Atco have been working hard to put together high quality, reliable battery lawnmowers for those who would usually opt for a petrol model, but perhaps see annual servicing, petrol and oil as a bit of a hassle. In the past, battery lawnmowers haven’t had the best reputation, so unless you have a particularly small lawn it wouldn’t have seemed a viable option. Now though, thanks to improved performance and lithium-ion batteries, combined with the lawnmower experts over at Atco, battery lawnmowers are becoming better every year, and they’re a genuine option for those who don’t want the noise and high maintenance of a petrol mower.
The new Atco Liner 18S Li with 46cm cutting width offers uncompromising power, and can mow for up to an hour (depending on conditions) on a single 75 minute charge. This lightweight mower is just 29kg, and is suitable for lawns up to 30 metres by 30 metres in size. To get started, just press the starter button, and engage the lever (operator presence control is an important safety feature), and you’re off! Gone are the days of finding ways to store petrol, running out of oil, or tugging an unforgiving recoil starter.
The Atco Liner petrol range has always been very popular thanks to its rear roller which achieves the classic striped lawns that we all love. The new Liner battery range, with its sturdy steel deck, still features the rear roller, so you can bring the stripe to your own garden, but without the fuss. Rollers have the added benefit of allowing you to cut right up to the edge of your lawn without scalping, making it a great choice near borders, boundary fences or walls.
Cutting height can be easily shifted between 20 and 70 mm, using the 5 pre-set positions controlled by the single point of height adjuster. This allows you to easily adjust the height depending on time of year, and the finish you want to achieve on your lawn.
With a 55 litre canvas grass bag with a hard top and an indicator to show when your bag is full, there’s no more guessing when to empty. With a 2 year warranty, and a study steel chassis, you can’t go wrong investing in the reliable Atco brand.