Discharge – Rear bagging, side discharge, mulching
Cutting Heights – 7
Cutting Height Range (inches) – 1.5 to 3.75
Four Year Warranty
PRICE GUIDE: $$
About The Greenworks 25022 Mower
Greenworks Tools are a relatively new brand, founded in 2007 by the Global Tools Group. They have been at the forefront of the lawn mower industry ever since, and in 2013 they introduced the first dual blade battery powered cordless lawn mower.
The good news is:
The Greenworks 25022 corded lawn mower is one of the most popular on the market and frequently at the top of the Amazon best seller list.
Weighing 56 lbs it has a 20 inch cutting width and is powered by a 12-amp electric motor. It has seven adjustable cutting heights, from 3.75 inches down to 1.5 inches. Cuttings can be side discharged, mulched or rear bagged.
Digging a little deeper:
To start this you hold down the power button and pull the bail lever up to the handle bar and hold it there. To stop you just release the bail lever.
The handlebars are foldable and this comes with a four year warranty.
Above: The Greenworks 25022 is one of the most popular electric lawn mowers on the market.
There is no doubt about it.
This is super lightweight. As a result it is very easy to push around your yard, thanks to the lightweight and the very large rear tires – at 10 inches they are some of the biggest on the market. They make maneuvering the 25022 a dream.
However whilst it is light it certainly doesn’t feel cheap. That is because it is pretty sturdily made. The deck is made of metal not plastic and there are lots of other areas where you can feel the time and thought invested into smaller details – the height adjustment for instance also has strong metal controls and snaps easily and securely into place.
Want to know the difference quality build makes?
Of course it is more durable and will last longer, but it has other benefits that might not be immediately noticeable.
As the mower deck is made of metal, it is much thinner and less bulky than some mowers that have bulky plastic builds. That means you can get much closer when it comes to awkward areas where they might be something jutting out from the wall adjoining your lawn (like a pipe for instance) so there is no need for you to go back and clean up later with a string trimmer or pair of shears.
Back onto something we talked about earlier.
The height adjustment. Sometimes this can be the downfall of what might seem like a good mower. Not with this Greenworks model though.
Above: The mower is sturdily made and adjusting the cutting height is easy.
Have you ever had a mower with an individual spring adjuster on each wheel? They are a nightmare to change. This is pretty much the exact opposite – you can change the cutting height quickly and easily using just one hand.
For the record there are seven cutting heights, the lowest is 1.5 inches and the highest is 3.75 inches.
The ease of use extends beyond the height adjuster. This comes pretty much assembled, simply attach the handle to the mower, plug it in and get cutting your grass.
Here’s the deal:
This has a neat 3-in-1 feature that means your grass clippings can be rear bagged, side discharged or mulched. It gives you the flexibility to decide what you want to do with the cut grass.
The bag is nice and very easy to install. Simply lift the spring loaded door on the back of the mower, remove the mulching plug and then use the two hooks to secure the bag. It is easy to empty too.
It mulches perfectly adequately, to a fine consistency, and again switching between the three functions is really easy.
Now let’s talk about the really important stuff.
How this thing cuts – and it cuts very well indeed. It leaves your grass with a nice uniform look, and the sturdy metal blade and strong 12 amp motor give it sufficient power to get through mid length grass very easily.
With longer thicker grass it does struggle a little (see Not So Good Section below).
Still not convinced?
There is much more to the Greenworks 25022. It feels very safe – to get it started you have to press in a button and pull the bail lever towards you.
It has a nice cord management system – there is a pigtail cord that secures the power supply securely and you don’t feel like it will come unplugged.
Above: The Greenworks 25022 gives a nice even cut and had a folding handle which means it takes up minimal storage space.
The top half of the handle is held by easy release brackets. What this means is you can literally fold it in half in seconds making storage much easier.
I guess it all adds up to this:
This feels well made and you get the sense it will last for a long time.
On top of everything else the price tag is very reasonable and it will match up to higher spec, higher cost mowers.
This thing is popular for a reason!
The Not So Good
In all honesty…
There isn’t too much wrong with this. However it can feel a little under powered if you have thicker taller grass to mow.
So if you let your grass get to 6 to 8 inches you will find it bogs down and you will need to take it quite slowly.
Steve is a one time gardening hater turned into gardening obsessive. This was all thanks to going to University where a two year stint spent transforming the previously horrific garden of the student house he lived in left him addicted to all things horticultural! Now with a new house in tow and due to some fortunate circumstances he is free to test out a whole host of gardening equipment. Find out more about Steve or drop him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.