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Makita XML03
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Pros Quiet, long runtime, convenient battery meterExtensive runtime, rapid recharge, massive cutting deck widthGreat handling, good at edging, broad cutting deckFantastic folding mechanism, long-lasting battery, rapid recharge timeFast recharge, fairly quiet, easy battery removal
Cons Uncomfortable bail, limited cutting height range, wide cutting gapFairly expensive, more mower than some may needLimited runtime, prolonged rechargingLacks self-propulsion, below average cutting deck width, stiff bailLackluster maneuverability, expensive, limited runtime
Bottom Line A compact lawnmower with middling performance at a price that may induce mild sticker shockThis long-lasting mower can tackle the biggest jobs without breaking a sweatDespite the limited battery life, this is a high performance mower at a low sticker priceA well designed lawn mower that will please both the inexperienced and experienced landscaper alikeThis lawn mower’s humdrum performance across the board had testers scratching their heads at the exorbitant sticker price
Rating Categories Makita XML03 EGO LM2102SP Ryobi RY40190-Y Worx WG774 Snapper...
Mowing (35%)
6
9
8
7
7
Battery (25%)
6
8
6
6
6
Handling (25%)
4
7
7
5
4
Ease Of Use (15%)
6
8
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7
Specs Makita XML03 EGO LM2102SP Ryobi RY40190-Y Worx WG774 Snapper...
Self propelled no yes yes no yes
estimated cutting area 11,513 ft² 14,275 ft² 7,031 ft² 12,302 ft² 4,382 ft²
measured recharge time 62 mins 57 mins 250 mins 105 mins 30 mins
cutting deck width 15 1/8" 18 1/8" 17" 15 1/4" 17 5/8"
measured cutting gap 3/4" 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 15/16"
measured noise 70 dBA 71 dBA 71 dBA 72.4 dBA 72 dBA
power (1 - 10) 6 7 7 5 7
folding/ unfolding ease (1 - 10) 5 9 7 10 7
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