having their interchangeable tools helps reduce time switching between different chargers and batteries.

Summary & Thoughts

As I mentioned previously in the review, I was skeptical, but that was changed when I got to mow the grass and see the results.

I’m certainly a fan of moving forward with the “green” movement and this electric lawn mower meets that expectation. It also has enough power for the size of my yard (1/4 acre) with power left over. I’m sure that when I start using the Greenworks weed eater (and I plan to) I’ll have plenty of enough juice.

The battery charging time is reasonable, plus with the fact that purchases of some of the other tools come with a battery and/or charger helps with multiple charging capabilities.

This model is both energy efficient and great for the environment. Isn’t that the way the future is going anyway?

I’m hoping this article has been both informative and helpful.

Yours truly,

–Nick

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