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Earthwise 50120 push mower

 
Approximate retail price:
$160
Summary: This Earthwise 20-inch corded-electric push mower is a basic model.
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Type: Electric-corded push mowers
About - Earthwise 50120

The Earthwise 50120 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the 50120 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how well the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held either before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
Features & Specs - Earthwise 50120
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 20
info Engine size 12 amps
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User Reviews - Earthwise 50120
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1.0
very poor quality
6/14/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Lightweight
Cons
Battery Is Terrible
Poor Quality Components
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
I bought this lawn mower with the good intention of moving away from a gas-powered mower. I have owned it for three years, and just had to purchase my 2nd replacement battery. I had to replace one of the rear wheels. The grip on the handle lasted less than one season, and the rubber guard below the trimmings bag folds under the mower too easily and has been shredded completely. I wouldn't be too bothered by most of this, but having to replace the battery every year at a cost of $141 is ridiculous. It also somewhat defeats the intent of an environmentally friendly lawnmower, since the stockpile of dead lithium batteries more than offsets the gas usage to cut a typically-sized lawn. It is unfathomable that a company like Earthwise wouldn't address this major shortcoming.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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4.0
I would buy this product again.
4/18/2015
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
Best Uses
Mulching
Small Lawns
Comment:
Not sure about 2 of the previous reviews but the model 50120 is NOT cordless, it is CORDED. I've had mine for almost 4 years and not one problem. I do have a somewhat small lawns, 1 is about 19x27 and 2 is about 15x22, but it works very well for both. NOt had any issues with grass buildup on the underside of the deck. The only issues, and they are very minor, are that if the grass is somewhat wet, cuttings don't go into the bag as well as drier grass and not being able to buy a new blade unless you go online. You can't use a 'universal' replacement. I have however purchased a blade sharpener in the interim.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Disposable mower
5/30/2014
Pros
Cons
Battery Costs-expensive
Battery Life Is Very Poor
Low-quality Wheelshandle
Poor quality handle
Poor Quality Wheels
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased this mower in 2010, wanting to decrease our contribution to air and noise pollution. Great the first year, except the bag has never stayed on well while mowing. But in the second year we had to replace the battery. It is time to do that again, but we likely are not going to do that--overall quality is too poor.<br /><br />The handle broke in year 2 ½ at the point where it attaches to the deck. The wheels (like most mowers, unfortunately) are plastic and poorly made. If the battery life was better, and the components of higher quality, this would be a good mower for our small-yard needs. All cordless devices need to be made so the charger turns off when the battery is fully charged!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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