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...]

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 – 1

Solaris Packaging

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. ++++++++++ Last year we were the first (or at least among the first) to write about the new collection of lawn mowers from Linamar Consumer Products which were sold under the Solaris, Epic and Utopia brand names in the United States (on a limited basis) and … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Lawn Mower – Solaris, Epic, Utopia – New For 2009

Solaris 2009

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. +++++++++++++++++++++++ . ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We were among the first, if not the first, to write about the new line of solar charged electric battery lawn mowers from Linamar Consumer Products last year. Heck, we even had to tell one of our … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Mower – Part 10 – Mulching Blade

Mulching Blade

A feature that we have not yet written about regarding our new solar charged lawn mower is it's mulching ability. I have always used the mulching feature on any lawn mower I have had in the past. I like the idea of the grass being cut in to very small pieces and remaining on the lawn to provide nutrients to the roots of the grass. Yes, this can cause a thatch to be created over time if the pieces are not sufficiently small. To offset this we have the annual right of spring, that is the raking … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Lawn Mower – Part 7 – This Mower is Self Propelled, Ladies and Gentlemen, Just Like a Gas-Powered Mower

Self Propelled

OK, that's a very long title. And, I don't mean to be shouting. However, I keep coming across people or organizations who should know better yet are incorrectly classifying  the new solar charged electric 24V lawn mower from Linamar Consumer Products which is sold under the Epic, Utopia and Solaris brands. Do you hate mowing your lawn? Read this: Robotic Lawn Mowers: The Ultimate Guide. You'll never have to mow your lawn again. The message does not seem to be getting through so I will … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Lawn Mower – Part 6 – Performance in Thick Grass

Side Land Pre Cut

In Part 5  of our series of articles reviewing the new solar charged 24V brushless electric lawn mower from Linamar Consumer Products, we reviewed our experience with our test drive of this new lawn mower. After we published that article we received several direct emails and comments including more than one on how the lawn mower performed in heavy or thick grass. Now we can report back to you on our results. Remember though, I am not an engineer or scientist so this is not in any way a … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Lawn Mower – Part 5 – Time For The Test Drive

Solar Charged Mower Without Batteries Installed

In Part 1 and Part 2 of our series on the new electric battery powered solar charged lawn mower from Linamar Consumer Products, we have reviewed the reasons from an environmental, cost, usage perspective why such a lawn mower makes sense. We examined in Part 3 and Part 4 the many features of the lawn mower, including the brushless motor, as well as the assembly of the solar charging station. Today we are ready to review our test run of the lawn mower on our own lawn.  Remember, … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Lawn Mower – Part 4 – Installing The Solar Panel and Charging Station

Solar Charging Station Components

In Part 3 we reviewed the features of our new solar charged electric lawn mower, focusing on the brushless motor. Today, in Part 4 we focus on our efforts to install the solar charging station, including the solar panel. I for one am really excited. I did not do very well in science in school until I got transferred to one of the private schools in London UK. In fact, I stopped taking science after grade 9. So I don't understand how solar panels work at all.  This fear of the unknown did … [Read more...]

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