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Sun Joe iON16LM 40-Volt 16-Inch Brushless Cordless Lawn Mower, Kit (w/4.0-Ah Battery + Quick Charger), ION16LM
|Power Source||Battery Powered|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||48.4 x 17.7 x 42.9 inches|
|Color||Kit (w/4.0-Ah Battery + Quick Charger)|
|Item Weight||37.3 Pounds|
|Cutting Width||16 Inches|
|Number of reclining positions||6|
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- No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords
- Powerful brushless motor increases battery efficiency, maximizes motor performance, decreases noise and vibration and extends motor life
- Compact design ideal for small to mid-sized lawns. Cutting options - Bag and discharge chute
- 6-position height adjustment lever tailors grass cutting height from 1.18 to 3.15 Inch
- ETL approved; Energy Star certified.Deck Material:ABS Plastic
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Snow Joe + Sun Joe
Snow Joe + Sun Joe specialize in developing innovative outdoor tools to keep your home looking beautiful throughout the year, whether the snow is falling or the sun is shining. Our expansive line of outdoor power equipment, which includes manual, cordless, and electric tools such as lawn mowers, trimmers, tillers, and snow blowers, aims to simplify your yard routine to make it quick and easy to get your outdoor chores done.
Mow Power to Ya
Powered by the same rechargeable 40 V iONMAX battery system, the iON16LM utilizes the most advanced lithium-ion technology to deliver up to 40 minutes of whisper-quiet runtime with zero carbon emissions for cleaner air.
Ideal for small to mid-sized lawns, the iON16LM starts instantly with a simple push of a button and its ergonomic handle maximizes user comfort during use. Its compact design features rugged front and rear all-terrain wheels that make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces.
- The 9.25-gallon grass bag conveniently detaches to dispose of grass clippings
- 6-position height adjustment lever tailors grass cutting height from 1.18 to 3.15 inches
- No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords
- Featuring exclusive EcoSharp technology for no fade power and maximum performance
The iON16LM is engineered with a powerful 600 W brushless motor for increased battery efficiency.
Durable steel blade cuts with precision. Mows a 15 in. (38 cm) wide path in one pass.
The iON16LM lawn mover features a 9.25 gal grass bag. Easily monitor grass catcher's contents to know when to empty through the grass indicator window. Detaches easily for convenient disposal.
Frequently Purchased Accessories
Snow Joe + Sun Joe iBAT40XR iON EcoSharp PRO 40 V 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery.
Snow Joe + Sun Joe iCHRG40-DPC Dual Port iON 40 V EcoSharp Lithium-Ion Charger.
|Cutting Width||14 in.||14 in.||15 in.||15 in.||21 in.|
|Cutting Height||1.18 in. - 2.52 in.||1.18 in. - 2.52 in.||1.18 in. - 3.15 in.||1.18 in. - 3.15 in.||1.2 in. - 3.75 in.|
|Battery Runtime (max)||40 min||25 min||40 min||25 min||70 min|
|Motor||600 W||600 W||600 W||780 W||1250 W|
|Weight||22.8 lbs||23.1 lbs||34.6 lbs||42 lbs||77.7 lbs|
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MOW POWER TO YA! Ditch the gas, oil, noxious fumes, pull-cords, and extension cords and meet the newest addition to the iON tool series - the Sun Joe iON16LM cordless lawn mower! Powered by the same rechargeable 40 V iONMAX battery system, the iON16LM utilizes the most advanced lithium-ion technology to deliver up to 40 minutes of whisper-quiet runtime with zero carbon emissions for cleaner air. This cordless dynamo is also engineered with a powerful brushless motor for increased battery efficiency, optimal motor performance and extended motor life (up to 2000 hours! ) to keep your iON mowing strong season after season. Ideal for small to mid-sized lawns, the iON16LM starts instantly with a simple push of a button and its ergonomic handle maximizes user comfort during use. Its compact design features rugged front and rear all-terrain wheels that make it easy to maneuver in tight spaces. Quickly adjust the cutting height of your grass with the 6-position height adjustment lever, which tailors cutting heights from 1. 18 inches up to 3. 15 inches. The 9. 25-gallon grass bag conveniently detaches to dispose of grass clippings. The iON16LM is backed by a full two-year , is ETL approved, and Energy Star certified. GET EQUIPPED this spring with the Sun Joe iON16LM – the easy, convenient and cord-free way to care for your lawn. No Load Speed (rpm): 3500.
