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Kobalt (Lowe's) KM2180B-06 Battery Mower

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KM2180B-06
This Kobalt has a 21-inch deck, and is a battery-powered push mower with high rear wheels.
Description
This Kobalt has a 21-inch deck, and is a battery-powered push mower with high rear wheels.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Side discharging

Side discharging

How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

 /  5
Mulching

Mulching

Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

 /  5
Bagging

Bagging

Denotes how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

 /  5
Evenness

Evenness

Reflects how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing.

 /  5
Handling

Handling

Includes ease of operating the drive controls (for self-propelled), pushing and pulling, making U-turns, and maneuvering in tight spots.

 /  5
Run time

Run time

Reflects how much grass the mower can cut per battery charge. Accounts for additional batteries included with the unit purchased.

 /  5
Charge time

Charge time

How long it takes to fully recharge a discharged battery.

 /  5
Noise at ear

Noise at ear

Noise measured at the operator's ear in decibels. Models scoring Fair or Poor exceeded 85 decibels, a level at which hearing protection is recommended.

 /  5
Noise at 25 ft.

Noise at 25 ft.

Noise measured in decibels at a distance of 25 feet simulating a neighbor's exposure.

 /  5

About

The Kobalt (Lowe's) KM2180B-06 is part of the Lawn mowers and tractors test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Battery Mowers models like the KM2180B-06 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Side discharging How far and evenly clippings were dispersed from the discharge chute.

Mulching Reflects how fine the clippings are and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging Denotes how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

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