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CC 500 BAT Walk Behind Mower
CC 500BAT Push Mower
Average Customer Rating:
(3 Reviews) 3
Rating Snapshot(3 reviews)
2 out of 3(67%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for CC 500 BAT Walk Behind Mower
Review 1 for CC 500 BAT Walk Behind Mower
Good for certain applications
PostedAugust 28, 2011
Yard Size: 1/2 acre to under acre
Good points: very quiet, does a reasonably good job mowing, very low maintenance, environmentally sound.
Bad points: not really enough range for even a moderate sized lawn - runs out of juice before the job is done. The problem is compounded because the mower takes quite a while to charge, so forget finishing the mowing in a weekend. The charging receptacle on the mower is also quite small and placed in such a way that plugging it in is something of a struggle. Also, the circuit breaker is extremely flimsy and has given me trouble.
If you had a smaller lawn, this would probably be just the ticket. For me, it's been rather a disappointment. Particularly in the spring when the grass is growing quickly, it's problematic - I simply can't get the entire lawn done in a weekend because it runs out of charge after I've done a quarter of it, and it then takes all day to recharge. So every week half my lawn is unmowed. Not that big a deal in July when it's not growing much, but in April it looks pretty raggedy.
As background, we previously owned a Toro gas-powered mower for seven years and then a Black and Decker CM1200 rechargable electric mower for three years. We purchased the Cub Cadet this past spring. The Cub Cadet C500 Bat has impressed me with the eveness of cut and power to cut through thick, somewhat tall grass, comparing well to the gas-powerd Toro and performing better than the Black and Decker. The mower suprised me this past spring. It was one of wettest seasons on record, and I was able to cut the thick grass in one pass without leaving behind clumps of unmulched grass with some remaining charge on our 125 x 60 lot. I did slow my pace for the thick grass a little but no more so than I would have for the gas-powered Toro. More typical lawn cutting required no slowing of pace. The effort required to push the mower is higher than self-propelled mowers but not unreasonable. I agree with a previous reviewer that the one area that could be improved is the charging connector. It feels less substantial than I would like but it has given me no trouble - I always use care when inserting the charger. A connector replacement looks like a relatively easy DIY repair when required. The removable battery is a great feature for winter storage and the entire mower appears carefully designed and manufactured. Overall I am very pleased with the CC 500 BAT. Its performance compares well to gas-powered lawn mowers and it performed without problems this season.