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After using this for around 2 months. I've noticed I can mow twice with the battery it came with. And about 3-4 full mows with the battery from my snow-joe. The bag looks soo small. But it's quite large. The indicator on the bag is also nice. Airflow through the bag = flapper is open = bag isn't full. I didn't read the manual so at first I didn't know what it was. I'm more of a "let's put this handle on, I want to see and hear this thing work" kind of guy. Now this says whisper quiet. It's whisper quiet… if is a bear whispering. It's really not that loud. Much quieter than a gas mower. The only sound you really hear are the blades moving around, which makes a very distinct sound. Basically it sounds like a regular mower, three houses down.
It doesn't have any self propellers. I was disappointed, because I didn't look into the description. Once I picked up the box and put it together, that disappointment was gone. This thing is so light, you can mow one handed and still get those straight lines you want. You can also mow as fast as you want.
It's also great to see my neighbors looking over with the confused looks on their faces. I hope this review helps.
I am 65, and have mowed too many lawns in my lifetime (thanks, Dad). Oldest son, analytical, high self esteem, and Dad knew he could count on me to mow not only our lawn, but the neighbors’ for a pittance. So, experience I have.
Spouse and I love our Michigan summers and mowing the lawn is not one of our favorite things. I could hire it out, but our lawn is only 5000 sq ft. And, according to my calorie-counting app, I can burn 375 calories per hour mowing a lawn.
Four years ago, I realized that my gas-burning Husqvarna would be the last gas-consuming mower I would own. So, I bought a Black and Decker MM875, Corded, 19 inch mower. I used (suffered thru) it for 3 years. It wasn’t long before my spouse refused to mow the lawn, no matter how many calories were involved. So last December I got a Black Friday special on Amazon and purchased a Worx WG788, Cordless, 19-inch mower. My first few months of mowing with Worx have been bliss, but that is another review.
The Sun Joe is a different beast. When it arrived, I couldn’t believe how easy it was to set up. I didn’t even need the manual to assemble it. Just make sure the lower arm is positioned correctly, or the height adjustment won’t work properly. The ‘fit and finish’ of this mower is admirable. It doesn’t reek of cheapness. The design has been engineered and I think this is a cool looking mower.
I finally did look at the manual because I didn’t want to abuse the battery. This is a 40V lithium battery and the manual has quite a bit to say about how to maintain it safely. I plugged it in to make sure it was fully-charged for the maiden voyage. There are indicators on the charging station that let you know when the battery is charged. Additionally, there is a button on the battery itself that you can press to see the charge state of the battery.
The Mowing experience:
Plug in the battery, and the safety key, you’re ready to go. Forget about oil, gas, spark plug. This little servant is at your beck and call with just an overnight charge of the battery. Press the start button and squeeze the start bar. A momentary silence and the mower starts up. The blade spins and spins. And, spins. This mower is a bit louder than the Worx mower I have used. In fact, I felt the need to put on my ear mufflers to block the sound. It is much quieter than a gas mower, but not as quiet as my Worx. A neighbor questioned why I was wearing the ear muffler, since she thought it was quiet. Everything’s relative.
With this mower, you have a choice of ‘mulching’ the grass, or picking it up in the bag. It will not let you shoot it out the side. There is no mulching plug if you decide not to use the bag. The bag is another sweet unit. It is small, but nicely designed. It has an indicator that shows you when it is full. Sorry, but I did not test the bag….I am a mulcher.
I had the grass setting on 3 and started mowing our back lawn, which had a good week’s growth. It was obvious that the Sun Joe struggled thru the thicker grass sections. The mower speed would slow down and even my wife noticed this.
I noticed that the mower was not mulching the grass as well as the Black and Decker or the Worx. It was leaving some nice piles of grass behind, which maybe I could get my spouse to rake up. (wishful thinking). I realized that the height setting should be set higher, since you should maintain at least a 2” length on your grass according to the powers that be. I set the mower to a height 0f 5 for the front lawn.
The Sun Joe was so easy to push, being so light in weight. I could walk at a fast pace, and the mower kept cutting. The Black and Decker was not good at this, requiring me to slow my pace to get an even cut.
With the Sun Joe, the cut was even, and I did not see any missed sections in the overlap. That said, the 16-inch width required a few more passes than the B&D or Worx models. I can’t say it added a lot of time to my mowing job; a few more minutes at most.
Did I finish the job? Well, I mentioned I have about 5000 sq ft of lawn. With 100 sq ft left, the mower just stopped. This was about 40 minutes into the job, which is what the manufacturer claims is the battery life. However, I stopped for about 5 minutes to talk to a neighbor about this mower. So I think my battery life was 35 minutes. Mind you that I mowed through some thick lawn at a low height setting for the first 10 minutes of this job. That may have depleted the battery more than usual.
