Greenworks 25142 Review

Greenworks 25142

Gardening Freaks Rating:-
  • Pretty inexpensive.
  • Extremely lightweight 
  • Compact in size
  • Operates quietly.
  • It is a corded mower. 

The Greenworks 25142 is a budget-friendly lawn mower which comes with pretty impressive features, ideal for homeowners who have small to mid-sized yards.

Greenworks is a renowned brand that is particularly known for producing environmental-friendly lawn mowers to promote a world where the usage of fossil fuels are discouraged.Greenworks greatly succeeds in including the power and performance identical to gas-powered products – however, excluding the noise and the harmful fumes that come with gas-powered products.

Greenworks 25142 Review

budget-friendly lawn mower comes with impressive features.

The Greenworks 25142 is a budget-friendly lawn mower which comes with pretty impressive features, ideal for homeowners who have small to mid-sized yards.

Performance and Cut Quality

Different kinds of Terrains

The 25142 corded mower has been ideally designed to mow small to mid-sized yards. As a result, if your yard is large in size, you cannot expect to get the best performance out of this mower. Moreover, you would need to do more walking and pushing this mower around a large yard as it is compact in size, i.e. 16 inch. To add on, the five different height adjustment settings make it possible to mow on uneven terrains as well.

Wet Conditions

Greenworks did not design the 25142 corded mower to cut deep, wet grass. As a result, you can expect to face issues in this mower’s performance quality when cutting wet grass or operating this mower when it is raining. This is an electric lawn mower and using it on wet conditions could potentially hamper its durability in the long run.

Types of Grasses

You can pretty much mow all types of grasses with this mower. Not only are the mower blades sturdy enough to produce quality cuts even on thick grass, but the height adjustment settings are plus points too. No matter how tall or how short the grass, you can just adjust the height of the mower according to it. On tall grass, you would simply need to lift the front wheels and bring it down. On shorter grass, you can simply adjust the height to a lower level.      

Ease of Use


In comparison to gas mowers, this corded mower is remarkably quiet when it functions.Therefore, with this mower, you can pick any time of the day to mow your yard – without having to worry about disturbing your neighbors or waking up your sleeping kids inside the house.


Besides doing a great job at being quiet during operation, this mower also produces very little vibration when functioning. As a result, there were times that I thought that it had been unplugged or it was not turned on – when in reality, it was functioning like it should, in a really smooth way.

Extension Cord

Unlike the cordless GLM801601, Greenworks did not make the 25142 cordless. You would require electricity and an extension cord to operate this mower. This feature definitely gives this mower a minus point for ease of use. Even though this mower comes with a cord retainer for keeping the cord in place, you would still have to continuously worry about cord management. Especially, if you have a lawn that is full of trees and bushes here and there, cord management will be more of a hassle to you. Also, tripping on the extension cord is a possibility.

Folding Handlebar

Folding the handlebar is a feature that I will give so many plus points to. As this mower is lightweight and compact-sized to begin with, folding the handlebar makes it much easier to pick it up and carry it around your yard.

Special Features

Adjusting Heights

Greenworks included five different height settings to this little mower. I find this feature to be extremely helpful in terms of letting a user operate this mower in their preferred height setting. The right height setting is specifically crucial in order to make pushing the mower around easier.



At first glance, it looks like a pretty compact-sized mower. The neon green colour, and the race car type appearance of it provides a fun edge to its overall appearance.

Build Quality

The mower deck is made of a high grade plastic which is meant to avoid rust. The high grade plastic will not cost anything to durability. Moreover, the plastic makes for a lightweight mower. The mower blades are made of durable steel which are strong enough to cut all types of grasses in high quality.


This mower by Greenworks is designed to only 16 inch in size. As a result, this mower can save you a lot of storage space. Moreover, the handlebar of this mower comes with a convenient feature.You can fold down the handlebar – which makes for an even more compact storage!

Setting Up

The good folks of Greenworks made sure that the users do not need to spend time going through the manual in order to assemble this mower. All parts of this mower come pre-assembled in the box. Therefore, with just a few adjustments here and there, you can start operating this mower as soon as you get it.



The Greenworks 25142 comes with a generous warranty period of 4 years. Upon showing a proof of purchase, the generous folks of Greenworks promise to exchange or fix any of their supplied products if they are found to be defective or get damaged during shipment. The 25142 mower is budget-friendly to begin with and, therefore, this long of a warranty period really makes this product worth the money.

Product Quality

I have come to discover that every single part of this mower is carefully thought of and built using materials that are of high quality. The mower deck is made from a high grade plastic, whereas the mower blades are made of a strong steel. As a result, Greenworksmade sure that this mower is of high quality overall and it is potentially durable for long term usage. Therefore, the 25142 corded mower surely makes for a cost-effective mower.

