Gtech Lawnmower Review – Detailed Review For 2018
Gtech Cordless Lawn Mower Review 2018
Finally, a mower that is powerful, compact, easy to use and most importantly cordless. The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower is the new kid on the block in the lawnmowers industry. With battery powered mowers becoming popular day by day, manufacturers are in the race to win over gardeners by providing cordless solutions. In response to the growing demand, Gtech launched their new cordless mower, the Falcon. We are going to unfold the Falcon in our Gtech Lawnmower review below; from specs and features to performance and handling.
Gtech Falcon Overview
- Built light for moving around with less effort.
- Cordless operation means it’s a lot safer.
- Large bin holds more grass clippings – 40 litres when full.
- Rechargeable, long lasting battery – about 40 minutes of operation.
- It provides 6 different cut settings.
- Equipped with a safety key – no worries about little ones operating it.
- Equipped with a safety key – no worries about little ones operating it.
- Wide cutting blade width – 430mm.
- Foldable handles means it takes little storage space.
- Supplied with an instruction manual for quick assembly.
- Lightweight and easy to use.
- Comes with 2-year warranty & 30 day money back guarantee
- It’s among the expensive cordless models, selling at over £300.
- Battery level indicator a little hard to see
- Takes around 5 hours to charge (A fast charger can be purchased separately, however this will cost you an extra £99 on top of the standard price and you can charge the battery in 1 hour).
- Not available from retail stores, online only direct from Gtech
Overall we are very impressed with the Gtech Falcon in so many aspects and we think it brings solid competition in the market. The most attractive feature is the cordless operation making it fast and safer to use. All the other features we’ve mentioned only make for unrivaled performance. We highly recommend the Gtech Falcon Cordless Lawnmower as we think it offers excellent performance and really is a mower you can be proud to own.
Specifications and Features
- Width of the cutting blade – 43cm.
- 30-90mm minimum and maximum cutting heights respectively.
- 6 cutting height settings.
- Suitable for small to medium sized lawns – over 50 sq. mtrs.
- Powered by a 36V Lithium-ion battery.
- Comes with 40-litre collection bin.
- Compact design.
Gtech Falcon review
The Gtech Cordless Lawnmower arrives in a neat package that definitely matches the company’s reputation. The box contains the Gtech cordless lawnmower, 1 36V Lithium-ion battery, grass bin, battery charger and an instruction manual.
Assembling this lawnmower is pretty easy and takes about 10 minutes which include reading the manual and getting the parts together. The manual is quite descriptive, using both words and pictures to show exactly where to fix every part. There’s even no need for screws as the parts are designed to simply click together.
40 minutes of mowing time and 5 hour charge unless you invest an extra £99 for a fast charger!
The supplied battery is amazingly lightweight and compact. It requires about 5 hours to charge fully from flat and will give about 40 minutes of mowing time but that depends on how short you want to mow your grass down to. In any case, that’s a lot of time to tackle even the wildest garden. It’s easy to remove from the mower by simply pressing release bar in the battery handle and it unlocks from the unit.
Once you have this Gtech outdoors, extend the mower’s handle fully to get started. Also note that you only insert the battery once you take the mower outside and the surrounding is clear; there should be no children, animals or other objects nearby. You then press the green activation button at the top and safely hold the bar to start mowing.
Adjustable handle to suit you
There’s a nice large button on the handle which you can use to adjust the handle to any height that suits you. We particularly appreciate this feature as most other models are designed with a one-size-fits-all handle, which in most cases is inconveniencing. You’ll also love how lightweight the lawnmower is and the ease of maneuvering and when not in use, the 17kg mower is easy to carry, allowing you to store it in a garage, garden shade or even in your car boot. It’s designed to fold down for compact, clutter-free storage meaning it takes little storage space in your garden.
6 Cutting heights that can be changed in seconds by the simple pull of a lever
Equipped with a height settings adjuster, the mower puts you in total control over the type of cut you want for your lawn. There are precisely 6 cutting heights to choose from, 30mm to 90mm, and adjusting takes seconds thanks to the strategically placed lever.
Large collection box with full flap indicator
The grass bin holds up to 40 litres of clippings and boasts a fantastic large mouth which is not only beneficial for collecting grass but also handy for easy emptying of grass clippings into your compost bin. The bin features an indigenous flap which tells you when it’s ready for emptying. There’s even an additional handle at the end of the bin to assist in carrying onto the waste bin.
Wide 43cm cutting width with carbon steel cutting blade
The Gtech Lawnmower has a cutting width of 43cm, allowing you to cut close to all the edges in your garden. We find this wider than most models and what that implies is more grass cut in one pass. The accurate carbon steel blades and powerful motor deliver an unmatched wide cut and tidy edges too.
There’s a power indicator on the battery which supposedly should help in showing the remaining charge but it’s a bit hard to see. Perhaps you could keep an eye on your watch while mowing to keep track of the remaining time.
- There’s a power indicator on the battery which supposedly should help in showing the remaining charge but it’s a bit hard to see. Perhaps you could keep an eye on your watch while mowing to keep track of the remaining time.
With no cables to untangle and no petrol to spill, the Gtech Falcon Cordless Lawnmower offers the safest way to mow your lawn. We all know that managing cables in the field is overwhelming and can be potentially dangerous and thankfully Gtech figured it out.
The use of Safety Key is another feature that prevents accidental use especially by children. To release the Safety Key, simply press the sides together then pull it out of the slot. The key is also tied to the mower to prevent loss. When you want to continue operating the mower, press the sides together again and push it into the slot until it clicks.
2 year warranty & 30 day money back guantee for extra peace of mind
Last but not least, the Gtech Falcon comes with a 2-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee allowing you to return the product within the period if you are not pleased with it. The company will give back a full refund.
A the time of our review it also came with free delivery.
Our Final conclusion
We must say we are thrilled with the Gtech Falcon in so many aspects and we think it brings solid competition in the market. The most attractive feature is the cordless operation making it fast and safer to use. All the other features we’ve mentioned only make for unrivaled performance. We highly recommend the Gtech Falcon Cordless Lawnmower because we think it’s superb and still offers excellent value for money when compared against similar spec cordless lawn mowers.
However, this is not to say we think it is the best!
The Gtech Cordless lawnmower is around the same price as our 'Best Pick' in our 'Best Cordless Lawnmower Review'.
After reviewing the Gtech Lawnmower we feel the Bosch Rotak 32LI Ergoflex Cordless Lawnmower still has the edge, even though it has a slightly smaller cutting width of 32cm and smaller collect box. The bosch model comes with fast charger included which we think is a big advantage as you will need to spend an extra £99 with the Gtech model to be able to charge it within 1 hour (remember its takes 5 hours with the standard included charger).
If you then compare the Gtech model to the larger Bosch Rotak 42 LI model which has very similar specs in terms of cutting widths and features, the Bosch model still works out slightly cheaper (at time of review).
Which cordless lawnmower would we recommend!
Personally, I think Bosch mowers still have the edge, however the Gtech model is still brilliant in its own right so we think, it's a decision you would need to make, however which ever you choose, you shouldn't be disappointed as both a brilliant lawnmowers in their own right.
If you have a smaller garden and are willing to have a smaller cutting width then the Bosch 32 LI wins every time because it comes with a fast charger and has a roller to leave them distinctive lines on your lawn.