Sound kind of high, but it must be a good one. I would never go back to =
a gas powered mower even it were free. Electric has no gas, no smell, =
no maintenace, etc., etc.
I bought my Ryobi Mulchinator push type at a garage sale about 10 years =
ago for $25 from a feller who said it was dead. It's probably circa =
1990-95. All there is to these mowers is a motor and battery and some =
recharging & regulating circuitry. The recharging circuit was all =
corroded, so I bought a recharger from an auto parts place for $20. =
Battery was OK and lasted another couple of years. Bought a new =
battery (2 x 12V wired in series) for $80 total. Only other trouble =
since then was to buy another battery last year (this time I got it =
online for $60). Recently the handle started to bend where the =
cross-members were fastended, so I bolted 2 flat pieces of 1/4-in =
aluminum to each side.
I can cut front and back yards up to 4-inch high with one pass. I keep =
it recharged, but it will cut the yards 3 times before it starts to lose =
power -- about 4000 SF x 3.