Greenworks 25322 Review

Greenworks 25322 Review

Our Verdict

The Greenworks 25322 is a decent, ideal lawn mower for homeowners that would like to mow small to mid-sized yards.

Pros

  • It is environmental-friendly as it runs on rechargeable lithium battery.
  • Motor consists of enough power to cut even thick grass.
  • It is really quiet when it operates.
  • Handle can be folded down and locked. This feature makes the mower easy to pick up by holding the folded handle.
  • With the handle folded down, it makes for a compact storage.
  • Therefore, you can easily push it up and down a hill.
  • It is cordless. As a result, you can mow open and large areas without worrying about cord management.
  • It comes with both mulching as well as rear bagging features, giving you the freedom to choose whichever option you prefer.

Cons

  • You need to buy additional battery if you want to mow a large yard. This is because the battery cannot hold a large amount of charge and would require near-constant charging to mow a large area.
  • The battery is hard to remove from the mower. To remove the battery, you need to press on the release bar. However, the battery does not stick out enough to give you a good grip on it.
  • It is not self-propelling. Therefore, you need to be constantly pushing it around the yard and it can be hard to push on steep grades.

Greenworks is a brand that is known for creating environmental-friendly lawn mowers to introduce a world where fossil fuels are left behind. Therefore, every single lawn mower this brand offers are lithium battery-driven. To add on, Greenworks lawn mowers are also renowned for being free of electric cords – making them so easy to push around!

Greenworks 25322 Review

1. Performance and cut quality

Different kinds of terrains

This mower gives out its best performance on flat, mid-sized yards. If the land you want to work on mostly consists of rough steep grades, it would have an impact on the machine’s motor in the long run. Moreover, working on steep grades would cause the machine to give out more power and, as a result, drain out its charge much faster.

Wet conditions

This mower does not compromise the quality of its cuts even if the grass is wet because it automatically works with an increased power when the grass is wet, or difficult to cut.

Types of grasses

Whether the grass is thin or thick or short or tall, this mower does not sacrifice the quality of the cut.The mower blades, which are made of sturdy steel, is strong enough to handle even difficult to cut grasses.

Overall Point: 9 out of 10.

2. Ease of use

Pushing around

Unlike gas mowers, this mower weighs only 37.8 lbs. As a result of its lightweight and compact nature, it is very easy to push it around and operate it. Though, the thickness of the grass in your yard and the kind of terrain will have an impact on the easiness of pushing this mower around.

Not noisy

As compared to gas mowers, this battery powered mower is significantly quieter when in operation. As a result, you can rest assured of not disturbing your family or guests indoors, as well as your neighbours, when mowing your backyard or front yard.

Charging

This mower takes around 2 hours to be fully charged. However, it can last only around 30 to 45 minutes at a time. Therefore, ensuring to charge the mower enough to complete mowing all of your yard can be a hassle. The duration of the battery needed to fully charge it as compared to the duration the charge lasts is a real drawback of this mower.

Folding handle

The smart folks of Greenworks introduced a praiseworthy feature to this mower, which is the ability to fold down and lock its handle. As a result, you can easily pick up the mower by holding on to the folded handle in order to carry it around your yard.

Overall Point: 9 out of 10.

3. Special features

Increasing or decreasing power output

The motor of this mower has an automatic feature to increase its power output when the motor is under an increased load. In other words, it will not decrease its power until there is less of a load on it, or when the cuts are easier. However, with grasses that are difficult to cut and require increased power, the mower would run out of charge much faster.

Adjusting heights

If you experience too much resistance when mowing, you can easily adjust the height setting until you get the mower fixed to a position you find ease in moving around. If you set the mower lower than the grass level, it might be harder for you to push it around. You can simply raise the height setting in case you experience any resistance.

Overall Point:9 out of 10.

4. Design

Mower deck: It is made of a high grade plastic which is designed to avoid rust. As it is made of high grade plastic, it will not cost anything to durability. To add on,the plastic makes for a lightweight mower.

Mower blade: The mower comes with two twin metal mower blades which are each about six inches long. The mower blade is a pretty sturdy steel which is strong enough to cut all types of grasses in high quality. The mower blades can easily be replaced later if required.

Compact-sized: Greenworks designed this mower to a compact, 16 inch size. Even though it is compact-sized to begin with, its handle can be folded down further and locked. As a result, it will save you a lot of storage space when storing it.

Overall Point:10 out of 10.

5. Cost-effectiveness

Warranty

The good folks of Greenworks promise that, upon showing a proof of purchase, they will replace or fix any of their supplied products if they are found defective or get ruined during shipment. The warranty period covered for the mower is for 4 years, whereas for the battery they give a 2 year warranty. I personally think that it is a good period of warranty given by Greenworks which ensures you a good quality product to use for the price you pay.

