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  • This mower works superbly well. It takes a bit of learning: cruise control is definitely the "ge...
  • August 16, 2017
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This mower works superbly well. It takes a bit of learning: cruise control is definitely the "gear" to use, as it will hold speed for you on the level or uphill. However, if you head downhill, and it starts coasting faster, it will keep speeding up unless you put your foot on the brake. That unsets the cruise, and you must use the accelerator pedal to resume speed. I have found I like to turn on the mower blades during backup as well. One problem I have had keeps me from giving it five stars: the lever to set mowing height is super-easy to knock out of its detent, and falls to a very short mowing height. I ended up making a small tapered wood block to keep it in the setting I want to use for mowing. The fact that it wants to be left plugged to the charger is good. I just mounted the charger to the wall of my barn where I park the mower. The mower uses lead-acid batteries, which keep the price competitive with the nicer gasoline mowers. I mow half an acre, and never see the charge meter go lower than three-fourths.

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WizardofWid

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  • As a retired Master Auto Tech, I have learned that quality is not built in. It is designed in. Gr...
  • July 13, 2018
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As a retired Master Auto Tech, I have learned that quality is not built in. It is designed in. Great build on this mower! The mower came 10 days late, not Home Depot's fault. Tforce Final Mile really dropped the ball on this delivery. Sat on a dock in Seattle from June 29th to July 11th. Crazy! Anyway once it arrived, The truck driver and I were amazed how frikkin' heavy the pallet was. Once I took off all the wrapping and the steel cage which protected it, I understood why all the weight was there. It really protected this baby from damage in transit. Getting it off the frame of the pallet was way tougher than assembling it. The rear tires would just spin because the metal frame has glossy paint. Had to winch it off the first foot to get the rear tires out of the slot in the pallet. And since I backed it off and saw the earlier reviews that reverse is quite abrupt, let gravity do the rest. Anyway, the assembly was easy, and after an initial overnight charge of the batteries, it has 4, I proceeded to mow all of my 1/2 acre lawn, my neighbors 3/4 acre lawn and the battery charge indicator shows 90% charge left. Very nice! First off, I am very pleased with the build quality, but there are are a few issues that were easy to take care off. The ride on my bumpy yard was rough, really bone jarring rough! The manual recommends 20 psi in all tires. Forget that! I put 10 psi in the front and 14 in the rear, just like my Lola race car, and what a difference. I do not see a safety issue with that as I don't have any hills to worry about the tire rim loosing a bead from side pressure. The trim chute is way too long, so much that you have to go around any close obstacles on only the left side. That was easy to cure with a hack saw and a trim guide. The seat switch is way too sensitive, as it would cause the blades to stop anytime you leaned in the seat to miss a low branch. This IS a safety issue, and you really want this feature to work if you fall off for some reason. I hooked up a marine shut off tether just like on my fishing boat. You know, the line with a clip you attach to your shirt or jacket so the boat will stop if you fall out of it. Does a nice job here, and as long as you don't snag a branch with it, the clip cord works way better than the seat switch. Cheap fix! Performance wise, this mower rocks! There were some complaints in earlier reviews about the hard reverse engagement, and the steering not turning very tight. The reverse system must have been redesigned, as this one is very light and smooth. This has a very tight turn radius, very maneuverable and a tight solid feel to the steering. I think Ryobi is listening to our reviews, as slight changes must have been made. It will go through medium tall dry grass, 2 to 4 inches, at a pretty good speed, but just for fun I went over into one of the vacant lots near the house and charged into some 3 foot high stuff. It would do it, but you had to go slow. Impressive! We are 60 miles west of Seattle, so the grass does get wet here, and that will be the real test around here. I'm thinking of dropping off the mower deck and putting a golf bag rack on the back some day soon. Why not, it should go the 4 miles on a golf course. Will report back later. Hey, it does have a cocktail beverage holder on it. Overall very pleased with this mower! No more gas fumes, and it is much quieter than a gas mower and it really mows well! Thank you Ryobi!

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DiscoBay1

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By: DiscoBay1
  • Good product. I enjoy mowing again. I love not smelling like gas when I mow the lawn. It is a rou...
  • May 22, 2018
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Good product. I enjoy mowing again. I love not smelling like gas when I mow the lawn. It is a rough ride! The seat could use more spring to help with no suspension on the mower. I have 1/2 acre and I can mow front and back twice without the batter indicator coming off of full.

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MasterRod

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By: MasterRod
  • The shipping company delivered the crated mower right into the garage for me. Relatively easy to ...
  • May 08, 2018
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The shipping company delivered the crated mower right into the garage for me. Relatively easy to unpack and do the minor amount of assembly required. Ryobi supplied most of the tools needed. I followed directions, charged the batteries overnight, rolled out backwards off the shipping frame, and voila' I was mowing right off the end of my driveway, and I easily mowed half of my 3/4 acres on the spot. Left the rest for my wife, who is a rider-mower junkie, and she mowed the entire yard on one charge the next weekend, except for the close trim work around the myriads of objects we have around the yard, which I did. Took about a minute to familiarize her with the controls. I don't think I am going to get to use the mower much myself now. No muss, no fuss, no oil or gas, and no god-awful smoke or noise pollution like the neighbors machines put out.

