Ferrex Electric Lawn Mower from Aldi
Just about every week the Aldi Finds aisle has something I wouldn’t expect to see at an Aldi, and this week is no different. If you walk down that aisle the week of July 6, 2022 you will likely see an electric lawn mower. This is not a huge mower but it is also not just a weed trimmer on wheels.
This 14 inch lawn mower by Ferrex is electric and cordless with adjustable cutting height and a 13.4 inch cutting width. It includes a bag attachment to pick up the cut grass as you go and the handle folds for easy storage.
Ferrex 14 inch Cordless Lawn Mower Details
- Price: $169.99 (2022-prices may vary)
- Available 7/6/2022
- Adjustable cutting height with 6 positions
- Cutting width: 13.4 inches
- Designed for lawns up to 1/8 acre
- Electric motor: does not require oil or gas
- 1-bushel grass bagger with full bag indicator
- Folding handle to save space in storage
- Carry handle for easy transport
- Aldi Product Code: 706753
Should You Buy Aldi’s Electric Lawn Mower?
The price of $169.99 for an electric lawn mower seems like a great deal at first glance but let’s dig a little deeper. First thing to note is the small size. This can be a benefit for many people with tight spaces and to make it easier to maneuver.
But if you have a bigger lawn to mow the cutting width of 13.4 inches means more passes to cut the grass. A fairly typical mower will have a cutting width of twenty plus inches and you can get to 30 inches or more on a push mower.
This mower is designed for lawns up to 1/8 of an acre which I am assuming means you can mow 1/8 of an acre on a full charge. That is not bad for many people’s yards but may come up short for people with larger yards.
We also don’t know the size or wattage of the battery or electric motor. We also don’t know if the battery is removable for charging and if you can get a spare to swap out.
Is it a Good Deal?
So you have decided the size of this mower works for you, now let see if it is a good deal. The Ferrex Cordless Mower sells for $169.99. We are missing some details for an exact comparison but we can still find some lawn mowers that are very similar.
The SunJoe 14 inch lawn mower is probably very close in size and features to the Ferrex Lawnmower and it is selling for a good price (at the time of posting). It is the same width but has three cutting heights instead of the six with the Ferrex.
The other big difference is SunJoe says it can mow a 1/4 acre lawn, which is twice as much as the Ferrex. Overall I would say the SunJoe is the better deal, it has decent reviews and a 2 year warranty.
There are of course a wide array of models and styles of lawnmowers in this category. You could go with one like the GreenWorks that is a bit more advanced and has a removable battery that can be used for other tools as well.
This GreenWorks looks good. Or you could go the other direction with a manual 14 inch mower and never have to worry about gas, charging, or battery life. I found the American Lawn Mower Company Sells one for under $100.
Ferrex Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Reviews
great little machine but wants to tip over on a hill slope.
i got this for my front yard which is nothing but a steep hill. this is light enough to maneuver but does want to tip over. i am 78 years old.
Ferrex Cordless Lawn Mower
good little mower but need an extra charger
where do I purchase an extra charger
Great for a small yard
I love my new lawnmower. Easy to handle, lightweight does a great job. But I would love to buy extra batteries for when then run out before I’m done.
Used it twice so far
It’s definitely meant for a very small yard but does a good job cutting it. I ordered an extra charger so I can charge both batteries at once instead of waiting on one to charge. Charger plus shipping $13.91
Paid $84, reduced price today.
Two batteries, one charger. Haven’t tried it yet, sorry. Impulse buy. Went together well.
Woodworking friends buy Ferrex power tools in England and have been happy.