The Worx WG783 is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, push mower
models like the WG783 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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.
Includes ease of operating the drive controls (for self-propelled only), pushing and pulling, making U-turns, and maneuvering in tight spots.
Features & Specs - Worx WG783
Can bag Indicates whether the mower can cut in the bagging mode. In this mode, the clippings are gathered in a removable catcher. Lawns tend to have the best appearance after cutting in this mode because the mower essentially vacuums the lawn clean and leaves very little debris behind. This advantage is offset by the need to periodically empty the catcher and dispose of the grass clippings.
Can mulch Indicates whether the mower can cut in the mulching mode. In this mode, the discharge port is closed off, and the mower re-cuts clippings until they're small enough to settle and decompose in the lawn. Cutting in this mode reduces the need to fertilize the lawn because some of the nutrients from the clippings are returned to the soil. It is also more convenient because there is no need to empty a catcher or dispose of any clippings. Certain conditions are required for successful mulching, and if these conditions are not met, many visible clippings can be left behind on the lawn. For successful mulching, one should avoid cutting more than one third of the grass's length, cutting wet grass, or cutting at too fast a pace.
Can side discharge Indicates whether the mower can cut in the side-discharge mode. In this mode, the mower simply discharges the clippings off to the side of the mower. Depending on the length of the grass cut, this method tends to leave many visible clippings behind. This mode is preferable when cutting tall grass because the mower is less likely to clog, since the clippings are quickly removed from the deck.
Can side discharge
Deck size (in.) Most models have a deck size, or cutting swath, of 20 to 22 inches. There is no significant advantage from one size to another. A larger deck can cut more grass in a single pass, but in this size range the difference is negligible.
Deck size (in.)
Engine size For gas-powered mowers, engine size in cubic centimeters (cc) provides a rough indication of the engine's power; electric models are rated in volts (for cordless) or amperes (corded). A larger number for either a gas or electric model, however, does not necessarily result in better cutting performance.
Pros: So quiet you can hear yourself think about all the reasons you dislike it. The slow three passes it takes to cut your lawn can help create a ZEN like meditative state slowing your heart rate and providing countless health benefits if you could keep all the CONS out of your mind.<br /><br />Relax grasshopper, the mower will not suck you up or hurt you as you rest on that blade of grass.<br /><br />Cons: You would think looking at all the wonderful reviews that this unit is the best thing since the iPhone. Unfortunately, it is an overpriced child's toy. I have repeatedly pinched fingers in changing the spring loaded (and easily bumped out of position) wheel height. The lift created by the slow turning blade is not enough to cut grass without three SLOW passes (of the mower). The front end of the mower pushes the grass over and most of the grass is merely bent rather than cut as the turbulence created is less than that of an asthma patient trying to blow out candles in the middle of an attack.<br /><br />The 14 cut path is further limited by the wheelbase. The wheels push the grass over and it never pops back up into the slowly twirling blade. Imagine a weed-wacker on wheels and you've created over-expectations already. Basically the grass needs to jump in front of the blade in order to be cut. Pray for a depressed and suicidal lawn.<br /><br />Bonus Negative: A door to door salesman asked if it was an electric mower. Apparently he couldn't believe I purchased this thing and his eyes lit up with the possibilities of what other useless devices he could possibly sell me.