Would I trade my Black and Decker corded unit for the Sun Joe? Yes, definitely. Cords are a pain and the B&D required me to use a slow pace to get an even cut. BTW, I had to donate the B&D to Goodwill, as I could not even sell it at our garage sale last weekend. The Sun Joe beats out the B&D corded unit, in my opinion.
Would I trade my Worx cordless for the Sun Joe? No. The Worx is heavier, but the battery could do 2-3 times the lawn I have before depleting the battery. And, the Worx is quieter and will shoot the grass out the side.
The Sun Joe is a great mower for someone who has a 4000-5000 sq ft lawn that can be mowed in under 40 minutes. It is light and easy to maneuver. The build is great, maybe better than the Worx. I like this mower, and would recommend it to someone who has maybe a cottage or small home that needs a dependable cordless unit. I wish it had a better mulching capability, but the engineering behind this unit is admirable. I think the price is good for a mower like this.
My advice, for those of you with smaller lawns, get rid of your gas mowers. Electric mowers are so much better and they won't pollute your neighborhood with sound or gas fumes.
Thanks for reading this, and I hope this review has been helpful to you.
Our concerns about this model before purchasing: battery life, power, battery charging time, collection bag size.
We have what I call a city yard. The front can be mowed in five minutes. The back is actually pretty deep, but overall it is smaller than many suburban yards.
The battery came partially charged which nearly took care of the front. I charged it maybe half way and finished the front and started the back. I charged it fully and got through most of the back. If the grass were normal height, I feel pretty good that the battery would last for the full front and back. The full battery lasted an hour in the back (keep in mind I had to stop frequently to empty the bag from our jungle of a yard). It’s been sitting in the charger for an hour and it’s half charged already. The bag filled quickly, but the grass was a foot tall. I didn’t mind emptying it, because it was easy to detach/attach and the smaller size made it manageable to carry and dump. I wouldn’t have wanted it any bigger. On a regular mow, I don’t think it would be bad at all.
The surprising: this thing took on the tall grass like a champ. Very impressive. Very quiet. My husband came outside, because he thought I was going to mow and he didn’t hear it. Easy to push, even if not self propelled. Easy to start and stop to pick up sticks and empty the bag.
Bottom line, it exceeded our expectations and our fears were unfounded. Very happy with our purchase.
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I have about 1,600 sq/ft of lawn to mow and it works well. I've already used it twice since receiving it and my 5 amp-hour battery still displays a full charge.
The cordless factor is so convenient. It reduces mowing time and makes mowing easier by eliminating cord management with every pass as well as eliminating the accidental disconnections in the middle of a pass.
It also runs more quietly than I expected.
There are some flaws which prevent this from getting a 5-star rating:
1. It doesn't mulch (if you're one of those people who prefer mulching to bagging).
2. The bag is too small.
3. In addition to being too small, the bag is poorly designed such that you are guaranteed to spill some clippings when you remove it from the mower to empty its contents.
4. The body of the mower is subject to a small amount of flexion or torsion so that if you happen to lift and jerk it while mowing to move it out of a tight spot, or change its course, you will hear (and feel) the blade hit the inner side of the mower.
5. The handle doesn't fold down as much as I would have liked for easy storage.
I would recommend this mower in spite of the noted flaws.
Another issue is shorter setting of the mower literally razes the grass of the soil. I am not sure who would use such a close shave. By mistake I pushed the mower for 3-4 feet at setting 3 and I am still waiting grass to grow at that spot. Other than setting 5 and 6, I do not see any practical use for other heights.
Also be aware that this is not a heavy duty mower. Wheels are hollow plastic as well as most of the body.
On the pro side, even my 6 year older can push this mower, it looks nice and it cuts really nicely. The battery lasts 35-40 minutes and recharges reasonably quickly (about 3 hours of recharge time).
Overall, this mower is not for everyone but definitely it has its uses.
I have two main dislikes....
1) Not a powerful machine. It works well in light grass. You can really feel it slow down when you get into thicker grass.
2). The grass bag is small. Very convenient and easy to dump but you will be dumping it often.
What I like
1) uses the same batteries as my snowjoe snowblower
2) light and easy to move around. I first I was thinking I need a propelled unit but this thing is super lightweight and easy to move around.
3) safety key is a nice touch if you have kids - need it to start
4). Super easy to adjust the height. Be careful as the lowest level is extremely short.