Ryobi Ry40190 Cordless Battery-Powered Lawn Mower Review

Ryboi Lawn Mower

Cordless battery-powered lawnmowers have been around for a few years now and keep improving every day. Everyone needs an easy way to take care of cutting grass and making their lawn have curb appeal and the easier it is to complete the task, the better you feel and it is more likely to go for such a product.

Cordless battery-powered lawnmowers take away all the needless hustle you might have with a cord one and are way cheaper compared to gas ones, which are even bigger, and you might need more space to store them, besides the larger investment.

Whether for daily use or casual, once in a while, maintenance the Ryobi Ry40190 cordless battery powered lawn mower is sure to turn the eyes of your neighbors once they see how well it takes care of your lawns.

Key Features of the Ryobi Ry40190

Ryobi Ry40190 Electric-Lawn-Mower
Deck size20 inches
Weight55 lbs
Cutting Height1.5-3.75 inches
Rear/Front wheel size10/8 inches
Ryobi Electric Lawn Mower Specs
  • Easy Storage
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Adjustable height and handles
  • Lightweight compared to other mowers
  • Brushless engine so you have the feel of a gas-powered lawnmower
  • Maximizing power and efficiency 

Review of the Ryobi Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

Having stated all key features of the Ryobi cordless lawn Mower, let us look deeper into the details and see what exactly makes this a great purchase for your yard needs and why you would have a great time using this product.


Ryobi Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Fold

The design of the Ryobi electric mower is sleek and easy to catch your eye. Storage is more than comfortable and effortless even in the smallest of nooks.

The whole product is made to look like you are mowing your lawn in a Lamborghini even though it is just a garden tool and takes less space than the actual car in your garage. Every detail is made to show you and help you use the tool effortlessly and the more you do it the easier it gets. 


Ryobi Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Capabilities

There are plenty of tasks the Ryobi electric lawn mower can do, so let us dig deeper and see exactly how efficient it is under different circumstances. Self-propelled lawn mowers are convenient because of the fact that all you need to do is set a speed or power gauge to a certain level and all you do is point it in the direction of the grass, which needs cutting.

You can adjust the cutting height at any time with the flick of a handle from 1.5 inches to 3.75 inches depending on what you are dealing with. Having the feature at arm’s reach is always a plus. The mow bar has adjustable positions so you can easily adjust the height of the handles depending on the height of whoever is up to the task.

There are also plenty of sensors on the mower meant for safety so make sure you have them all checked out before wondering why it won’t start.

Cons of the Ryobi Electric Lawn Mower

There isn’t anything too bad to say about the Ryobi Electric powered lawn mower, however, we need to address a few issues you might run into. First and foremost, if you are looking to maintain a larger field make sure to get an additional battery or two because ½ an acre of grass will set you back a full day if you are using just the one battery included.

Ryobi Cordless Electric Lawn Mower Battery

With 3 to 4 hours of charging time, it won’t be long before you give up on this great product just because of its li-ion battery and how it handles larger fields. 

The constant LED isn’t really needed even though it doesn’t drain too much of the battery but who really mows their lawn at night?

Another consistent issue with these mowers is that the bag starts plugging up the moment you get over half a bag filled. If you are mulching make sure you constantly empty the bag, so you don’t have further issues. 

Speaking of bagging or mulching, the only other issue you might find with this electric mower is that it does not have side discharge. So if you are using this product, make sure you don’t let your grass grow too tall so you are stuck with a great tool in the wrong situation.

Ryobi Electric Lawn Mower FAQs

How to Start a Ryobi Electric Lawn Mower?

Always make sure the battery is charged and safely installed into the battery storage compartment before inserting the “start” key.

With a self-propelled model like the one we are reviewing, you would want to make sure both hands are safely holding the levers and making sure you adjust the speed of the motor in the middle using the slider. When you are done, simply let go of the levers and the unit will seize to function immediately.

How long does Ryobi Lawn Mower Battery Take to Charge?

If you are looking at a bigger space and more ground to cover, consider purchasing an extra battery. Half an acre takes 3 charges of the battery to mow if it’s just a plain field and it takes about 3 to 4 hours to fully charge the battery.

So as long as you have a couple it would cut your work in half and save you time if you are big on time management and optimization.

How to Release the Handlebar on the Ryobi 40v Lawn Mower?

There are clips on each side of the Ryobi lawnmower, which hold the handlebars locked in place for storage or for use. Whenever you want to use your lawnmower, flip the clips 90 degrees to release them from their “locked” state and then, when adjusted, simply flip them again to lock them in place.

The same goes for the extension of the handles when you want to adjust them to your height. Release the lock clips on each side of the handles to adjust them to your liking and simply lock them back in place.

How to Register your Ryobi Lawn Mower?

Registering your new product is as easy as going to Ryobi’s website registering an account and adding your product to your profile so you can keep track of all your Ryobi tools, track of your warranties, get great new deals when they are out and always have access to information about any product you bought without having to search through boxes to find a manual.

Final Thoughts

The Ryobi Electric cordless lawn mower is a fantastic handy tool to have in your arsenal for curb appeal. Easy to use, easy to store, no extra cords, electric-powered, effortless to use by the whole family and the only thing you need to consider is how big your yard or lawn is, so you are not left with constant recharge of the battery instead of doing a day’s work in a few hours. 

Combine it with an electric string trimmer, electric garden tiller and electric pressure washer for a complete garden and patio cleaning combination.

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This article was last updated on March 18, 2021 .

By Ivan Yankov

IT, Tech, appliances, devices, gadgets, if it has a power source, I have you covered. I am a huge tech enthusiast and enjoy investigating various topics ranging from the latest gaming technologies to the best home hardware and appliances on the market.