The Greenworks 25322 could be your ticket out of the stinky gas or uber annoying power cable hellhole that you find yourself in every time you set about mowing your lawn (if you've gotten to the point that either of those things bug you to that extent). Greenworks has a whole range of corded and cordless electric mowers, and this one is aimed at homeowners that have smaller lots to maintain and don’t want to shell out a fortune either, with it being on the lower end of the price spectrum when it comes to cordless mowers.
Greenworks 25322 Review - Specifications
|Battery||40V Removable Battery|
|Deck Size||16 inches|
|Cutting Modes||2-in-1 - Rear Bagging & Mulching|
|Cutting Heights||1 1/4 - 3 3/8 inches|
Greenworks 25322 Pros: What People Like About this Mower
There’s lots to like about the Greenworks 25322. That became clear during our research and below we’re going to talk about the plus points that were commonly mentioned.
- Damn Quiet – Honestly, your neighbors probably won't even notice you're mowing if they don't see you. Especially if you're changing over from a gas mower. They'll either think the lawn mower fairies are taking care of your yard or you've had an ultra-real looking artificial lawn installed. The fact that it's so quiet is nice, as you don't bother anyone, and mowing either earlier or later than you'd normally deem appropriate will now be absolutely fine.
- Easy to Move – A lot of disgruntled former gas mower owners are changing over to cordless models like this one because of how much easier they are to push around the lawn. You don't have a self-propel feature here, but you honestly don't need it. The Greenworks 25322 is nice and light; even children don't have any issues maneuvering it around.
- Folds + Stores Well – Like a lot of modern-day lawn mowers, the handle folds over for better storage. I have to say that the way they've done it on this model is particularly impressive, folding at two points to really reduce the storage footprint. Consumers also frequently comment on how light and easy it is to carry to and from wherever they have it stored inbetween uses.
- Easy to Start and Use – Greenworks haven't overcomplicated things with this model and it's pretty intuitive. You push down on the safety button and hold it there, before pulling up on the bale handle. And then you're off to the races. To change the cutting height you have a single lever to do so (far better than on many other mowers!), and the grass catcher is simple to attach and take off.
- Cuts Well (in the Right Conditions) – If you expect this to tear right through everything you throw at it, you're likely going to be left feeling very disappointed. During our research, we came across many people that had changed over from a gas mower, and were used to cutting through long, overgrown grass without any hiccups, and then heavily criticized the Greenworks 25322 for its performance in similar conditions. Let me make one thing absolutely clear. This mower does not have the same level of power as a gas mower. No cordless mower does. So if you're expecting that here, move on. We found a lot of people that were very satisfied with how this Greenworks mower cuts, but nearly every time we found positive comments they specifically stated these results were achieved on dry grass that is well maintained, and they were max taking an inch off at a time.
Greenworks 25322 Cons: What People Complain About
We did find a significant amount of criticism when it comes to the Greenworks 25322, but much of it was circumstantial, so please bear that in mind when deciding whether to purchase or not.
- Battery Life - It would appear that the manufacturer’s claims in terms of the expected runtime seem a little optimistic. They claim you should get "up to 45 minutes of runtime on a single charge". In reality, the majority of folks seem to get between 20-30 minutes per charge. Rather than just labeling this as a failure and telling you to forget about this model based on this fact, we'd actually say that this just emphasizes that this mower is for small yards only (its 16-inch cutting width also suggests this). So if you have anything that is likely to take more than 20-30 minutes to mow, then save yourself the frustration (or expense of buying a separate battery), and get a different model. We also found that longer runtimes seem to be achieved when bagging the clippings; mulching clipping appears to shorten runtime. Likewise with tougher conditions (long or thick grass); the greater the challenge, the shorter the runtime.
- Cutting Long, Thick or Wet Grass – We found that consumers consistently report poor results when the Greenworks 25322 is used in any of these conditions. So this mower won’t be a good fit if you don’t regularly maintain your lawn, have a thick grass variety or live in an area where it frequently rains and it is uncommon that you get a chance to mow when the grass is completely dry.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Greenworks 25322
Does the Greenworks 25322 come with the bag?
Yes. It comes complete with a grass catcher that attaches to the rear of the mower.
How do you know how much charge is left in the battery?
There is a charge indicator on the battery. You just press a button and green indicator lights will show up to display how much charge is currently left.
Can the height of the handle be adjusted?
Yes. You can move the handle either 1 inch upwards or 1 inch downwards (approx heights available 37-39 inches), and there are a couple of different slots you can put it in. You can't change the angle of the handle though.
Does this unit have a self-propel feature?
No. This is a push mower so you'll need to move it around your lawn using your own force.
What material is the deck made out of?
The deck is made from a high-grade plastic that is designed to avoid rust while giving the mower durability.
What material is the blade made from?
The Greenworks 25322 comes with a metal blade.
Can you buy a spare battery for this mower?
Yes. An additional battery can be found here. And if for whatever reason you need a new battery charger, this can be purchased here.
The Bottom Line
It's time to wrap up our Greenworks 25322 review. And to do so we're going to outline who should and who shouldn't consider purchasing this mower.
Leave It on the Shelf
Greenworks 25322 Review Conclusion:
The Greenworks 25322 is a great mower when used in the right conditions and with realistic expectations. It doesn't have the power of a gas model and the battery doesn't appear to provide the runtimes Greenworks advertises. But even in spite of this, we believe it's a darn good option for anyone that wants an easy, clean and hassle free way to talk care of small areas of well-kept lawn.
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