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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    ^Don't you live in an inner city infill? Those yards are like 40sq ft.
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    The yards aren't that big....
    I'm not sure what wasn't clear from my OP but the yards are a lot bigger than 40 sq/ft. Battery life is about 2.5-3 hours between various tools if that is a better measure for you than yard size. Mower uses the most battery obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    Battery life is about 2.5-3 hours between various tools
    That is a much more useful metric.

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    Doesn’t Honda make a Roomba for lawns?
    Idk about Honda, I think Husqvarna makes one. It's v expensive though, and I'm pretty sure the buyer needs to pay the retailer to come and "configure it" (price scales with lot size). I looked at them for acreages, and at the time it was >$4k for an acreage and ~$2k for city residence IIRC. Either way, too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Doesn’t Honda make a Roomba for lawns?
    https://powerequipment.honda.com/law.../explore-miimo

    That's pretty expensive for a dumb mower. No wifi, no BT, no app, no rain sensor.
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    My guess is it pays out in 12-18 months versus a service?

    That doesn’t feel terrible to me

    Obvs not a perfect solution for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    My guess is it pays out in 12-18 months versus a service?

    That doesn’t feel terrible to me

    Obvs not a perfect solution for everyone.
    That's definitely the value prop. My only point of reference is that someone who lives in the community of my golf course had one for their acreage. Lasted 1 year, but they're back to the ol' riding mower this year. I'm sure they did not reach the break even on that. These things make way more sense in the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    I picked this kit up over the weekend.

    https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryo...ger/1001587915

    Gonna see how the cordless blower works after washing the car
    How are you liking it so far?

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    Finally got to use the Ryobi lawn mower today, self propelled is nice but overkill. Did my front and back yard and only used half the charge of the 6ah battery it came with. Also included in the box was a free upgrade code for the rapid charger if you register your product on their website and they send it by mail. Initial charge took about 2-3 hours, with the rapid charger it should only take an hour according to Ryobi.

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    I have the Greenworks. Sometimes I bag, sometime I much. Usually when I mulch I make sure I’m not taking too much off. Does anyone know if mulching with these mowers are fine or do you need a special mower?

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    Should be fine. Worse case just pour gas on your lawn and buy sod.
    Tap, Rack, BANG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    My guess is it pays out in 12-18 months versus a service?

    That doesn’t feel terrible to me

    Obvs not a perfect solution for everyone.
    12-18 months is more like 2-3 years of lawn cutting season though.

    My concern would be the edging - I haven't looked at them closely, but I can't imagine the robo mowers do a great job there, so you still have to spend time doing that yourself.

    Based on cjblair's numbers, I'd be looking at about break-even >3 seasons vs. lawn service and still have to worry about the edging.

    Stop trying to find a lawn mowing hack and just hire someone

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    I definitely chose the word monthly carefully, worse for me since id need at least 2 as my front and back have no connection.

    I think the plus of a robo mower would be that you are getting a nice even cut every day or 2 which no one would reasonably do themselves.

    You still aren’t wrong on the mowing service. I’m just cheap about the dumbest things.
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    I think I'd rather put that money towards fake grass, and see long term savings in water, power equipment, fertilizer, man-hours, etc etc etc.

    I'm starting to seriously consider it for the back yard, since my wife's garden now takes up at least 50% of what used to be the lawn. Probably only about 800sq.ft of turf left. I'm estimating $4g for fake grass installed myself.
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    The AHS system is quite good.

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    I’d sooner mulch or pave the whole yard
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I think I'd rather put that money towards fake grass, and see long term savings in water, power equipment, fertilizer, man-hours, etc etc etc.

    I'm starting to seriously consider it for the back yard, since my wife's garden now takes up at least 50% of what used to be the lawn. Probably only about 800sq.ft of turf left. I'm estimating $4g for fake grass installed myself.
    To me, that's the thing the makes fake grass a bit of a paradox.

    800sf @ $4k makes the cost (maybe, sorta) reasonable... but then, mowing / taking care of 800sf of grass would be relatively easy or cheap to pay someone to do for you. At the extreme end of that spectrum, I totally understand turf in a townhouse sort of situation where the lawn is a literal postage stamp.

    The bigger the lawn, the more low maintenance makes sense from a time investment standpoint. But the cost means that the list of things I'd rather spend that much money on is nearly limitless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by phubu View Post
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    How are you liking it so far?
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    The trimmer is heavier but does the job. I used the blower to clean up dust from the garage but the speed is a bit low at 125mph.

    For $268, it's not a bad price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Home Depot has the Ryobi 18V ONE mower/blower/trimmer kit on sale this week for $399. Extremely low stock, I may have just ordered the last one in the city. Only suitable for tiny inner city yards like mine I suspect, the mower is a puny thing, which is fine by me. Will report back if my order is actually fulfilled.
    Can confirm the baby mower is small enough for my 9 year old daughter to use it without issues. So yeah, it's nice and small.
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    Costco has the Greenworks 80V kit in store now, $699 for a 21" mower (brushless, variable speed, bagging and mulching, no self propel), string trimmer and blower, with 2 2Ah batteries. This set is sold for $879 I think on costco.ca, and is a better deal than most any other mower or bundle kit out there.
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    For the products you're getting, definitely.
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    The AHS system is quite good.

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    I ended up making my own Kobalt "kit" from lowes. Both the mowers and a trimmer blower set were on sale. They wanted 599 for the full mower/trimmer/blower kit but the mower seemed like junk, so I went with the 40v trimmer / blower kit for $220 then grabbed a brushless 40v mower for $400. This worked out better than the 3-piece kit cause it only came with a 4ah and a 2.5ah battery, but with my franken-kit I get a 4ah and a 5ah, and 2 chargers.
    So far pretty happy with the stuff, did a full Mow, trim, and used the blower for a bit, still 25% left on the 5ah battery. Definitely convenient!

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