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Recharge Mower G2 (30") Electric Riding Mower

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Grade
Entry Level Lawn Mowers
Style
Electric Riding Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Flat Terrain
Flat
Width
30

Cutting Inches
Engine
N/A
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Eco Friendly Electric Riding Mower
Absolutely zero carbon/gas emissions
Requires no gas, no oil and virtually no maintenance!

3 Sealed 36-Volt, 85Ah Rechargeable Batteries
Runs up to 3 hours on a single charge - mow up to 2 acres
Brushless drive motor
Battery power indicator light
Includes Smart Charger - fully recharges in 10 to 12 hours

30-Inch, 2 Blade Mower Deck
Direct drive blade engagment - no belts!
7 adjustable cutting heights

Hand Operated Control System
Speed control - forward speeds up to 5 mph

Operator Presence Switch
Mower will not function unless the operator is seated

Electric Cutting Blade Control
Maintains smooth operation without fail

Heavy-Duty Drive System
Power delivered by Curtis controller system
Accomodates a rider up to 310 lbs. - tows up to 250 lbs.


Model
  Model Number:G2-RM12
 UPC:180483002002
 ManufacturerRecharge Mower
 Made in USANo
Engine
 Starting SystemPush Button
 Battery IncludedIncluded
 Battery Voltage36 Volts
 Battery TypeRechargeable
 Fuel Tank Sizen/a Gallon
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed5.0 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed2.5 Mph
Wheels
 Front Tire Size11 x 4
 Rear Tire Size15 x 6
 Tire TypePneumatic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting OptionsSide-Discharge
 MaterialSteel
 ConstructionStamped
 Spindle MaterialSteel
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height2.0-4.75 Inches
 Deck Lift SystemManual Hand Operated
 EngagementPTO Electric
 Deck DriveDirect
Accessories
 Seat TypeMid Back
 Rear BaggerNo
 Mulcher KitNo
 HeadlightsNo
 Hour MeterNo
 Arm RestsNo
 Engine GuardNo
 Front BumperNo
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight495.0 Lbs. (224.53 kilograms)
 Dimensions51.0L x 30.0W x 40.0H
(129.54 x 76.20 x 101.60 cm)
 Consumer Warranty2 Years
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  2 Questions
Q: How is the recharge mower G2-RM12 charged? Is the battery in the mower when charge or can you take it out and charge it. I do not have a garage .
by Linda Gatlin from Texas on June 07, 2014

A: Linda - the battery pack in the G2-RM12 mower cannot be removed for charging. The batteries must be charged while "in" the mower. The mower comes with the charging cord, which plugs into any standard household electrical outlet. A full charge takes approximately 10 to 12 hours.

by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Recharge Mower G2-RM12. What is the battery type and how long should it last between replacements? I don't want a gas type mower if I can avoid it.
by Ken Willingham from Indiana on March 20, 2012

A: Ken - the Recharge Mower G2 uses a proprietary deep cycle type battery. The battery is the exclusive design of Recharge Mower. There are three, 36-volt batteries in the G2 mower. The batteries have a two-year warranty, and they should last 2 to 4 years, depending on how often you use the mower and how you store it during the winter when it's not in use.
by Jose, Product Expert
Recharge Mower G2-RM12 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
3/5
Quality
3/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 53.0 out of 5
Pros
Great When It Worked For... (1)
Simple Turn On And Go (1)
Quiet (6)
Easy To Use (3)
Easy To Store (3)
Cons
Kinks Not Worked Out (1)
Bad Instructions (3)
Packaging (2)
Unreliable (2)
Low Quality (2)
38% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
13 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Ken W.
Newburgh, IN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/12
Total Reviews
7 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
58 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
15
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Less Than Okay
The mower arrived in a broken crate and had damage that warped the cutting unit. Contacting the distributor got a pickup and delivery scheduled. The replacement arrived quickly and again in a very damaged crate. Cheap Chinese packaging had split and again damaged to mower. The second mower also had a mis-drilled mowing height handle that would only allow about half of the mowing height range to be accessed. Two bad units in a row convinced me that a very good idea had been very poorly executed.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Packaging
Ken Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Lois
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
G2 Recharge Tractor Is A Scam
Great idea...however...Driven by Solar, Inc. does not stand behind it's product. I support green technology and wanted to give business to those companies who make a "green" product. Sadly, the fact that it is made in China, sold in Canada (Driven by Solar, Inc.), and warrantied in USA (American Warranty Services) makes for a disaster when this product and it's parts fail, which it will most probably do within the first 6-12 months of regular use. Will be reporting Solar Inc to the... more
Lois Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Brent S.
Zephyrhills, FL
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
No Service
I have written 3 time with no response. The mower is one year old. I have a bad bearing in one cutter motor. When I turn off the key and stay seated the mower will start moving on it's own. Very dangerous! Stepping on the brake has no effect. I have to put the machine in neutral or jump off the seat.

