Model # RY48111

Internet #300422546

Ryobi 38 in. 100 Ah Battery Electric Riding Lawn Mower
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Ryobi

38 in. 100 Ah Battery Electric Riding Lawn Mower

  • Battery operated: fully electric and 0 emissions
  • 3 brushless motors for superior power and performance
  • Up to 2.5 hours of runtime or 2.5 acres of mowing
$269900 /each
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Product Overview

  • Battery operated: fully electric and 0 emissions
  • 3 brushless motors for superior power and performance
  • Up to 2.5 hours of runtime or 2.5 acres of mowing
Remove the gas and fumes from cutting your lawn with the Ryobi 48-Volt Riding Lawn Mower. Powered by 100Ah Lead Acid Batteries and with 2 and a half hours of run time this mower is a green alternative to traditional gas riding mowers. The Ryobi 48-Volt Riding Mower comes equipped with 38 in. 2-Blade Deck and 12 Position Manual Deck Adjustment to get a clean, level cut on your lawn. This mower features Quiet Cutting and emits only 70 dB making this unit extremely quiet, so you can mow your lawn without disturbing your neighbors. In addition to being Whisper Quiet, The Ryobi 48-Volt Riding Mower is equipped with LED Headlights, USB Phone Charger and Cruise Control features making mowing as efficient and convenient as possible.
  • Battery powered/no gas-no fumes
  • Up to 2.5 hours of run time on one charge
  • Quiet cutting less than 70 dB
  • 12 positions manual deck adjustments (1.5 in. - 4.5 in.)
  • 38 in. 2-blade deck
  • Cruise control USB charger
  • Charges through standard 120-Volt outlet
  • LED headlights



Product Overview

  • Battery operated: fully electric and 0 emissions
  • 3 brushless motors for superior power and performance
  • Up to 2.5 hours of runtime or 2.5 acres of mowing
Model #: RY48111
Internet #: 300422546

Remove the gas and fumes from cutting your lawn with the Ryobi 48-Volt Riding Lawn Mower. Powered by 100Ah Lead Acid Batteries and with 2 and a half hours of run time this mower is a green alternative to traditional gas riding mowers. The Ryobi 48-Volt Riding Mower comes equipped with 38 in. 2-Blade Deck and 12 Position Manual Deck Adjustment to get a clean, level cut on your lawn. This mower features Quiet Cutting and emits only 70 dB making this unit extremely quiet, so you can mow your lawn without disturbing your neighbors. In addition to being Whisper Quiet, The Ryobi 48-Volt Riding Mower is equipped with LED Headlights, USB Phone Charger and Cruise Control features making mowing as efficient and convenient as possible.

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  • Battery powered/no gas-no fumes
  • Up to 2.5 hours of run time on one charge
  • Quiet cutting less than 70 dB
  • 12 positions manual deck adjustments (1.5 in. - 4.5 in.)
  • 38 in. 2-blade deck
  • Cruise control USB charger
  • Charges through standard 120-Volt outlet
  • LED headlights



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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
63 in
Assembled Height (in.)
46 in
Assembled Width (in.)
38.5 in
Cutting Width
38 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
38
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
16
Turning Radius (in.)
16

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Charge Time (hours)
12
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Battery level indicator,Blade Brake,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Residential,Rust Resistant,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Tool-free adjustments
Horsepower (hp)
0
Included
Battery(s)
Lawn Mower Type
Rear Engine Riding Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4.5
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
8
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
3
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1.5
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Power Type
Electric
Product Weight (lb.)
695 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Run Time (min.)
150
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles
Transmission Type
Automatic

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
63 in
Assembled Height (in.)
46 in
Assembled Width (in.)
38.5 in
Cutting Width
38 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
15
Mower Deck Width
38
Rear Wheel Size (in.)
16
Turning Radius (in.)
16

Details

Assembly Required
Yes
Charge Time (hours)
12
Commercial / Residential
Residential
Cutting Options
Bag,Mulch,Side-Discharge
Deck Material
12 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Stamped
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Make
OEM Branded
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
0
Features
Battery level indicator,Blade Brake,Cruise Control,Cup Holder,Headlights,Hour Meter,Keyed start,Mulching Lawn Mower,Residential,Rust Resistant,Rust resistant deck,Single-lever height adjustment,Tool-free adjustments
Horsepower (hp)
0
Included
Battery(s)
Lawn Mower Type
Rear Engine Riding Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
4.5
Maximum Forward Speed (mph)
8
Maximum Reverse Speed (mph)
3
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
1.5
Mower Size
Small
Number of Blades
2
Number of Deck Wheels
2
Power Type
Electric
Product Weight (lb.)
695 lb
Refurbished
No
Returnable
30-Day
Run Time (min.)
150
Size of Yard
1/2 - 2 Acres
Start Type
Electric
Terrain Type
Flat with Obstacles
Transmission Type
Automatic

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

In the year 2017, it is insulting that ryobi chose to use lead acid batteries instead of long las...