Product quality

I find that all of the parts of this mower are carefully thought of and made by using high quality products. The mower deck uses a high grade plastic, whereas the mower blades are made of sturdy steel. As a result, Greenworks ensured that the overall quality of this mower is great and the mower is potentially durable in the long run.Therefore, this mower definitely makes for a cost-effective product.

Overall Point:10 out of 10.

6. Grass collection and discharge

Mulching

The mower comes with a mulch plug that is already installed in the rear slot. You need to simply remove the grass catcher bag in order to mulch and provide nutrients to your lawn. The mower has two identical steel mower blades for cutting as well as mulching all types of grasses in high quality.

Grass catcher bag

This mower gains a lot of points for including both the options of mulching as well as collecting grass, so you have the freedom to choose whichever option you want. For grass collection, you need to simply remove the mulch plug. However, the output channel that blows grass clippings into the bag tends to clog. Also, the bag provided cannot store much and fills up fairly quickly. So for mowing a large yard, you would need to keep on emptying the bag throughout the process. Hence, another reason why this mower is ideal for mowing small to mid-sized yards.

Overall Point: 9.5 out of 10.

7. Manoeuvrability

Lightweight

As the mower weighs only 37.8 lbs, it is very easy to push around and lightweight as compared to gas mowers. However, the thickness of your grass and type of terrain will have an effect on the mower’s manoeuvrability. You might find it hard to push around if you set the mower lower than the grass. Nevertheless, you can easily raise the height setting if you find that there is too much resistance.

Cordless

Who likes to mow around their yard while carrying a bundle of cords along the way? Greenworks folks believe in a world of cordless mowers. With the mower being cordless, you do not need to worry at all about cord management. You can easily mow distant places from a charging station, without the hassle of cords getting entangled with objects or trees along the way.The cordless feature ensures an easy manoeuvrability and gains multiple plus points from me.

Not self-propelled

As this mower is not a self-propelled machine, you need to be constantly pushing it around your yard all by yourself. As a result, it can be quite challenging or tiresome to manually push your mower through steep grades or hilly areas. Even though some people prefer to push around their mowers by themselves, I will give this a minus point for manoeuvrability.

Overall Point: 9 out of 10.

8. Maintenance

Grass catcher bag

As the channel and the bag tend to get clogged, removing them manually and cleaning them can be a real hassle. However, if the channel on your mower does not get clogged, it is not a big deal or much time-consuming to empty and clean the grass catcher bag.

Mower blades

The mower comes ready to use and the blades do not require any sharpening in order to produce high quality cuts during its initial stages of usage. However, Greenworks suggest that for optimum results in the long run, it is best to sharpen the mower blades seasonally or replace them if needed. The mower blades can easily be replaced, so it should not be an issue.

Overall Point: 8 out of 10.

 

What is in the box?

1 x Greenworks 16-Inch 40 volt Cordless Lawn Mower.

1 x Rechargeable 40 volt lithium ion battery.

1 x Charger.

1 x Grass Catcher Bag.

1 x User manual.

Some common FAQs Related to Greenworks 25322 Review

Is it hard to remove battery from the compartment?

Answer:While some find it easy to remove the battery from the compartment, majority find it to be hard. You need to press on the release bar to remove the battery. However, the battery does not come out enough to give you a good grip on it.

How long does the battery last?

Answer:The battery lasts around 30 to 35 minutes. According to Greenworks, it is supposed to mow 7000 square feet of lawn in one charge. However, practically this is only true initially. As time goes on, gradually you will find the period that the charge lasts get shortened.

How long is warranty and what all is covered?

Answer: The warranty period of the mower is for 4 years, whereas lithium ion batteries carry a 2 year warranty from the shipping date. Greenworks claim that their warranty will cover any of their items that are defective, or get damaged during shipping; provided that a proof of purchase is shown.

Is it Self Propelled?

Answer: No, it is not self-propelled. So, you need to be continuously pushing it around the yard by yourself.

Does it work efficiently on wet grass?

Answer: Yes it does. This mower comes with the feature of levelling up its power in wet conditions or when the grass is difficult to cut.

Is the mower easy to push around?

Answer: Yes it is. Unlike gas mowers, this is a lightweight mower that is easy to manoeuver.Moreover, you can easily adjust the height setting of the mower until it is easy for you to push around.

Can it be used during light rain or drizzle?

Answer:It is not ideal to use an electrically powered machine during wet conditions, such as during rain or drizzle. Not only can it be hazardous, but it also brings the possibility of ruining the mower or hampering its durability.