Moving from internal-combustion powered equipment to battery-electric powered equipment can be a big, daunting task. The purpose of this web page is to share our experience and knowledge so that each customer can make an informed decision for their specific circumstance.
- Lower Operating & Maintenance Costs
Never again will there be a need to purchase fuel, oil, belts, air filters or spark plugs. Say goodbye to starting issues unless, of course, the battery isn’t charged! Of course, checking the tire pressure, cleaning the mower deck and unit, sharpening blades, and proper battery care will still be necessary. Maintenance costs will largely disappear gaining back valuable time and money.
2. Eco-friendly & Efficient
When running an electric mower, battery power isn’t used unless the unit is moving and/or the mower deck is activated. This is not the case for an internal combustion powered mower, which wastes valuable fuel for starting and idling. When running, electric equipment are also zero emissions machines, greatly reducing the consumer’s carbon footprint.
You will NEVER produce or smell dangerous exhaust fumes again in your garage or when you mow, just the freshly cut grass!
3. Quick Swap Batteries
With a Gravely or EGO battery-electric zero-turn mower, the operator will have the option to purchase more batteries which can allow you to mow indefinitely.
4. Longer Equipment Life
In the world of equipment, heat inhibits life. An air-cooled engine on a zero-turn mower puts out an enormous amount of heat that is nowhere to be found on an electric mower thus providing extended years of service. Battery life is not an issue either! Some, with proper maintenance, are rated up to 1,500 charge cycles (with no more than a 10% decrease in battery storage capacity), far exceeding the life expentancy of the mower itself. Additionally, some batteries are designed to allow for easy replacement of the individual cell blocks, allowing the batteries to be serviceable.
5. Noise Levels Reduced Significantly
A standard gas-powered mower runs at 95-100 Decibels, while an electric mower runs at 80 decibels (info from Mean Green). That may not sound like much but, in the human ear, loudness doubles with every ten decibels. That means that a gas mower is up to FOUR TIMES louder than an electric mower! Both commercial and residential operators will enjoy this feature as well as taking advantage of expanding hours of operation in areas where noise reduction ordinances prohibit the use of gas-powered mowers and blowers during certain times of the day.
6. Be prepared to purchase the majority of fuel up-front.
As a result, battery-electric equipment can, initially, be more expensive. But, with gas or diesel equipment, fuel needs to be purchased and added every time the tank is empty. With a battery, it simply has to be charged for another cycle, and over the life of a lithium-ion battery, an operator will get 1000-1500 cycles if charged and stored properly.
Mean Green Mowers
Mean Green Mowers have been manufacturing commercial electric zero turn mowers for over ten years. As a pioneer of the industry they've been setting the benchmark for what electric zero turns are capable off. Now with mowers reaching up to nine hours of runtime they're truly challenging internal combustion engines.
Gravely Pro Turn EV
Built on the reliable frame of the Gravely HD, Z & and ZX the Pro Turn EV delivers the power you need. With 4 swappable lithium ion batteries the EV is designed to keep you mowing all day long. Available with 48, 52 and 60 inch decks as well as side and rear discharge options. Powered by Gravely's Fusion Core battery technology the EV will change the way you mow.
EGO Power Plus
EGO offers both Outdoor Power Equipment from chainsaws to leaf blowers, and push mowers, as well as a line of Zero Turn Mowers. These are all aimed at residential users and are powered by the same battery systems as all other EGO tools.
EGO provides homeowners with versatility and dependability. Being able to cut firewood, clear the driveway of snow in the winter, then use the same battery to mow the lawn in the summer, and do all of your weed eating.
Unit run times listed here and on manufacturer websites are subject to multiple factors including but not limited to: slope and terrain you are mowing, thickness and moisture content of the grass you are cutting, sharpness of blades, cleanliness of mower deck, and battery charge.