Electric lawnmower built from recycled repurposed parts, Test with Ryobi One+ 18v Lithium Ion batteries, More testing of cut and time performance to come
First of all, all of the batteries used so far in testing were at least 7 years old. The Ryobi batteries used in this test have been used quite a bit.
Secondly, Ryobi has a lawnmower powered by these batteries but it is only a 16″ cut. The blade on the test mower is 20″.
Also, recycled wires and connectors were used in this test.
“The mower is composed of:
Lawnmower chassis (included starter circuitry) donated by neighbor and destined for disposal.
Electric motor from a prior project.
3 12v batteries from a prior project.
Plywood from curbside disposal.
Mahogany pieces (used for motor mount) discarded by neighbor.
Electrical wire from a prior project.
Bolts and screws on hand, mostly salvaged.
Lumber for battery tray on hand and probably salvaged.”