- Leaves and acorns. The lawn grew a bit too. Mulching the leaves used more power. The battery was down to 1/4.
- This is when having a second battery is useful. The battery can be switched and the mower can keep going.
- Palmyra has a large number of big trees. There will be more leaves than the mower can handle. I will blow the leaves and place them at the curb for collection.
Maybe one of the last evening mows of the season. It is getting dark early.
Quick mow of the Trenton property. The grass was up to 5 1/4 inches. Since the grass was dry, it mowed easily.
Less than one half of the battery was used.
Electric use since June 14,2015 (3 months) is $1.05.
A quick blow with the B&D 18volt cordless and I was done.
I started to mow, but it started to rain.
Electric mowers are great, but they don’t do well in the rain.
- Electricity and water don’t mix. My earliest experience with electric lawn mowers involved extension cords. It was also before Ground Fault Circuit Interruptors. Although a little rain won’t hurt a battery powered mower, a lot of rain could risk a short circuit.
- Wet grass will clog a mower. The Black and Decker CM1936 will use a lot of battery power trying to mow wet grass.
- Leaves don’t mulch well when they are wet.
All in all, the mowing can wait for another day.
It has been dry (no rain) for almost two weeks here in Trenton, but the grass is still green and it grew considerably. The mower is still at a height of 3 1/2 inches.
I used the battery that came with the mower and has no power gauge.