Greenworks 25223 Review

19-Inch G-MAX 40V 4.0 AH & 2.0 AH Batteries Included Cordless Lawn Mower

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Final Score

4.4 / 5 from 1171 users

Greenworks 25223 | Tools Official
Greenworks 25223 | Tools Official
Greenworks 25223 | Tools Official

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We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from customers and experts. In summary, here's what users think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Greenworks 25223 is described as ergonomic, easy to push, and simple to start with just a button press. (50 reviews)

    • “Rolls smoothly and is ergonomic.”

    • “Also, there is no pull cord. Just push the button and pull up the bar.”

    • “The Greenworks is just a button. The Greenworks is easier for changing the height of the mower. Where the Greenworks wins this category is in stopping the mower. Release the bar, and it stops.”

    • “such a pleasure to use compared to a gas push mower”

    • “It is easy to push up slopes and maneuver around trees and such.”

    • “Light weight (easy to push uphill)”

    • “Easy to use”

    • “It's light, starts easily (glad not to have to pull cords anymore) and does the job.”

    • “I was not only able give it a "test push," but, steering my power wheelchair with my right hand on the joystick and the mower with my weakened left hand and arm, I was able to mow my entire front lawn! The mower is TRULY that light and maneuverable!”

    • “Easy to start - push the button and push the handle bar down and it cranks up.”

  • Many reviews point out that the mower is quiet, saying it's about as noisy as a box fan. This is much quieter than a traditional gas mower. (37 reviews)

    • “Very quiet, much quieter than other reviews would have led me to believe.”

    • “The mower is pretty quite like a loud fan really.”

    • “The Greenworks is so much quieter, I could mow in the morning before people woke up and be ok. It's truly quieter than a vacuum cleaner.”

    • “Noise? it is not silent but it is very quiet. I could easily carry on a conversation with my wife while I mowed; no shouting required.”

    • “This mower is very quiet, even compared to my other electric mower. It's probably about as loud as a regular household vacuum.”

    • “First off, this thing is quiet. I can now mow while listening to NPR with earbuds which I couldn't do before. Its also quiet enough to mow while kids are napping.. which alone is worth the purchase for me.”

    • “Its hum is much quieter than my old gas mower.”

    • “It made less noise than my bathroom fan or rangehood fan”

    • “This mower is surprisingly quiet as well.”

    • “Quiet when mowing at 7am so it doesn't disturb the neighbors.”

  • The mower includes a 4AH battery that provides a generous amount of cutting time, enough to mow small to medium-sized yards on a single charge. (28 reviews)

    • “The other battery included is the 4AH. It cut my entire yard (consisting of 4 parts, each part being approx 30 x 40 ft), and the indicator says it still has half its charge left!”

    • “The 2 batteries that it comes with give me sufficient time and power to mow my entire property, including the large, thick weeds on the sides by the wooded areas.”

    • “After almost 3 years, the batteries still work like new. I have 4ah, 2.5ah, and 2ah batteries, and they're plenty to get my front/back yard mowed, edged, blow off sidewalks/porches, and trim the hedges.”

    • “The larger battery gets the job fully done with some left over.”

    • “It comes with two batteries, and I can usually get the front and back mode on one battery, in half an hour.”

    • “Battery life and power are fine.”

    • “I had doubts about the battery life but even with thick spring growth the mower has worked like a champ.”

    • “The battery lasts about one hour which is more than I needed for my yard.”

  • The electric design of the mower reduces the need for regular maintenance compared to gas mowers, such as winterizing, oil changes, or air filter cleanings. (22 reviews)

    • “It's nice to not have any fumes and almost no maintenance. I think I only sharpened the blades once.”

    • “This category completely goes to the Greenworks. With any gas mower, you need to winterize it (in this part of the country). You need to replace oil in the spring. You need to clean the air filter. None of those things are needed with a battery powered mower.”

    • “I'm so glad to be done with gas, oil, air filters, mufflers, etc.”

    • “there's very little maintenance necessary with no gasoline or oil to worry about”

    • “They are quiet and effective, and they require no messy gas or extension cords.”

    • “It's so nice not dealing with gas cans and the smelly exhaust from a combustion engine.”

    • “And something without much upkeep or dirty maintenance so I don't have to worry about pouring gasoline on me”

    • “We can put it in the basement and not worry about the smell of gas and having to do oil changes etc…..”

