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Lawn mowers & tractors

Earthwise 50120
 
Approximate retail price:
$160
Summary: This Earthwise 20-inch corded-electric push mower is a basic model.
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Type: Electric-corded push mowers
About - Earthwise 50120

The Earthwise 50120 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the 50120 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
Features & Specs - Earthwise 50120
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 20
info Engine size 12 amps
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User Reviews - Earthwise 50120
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1.0
Disposable mower
5/30/2014
Pros
Cons
Battery Costs-expensive
Battery Life Is Very Poor
Low-quality Wheelshandle
Poor quality handle
Poor Quality Wheels
Best Uses
Comment:
We purchased this mower in 2010, wanting to decrease our contribution to air and noise pollution. Great the first year, except the bag has never stayed on well while mowing. But in the second year we had to replace the battery. It is time to do that again, but we likely are not going to do that--overall quality is too poor.<br /><br />The handle broke in year 2 ½ at the point where it attaches to the deck. The wheels (like most mowers, unfortunately) are plastic and poorly made. If the battery life was better, and the components of higher quality, this would be a good mower for our small-yard needs. All cordless devices need to be made so the charger turns off when the battery is fully charged!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Excellent mower
9/30/2010
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Cons
None that I have found
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
I have a fairly small lawn and am able to cut it two or three times on one charge. I had some long grass growing on one side of the property and was surprised at how easily the mower cut it. I was hesitant to buy a cordless electric mower but it has surpassed my expectations. If you have a large lawn or one with slopes a self propelled gas mower is probably better, but for small level lawns you can't beat this mower.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Okay mower, but needs work on somethings
4/4/2009
Pros
Cutting
Great for mid-sized lawns
Handling
Power
Single Height Adjustment
Starting
Cons
Bag falls off left side
Bagging
Grass clumps
Mulching
Rattles
Side-discharge
Best Uses
Mid sized yards
Comment:
This is an ok small mower, but you have to empty the bag like every two minutes and that's if the chute doesn't get clogged first. Also the bag tends to fall off on the left side.<br /><br />It can power through very thick grass but, you have to use side-discharge. If you try to mulch it will just spit it out the sides.<br /><br />One other BIG problem is the grass gets stuck under the mowing deck very easy. There was; not kidding, one inch of matted grass under the deck, which I never had on my Black & Decker model.<br /><br />The single height adjustment is nice and easy to use, except the spring rattles and makes it sound like the mower is about to fall apart.<br /><br />Earthwise is on the right track, but still has a lot of work ahead of them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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