Black & Decker CMM1200 19-Inch 24-Volt Cordless Electric Mulching Lawn Mower
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- Powerful 24-volt, 1,200-watt permanent magnet electric motor; mows 1/3-acre on a single charge
- Cutting height adjusts with the touch of a button; starts by simply pulling a lever
- Mower stores upright for compact storage
- 2-year limited warranty; limited lifetime warranty on cutting deck
- Included with mower: bag and mulching plate
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|Manufacturer Part Number||CMM1200|
|Package Height||18 x 22.6 x 35.9 inches|
|Shipping Weight||88.2 pounds|
Clean and convenient, the Cordless Electric Mulching Lawn Mower from Black & Decker runs on a dependable 24-volt battery and can mow a 1/3-acre home lot on a single charge. It allows you to eliminate tricky pull starts and tangled extension cords from your lawn care regimen and, as a zero-emissions tool, it's not just easier to use than traditional gas mowers.
This cordless electric mower is designed to simplify lawn care. Just insert the key, pull the lever, and go. No pull cords or time-consuming maintenance and tune-ups required. No gas and oil to buy, mix, store, or spill. No need to worry about the length of an extension cord. No dirty fumes polluting your yard.
Versatile and Dependable Cordless Cutting Power
With this electric mower, a 1200-watt output permanent magnet electric motor delivers quick, effective performance. A single battery charge provides plenty of run time to mow a typical home site of 1/3 acre, which translates to a grass area of 10,000 to 12,000 square feet.
The mower's deck offers a cutting width of 19 inches. This durable polymer deck is easy to clean, won't ever rust, and is backed by a lifetime warranty. The mower also offers you the choice of using the mulching plate to lay cuttings back on your lawn as free, chemical-free fertilizer, or of using a rear bag with a large 1.5-bu capacity to collect clippings.
You can select a mowing height from 1.5 to 3.5 inches to account for a variety conditions. One-touch height adjustment lets you adjust all four wheels with the pull of a single lever. And when it's time to put the mower away, the handle folds to create a more compact footprint, allowing for storage in tight spaces.
Energy Star Approval and Support for Battery Recycling
The Black & Decker 24-volt battery-powered mower is the first in its class to offer a charger that qualifies for the Energy Star approval mark. This charger meets the strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy. A battery will charge to 70-percent in just three or four hours, or to 100-percent overnight. In addition to benefiting the environment, this efficiency helps you save money on utilities.
Black & Decker also supports the activities of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBCB), a not-for-profit company established for the purpose of collecting and recycling rechargeable batteries within the U.S. and Canada so that they don't end up in landfills. Companies involved in this recycling effort pay for the cost of collection and recycling so that the environmental benefits come at no cost to you, the consumer.
This electric mower weighs just 76 pounds, and it is backed by a full two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Mower, rear bag, mulching plate, and safety key.
From the Manufacturer
The CMM1200 Cordless Mower provides the freedom of a gas mower with the convenience of an electric mower. It is simple to start and requires no gas, oil or tune-ups. It is ideal for lawn areas typical of up to a 1/3 acre home site.
|This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified|
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy--plus they help us all save money while making a difference. Find out more about ENERGY STAR.
Top customer reviews
However, I did have a problem on first using the mower. Something went wrong with the starter the second or third time I went to use it, and it wouldn't start. This is apparently a common problem. I ended up having to take it in for a repair. I was very unhappy as this is a big heavy mower, inconvenient to ship and the service center was over an hour away. Therefore, DONT buy this mower without first checking out where the service center is relative to you.
Aside from that, I'm very happy with the mower, and glad i purchased it. No more running for gas or checking oil. No more pulling on a cord to get a mower to start. The mower is relatively quiet, compared to gas mowers, and it works well. If the grass is very heavy and/or wet, it can stop the mower and you might have to clear the blade and restart it. When I started in the spring though, my yard was a bit overgrown, and it did very well in cutting it back down to the ground, provided I didn't overload it, particularly with understanding that if the grass is wet, it is harder to cut. I'd buy it again. The only thing I wonder about is why they didn't make this with a removable, separately rechargable battery - that way, you could buy more than one, and alwyas have one charged. But that's a minor thing. Between this and a reel mower, I haven't needed to break out my John Deere lawn tractor this year.
I have two complaints: I got a warranty repair for the switch axle which others have explained is poor design. A (second) warranty repair of the switch fixed this problem. The cut is not particularly even. I often cut the same spot twice (or use a very narrow pass) to get it level enough for my taste. Another commenter noted that the key switch is flimsy for its purpose and I agree, but it hasn't caused me any trouble.
Some notes on the redesigned switch: The old switch is what appears in the main product picture today (2009-12-06), a red handle that you hold against the push bar with your right hand. For the redesign, the whole top half of the push bar assembly is redone. The bar is straight across rather than bent up. The main switch is a 2-step process - push a button in on the side and hold a small bar back against the push bar to hold it in place. The flimsy key has been replaced with a more substantial key shown in one of the official product pictures. The receipt for my second warranty repair says item 90551714 "Conversion Kit to Type 2A" was used to put the redesigned switch on my mower.
When I discuss this mower with friends, a few items come up:
1) It still uses energy, so how does it help the environment? Economy of scale. Power plants, even burning coal, burn much cleaner than a 1-cylinder gasoline engine. Most of the smell to which I was accustomed from mowing is from burning gasoline, and everything you can smell is a volatile organic carbon - which is worse than CO2 for global warming.
2) How long does it run? I haven't run it out of power yet. Once I forgot to plug it in after cutting the lawn, and it made it through two passes of about 25 minutes each. Given that I can cut the whole yard in about 25 minutes with a 19" mower, you can surmise that it's not a very big lawn.
3) Is it heavy? I don't think so. It's heavier than the $100 Murray I replaced, but it's lighter than some self-propelled gas mowers I've pushed.
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