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...]

Energy Conservation Project Listing – Solar Charged Lawn Mower

Linamar Solar Charged Mower

Editor's Note: This series of articles reviewed in detail the first year of the Solaris / Epic / Utopia brands of cordless electric self propelled lawn mower with the optional solar charging station from Linamar Consumer Products. To view the 2010 review, simply select this link to the Solaris Electric Cordless Solar Charged Lawn Mower 2010 review. We have had requests to provide pages listing all of the articles within our many series of home renovation and home energy conservation projects. … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Mower – Part 12 – Don’t Let The Batteries Freeze!

Moser Battery Charger

In Part 11 we presented several tips for maximizing the charge of the batteries when mowing the lawn for any battery charged mower, not just a solar charged mower like the one we use. Today, with the fall rapidly approaching we'd like to remind you not to let your batteries stay outside when the temperature drops below freezing. The manufacturer's instructions that came with our mower specific said that the batteries will be damaged if they freeze. So, this is the time of the … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Mower – Part 11 – Extending Battery Charge

Solaris solar charging station with bateries 1

In Part 10, we wrote about the mulching blade. Today, we wanted to provide different suggestions to extend the amount of time you can mow your lawn on a single charge of the batteries. I will be the first to tell you that from time to time this summer the juice in the batteries have run out prior to us finishing mowing our lawn. Yes, it is frustrating to me when this happens ... as the customer service department of the mower manufacturer will tell you. :-) So, we present to you 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 9 – One Step Height Adjustment

Height Adjustment Handle

In Part 7 we wrote about the self-propelled feature and in Part 8 we wrote about the ergonomic handle of our new solar charged electric lawn mower from Linamar Consumer Products. There is also others brands from the one I'm reviewing here, with different sizes, colors and specs, so if you must look somewhere else, be sure you check Top9Rated top spec, so you found the best mower. Today we would like to write about the very simple one step height adjustment. In any previous mowers we … [Read more...]

Solar Charged Lawn Mower – Part 8 – Ergonomic Handle

Solar Charged Mower Left Interior Button

We have written previously about the solar charged 24V self propelled electric lawn mower with the brushless mower from Linamar Consumer Products, focusing primarily on the environmental, energy conservation and performance aspects. In Part 6, for example we wrote about the performance of our new lawn mower in long and thick grass. Today we would like to write briefly about a very nice feature concerning the handle of the lawn mower. The main handle has been designed ergonomically to allow … [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...]

Solar Charged Lawn Mower – Part 3 – Beyond Solar Charging, Why This Mower?

Solar charged lawn mower on driveway

In Part 1 and Part 2 of our series of articles on our own new solar charged lawn mower, we described the primarily energy conservation reasons why the new solar charged lawn mower from Linamar Consumer Products superior over current gas-powered, manual and electric cord / electric battery powered models. Today, we would like to examine the mower itself, energy conservation and environmental reasons aside. I work too hard for my money thank you very much to throw it away on anything that will … [Read more...]

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