In the year 2017, it is insulting that ryobi chose to use lead acid batteries instead of long lasting, safe, lithium phosphates(lifepo4).( 3 year life vs 10+ years.) I would have paid $800 more for lithium. Heck i even used lithium on my last ebike, why cant $ryobi$?
Asked by: Justin
This mower is intended for homeowners who may use it 20-40 times per year. If properly maintained (kept charged) the SLAs should last at least 5 years, possibly 8+. SLA are typically given ~300 cycles before no good. This lifespan fits really well for the mower. The lithium would have added a lot more to the price for essentially no benefit to the homeowner consumer. I run an all electric mowing business, and have been working with all types of batteries for years. I wish Ryobi would come out with a ~32" walk behind battery mower. That is the gap that needs filling now. I will have my eye out for a used one of these 38" tractors, perhaps with a neglected battery. With a good lithium battery it could have potential for me. Even just the mower deck I'd love to have. But at $2500, sure beats the $9-12,000 MeanGreens.
Answered by: QuietCuttinginAustin
Date published: 2017-08-30

With nothing to synchronize the blades (separate motors) how do they overlap without hitting? Do ...

With nothing to synchronize the blades (separate motors) how do they overlap without hitting? Do they not overlap? If so, how does it not leave a seem of uncut grass down the middle of each pass?
Asked by: John
no mower has synchronized blades, gas mower's blades are ran from a v-belt, not a timing belt
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-08-25

I noted the deck has anti-scalp wheels. Is this a floating deck?

I noted the deck has anti-scalp wheels. Is this a floating deck?
Asked by: Lawnguy
Yes they do. I broke a wheel when I bumped into a cement block. Cement beat plastic. If you ever need parts, this is the email I received. Thank you for your purchase of a Ryobi lawn and garden product, and we are proud that you have chosen Ryobi for your lawn and garden needs. Ryobi lawn and garden product replacement parts and their pricing can be obtained through the Ryobi master parts distributor at, 1-877-545-4110. Best regards, Tom Clinkscales One World Technologies, Inc.
Answered by: jgilliam1955
Date published: 2017-09-04

Hi, I bought my RM480e two weeks ago, used it twice and love it. However, the parking brake on my...

Hi, I bought my RM480e two weeks ago, used it twice and love it. However, the parking brake on my unit does not work. The brake itself works fine but not the parking handle. It probably needs an adjustment. Where are the instructions for adjusting the parking brake?
Asked by: Lloyd
You really have to fully depress the brake pedal then lift the parking lever. Its on a cable that goes to the rear brakes. There is a nut adjustment, but id be careful as tightening that too much will cause the brakes to rub and wear out.
Answered by: moose
Date published: 2017-06-20
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Customer Reviews

