GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower

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Greenworks 20-Inch 12 Amp Corded Lawn Mower 25022

  • 12 Amp Electric Motor delivers enough power to cut through the toughest grass
  • Durable steel 20-Inch cutting deck gets the job done quicker and more efficiently. Rust resistant
  • 3-in-1 feature provides multiple options for grass clippings from rear bagging, side discharge and mulching capabilities for versatile needs
  • 7 position height adjustment offers a range of cutting height from 1 1/2-Inch to 3 3/4-Inch for the perfect cut on all grass types
  • Wide 10-Inch rear wheels and 7-Inch front wheels. Please lift the rear discharge cover to find the mulching plug. Weight:  56 lbs.
Green Works 20" Electric Bag/Mulch/Side Lawn Mower
25022 Power: 12A Features: -Mulch side discharge and rear bag. -Available in 12A and 24V power. -7 Position single lever adjustment. -20" Cutting width. -7" Front and 10" rear wheel size. -Assembly required.
•Powerful 12 Amp motor for getting the job done ; California Proposition 65•Robust steel 20" cutting deck offers highest performance and durability•3-in-1 feature provides multiple options for grass clippings from rear bagging, s

List Price: $ 160.00 Price: $ 156.74

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  1. Joel Avrunin "Electrical Engineer who loves S...
    1,256 of 1,276 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very satisfied former Black and Decker owner – Greenworks gets it right!, August 24, 2011
    Joel Avrunin “Electrical Engineer who loves S… (Baltimore, MD) –
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    This review is from: GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower (Lawn & Patio)

    I bought my first electric lawn mower when I bought my first house in 2004. It was a Black and Decker MM675 with a flip-over handle. That lawn mower served me well for about 5 years and never let me down. Then, one day I used it when my lawn was too wet and the motor started to smoke as it bogged down on wet grass! I could no longer get the MM675 model, so I went to Home Depot and “upgraded” to the MM1800, the 18″ corded mulching/bagging mower from Black and Decker. Immediately I was dissatisfied. It didn’t feel as strong as my old mower, was more unwieldy, and had this awful plastic shroud that made it hard to maneuver. Everything on it felt cheap, and two years later, it died on me while mowing grass that was not that thick.

    I decided to try to leave the Black and Decker world and see what else I could find.

    Bear in mind, I did not consider gas because I don’t have the room to keep fuel around and I have a modest size yard. I did not want cordless battery power because I didn’t want to have to keep batteries alive (some require charge/discharge cycles all winter) or buy new batteries.

    Corded lawn mowers are a fine solution. Many complain about “cord management”, but here’s the trick. Your lawn never changes. Unless you are a professional landscaper (and if you are, buy a gas mower), then you always mow the same lawn. So the trick is to come up with a mowing pattern where you mow away from the outlet and never trip over the cord. Once you have a pattern, stick with it and you can mow quickly.

    Which brings me to the Greenworks 25022 20″ electric bag/mulch/side discharge mower. It costs a bit more than the Black and Decker, but what a difference. First, the deck of the mower is metal, not plastic! That means it is thinner than the B&D. Also, with more metal the top is not covered in bulky plastic. I have a sewer cleanout stand-pipe in my yard. My Black and Decker MM1800 could never mow close to it so I always had to get out the weed whacker. I was amazed that the Greenworks 25022 could mow so close that there was no need to come back for cleanup. I did it all in 1 pass.

    The amazing thing is that the mower is 20″ instead of the 18″ of the B&D, meaning I could mow my lawn faster with fewer passes, yet it could also get closer to things due to the smaller shroud over the blade.

    Other nice features include very large rear tires, what might be the largest in the industry. They make it far easier to maneuver than models with 7″ or 8″ wheels. Cord management is a snap with a nice pig-tail cord that secures nicely. The B&D model didn’t have a pigtail, just a plug on the device itself, and the cord was harder to keep in.

    This mower also permits side-discharge. I normally just mulch, but it is nice to have that as an option in addition to bagging.

    The mower activates with a simple bar that has a 1-button safety. The safety is easy enough to use to not be obtrusive and the bar is full length so you can grab it from either side.

    The height adjustment of this mower is far higher quality than the B&D height adjust. Strong metal controls with positive stops made height adjustment a snap.

    For the space limited, the handle folds very easily. The middle bar doesn’t even need to be unscrewed as there are folding posts to “snap” it into place, and the screws on the bottom are retained in the unit when it folds so there are no parts to lose.

    I am a happy convert from Black and Decker, and recommend you give this mower a try!

    Update from November 2011:
    When I first reviewed the mower, I commented that I was just mulching. This weekend I gave the bagging feature a try because I wanted to mow up the leaves all of my yard. If you mulch those you just make a mess, so I needed to bag. The bag installed easily – just lift the spring-loaded back door, remove the mulching plug, and the bag has 2 hooked to secure it. The bag filled up quickly which was to be expected given the large number of leaves I was mowing, but it was easy to empty. One thing I quickly noticed – the bag is narrow enough to fit between the handlebars. As a result, I could pick it straight up without bending over and pulling all the way back. I spilled less clippings and got it emptied far faster. The bag is obviously well thought out and rounds out a great tool that I recommend with no reservations.

