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Homelite UT13126
 
Approximate retail price:
$300
Summary: This Homelite 20-inch battery-powered push high wheel mower is a basic model.
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Type: Electric-battery push mowers
About - Homelite UT13126

The Homelite UT13126 is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the UT13126 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 - Homelite UT13126
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 20
info Engine size 36 volts
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User Reviews - Homelite UT13126
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1.0
Do not purchase this mower!
6/28/2014
Pros
Lightweight
Cons
Jerky Transitions
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
Spent close to 300.00 for mower one year ago and now the battery won't take a charge and cannot locate a replacement battery. Total loss!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Buyer beware
6/27/2014
Pros
No Extension Cord Require
No gas required
Cons
Poor battery life
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Trimming
Comment:
This mower was purchased to trim around a few trees, and along a shallow ditch where my zero turn mower did not fit. The mower was purchased in Sept of 2012 and used for a couple of months in 2012 and all of the 2013 mowing season without any problems. Each year the battery was stored in the basement to prevent exposure to cold/freezing temps. This year when I put the battery in the mower the best charge I could obtain was 75%. Now at the end of June (only used the mower 5 times this year) the mower won't run.<br /><br />Based on numerous online reviews at other sites I suspect the battery is shot. The charger was placed on a timer so it never charged to mower for more then 16 hours per the user manual. Batteries that last less then 24 months should earn this mower an unacceptable rating from CR. To make matters even worse Homelite does not appear to carry replacement batteries on their website. In fact they don't even show this model number (UT13126)when you search the parts site.<br /><br />I would not recommend this product to a friend or enemy!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
So far so good
6/15/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Comment:
I've had this mower for two years now and it has performed well for me. I've had no problems with the battery, perhaps because I followed the charging instructions. That battery is heavy, of course, so it requires some oomph to push it up inclines or lift it over the garage door step. But it's lighter than a gas mower.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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