Battery-powered lawnmowers are an eco-friendly and convenient way to keep your lawn neat and green. You don’t have to buy or transport dangerous gasoline, and you don’t have to stretch an extension cord across your lawn.
Many people are unfamiliar with battery-powered lawn mowers, and find it a little daunting to purchase a replacement battery once the factory-provided mower battery runs out of juice. We, the experts at Batteries Shack, are here to help.
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If you have a riding mower you’ll probably want a 12-volt battery, similar to a car battery.
Walk-behind mowers may need batteries of up to 40 volts. Unlike a riding mower, a walk-behind mower does not come equipped with an alternator that can keep it charged throughout the mowing cycle.
You should always check your owner’s manual before buying a new battery, and you should check the existing battery in your lawnmower. You can tell the voltage of the battery by looking at the number of plastic caps on your battery case and multiplying them by two. The casing may also indicate what you need to buy.
Know that the battery voltage isn’t the only determinant of whether it’s right for your lawnmower: Mower batteries also come in several sizes. One of the easiest ways to help us help you is for you to note the model number of your battery, or to snap a photo of it to show us before you come here to Batteries Shack to buy a new one.
We recommend getting a maintenance charger. Lawnmower batteries that have been left idle tend to crystalize, which means they can’t stay charged. You need a charger that will keep them fresh even during the winter months, when you’re not mowing your grass.
Proper charging is the only maintenance you should need. All the batteries we sell at Batteries Shack are either AGM or gel batteries, which means you should never have to remove any part of the battery to check or refill water levels.
Even though battery-powered riding mowers use batteries similar to car batteries, a basic car battery will not do. Lawn mower batteries must offer a higher resistance to vibration than a car battery can. Think how much your lawn mower shakes. At best, a car battery will wear out faster than a lawn mower battery will. At worst, it will become safety hazard to you, as most improperly used batteries are.
This isn’t as big an issue for push-behind lawnmowers, because a car battery will not fit inside one, ensuring it’s impossible for anyone to make that mistake.