    • “Forget about oil, gas, air filters, and noise.”

    • “Going electric will also save you money and hassle of constant maintenance.”

  • The mower requires minimal assembly, often without the need for any tools. This allows a quick and hassle-free setup. (21 reviews)

    • “It took 30 seconds to assemble and required no tools (just hand-tightening a few knobs once the handlebar was extended).”

    • “The unit was well packed with little effort needed to get it out of the box and mowing. The folding handle locks and unlocks with tension levers so there is no bolting and unbolting to be done to fold the handle in half.”

    • “Easy to finish assembly”

    • “The mower arrived on time and was a cinch to put together.”

    • “Easy to assemble.”

    • “Comes almost completely assembled. (You have to attach the upper handlebar, but no tools are needed.)”

    • “Set up was simple and quick.”

    • “While the product doesn't arrive fully assembled, it was quite easy to put together.”

    • “Very easy to assemble, pop it out of the box, screw the handle on and it’s ready to go!”

  • The mower has a smart feature that boosts power when cutting through thicker or taller grass. This gives performance similar to a gas mower, but without the fumes. (12 reviews)

    • “You can hear the RPMs of the Greenworks mower rev up when needed, then back down when the grass isn't so thick.”

    • “intelligent (speeds up automatically if going over dense or tall grass)”

    • “It has a cool "overdrive" function built in that automatically revs up the electric motor and its single cutting blade when it hits particularly dense/tall grass.”

    • “This has an excellent system which gives you a 'power boost' when needed. It automatically kicks in when it senses that you are cutting through thicker/heavier areas.”

    • “It has plenty of power, and automatically adjusts it when needed.”

    • “When mowing the motor adjust to the load for added power in higher grass or a little wet grass no issues”

    • “It has a smart power feature that adjusts cutting power based on load. If you start it on a surface with no grass, it will start at a high rpm then slow a little until you start cutting grass.”

    • “The first thing I noticed while mowing is that the mower automatically senses the amount of power needed depending on the thickness or toughness of the grass being mowed; you can hear the motor speed up or slow down as needed and I am fairly certain this adds a lot to how long the battery will last.”

    • “The mower engine speeds up when I hit thicker grass which was a bit disconcerting at first.”

  • The mower's compact design and foldable handles make it easier to store in tight spaces. This is a benefit for users with limited storage space. (9 reviews)

    • “The Greenworks is shorter (mower portion), skinnier, and can be easily folded down.”

    • “Also, this is slightly smaller than my old mower, with a larger cutting area in relation to the size of the deck.”

    • “I wish it had easy fold-downable handles so it can be tipped on its side and stored very compactly during the winter.”

    • “fits into a small space for storage since the handle is easy collapsible”

    • “We can put it in the basement”

    • “Great features like the folding handle for storage”

    • “the cams connecting the handle and controls seem as if they would fold down for easy storage.”

    • “the design is more compact than my old 19 inch mower”

    • “It’s also smaller and doesn’t take much space inside my shed.”

2 reasons not to buy

  • For bigger lawns, the battery might not last the whole mowing session. You might need to switch to a second battery halfway through. (21 reviews)

    • “It takes me 45min to 1 hour to mow my lawn depending on how many times I need to empty the bag (how long the grass is). Both times I mowed I blew through the 4A battery about 3/4 of the way through, and then popped in a second 4A battery (from my chainsaw).”

    • “So, with the slightly shorter width making more passes the batteries just barely made it the forty or so minutes it took to mow today.”

    • “I have 4,900sf to cut and can make it with both batteries but they are both tapped out in the end.”

    • “When there are leaves or longish grass, it's tough to get my entire yard done sometimes with just these two batteries starting at full charge.”

    • “It got me 1/2 way through my backyard. Thankfully I had the 2nd battery I could use to finish the job.”

    • “Most people should be able to complete their mow on a single charge, but larger yards might need the second battery to finish up.”

    • “It does take 4 battery charges to mow my whole yard (3/4 acre)”

    • “The Large battery only makes it about half the lawn. I don't mow my whole lawn in 1 go each time most weeks, both batteries barely make it to the end.”

    • “We ended up having to buy two more batteries because we have 0.8 acres to mow.”

    • “if I had a much larger yard, it would take swapping to a secondary.”

