Black & Decker MM575 Lawn Hog 18-Inch 12 amp Electric Mulching Mower
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- Powerful 12 Amp motor
- 18-inch cutting path; 100-foot range
- 1-lever height adjustment that adjusts all four wheels at once from 1 to 3-1/2 inches
- No gas, oil, or tune-ups to worry about; weighs only 41 pounds
- Limited lifetime warranty on deck; 2-year limited warranty on everything else; includes attachable side-chute
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|Item Dimensions||15.38 x 21.5 x 33 inches|
|Item Weight||47 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||MM575|
|Shipping Weight||48 pounds|
Black & Decker MM575 18" Lawn Hog??? Electric Mulching Mower
The Black & Decker Electric Lawn Hog Mulching Mower lets you spend your time maintaining your lawn and not your mower. There's no worrying about gas, oil, or tune-ups--just plug it in when you're ready to manicure your lawn. The 18-inch blade covers lots of ground and turns clippings into mulch to help fertilize your grass. On-board adjustments let you pick the perfect deck height for your lawn and the best handle length for your comfort.
This Lawn Hog's compact size makes it easy to maneuver and easy to store.
The Lawn Hog eliminates cleaning spark plugs, stopping for refills, or spending more money on gas. The 12 Amp motor delivers more than enough power to chop through tough grass for an even cut. You'll also eliminate the emissions and noise associated with gas motors, protecting your environment, hearing, and status as a considerate neighbor.
Adjustable for Cut and Comfort
Set the deck level between 1 and 3 1/2 inches for the grass height that's best for your lawn. One lever adjusts all four wheels for a close cut or plush pile. The handle can be adjusted to fit your height, providing you with a better mowing posture that keeps you comfortable while fighting fatigue.
Mulching Action Eliminates Bagging
You won't just mow your lawn, you'll be turning your grass clippings into nutrient-rich mulch. Open the side chute to spread the clippings over your lawn, or pick up the optional bag to gather and add them to your compost pile.
Perfect for your small or medium sized lawn, the Lawn Hog will mow within a 100-foot radius of the nearest outlet. With its compact size, it is easy to control for a precise cut, and it stores out of the way when not in use.
The Lawn Hog 18-Inch Electric Mower is covered by a full two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
MM575 Electric Mulching Mower, attachable side chute
This corded, electric mower is maintenance free.
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Top Customer Reviews
o The socket on the mower eventually failed, so I had to wire the cord directly into it. This seems to be an ongoing design issue with B&D electric mowers, since it also happened on two previous models.
o The instructions are a little unclear as to how to insert the plastic plugs under the handle ends, but keep messing with it, you'll get it.
o The underside has a nonstick coating that works pretty well, but it does, eventually, build up grass clippings that are easy to scrape out with a stick or even your fingers (with the mower unplugged, of course!)
o The wheels could be a little more durable - mine are starting to wear around the hubs so they're loose.
o The elevation setting works well, except it's easy to bump, causing the mower to lower.
Cons: The start switch seems a little flimsy
Let me get this part out of the way:
The cord is a pain, but you will learn ways to make it easier. It's the price you pay for the reduced weight that is associated with the cordless, battery-operated mowers. And the cord (I used 14-gauge with good results) is pricey for 100ft (~$65)
Having said that:
I just finished mowing my 1/4-acre lawn with this mower for the first time and it was a pretty good experience.
I did not have to wear ear protection like I did with my gas mower. It's not silent, but it's quieter than most vacuum cleaners I've used. My wife even came out to ask why I hadn't started, when I was half way through the front yard. :) It was also nice not to smell like gas and oil when I was finished.
This mower is so light, that I found myself pushing with one hand and holding the cord with the other. I can see why some other reviewers had their neighbors tease them about 'sweeping the lawn' Also there is not NEARLY as much vibration through the handle as I had with the gas mower. This was a source of fatigue for me and would make my hands tingle for an hour after I finished mowing with the gas mower.
The design of the mower is fairly decent. I had no problems with the cut-height adjustment feature. It seems a little flimsy, but worked fine. This is also true of the 'dead-man's-throttle' start switch. When you are pushing and shifting your hand around on the handlebar, the switch moves around somewhat, and I'll have to see how long it holds up. It's not too bad, just could be better. The majority of the mower (handlebar excluded) is made of moderately thick plastic, probably to reduce weight, but I have to wait and see if the plastic is sufficient over the years. The mulching ability was great. Took my 4-inch tall grass down around 2-inches and left very few visible clippings on top.
I am very happy with this mower after my first use. My ears don't ring, my hands don't tingle, and my back doesn't ache. I can't say much about the how long it will last, but I think it will last a while. That is why I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars. If I can come back in 3-5 years and still say the good things I've said about it, I will give it the 5th star. I would definitely recommend it but ONLY if your yard is smaller and every corner of your yard is within ~125 feet of an outlet.
I saw people complain about having to deal with a cord, but it really didn't seem to be that much of a burden to me. I also liked the fact that this mower actually does mulch!
I did have one small complaint...it did get clogged twice while I was mowing, but was very easy to clean out.
I've even cut waist high grass in the backyard. I had to go a little slower than normal, but it cut right through.
Because of the extension cord, I had to rethink the way I mowed the yard. With the gas mower I used to mow around the perimeter of the yard in a big circle and work my way to the center. With the electric mower, I have to mow in horizontal rows starting at the house and working my way out away from the house.
It's so light weight it does not need to be self propelled. The light weight makes it easy to lift in and out of my truck to take to other properties.
I use a bright yellow 150-foot 12/3 extension cord to power it.
The cost of this mower was about 1/3 the cost of the gas mower it replaced. This MM575 doesn't choke on the thick grass like the gas mower did.
No more gasoline, oil changes, spark plugs, gummed up carburetors, etc. There is no maintenance except sharpening the blade every two years.
It's also very quiet, so I don't wake my neighbors with early morning mowing.
I looked at the battery powered mowers, but realized that if the battery was not removable, then you have to recharge overnight before you can finish cutting your yard. That's not good.