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Makita XML03
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Price $570 List
$469.00 at Amazon
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$74.99 at Amazon
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Pros Quiet, long runtime, convenient battery meterExtensive runtime, rapid recharge, massive cutting deck widthGreat handling, good at edging, broad cutting deckInexpensive, simple, minimal maintenanceMinimal storage footprint, maneuverable
Cons Uncomfortable bail, limited cutting height range, wide cutting gapFairly expensive, more mower than some may needLimited runtime, prolonged rechargingLimited cutting heights, manual powered, relatively loudLoud, hard to adjust cutting height, no bagging option
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 priceThis human-powered machine is always ready to mow so long as the user is willing to pushAn easy to maneuver mower that performs best on small, flat turfs
Rating Categories Makita XML03 EGO LM2102SP Ryobi RY40190-Y Greenworks 25052 American Lawn...
Mowing (35%)
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9
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2
Battery (25%)
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Handling (25%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Specs Makita XML03 EGO LM2102SP Ryobi RY40190-Y Greenworks 25052 American Lawn...
Self-Propelled no yes yes no no
Estimated Cutting Area 11,513 ft² 14,275 ft² 7,031 ft² N/A N/A
Measured Recharge Time 62 mins 57 mins 250 mins N/A N/A
Cutting Deck Width 15 1/8" 18 1/8" 17" 16" 14"
Measured Cutting Gap 3/4" 3/4" 1/2" N/A N/A
Measured Noise 70 dBa 71 dBa 71 dBa 86 dBa 86 dBa
Power (1 - 10) 6 7 7 Manual powered Manual powered
Folding/Unfolding Ease (1 - 10) 5 9 7 10 10
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