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Remington 18A-212B
 
Approximate retail price:
$327.74
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Summary: This Remington 19-inch, battery-powered push mower is a basic model.
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Type: Electric-battery push mowers
About - Remington 18A-212B

The Remington 18A-212B is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower models like the 18A-212B 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 - Remington 18A-212B
info Can bag Yes
info Can mulch Yes
info Can side discharge Yes
info Deck size (in.) 19
info Engine size 24 volts
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User Reviews - Remington 18A-212B
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4.0
So far, So Good!
5/27/2013
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy start
No Gas No Oil
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Best Uses
Medium Lawns 5000 Sq Ft
Comment:
Just purchased and used this mower for the first time today. It took about 5 minutes to assemble the mower. Don't plan on using it out of the box as it takes 14 hours to charge battery. Charging Instructions are incorrect. When you charge the battery, the charger remains red until the battery is charged. The lights on the battery do not light up during charging, only during mowing. I charged the battery overnight and was pleasantly surprised that the mower started right up. My lawn is about 6,000 sq feet. I figured I would need a second battery, but was able to hack through 12 to 15 inch grass on the high setting, then got through about 1/2 of lawn on the low setting before battery died. Seems that the engine strains on the lowest settings, but that may have been from the work out it received hacking through the jungle on the first pass. I noticed some stray tall grass after the first pass. I'm hoping this is not an ongoing issue, but I can deal with it if it is. Still, I love the fact that this mower starts up immediately with no effort and that i can easily stop and restart as I need to. I am also happy that I don't have to add oil, gas or worry about running over an AC cord. Again, this is honeymoon period. Hopefully the produt will hold up over the year.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Decent mower for small lawns
3/20/2012
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Easy to remove battery
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Cuts Unevenly
Key easy to loose
Best Uses
Small Lawns
Comment:
I use this mower on a small 12' by 16' front lawn and sidewalk grass strip.<br /><br />Performance matches CU's tests. During multching it often takes 2 passes to cut all the grass blades. Battery power level is only indicated while actually mowing. A small, easy to loose plug-in key is required to activate the mower. After mowing, grass is relatively easy to brush out of housing. Battery easily lifts out for safety and recharging.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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