38 in. 100 Ah Battery Electric Riding Lawn Mower is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 144.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sick of gasoline. I'm sick of gasoline engines that don't start or run properly. It's 2017, one would think this problem would have been solved by now. Not so. Small engineer bed are getting a little cheaper, but NOT better. So I narrowed my choices to a Toro ZTR with a 42" deck, or this mower, 4" shorter. I think I made a good choice, although this machine is not without a few issues. The good: - it will ALWAYS START. Quietly. Quickly. - it will not take much space in my garage. - it does not smell like gasoline. - there are no Jerry cans of gasoline around. The bad: - I couldn't get the larger batteries (lead acid) for an extra $200. - the emergency brake operation is a mystery. The ugly: - my jacket and pants get caught on the lever that raises and lowers the blades. - the grass thrower attachment has no hook to raise it (I use a bungy cord) Other than these items, the main problem I'm having is that the lawn is getting mowed 3 times per week because my grandkids love it. Today I used it to pull a spreader and did my whole acre in about 15 minutes. That was after driving it about with my Ryobi electric sprayer and hitting all the weeds with roundup. Yes, the neighbors have been watching this with glee. These batteries are just going to get better. Bye bye gas-powered everything.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love pretty much everything about the mower - it's fast, well built, great turning radius, lots... I love pretty much everything about the mower - it's fast, well built, great turning radius, lots of thoughtful features, and who can't love that lime green color! I recently spent a day mowing our lawn and hauling rocks, dirt and brush in a trailer I bought for it and it does a great job all around. The only issue I have with it is the accelerator -there's a lag when you press it and then it kind of ramps up to speed. Once it's going, it's very responsive. Also it seems to not work if you have the brake pressed at all, which makes starting on a hill exciting. Overall I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, this all-electric ride mower (EX model) exceeded my expectations. I recommend this upgrad... So far, this all-electric ride mower (EX model) exceeded my expectations. I recommend this upgrade. Pros: I used it 3 times now for up to 2 hours straight each time on a non-flat acre, and it seems it could go 5+ hours before requiring a charge. It can be fast, it is definitely quiet with the blades off, mows in reverse, has a tight turning radius, feels good, fits in my 2-car garage with 2 large cars in it. Cons: These are details to me but to mention. The parking brake does not function (I use a wood block). At first, I could not mount the seat as described in the manual (I had to pull the seat back first). The mower was delivered on a metal crate sitting on top of a wood palette (ask the delivery person to offload from the palette too). The ride can be smoother (perhaps needs better damping, or the seat needs more comfort). The USB cover broke at the hinge (flimsy plastic).
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First off, let em preface this that I am not a fan of Ryobi tools. I've owned several over the y... First off, let em preface this that I am not a fan of Ryobi tools. I've owned several over the years and just not impressed. I do, however, own the 40 volt weed eater and absolutely love it. With that said, I was very skeptical about this mower. I read the reviews and was impressed enough to go to my local store and test it out. Like other reviewers have said, the accelerator takes a bit to get used to. The ride is rougher than my other brand green mower. This thing tackled everything I could throw at it. Hills, valleys you name it, it went. I will say that it does not particularly like to start on moderate hills. Even with gentle accelerator, the read wheels would spin. Weighing in at 500+ pounds, this kind of surprised me. If I was moving before starting up the hill, it was fine. Goes like screaming banshee on the downhill side. This was a surprise to me since my old mower was uniform going up and down. After mowing better than an acre, uphill and down , the battery meter never moved off of full. This was after an over hour of mowing. I had to knock it down one star for the inability to start on a hill to be fair, the hill is just over 12 degrees) and a quality control issue. The steering wheel is rotated slightly from center with the wheels centered. An easy fix, but still kind of weird (this wasn't the unit I tested and was already uncrated). There was moisture under the battery meter glass. I attribute this to the store keeping the unit outside on display. Would I recommend this unit? Wholeheartedly, YES! Next step is to turn the crate into a trailer (luckily they still had it.)
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This mower makes mowing fun again! Getting older, hated lugging gas cans around and the 24 HP twin cylinder engine sitting over the top of the front steering axle on my Craftsman lawn tractor was getting heavy, and the constant maintenance was becoming difficult for me. I bought this new Ryobi rider sight unseen, and after using it four times, ...well, let's say, I'm really impressed. I complete my almost 1/2 acre and the battery gauge still reads "full." It took a few minutes to remember this mower does not have hydrostatic braking like my previous mower, but the brakes on this unit work easily on downhill slopes. This rider has more than adequate mower and drive power, all at a quiet noise level. I haven't tried the mulching plug yet because the standard set-up seems to cut the grass in small enough particles. This new model is well built and comfortable to operate. So far, I'm happy with this purchase. I never would have predicted that I would own an all electric mower, but I now own one...and just might try using the USB outlet the next time I mow!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots and lots of coolness here! I love not having to mess around with gas cans and filling awkwa... Lots and lots of coolness here! I love not having to mess around with gas cans and filling awkward gas tanks any more. This thing is as fun to just run around on as it is to mow with! I was surprised how much I ended up appreciating the high-backed seat too. I do wish the accelerator pedal was a vertical pedal (more like in a car) as my foot slips up this one pretty easy. Still, not a big deal as once you get used to it you just adjust automatically. I have fun with this thing every time I take it out of the garage. It's got lots of power and a surprising amount of OOMPH!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1. Be sure that if you have it shipped to your home that the delivery driver removes the metal sh... 1. Be sure that if you have it shipped to your home that the delivery driver removes the metal shipping crate from the wood pallet.2. Watch the assembly video on YouTube. It is very helpful and makes it much simpler to assemble the seat and steering column.3. It works great! My wife uses it as much or more as I do.4. I am pleased with how well it is built. Very solid and heavy. 5.Since it does not have a hydrostatic transmission you will have to use the brake more than you think.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the future of mowing. Just love it. Its made mowing FUN ! The uncrating was about 60 mins... This is the future of mowing. Just love it. Its made mowing FUN ! The uncrating was about 60 mins and assembly 30 mins, It climbs hills with ease. It does pick up speed fast downhill. The overall cost per year is less than Gas including replacing the 4 deep cycle lead acid batteries after 5 to 7 years.( lithium batteries would be too expensive and the lead batteries add necessary weight to the machine).. There is a small design flaw. The Plastic grass deflector sticks out way to far. I broke mine backing up by a tree. The good news is Ryobi is sending me a free replacement. This says alot about a company supporting a new product !
Date published: 2017-06-19
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