  • There are reports that the battery charge indicators don't work right. Users also mentioned differences in the battery charge status after it runs out and during charging. (10 reviews)

    • “If the batteries die while I mow, If I take the battery out of the mower plug it in the charger, the charger reads it as fully charged. It usually takes 5-10 minutes of fiddling with it, unplug it, plug it back in, take the battery out, put it back in to get it to start charging the battery.”

    • “Both batteries were still running strong, until without warning the larger of the two (model 29472) stopped charging altogether.”

    • “The description claims the battery life is “up to an hour,” while technically true, I only get 30 minutes worth of battery life from BOTH batteries COMBINED.”

    • “The batteries wore out really quickly. I didn't even get my front yard done, and it's really small. So I plug in the batteries, and they won't charge. I keep getting error messages.”

    • “I tried to recharge the battery as soon as I took it out of the mower. As I believe someone mentioned, I should have waited for the battery to cool down so that the light on the charger would be red instead of green, which fooled me into thinking the battery was fully charged.”

    • “Charger shows the battery fully charged seconds after you place it on the charger. Frustration!! So the battery charge light showed zero charge- so figuring I had zero to loose at this point & I left it charge -in spite of what the charger said...and watched it, and the battery did manage to charge.”

    • “After I got my batteries back I quickly realized that they had not given me back the same batteries that I'd left with them. One of the batteries was no good.”

    • “Only downside has been that one of our 3 batteries went toes-up after only a couple of uses and I didn't get back to Greenworks during the warranty period.”

Bottom Line

The Greenworks 25223 is a user-friendly electric mower that starts easily and is comfy to push around. It's surprisingly quiet, perfect for a peaceful mow. It comes with a strong battery, making it ideal for small to medium yards without a recharge. Low maintenance is a big plus—you won't be fussing with oil or filters. Set-up's a breeze, and it's got power for tough grass. Plus, it saves space with its foldable design. Just note, for big lawns, you might need an extra battery, and some folks say the battery indicator can be off.

Facts

BrandGreenWorks
Cutting Width (in)19 inch
FeaturesElectric Start , Mulching , Bagging , Side Discharge
Max Cutting Height3"
Min Cutting Height1-1/8"
Power SourceBattery
CategoryPush Mowers
Warranty2 Years
Weight65 lbs
Additional InfoLi-Ion Battery System

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Tips for Greenworks 25223

  • To keep the batteries in the best condition, do not leave the batteries on the charger and charge indoors.
  • When inserting the batteries, insert it until 2 clicks are heard to ensure batteries are connected properly.
  • For an uninterrupted run time on yards larger than a quarter acre, consider purchasing a spare battery.

Special Features

  • Cordless Convenience: You don't need to mess with cords or keep refilling with gas. Just charge the batteries and you're good to go for an hour.
  • Robust Steel Deck: The tough 19-inch metal part at the bottom cuts a wider path so you can finish mowing faster.
  • Adjustable Cutting Height: You can easily change how short you cut the grass to fit different kinds of grass or the look you want.
  • 3-in-1 Mowing Options: Choose to chop up the clippings and leave them on the lawn, throw them out the side, or catch them in a bag to throw away or compost.
  • Maintenance-Free Operation: No need to deal with oil changes or engine maintenance. It starts with the push of a button and is quieter than gas mowers.
  • G-MAX 40V Battery Compatibility: The mower's battery fits with a bunch of other tools from the same brand, so you can swap them out and save money on batteries.
  • Enhanced Torque: It's got the power to cut through thick or tall grass without getting bogged down.
  • Ample Runtime & Acreage: You can mow a yard that's up to a third of an acre in size on one charge, which is plenty for most homes.
  • Greenworks Eco-Friendly Vision: By using this electric mower, you're cutting down on pollution, which is better for the environment than using a gas mower.

FAQ

  • Q:

    How many blades does the Greenworks 25223 have?

  • A:

    The mower has a single blade.

  • Q:

    How long does the mower last with a 4AH battery?

  • A:

    In ideal conditions, the mower has a 60 minute run time with the 4AH battery.

  • Q:

    Is this a self-propelled mower?

  • A:

    No, this mower is not self-propelled but is very lightweight and easy to use on hills.

  • Q:

    Are the batteries compatible with other Greenworks power tools?

  • A:

    Yes, the batteries are compatible with other Greenworks G-MAX 40V tools.

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