    Update from Spring 2013:
    The mower is still going strong. Just another note – I abuse this thing. I leave it chained under my deck all year long since I don’t have a garage or a tool shed. It sits in the rain, the snow, the heat, and the cold. Amazingly, every spring I plug it in, squeeze the handle, and it starts right up. Can’t say that for even lots of gas mowers. Still gets my recommendation!

    Update from Spring 2014:
    I tried a Black and Decker mower this year…

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  2. Dr Bell
    207 of 208 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    works great, but not maintaince free., February 28, 2014
    Dr Bell

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    This review is from: GreenWorks 25022 12 Amp Corded 20-Inch Lawn Mower (Lawn & Patio)
    This is my first electric mower. I have roughly 1/2 acre of grass to mow. I took it out today to mulch up some lingering leaves from last fall and it worked great, plenty of power, and I don’t really mind pulling an extension cord.

    One note though, it is not sealed, the motor gets very dirty during use. I suggest opening up and cleaning regularly with a blast of compressed air or a leaf blower. The screws don’t come out easy – I’m going to replace them with quick release pins so I can throughly clean mine up after every use.


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  3. gfak40
    583 of 621 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works like a charm…, December 30, 2012

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    This is a review for the Greenworks 25022 12 amp electric mower with dual-column gas chromatograph. If you swallowed the last part of that first sentence, then be forewarned about the rest of my review…you’ll get a lot of that. So pay attention.

    First of all, this thing is cool. I don’t usually jump right to `coolness’ as a major criteria, but let’s face it – mowing your lawn with an electric mower is about as manly as shopping for curtains. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But if you ARE going to use one of these, it should at least look cool.

    By cool I mean it’s low and sleek and aerodynamic. You may not think this is important, but when most of your neighbors have shrines to Dale Earnhardt in their man caves, every little bit helps. Even the green finish is race-car quality. And yes, I put some “3” stickers on it as soon as I unpacked it.

    It also appears kinda jacked up, with those larger rear wheels. But seriously, these make a lot of sense, and they make maneuvering a lot easier. Which is huge if you are a clumsy dolt like me. Add in a trailing power cord and you’ve got all the makings for an amusing video.

    OK, let’s get down to brass tacks – do I like it? Um, duh…did you not see the five stars? If all you want is the bottom-line, then yes, I own several Greenworks products and this is by far my favorite. The folks ate Greenworks may love me for this, but beware guys…if I get around to reviewing your electric trimmer you may not like me so much.

    Unpacking…there was none. I mean really…outta the box, fold up the handle bar, attach cord, cut grass. I could still smell the exhaust fumes from the UPS truck that dropped it off when I first started mowing. Press the control handle down, press the start button, start mowing. I admit I get a cheap thrill out of the simplicity of button-start. It took a while for me to get used to the fact that if I ever have to pause mowing, I didn’t have to do the one-hand-on-the-control-handle dance, also known in some cases as the “just moments later I ended up in the ER” move. It’s where you have to pause to pick up an obstacle, and with a GAS mower, you are loathe to let go because you know that means pulling the cable to get it going again.

    Now, if I have to stop and start again, I often wait for a car to go by so I can grin at them while I press the button. Granted, most of my neighbors pay to have their lawn cut, so my feeble attempt at showing off is most likely a complete waste of time.

    Back to the details…using the mower is a breeze and it has handled everything I have thrown at it just fine. I live in Florida, and my lawn is a mix of St Augustine and some other stuff that I am pretty sure are weeds. I’m sure the good people who write all the neighborhood “appearance” laws will let me know soon enough if I am right. Point is they are thick. But behold the power of electric torque (whatever that means). I think it means that when push comes to shove, electric power can be pretty awesome. So I have never had any issues, even with wet grass.

    Let’s talk about the height adjustment thingy. My first reaction when I read about this in the reviews was “who cares…set it to the proper height for your lawn and forget it”. If you’re popping this thing up and down I am betting your lawn hates you. But when I got it in person and tried it out, it was almost orgasmic. If you have ever struggled with those individual spring adjusters on each wheel, you will love this. I raise and lower it with ease. I have no reason to do so, but again I just love doing this when I am out front by the road. I look like Vanna out there smiling as I use ONE hand to change the height of the entire mower. Just have to remember to set it back to the right height. Coupla times I was so caught up in showing off that I left it on low, and sure enough the electric motor happily chewed a bald spot in my lawn as soon as I hit the start button.

    OK let’s talk about mulching. Hmmmm…well, I don’t have much to mulch, but I rarely use the catcher. And I never see clumps of grass or anything like that. When I do use the catcher, it works just fine, and the grass I see in there looks pretty well chopped up. By the way, I only use the catcher when I need new clippings for our outdoor composter, which gets pretty darn disgusting here in sunny FLA. I mean, when you open the lid and you see a whole lotta creepy things squirming around your banana peels and coffee grinds, ain’t no way I’m gonna reach in and scoop ANYTHING outta there. So I add more grass to cover them up. Point is I mulch all the time, and no problems.

    I guess at this point I am done talking about the mower itself. Which brings us to the subject of what it takes to mow a lawn with a power cord. I admit it took me a bit to come up with a method that didn’t involve me tripping…

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