Planet-healthy lawn care is maturing into a viable alternative for small to medium sized lawns. Leading the charge are battery-powered mowers like the Neuton CE 6.2 — they’re quiet and feature zero-emission operation.
With a 19” cutting path, the CE 6.2 will chomp lawns up to 1/3 acre or about 15,000 sq. ft. on a single charge of its 360-watt-hour battery, according to Neuton. For larger yards you can plug in additional batteries. It’s a leap in technology from the old gas hogs that spew greenhouse gases into the weekend sky like a fire hose.
However, you have to consider the trade-offs of switching to a rig like the Neuton — weight springs to mind immediately. The CE 6.2 runs around 70 lbs, while a normal push mower of roughly the same size weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 to 50 lbs. Is that a huge deal? Probably not, but remember you are manhandling this thing around the yard, so weight does matter.
Overall the Neuton is a great deal better for the planet, but you have to take into account all the costs, like $90 batteries. Each of us has to decide, based on our own situation, when is the right time to upgrade our lawn-care technology. Still, it’s a good idea, and we’re curious to see if battery-powered rigs like the Neuton catch on.
CE 6.2 19″ Mower [Neuton]