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Do you love extra features on your mower? Are you trying to pick a green mower that runs more efficiently than traditional mowers and doesn’t use gas or oil?
This electric Lawnmaster mower has several unique features you may be interested in. We gave the LawnMaster CLMFT6018A 60V a rigorous test during our review period, so check below details and whether or not you should buy it.
Summary: This Lawnmaster model is an interesting cordless mower with a lot of settings: That gives it plenty of potential for the average yard, especially if you like micro-managing your lawn.
Price: $395.99 on Amazon
Out of all the cordless lawn mower we’ve tested, this Lawnmaster has one of the most interesting designs. It’s filled with features that electric mowers don’t usually have (in fact, mowers of any kind don’t usually have these additions). To make it easier on you, we’re going to give a quick list of the more unique features and what we think about them, before moving on to general design review.
As for general design, the Lawnmaster has a somewhat blocky but very serviceable shape, made with lightweight plastic that manages to keep the mower grounded while also making operation (turning, pushing, etc.) very easy, even without a self-propelled option.
The wheels are also particularly good, well spaced and large with plenty of traction, which makes going over rough ground or pushing the mower up and down hills easier.
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We also like the battery design, although this doesn’t often figure into our review notes. The 60V battery has a rugged, capsule-like shape that helps protect it, and makes it easier to grip, pull out, and drop into the charger or mower as needed – easier than any of the other mower batteries we tested (although the compact, versatile Black+Decker batteries do get an honorable mention here).
However, some design aspects are less impressive. There are a few parts that feel surprisingly flimsy compared to the more rugged parts of the mower, as if they were designed and made according to entirely different plans. The starter lever, for example, does not benefit from its lightweight design, which makes it seem a little rickety. The battery casing is, unlike the rest of the mower, made from cheap plastic, and should be handled with care to avoid damage.
Perhaps most oddly, the safety key lock is located inside the battery casing. That’s annoying for a number of reasons.
See also: Read our Greenworks Pro 60v review to see what another top-quality electric lawn mower has to offer.
First, you typically loop or attach the safety key near the lock for easy handling, but in this case that means the safety key has to dangle out on the front of your mower, where it’s vulnerable to debris and general wear and tear.
Second, every other safety key lock is by the handle for obvious reasons. Putting the key by the battery means you have to lean down, open the base, and pull out the key every time you stop the mower (it’s generally good practice to pop out the key when getting rid of clippings, just for safety).
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The Lawnmaster provides a lot of power with limited battery life. It does a good job of “hugging” the cutting area so not too much grass go flying up into the mower, and cuts very quickly.
We also like the speedy battery charge time, which we found was complete in only about two hours, one of the speediest times we’ve encountered. However, because of the drain on the battery, it only tends to last around 30 to 60 minutes with higher power settings, one of the shorter durations we’ve seen – and a pretty clear tradeoff.
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The power/battery mode buttons, meanwhile, are also a mixed bag. If you want to use them, they are very simple to adjust with two easy-to-reach thumb buttons by the handle. They’re nice if you want to tinker around and adjust the mower’s power level for light grass, thick grass, or medium grass mowing, while the other button makes it simple to instantly check your battery life.
However, it’s also tempting to simply leaving the mower mode on auto so that it does the work for you, and it’s a little annoying to press a button to view your battery charge when most other models have a constant LED indicator you can glance at. However these aren’t flaws so much as quibbles, and the Lawnmaster performed very well overall.
The Lawnmaster is solid electric mower option for owners who prefer a few extra customization and control features while they are mowing. It doesn’t have a perfect design, but its lightweight and will last with care and cleaning!