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Sparky

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By: Sparky
  • I had been looking for a battery powered riding lawn mower for some time. We have 70 solar panel...
  • March 21, 2017
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I had been looking for a battery powered riding lawn mower for some time. We have 70 solar panels providing power to our home. A few years ago, Hustler came out with a battery powered rider. I watched the reviews and looked forward to getting one, but the company stopped production shortly after introducing the unit. I was impressed that Home Depot was selling these units and I was impressed that Ryobi was the manufacturer. I tried to buy a unit local to Okeechobee Florida, but was unable to purchase the unit locally. I found one on the Gulf Coast of Florida, made the trip and bought a wonderful mower. I've mowed our large yard and recharged the battery. The Ryobi is be a great addition to our battery powered lawn products.

jwlncat

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By: jwlncat
  • We purchased this mover end of May, 2017. For 53 weeks, it worked well. The only issue up to that...
  • August 08, 2018
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We purchased this mover end of May, 2017. For 53 weeks, it worked well. The only issue up to that time was a loose steering column which continues to need attention. It mows our weedy lawn evenly and does both front and back on one charge. There is a slight learning curve on running the mower. Right after 53 weeks, the mower cutting stopped working. It would turn on, one blade would run, then stop after about 5 seconds. The mower itself would run (move). Aside from the mower itself, another aspect of owning warranted products is the efficacy of the warranty itself. When it is needed, it becomes the MOST IMPORTANT feature of the product. Our first call to Ryobi CS provided us with a repair shop but 45 miles away. Further, we were responsible for transporting it. After a negative review, Ryobi contacted me. Bottom line on their warranty, transportation IS included. Ryobi took care of our costs. Five weeks later, we have our working mower back. We all hope we never need to use the warranty that comes with products, but it's comforting to know that when your Ryobi lawn mower hits a snag, they do stand behind it.

Rhea98

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By: Rhea98
  • I bought this mower spring of 2017 - 3 years ago. It mows a hilly 3/4 acre and has about 31 hours...
  • April 09, 2020

I bought this mower spring of 2017 - 3 years ago. It mows a hilly 3/4 acre and has about 31 hours on the clock as of April 2020. It's done quite well overall and required very little upkeep. This was actually a big part of wanting an electric ride on mower vs gasoline in the first place. No belts, no air filter, no oil filter/oil changes, no issues sitting for long periods of time grass goes dormant... Ease of use was the big factor and in that regard it excels. However, the LED power indicator started to act funny after a year or so of ownership. Some of the lights don't light up. Not a big deal. But this season though, the battery has begun to fail in dramatic fashion. When I first got the mower, I remember I would finish the yard still in the green ticks. This year? The blades turned off during the second half of the job. I had to stop, plug it in, charge it a couple hours and then finish. This was dry grass, and not that tall. There was a time 3 years ago that this job was easily accomplished. And now? It can't finish the job. Looks like I will need 4 new batteries at a cost of $150 each - so that's $600 every 3 years??? That's a lot of gasoline and filters. I will be looking to unload and likely purchase a familiar green and yellow brand gasoline powered mower at some point in the near future.

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Eric

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By: Eric
  • Very well built. Cuts well. Difficult to maintain steady sped if terrain isn't smooth. Accelera...
  • April 11, 2017
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Very well built. Cuts well. Difficult to maintain steady sped if terrain isn't smooth. Accelerator is not very responsive. Has a tendency to run away on a down slope.

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  • Power and fun and quiet and friendly and unique are only a few words to describe ...
  • April 13, 2017
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Power and fun and quiet and friendly and unique are only a few words to describe this well built riding tractor . . This unit makes doing yard work an eagerly anticipated chore . Great customer response to any question . Definitely a good investment and just think - no gas to buy , oil to change or belts to slip ! Price is a bit high but I definitely have no regrets and try as I wanted to - cannot find anything to dislike about it .

Linda

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By: Linda
  • I have never had a lawn big enough to warrant a riding lawn mower before. I've never used anythi...
  • April 12, 2019
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I have never had a lawn big enough to warrant a riding lawn mower before. I've never used anything but a manual lawn mower, but now we llive on 2 acres, so...I still wanted to avoid a gas-powered mower. I've been waiting for something like this, and when we bought the property I knew the time had come. I've had it for about 3 weeks now, and it performs admirably. We have very thick and tall grass (mostly field grass) and it handles it well. It does take longer to mow because of that plus the field is very bumpy so I can't go terribly fast without rupturing my behind. But a charge lasts - I've never taken it past 1:15 (all my old butt can stand) and I've never been below 1/2 charge. It recharges fast, too. It is certainly (so far) everything I expected. Also, it came delivered and was packed very well. See pics.

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Oldguywithanewmower

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By: Oldguywithanewmower