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I just recently pulled out my old lawn mower.  It's a great mower that has served me well, with it's tough Honda engine.  It's been in storage for over 1 year, since I moved in with my fiancee and used her electric mower for a 2008.   I put gas into the Honda, held the choke open and after 4 pulls it was good to go!  The only problem is that it uses gasoline.  Bad for the environment and also I can't seem to keep from spilling some on myself when I fill it up.
 
Even though gas mowers are messy, I despise corded electric mowers.  It's generally not a good idea to use an electric mower in the rain (not that I do that much with a gas mower).  The part that I really hate it just dealing with the damn cord.
 
So now I've started a search for the perfect mower: tough enough to do the job of a gas mower, yet environmentally friendly and non-messy.
 
A quick search of Home Depot Canada, Rona, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and Sears produced the following:
 
 

Manufacturer

Model

Cutting Width

Self Propelled

Motor 

 Battery

 Total Weight (lbs)

 Time To Fully Charge
(hours)

 Estimated Runtime/Charge

Retailer 

Functions 

Cutting Height

 Warranty NotesCountry of Origin
My Comments

Black & Decker

CMM1200

19"

 No

24V

24V sealed lead acid

76

 10

 up to 1/3 acre

 Home Depot ($459)

Home Hardware ($459)

Side, Bagger, Mulch

1.5" to 3.5" (one-touch adjust)

2 year full
 Folding handle
 Mexicoone-touch adjust is great feature

Solaris

SP21HB 

21"

Yes 

Terra Phase Brushless

Two 12V removable lead acid 

 108

 

40-70 minutes

 Home Depot ($499)

 Side, Bagger, Mulch 

 1.5" to 3.5"

2 year limited
 Big rear wheels, Solar Panel charger available ($249)
 US 

Solaris

S21HB 

21"

 No

Terra Phase Brushless 

Two 12V removeable lead acid 

 108

 

40-70 minutes

Home Depot ($449)

Side, Bagger, Mulch

 1.5" to 3.5"

 2 year limited
Big rear wheels, Solar Panel charger available ($249) US 

Neutron

 CE6

19"

 

 50 amp

removable lead acid 

69

 

45-60 minutes

Home Depot ($499)

 

 

   TaiwanDislike the neon green colour

Homelite

UT13122

20"

 No

 

24V

 

 



Home Depot ($389)

Side, Bagger, Mulch 

1.5" to 3.75" 

 2 year limited  China 

Cub Cadet

 CC500BAT

19"

 No

 

48V

98

 

 

Home Depot ($529)

Side, Bagger, Mulch

1" to 3.5"

2 year limited
   

Utopia

UP21H

 21"

Yes

Terra Phase Brushless

 

 

 

 

 Rona ($549)

Side, Bagger, Mulch

 

 Solar Panel charger available ($249)
  Very similar to Solaris, but regular rear wheels.

White Outdoor

188

19"

No

 

 

 

 

 

Rona ($499)

Side, Bagger, Mulch

 (one-touch adjust)

2 year limited
  Sounds like a Troy-Bilt

Yardworks

 

14"

 No

24V

 24V, 10 Amp Hour removable ($129)

52

10

 5000 sq ft

Canadian Tire ($329)

Bagger, Mulch

1.625" to 4" (one-touch adjust)

    Some reviewer hint at a battery issues

 Troy-Bilt

188

 19"

No


48V

 

 

 

Canadian Tire ($499)

Side, Bagger, Mulch

 (one-touch adjust)

2 year limited
  Can't download product manuals without serial number (dumb)

 WORX

 WG712

19"

 

 

24V, 20 Amp Hour removable ($199)

 

 

12,000 sq ft

Canadian Tire ($479)

 Side, Bagger, Mulch




  Not much info

 Earthwise

 

20"

No

 24V

20 Amp Hour, removable

 

 

55 min

 Sears ($369)

Walmart ($369)

Side, Bagger, Mulch

1.75" to 3.75" (one-touch adjust)

 2 year limited
   

Linamar

 

 21"

 Yes

 Terra Phase Brushless

Two 12V removeable lead acid

 

 

 

 Home Hardware ($499

Side, Bagger, Mulch

 

   Assembled in Canada
 
 
 
 
 
There is also a Solar powered charger from Terra Phase (Rona and
 
 
 
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