Solaris, Epic and Utopia Electric Battery Lawn Mower Production Halted

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On a tip we received from one of our readers who goes by the name of Marco, we contacted the Customer Support department at the Head Office of Linamar Consumer products today. When I asked if the information provided in the tip was accurate, I was asked to contact the firm's Media Relations department. When I asked the person at Linamar Consumer Products' Media Relations department if the information was true, I was forwarded to the assistant to the President. When I asked this third … [Read more...]

Re-Installing Lawn Mower Solar Charging Station

Solar Charging Station and Installation Tools

I mentioned last week that into my 3rd season with the Solaris cordless electric lawn mower I needed to purchase replacement batteries. What I did not know was that I was purchasing just the batteries. I had thought that I would also receive the part placed on top when the batteries were being recharged, either from within its solar charging station or when plugged into the wall electric outlet. My bad. Notice in the above picture the cradle on top of the new pair of batteries on the … [Read more...]

Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review: Three Years Later

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Back in 2009 we received a brand new Solaris cordless electric self-propelled lawn mower to review from Linamar Consumer Products. You can read our series of articles reviewing the  lawn mower including this one comparing the 2009 to the 2008 Solaris cordless electric lawn mower. The bottom line was that we liked it a lot for many reasons, especially because of its: Terra Phase brushless motor which was supposed to require absolutely no maintenance Optional solar charging … [Read more...]

Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower for 2011

Rear Grass Catcher 001

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in its third year? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ Have you started to thing about your lawn maintenance yet for this year? Too early? You still see snow outside? :) Well, even this time of the year lots of areas in North America have seen the early sighs of spring. So, I thought I would … [Read more...]

Improved Solar Charging Station Setup for Electric Lawn Mower

Solar Panel Resting on Metal Elbows

Yesterday I wrote about and showed the setup of the solar panel, solar charging station and batteries back in 2008 for our electric lawn mower. This setup was OK as it allowed us to operate our electric battery lawn mower without emitting any direct or indirect polluting emissions into the air as well as costing us noting to use the lawn mower. This year, I had a different idea for the setup. Back in 2008, the solar panel and charging station kit came with two metal elbows to support … [Read more...]

Solar Charging Our Electric Lawn Mower

2008 Solar Panel Setup

We have written over the past two years about the Solaris cordless electric, first in 2008 when the first model was introduced and again last year in 2009 when we received the new model. Part of our excitement back in 2008 was that this was the first mass produced electric lawn mower which came with an optional solar charging station. When used, this lawn mower then would cost absolutely nothing to operate as well as would generate absolutely no direct (compared to a gas powered lawn mower) … [Read more...]

Solaris Electric Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower – Year 2

Backyard Grass

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in its third year? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ A few weeks ago I wrote about the changes, or to be more accurate the lack thereof, with the Solaris, Epic and Utopia electric battery powered self propelled lawn mower, the one with the optional solar charging station. At the time, the snow had … [Read more...]

Solaris Electric Cordless Solar Charged Lawn Mower 2010

2010 Rear Solaris Grass Catcher

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in its third year? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ The past two years has seen us provide detailed reviews of the electric, cordless, lawn mower from Linamar Consumer Products with the optional solar charging option. This lawn mower is sold throughout North America under the Solaris, Epic and … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 6

2008 Epic Mower

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in 2011, 3 years later? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ The 5 articles earlier this week were devoted to reviewing the new 2009 Solaris lawn mower (here is the direct link to Part 1 in this series in case you missed them). However, it is one thing to perform a product review in isolation. It is … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 5

Front Lawn After Solaris Lawn Mower Use

Editor's Note: Curious how this lawn mower is performing in its third year? You can! After reading the rest of this article simply select this link to read Solaris Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review Three Years Later. +++++++++++++++++++++++ After reviewing the features on our new 2009 Solaris electric self-propelled lawn mower, we gave it a quick test drive. Now, to be honest I was so excited to use my new toy that I forgot to adjust the the mower height. After a few seconds of … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 4

Solaris Brushless Moter Lawn Mower

Yesterday in Part 3 we reviewed the batteries for the 2009 model of the Solaris electric self- propelled lawn mower. Today I wanted to review the Terra Phase electric brushless motor which comes with this mower regardless of whether it is the Epic, Utopia or Solaris brands. The brushless motor is said by it's manufacturer to be the quietest motor for any powered lawn mower. I can believe it. This motor in the 2008 Epic mower we had last year was certainly much more quiet than any of … [Read more...]

2009 Solaris Self-Propelled Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Review – 3A

Editor's Note: I had a technology issue arise with the original Part 3 posting in this series. Therefore I have had to republish the article again. As for the comments to the original part 3 article I have added them to this republished article. Apologies for any inconvenience. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In Part 2 yesterday we reviewed many of the features of the 2009 Solaris lawn mower with the Terra Phase brushless motor. Today we look at the batteries. As mentioned … [Read more...]

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