Self propelled electric mowers seem like the obvious way to go, IF
they have the published longevity to complete a mowing, etc.
The published specs are just within limits of my new house, etc.
Informed advice and comments will be most welcome and thanks ...
I've got a Worx 19" 24v mower (not self propelled) and it has far
more than enough charge to do my lawn (probably over7000
square feet total, generously allowing for the buildings, garden beds
and hardscaping). This includes the occasional times when I've had
to mow the thickest parts of the lawn twice to properly mulch it
when forced by rain to let it grow too long.
I also have a Worx electric leaf shredder.
Both of these have been far, FAR better than the products (electrics
by other manufacturers) that they replaced--much sturdier, easier
to use, and more powerful. And the Worx mower has never failed
to do the whole lawn on one battery charge (where others have).
Worx make a self-propelled cordless electric mower, and if
you go by the web reviews for it (and my experience with the Worx
products I own) you should definitely consider it.
I prefer electric mowers. Less noise. Less waste. Bring the battery
in over the winter, charge it before the mowing season starts and
you are good to go.
Mine isn't a Flymo but is a rechargeable mower and is the greatest
invention since sliced bread!! In saying that, there was a small area of
Kikuyu in the rental and I used to adjust the mower one notch higher,
but it still did a good job. I don't bother with the catcher, instead
prop the rear shute open just a little so grass clippings don't clog up
the works and my shoes/legs don't get splattered.
After every 2nd or 3rd mow, I plug the power adaptor into a power point
and it's ready to go again next time, I mow a little over 400sqm each
time. The battery can also be removed quite easily and take to the power
point but I find it just as easy to leave it in situ for charging. At
least you have options.
I'm assuming the Flymo is similar but didn't look into one as I didn't
want to throw a whole lot of $$$'s at a rechargeable because I had
doubts as to their capabilities....those doubts have been proved
unfounded!! Anyway here's the one I have, ebay.com.au #280745718281
....I can't vouch for, or promoting that seller as I bought mine
elsewhere but it's the same mower (mine was cheaper). I've been using it
for just over 18 months and would buy another in a heartbeat...a close
family member bought a 'broken' one on eBay for a handful of $$$'s, it
only needed a new fuse!! Btw, the fuse fitted when new is way too low
and blew when I mowed into a clump of grass (yeah, shouldn't have done
it, but you know how it is?) and I took it to an auto electrician to be
tested, it was all OK and he said to use a 30Amp fuse, not a problem