In this article, we’ll review the Greenworks 25022 20-inch, electric corded lawnmower, looking at buyer feedback and getting expert mechanic opinions to examine this mower’s performance and best use.
The Greenworks corded lawn mower is a push-style, corded electric mower for small lawns and garden areas.
We’ll discuss its pros and cons and let you know what types of mowing situations it can handle.
Greenworks 20-inch Mower Specs
|Brand||Power Source||Dimensions||Cutting Width||Weight|
|Greenworks||120 v. corded electric||26.9 x 16.1 x 18 inches||20-inches||56 Pounds|
- Corded electric power source provides indefinite run-time
- Easy push-button start ignition
- 4-year warranty
- Not for large areas over 1/8 acre
- Not self-propelled
The Greenworks 25022 lawnmower is powered with an extension cord plugged into a household 120-volt outlet. This mower is non-self-propelled, so you have to use muscle power to move it around. This mower is suitable for small to medium-sized lawns.
The mower is lightweight (only 56 pounds) when the catchment bag is empty. It is relatively easy to push on even to slightly uneven terrain.
- Foldable handles for compact storage
- Mulches, side-discharges, or bags cuttings
- Cam-locking handle for compact folding and storage
- Quiet, fume-free operation
What the Greenworks 3 in 1 Mower Can Do
The Greenworks 25022 is called a 3 in 1 lawnmower model because it can mulch, side discharge, or bag up cuttings in a rear-mounted bag while mowing.
Mulching is a way of returning the grass clippings to the lawn, where they decompose in a thin layer, adding nutrients back into the soil. Mulching is an excellent way of eliminating the need to dispose of grass clippings, and it can save on costs and labor for applying fertilizer to your lawn.
This mower does not need special mulching blades to use the mulching feature. However, you must install the ‘mulch plug’ that comes with the unit to activate mulching. With the mulch plug in place, the clippings blow out behind the machine. They get spread evenly on the lawn rather than going out the side chute.
Side discharging with the mower leaves the cut debris in a pile next to the strip you are mowing. Most people rake up the cuttings and add them to the compost pile or dispose of them as green waste. If you leave them in place, they can cause the lawn underneath to become yellow from lack of light.
Using the bagging feature on this mower saves you the time and effort of raking up clippings, but you do have to empty the bag when it gets full. As the bag fills, it also adds weight to the lawnmower, and it takes more effort to push it along, especially in a yard with slopes. A 1.42 bushel (50 liters) bagging unit comes with the mower.
This mower does mow in reverse. However, for safety reasons, the manufacturer does not recommend doing this in most situations.
Greenworks Electric Mower: Power Source and Motor
The Greenworks Electric Corded Mower comes with a formidable 12 amp motor. The machine starts up with a simple push-button start and holding down the power control bar similar to those on a gas-powered mower. You must provide an extension cord of the right length and wire gauge to operate this lawnmower. It does not come with a cord.
The gauge of wire needed in the extension cord must match the cord’s length and the amperage of the circuit. The Greenworks website has a chart showing the wire gauge needed for different extension cord and circuit amps lengths.
For extension cords under 100 feet in length, a 14-gauge cord is generally adequate for powering this mower. For cords over 100 feet, you may need a 12 or 10-gauge extension cord. Using a heavier gauge cord helps deliver more power to the motor, giving it more muscle for cutting thick grass and weeds.
Keep in mind that the lower the number, the thicker and more heavy-duty the wire for the wire gauge. For example, a 10 gauge extension cord can deliver more power than a 14 gauge cord.
Some buyers of this lawnmower had problems because they used an extension cord that was too small to gauge the mower—using too small an extension cord results in excessive wear and damage to the motor.
The length of extension cord you need depends on the distance from the outlet to the yard’s farthest area where you want to mow. Be sure to check with the manufacturer to determine the best wire gauge for your situation.
There is a cord lock to protect against accidentally unplugging the machine while mowing. You can find this lock where the extension cord plugs into the mower. It is essential to use this feature for safety and crucial to keep the cord from getting under the mower while mowing because the cord can easily get damaged by the blades.
The 120-volt motor on this unit is quiet and smooth sounding, eliminating the harsh engine noise of a gas-powered mower. Because there is no battery, you don’t have downtime for recharging or expense on battery replacement. The mower is ready to go whenever you are.