I'm not happy with the service. Other than that I like the machine in enjoy mowing with it. If anyone sees a service man anywhere give him my name.
Pros: Quiet
Brent Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Val B.
Bally, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/5/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
The Energy That Grows The Lawn Cuts The Lawn
I always like the idea of having the sunshine power my lawn mower. Since the 1970s, I have charged my lawnmowers with solar panels.

The Recharge mower G2 runs on 36 volts the same as my earlier electric-horse mowers. 40 some years later, I still solar charge my lawn mowers, at updated voltage of 48.

After lots of enjoyment in cutting lawn with my Recharge G2, I recently decided to turn it over
to a local fellow for his father to use.
Val Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Heather
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Defective Product, Horrendous Customer Service
We purchased this mower over the summer and successfully mowed our lawn once. The second time it stopped moving after about 10 yards. After multiple conversations with customer service, we followed their instructions and the mower is still not working. I requested a refund and was referred to Jim and Alan in the Recharge corporate office. I spoke with Alan who skirted every issue, offering transparent false empathy and said that he did not have the authority to offer a refund, but would... more
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Erik W.
Carmichael, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/25/13
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2013
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Seems Simple Enough
I was wowed initially with my new mower. I have half an acre beautiful manicured lawn. The mower cut beautifully with clean lines and perfect start. After the first cut, I attempted to cut my lawn again. The mower stared, but would only move 25 feet at a time. This problem only made the distance shorter with each attempt. I contacted the "Warranty" group as instructed. The tech suggested replacing the main control unit. So I waited a week for that part to arrive. The instructions were... more
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Fast, Simple Turn On And Go
Cons: Bad Instructions, Unreliable, Expensive, Kinks Not Worked Out
Erik Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Denise
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/1/13
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
23
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Frustrated
I purchased this G2 Recharge Mower on 6/1/2013 . I accepted delivery on June 10. I have a couple of issues that I needed addressed and have not heard from Recharge as Mower's Direct is not supposed to handle

I used this mower one day worked great. The next weekend I got my front yard cut but now I am not able to get the mower to move. It's as if the brake is on. This unit has a red-button switch for the brake not the lever as is posted in the manual.

The battery is half charged and... more
Pros: Quiet, Fast, Great When It Worked For One Cutting Session On Les Than 12 Acre
Cons: Low Quality, Heavy, Unreliable, Bad Instructions
Denise Does Not Recommend This Mower
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274
Jessie
Total Helpful Votes
27 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Waste Of Money
Our mower worked for about two mows and has been inoperable since after many attempts to repair. Parts fall off, front wheels become out of alignment, doesn't hold a charge, cuts uneven. A piece of yellow junk. Shame on Recharge.
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275
Linda
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/7/12
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Mower...
We received our mower and put it together in less than half an hour. It started right up and does a great job on our yard.

We only have a residential lot so there is not a lot to mow, but it is working for us really well. I cannot tell you how it will do on a larger, rougher lot.

I am really delighted to be using a battery-operated mower. No more gas cans or expense of the gas. I sleep easier knowing there is not a gas can in the garage.
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Herbert F.
Angwin, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/3/13
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Like It!
I like the G2 very much. After three mowings I find it leaves my lawns looking great. Its tight turning is a plus to me. It is quiet enough so it doesn't disturb my neighbors no matter when I mow. And a big plus to me is that the G2 is 100% environmentally friendly compared to those loud, gas-and-oil-driven mowers.
Pros: Quiet, Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions, Packaging
Herbert Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
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Herbert,
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Eileen E.
Hettinger, ND
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/21/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Mower
Had a little trouble at first if I had a man to show me when I started it would have been fine, but was afraid to push buttons, but I think I have it figured out now. I also have a rechargeable push mower and love it too.
Pros: Durable, Features, Easy To Use, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Eileen Recommends This Recharge Mower Mower
Eileen Would Recommend Mowers Direct To A Friend
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Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The "crate" it was shipped in was really nice it was all encased and every piece was wrapped in bubble wrap and cardboard. Really professionally done."
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