Having been in the lawn mower manufacture business for longer than half a century, we have reason to believe that the Ryobi brand is one of the best values for money brands on the market with well researched and matured products that meet your needs for small and larger lawns and exceed your expectations.
Specifically, we are going to talk about the battery powered Ryobi RY401110 in this post. It is brushless 20-inch mower which comes with two 4-amp-hour batteries, is mulching and bagging capability, weighs 44 pounds (including battery), and has a 5-year guarantee. It offers seven cutting height adjustments (ranging from 1.25′′ to 3.75′′) that are simply adjusted with a single lever, and the handles fold flat for simple storage. This is especially useful if you just have a small garage or shed. The fact that two batteries are supplied is a huge plus. Read on to find out what makes the Ryobi RY401110 Battery Mower an interesting pick for your first time electric cordless mower
Features Of Ryobi RY401110 Battery Mower
- Battery: 40V 5.0 AH High-Capacity Lithium-ion
- Deck Size: 20″
- Mowing Function: Mulching & Bagging
- Cutting Height: 1.5 – 3.75″ (7 positions single point adjustment)
- Rear Wheel Size: 10″
- Front Wheel Size: 8″
- 2 in1 mulching bagging capable
- Weight: 55 lbs
- Includes: 40V 5.0 Ah Lithium-ion Battery, 40V Battery Charger, Grass Catcher Bag, Start Key, Mulch Plug, Operator’s Manual
- Warranty: 5 years limited
Do you really need 800 horsepower to mow a lawn? Nope. Even so, I didn’t come across any grass that I couldn’t cut. I didn’t come across any weeds that I couldn’t remove. Unfortunately, I did come across a few sticks and pebbles. To make sure it was bagging everything, I mowed over some pretty tall weeds at a slower rate. When the mower comes across a rougher spot, it increases its power. The motor can be heard revving up.
Lawn mower control and performance
For the price point of $399, this mower outcompetes gas mowers for cost effectiveness and cutting performance. It’s as powerful as a gas mower. It’s as good as a gas mower when it comes to cutting grass (it is the same rotary style blade as a gas mower so it should). A simple search revealed push gas mowers weighing 60 to 70 pounds. As a result, it pushes as easily as, if not easier than, a push gas mower. Although it will not be able to replace a riding lawn mower, it will suffice for most city lawns and subdivisions. For less money, you can acquire a gas mower, but you’ll have to deal with gas.
Did we say it was gasless! Yes, of course, most people find out that gasless is not as big of a deal as they first made it out to be before hopping on this bandwagon. You might not find its allure until you decide to go green and clean.
With the rising gas prices, it pays to invest in electric to save you the extra expenses and the smell of gas ruining your grass shoot undertones. Also, you don’t have to wake all the neighbors from their afternoon siesta which is nice for a change.
This mower will give you anywhere from 40 minutes to 1 hr. depending on the conditionsThe batteries each feature four LED lights on them so you can view their charge progress and check their power level while they’re charging. Despite the fact that the mower can mow lawns up to 1/2 acre in size, I believe it is best suited for lawns that are between 1/3 and 1/2 acre in size. That gives you plenty of room for days when the grass is very thick, or if you need to mow when it’s raining. For lawns greater than 1/2 acre, I believe most people would choose a self-propelled mower.
This mower comes with a battery pack, charger and bagging as accessories. The charger is compatible across the range of lithium batteries from the maker and can come in handy if you have other tools from Ryobi. You only need to get an extra battery to mow indefinitely.
The Ryobi RY401110 Battery Lawn Mower has a great physical design that is easy to modify and store. The engine has adequate power to do weekly maintenance cuts, but lawns that last much longer will give it a fight for its money in terms of cutting broad swaths and finishing the job in one charge. There’s plenty of drive speed, to the point that I never even increase it to halfway.
If you’re wanting to replace your old gas mower or go gas-free, this mower is worth considering. You have 90 days to take it home and try it, and I believe you will be sold on it the first time you do.
This mower’s lithium-ion battery lasts up to 40 minutes on a full charge and is compatible with other RYOBI devices. If your grass is well-kept, you’ll have plenty of time to mow your lawn before the battery has to be recharged. Up to two batteries can be stored in the mower.
All of this is backed by the RYOBI 3 year limited warranty.
Well, battery run time is still a major concern: with a maximum of 30 to 60 minutes on a single charge, you risk having to stop working in the middle of a mow—and it takes approximately an hour to recharge the battery.
The battery will take 1.5hrs to charge completely with the stock charger.