Greenworks 20-inch Mower Cutting Deck
The Greenworks 20-inch mower has a cutting width of 20-inches, making it perfect for small yards, lawns, and tight garden areas. If you have outbuildings like a shed, gazebo, or pool house, the narrow cutting deck on this mower makes it easier to get a close cut near the structure.
The deck is made from durable stamped steel that is unlikely to bend or dent easily if you hit an obstacle. You can adjust the deck height to seven positions using the height adjustment lever located behind the right rear wheel. Changing this adjustment allows you to cut the grass to a height between 1.5 and 3.75 inches.
The rear wheels are 10-inches in diameter, and the front wheels are 7-inch, giving the mower lots of clearance when working on slightly uneven ground.
This model comes with a single blade for cutting, and the same blade works for all 3 in 1 feature. The blade is easy to remove by turning the machine over and using a large adjustable wrench and a wooden block to unloosen the blade attachment bolt.
Regular use of this machine requires occasion removal and reinstallation of the blade for sharpening. The mower is compact enough to fit in most cars’ trunks for servicing at a repair shop if you don’t want to do this work yourself.
Other than blade sharpening and cleaning under the cutting deck to remove stuck grass clippings, this unit requires little maintenance: another significant advantage for many people.
The mower is equipped with a safety switch that the operator must depress to keep the blades and motor running. If you lose control of the machine and the switch, everything immediately shuts off.
Greenworks 20 inch Mower Storage Features
The Greenworks 25022 lawnmower has folding handles that lock into place with a cam leaver, making the unit more compact for storage. The handles fold down about midway down the handlebar, making it easy to store this small-footprint machine under a workbench or in another tight space.
There is no cord to wind up on the machine. The electric design does not produce fumes and odors like gas-powered mowers, making it possible to store this mower in multiple locations around the house.
In an Amazon Greenworks 25022 review of buyers, this machine gets top ratings on the ease of assembly, weight, noise level, maneuverability, and safety features.
One older female buyer says she used a 12-gauge extension cord, which gave the machine a significant power boost. With it, she can mow tall grass as long as it’s dry. She especially appreciates the push-button start and elimination of a pull-cord start, which she could no longer work on her old mower.
Other customers stated that the only issue with this lawnmower is the need to stay vigilant about where the cord and mower blades are so you don’t damage the cord.
Several buyers noted that this mower handles cutting over areas with twigs, acorns, small pine cones, and nuts without any problems except needing to sharpen the blades more often.
However, one buyer in Florida says this mower has trouble cutting the grass in her lawn due to clogging from the grass’s high moisture content. She finds the mower operates best when she uses the bagging feature.
Other buyers found that grass does not collect well in the bag, and a significant amount stays on the ground. The cut grass’s water may be necessary for how well the bagging unit works, and dryer grass may not bag as well as wetter clippings.
Main Product Benefits:
• Corded, electric power is quiet and clean-running
• 3 in 1 mulching, side-discharge, and bagging capabilities
• Foldable handles for compact storage
Overview of Greenworks Self-Propelled Corded Electric Lawn Mower
The Greenworks 22025 lawnmower is a reasonable choice in lawnmowers for anyone with a small yard on mostly even ground who wants to avoid the start-up hassle, fumes, and storage problems of gas-powered lawnmowers.
This Greenworks mower does require the separate purchase of a heavy-gauge extension cord to operate the machine, and caution must be used when mowing to avoid cutting the cord.
Buyers are generally satisfied with this machine’s performance and find that it easily cuts small-sized lawns, as long as the operator can push the mower while cutting and work around the cord.
The Greenworks 25022 lawnmower is an excellent choice for people with small, mostly flat yards without lots of tough weeds.
The quiet motor and fume-free operation make this mower popular in neighborhoods where houses are close together, and users appreciate these qualities as well.
This lawnmower is especially easy to start with a single button, but operators must be careful to keep the extension cord out of the blade’s path.
One significant advantage of this corded lawnmower over electric, battery-powered mowers is the indefinite run-time this mower provides.
A majority of buyers give the Greenworks 25022 a thumbs up for handling the mowing needs in their yards.