On paper, the Greenworks MO13B00 seems to be the perfect solution for homeowners needing to keep a small to medium-sized lawn under control. A 21-inch cutting deck to help you get the job done quicker, a solid motor, a range of cutting heights, manageable weight and – the cherry on top – a nice affordable price. But we all know that something being good on paper doesn't always translate to it being great in reality. And that's why we've done the research and put together this Greenworks MO13B00 review. We've thoroughly analyzed what consumers like and dislike about this mower, and we're going to reveal everything that we found below.
Greenworks MO13B00 Review - Specifications
|Cutting Width||21 inches|
|Cutting Options||3 in 1 - Mulching, Rear Bag Collection, Side Discharge|
|Cutting Heights||1.5 - 3.75 inches (7 Settings)|
|Dimensions||56.25 x 21.1 x 43.4 in|
Greenworks MO13B00 Pros: What Consumers Like About This Mower?
- Good Cut and Plenty of Power – One of the common threads throughout our research was that this mower cuts bloody darn well. It packs plenty of power, so if you're like me and sometimes don't mow quite as often as you should, you don't have to be nervous about putting this up against overgrown grass. It will plow right through it. Consumers also reported good results even when the lawn was damp (we'd recommend you wait until it's dry, but we get that sometimes you can't).
- Super Simple Assembly – No one enjoys spending half an hour or an hour faffing around to assemble a product they just bought. And with the Greenworks MO13B00, you won't have to. It should take around 5 minutes tops, as it comes pretty much pre-assembled. All you need to do is attach the handles, and there are no tools needed.
- Very Easy to Start-Up – If your previous mower was gas-powered, this is one thing you're going to love. And I mean really love. Instead of yanking a cord, this mower starts up with the push of a button, and this is a feature that lots of consumers are very big fans of. You no longer need to fear having to stop mid-mow to pick up that stray dog toy on your lawn.
- Light and Easy to Maneuver – Some lawn mowers are heavy. Like impossibly heavy. But not this one. Pretty much anyone should be able to handle it with ease, maneuvering it up and down the lawn, and around any corners your yard may have. Again, if you’re changing from a gas mower, this will likely be something to love about this mower too.
- Quiet (for a Mower) – Lawn mowers are never going to be silent. At least not powered lawn mowers anyway. What we're trying to say here is that as far as lawn mower noise goes, this is on the quieter end of the spectrum. And that's pleasant all round – for you, your pets, and your neighbors.
- Easy Peasy – If you’ve had a lawn mower before, everything about the Greenworks MO13B00 will be pretty self-explanatory. It has all of the basic but essential features you’d expect, and it’s very straightforward to operate. Plug it in, press a button and away you go.
- Changing Cutting Height is Simple – First of all, you’ve got a decent number of cutting heights – 7 to be precise – ranging from 1.5 inches to 3.75 inches. And it’s simple to move between these different cutting heights too. There’s a single lever to control this, which is far more comfortable than the mechanism some other models feature.
Greenworks MO13B00 Cons: What People Complain About
There genuinely weren’t many things that we found consumers consistently complain about when it comes to this Greenworks mower, but a couple of things did crop up several times.
- Handle Bar Assembly Somewhat Fragile – The handlebar design allows you to fold the handlebar over to make storing the mower easier and ensure it takes up less space. That’s great. But what’s not so great is that we found a number of people complained about the quality of the clamps that are supposed to keep the handlebar extended and in place during use. It appears that these screws/clamps are not quite long enough and have a tendency to vibrate loose while you’re mowing. So it could be possible that the handle folds mid-mow. If you really push the two parts of this assembly together, it should be possible to get a tighter fasten, but this part is not as well designed as it should be.
- Power Cord Takes Some Getting Used to – This is not a disadvantage of this particular mower; it’s a disadvantage of corded electric lawn mowers in general. Nevertheless, if you’re not used to dealing with a cord whilst you mow, it might be annoying until you figure out how to manage it properly.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Greenworks MO13B00
What type of extension cord do I need to use with this mower?
As per the user manual that comes with the Greenworks MO13B00, a 50’ (15m) extension cord should be of 16 AWG, a 100’ (30m) cord should be of 14 AWG and a 150’ (45m) cord should be of 12 AWG.Here are a few for you to look at.
How long is the warranty on the Greenworks MO13B00?
4 years. And that’s a whole lot longer than most standard lawn mower warranties, which are typically 2 years or less.
Is this lawn mower self-propelled?
No. This is a basic push mower and doesn’t come with a self-propel feature, meaning you will have to push the mower around your yard with your own force.
Does it come with a brushed or brushless motor?
The Greenworks MO13B00 comes fitted with a brushed motor.
Does it come with a grass catch bag?
Yes. The Greenworks MO13B00 comes complete with a rear grass catch bag so you can collect your clippings as you go.
Is there any difference between the Greenworks MO13B00 and Greenworks 25112?
The Greenworks MO13B00 is the newer, upgraded version of the 25112. The aesthetics have been given a refresh, and the internal electrics and transmissions have been improved.
The Bottom Line
You've read through what we believe to be this mower's main pros and cons. Now we're going to outline the scenarios we think it's best suited to.
Leave It on the Shelf
Greenworks MO13B00 Review Conclusion:
The Greenworks MO13B00 is an electric mower with plenty of heart. It delivers a decent cut, even in testing conditions, and on the whole is well designed and put together, minus the handlebar assembly. If you can look past that, we think this mower offers good value.
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