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Lawn mowers & tractors

Worx WG783
 
Approximate retail price:
$300
Summary: This Worx 14-inch battery-powered push mower is a basic model. It cannot side discharge.
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Type: Electric-battery push mowers
About - Worx WG783

The Worx WG783 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the WG783 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 completely 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 before it filled or the chute clogged.

Handling:
Includes ease of operating the drive controls (for self-propelled only), pushing and pulling, making U-turns, and maneuvering in tight spots.
Features & Specs - Worx WG783
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge No
info Deck size (in.) 14
info Engine size 24 volts
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User Reviews - Worx WG783
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1.0
Battery Swells and Dies after a Year
8/26/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Lightweight
Cons
Battery life
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
As many other online reviews express, the battery is poorly manufactured and quits working after the first year.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
small and light
5/12/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
As a senior with a small lawn and a small budget, I have found this to be just what I need. It is small enough to negotiate between planter boxes. I've had a heart attack and have slowed down, but I'm still handy enough to operate, clean and adjust the mower without getting pinched or other injury. It has less power than I would like, but by keeping the battery on the charger except when mowing I have had no battery problems. I've used this mower for more than a year.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Weak, plastic, underpowered, finger pinc
6/18/2013
Pros
Lightweight
Very quiet
Cons
Avoids Cutting Grass
Finger Pinching Wheel Adj
Narrow cutting path
Best Uses
Conversation Piece
Return For Refund
Comment:
Pros: So quiet you can hear yourself think about all the reasons you dislike it. The slow three passes it takes to cut your lawn can help create a ZEN like meditative state slowing your heart rate and providing countless health benefits if you could keep all the CONS out of your mind.<br /><br />Relax grasshopper, the mower will not suck you up or hurt you as you rest on that blade of grass.<br /><br />Cons: You would think looking at all the wonderful reviews that this unit is the best thing since the iPhone. Unfortunately, it is an overpriced child's toy. I have repeatedly pinched fingers in changing the spring loaded (and easily bumped out of position) wheel height. The lift created by the slow turning blade is not enough to cut grass without three SLOW passes (of the mower). The front end of the mower pushes the grass over and most of the grass is merely bent rather than cut as the turbulence created is less than that of an asthma patient trying to blow out candles in the middle of an attack.<br /><br />The 14 cut path is further limited by the wheelbase. The wheels push the grass over and it never pops back up into the slowly twirling blade. Imagine a weed-wacker on wheels and you've created over-expectations already. Basically the grass needs to jump in front of the blade in order to be cut. Pray for a depressed and suicidal lawn.<br /><br />Bonus Negative: A door to door salesman asked if it was an electric mower. Apparently he couldn't believe I purchased this thing and his eyes lit up with the possibilities of what other useless devices he could possibly sell me.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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