Electric corded mower or electric cordless mower – which one to choose? Well, why not both? With Ryobi RLM18, a member of the Ryobi ONE+ family, you can have both the freedom of a cordless, or the consistency of a corded machine. This machine won’t come cheap, though, as it will set you back about £330.
So, what does RLM18 got for you? Well, this mower features two 18V batteries, with a combined output of 36 V. The batteries hold a significant charge and are rated to 2.5 Ah, offering a runtime of about an hour and a half. However, if you do run out of charge, you can simply plug the charger in, and just keep going. This practically eliminates the problem most cordless mowers have, which is waning power as the mower loses charge.
When it comes to the deck, the mower is 34cm wide, allowing you to get on with the job more quickly. On top of that, the EasyEdge comb feature enables the machine to cut the grass around the edges, a thing other lawnmowers have problems with. The deck’s height is adjustable, and you can choose among 5 positions. The mower can bag, discharge and mulch, and you’ll receive a mulching attachment with the purchase. RLM18 is fitted with a folding handle for compact storage and a collapsible grass catcher.
The only real problem with the mower is the price. Cordless mowers are expensive, but hybrids can downright break your bank. Like we said, RLM18 costs £330 – a significant investment. And the price is not too surprising, considering you get a twin 18V battery-powered monster.
All in all, this is one heck of a lawnmower. It gives you the range of a cordless mower, and, with its powerful batteries, it can cover even the largest yards. When the batteries are spent, however, you can still use the mower by plugging it in. The mower is very expensive, no doubt, but the value of the lawnmower is tremendous, and it I well worth every penny you put into buying it. Overall, if you’ve got the money, we recommend you definitely take a look at RLM18 hybrid lawn mower.