Grass Collection and Discharge


The 25142 corded mower comes with a mulch plug that is pre-installed in the rear slot. You just need to get rid of the grass catcher bag in order to mulch and deliver nutrients to your lawn. The sturdy steel blades of this mower does a decent job at cutting as well as mulching every types of grasses in high quality.

Grass Catcher Bag

I personally give this mower plenty of plus points for coming with both the options to mulch as well as collect grass. As a result, you are free to choose whichever option you prefer. In order to collect grass, you just need to remove the mulch plug and use the grass catcher bag. However, the grass catcher bag is of small size. So if you have not mowed your yard for a long time, or you have a pretty large yard to mow, then you would need to keep on stopping between your work and emptying the bag off of grass.


Light Weight

The Greenworks25142 mower only weighs around 39 pounds. The lightweight feature of this mower makes it so much easy to push around your yard and finishing the task pretty swiftly, without tiring yourself much. A heavyweight mower would require much more energy and time to push around. Therefore, this feature is beneficial for senior citizens that would like to mow their yards on their own, or for people that have back pain.

Extension Cord

I personally find this feature to be of great inconvenience in terms of manoeuvrability. I find that this feature of the mower tends to slow my work down. The mower comes with a cord retainer to keep the cord in place, but pushing it around the yard while managing the cords could be pretty time-consuming.


Mower Deck

he mower deck of the 25142is made of a high grade plastic which is meant to be durable in the long run, under normal circumstances. However, what I find quite annoying is that the underside of the mower deck tends to get clumped with grass clippings in the presence of any moisture at all. Therefore, you would need to use your hands or a scraper in order to clean it – because it blocks the exit to the bag and limits cutting if you are mulching.

Mower Blades

As the 25142 mower is ideally designed for mowing small to mid-sized yards, on normal conditions the blades should last several years. However, you should not try to mulch twigs, sticks, rocks, or gravels in order to ensure that your mower blades keep on providing quality cuts.According to Greenworks, it is best to sharpen the mower blades seasonally or replace them if needed in the long run – for best performance and cut qualities. It should not be a problem to replace the mower blades as they are fairly easy to replace.

What is in the box?

  • 1 x Greenworks 16-Inch 10 Amp Corded Lawn Mower 25142
  • 1 x Grass Catcher Bag.
  • 1 x User manual.

Pros: Things We Love!​

  • It is pretty inexpensive.
  • It is extremely lightweight and, therefore, easy to push around.
  • It runs on rechargeable lithium battery. As a result, it is environmental-friendly.
  • It experiences a very low vibration and operates quietly.
  • It has both mulching as well as rear bagging features, so you can choose whichever option you want to.
  • It does not require any assembling as the whole mower comes fully assembled. With just a few adjustments, you can get to cutting grass with this mower right out of the box!
  • It is compact in size, which makes it very comfortable to use, carry, as well as store.
  • It comes with remarkable height adjustment mechanism. It has five positions of height adjustments and it will easily lock into your preferred position.

Cons: Points of Improvement

  • It is a corded mower. Therefore, it can be a hassle to worry about cord management and getting cords entangled with different objects on the way.
  • This mower is intended for mowing small to mid-sized yards. As a result, it will take more walking for you to mow large yards.
  • In order to operate this mower, you would require electricity as well as an extension cord which is long enough to reach all areas of your yard that you would like to mow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of extension cables can be used?

A: As the 25142 is a 10-amp device, Greenworks suggest the usage of 16 AWG for 15 m cord, 14 AWG for 30 m cord, and 12 AWG for 45 m cord. These lengths of extension cables will ensure safety, good performance, and cord durability for the 25142 corded mower. The correct length of gauge extension cord is very important because the wrong size can damage the motor.

Q: How long is warranty and what all is covered?

A: The Greenworks 25142 comes with a warranty period of 4 years from the shipping date. They claim that, upon showing a proof of purchase, their warranty will include exchanging or repairing any of their supplied items that are found defective, or damaged during shipment.

Q: Is it Self Propelled?

A: No, this mower is not self-propelled. You need to push it around your yard by yourself.

Q: How long is the cord and what size of lawn can I mow with it?

A: The 25142 mower comes with a very short cable, thereforean extension cord is required for operation – even though it is not provided. You need to buy your own extension cord.

Q: Does it work efficiently on wet grass?

A: This mower struggles to work efficiently on wet grass as it was not designed with the intent to be used on wet conditions to begin with. Therefore, do not expect high quality cuts on wet grasses by this mower.

Q: Is the mower easy to push around?

A: Yes. It is an impeccable lightweight mower unlike gas mowers and, therefore, it is easy to push around. To add on, you can easily adjust this mower’s height setting until you reach a position where it is comfortable for you to push around.

Q: Can it be used during light rain or drizzle?

A: This mower is not ideal to be used on wet conditions such as rain. Even though it could function on light rain, but the performance and cut quality could be compromised. Moreover, using this mower in wet conditions could potentially shorten its durability period.