There are many things I love about the spring. The warmer air. The additional sunlight. The sound of birds. The ability to get outside while wearing fewer layers.
Mowing the lawn is not on that list.
It’s a chore, even with a self-propelled mower, which I have. The work of prepping the mower — which for some models requires considerable work — takes time. So does fighting down the grass, which seems to grow like crazy in the early warm months. I’d happily replace it with something simpler and more rational if my municipal ordinances allowed it.
I don’t have a choice though, so for now, lawn mowing remains a necessary evil.
When you think of getting a lawn mower, you likely think of your local hardware store. That’s where I purchased mine, years ago. You probably don’t think of a German grocery store … although, let’s face it, you can never count out Aldi when it comes to selling anything.
What We Know:
The Ferrex 14″ Cordless Lawn Mower (Product Code: 706753) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Each store will get a single shipment, and once it’s sold out, you won’t be able to get it until it comes back, which is likely the next year. Aldi doesn’t ship products online, so if you can’t find it in stores, you’re out of luck.
At the time of this post, the lawn mower costs $169.99. Prices for comparable 14″ electric mowers are all over the place, ranging right now from $120 to nearly $300.
According to Aldi, the lawn mower includes the following features:
- A 6-position adjustable cutting height
- A 13.4″ cutting width
- The ability to cut lawns up to 1/8 acre
- An electric motor that does not require oil or gas
- A 1-bushel grass catcher with full bag indicator
- A folding handle for space-saving storage
- A carry handle for easy transport
Aldi doesn’t say one way or another, but this mower does not appear to be self-propelled. That is consistent with the price, as self-propelled mowers are much more expensive. If you want a self-propelled mower, and some people do, this is not the mower for you.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t tried out this mower, so we don’t know how well it sets up, how effectively it cuts grass (especially tall grass), how easy the maintenance is, or how long it lasts. We’ve created this open thread for users to share their experiences.
Have you used this lawn mower? Let us know in the comments.