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Lawnmower exchange in Southern California

By April 18, 2009

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If you live in certain parts of Southern California, you may be eligible to trade in your old gas-burning, polluting mower for a eco-friendly electric mower. I love these programs and hope they spread across the entire country. Often times, people just need a little motivation to move them in a new direction.

From the South Coast Air Quality Management District website:

"The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is conducting a lawn mower exchange program for residents living within its 4-county jurisdiction, which includes all of Orange County, most of Los Angeles County (excluding the Antelope Valley), almost all of Riverside County, and the non-desert portion of San Bernardino County. This program allows residents to turn in their working gas-powered lawn mower and purchase a new cordless rechargeable electric mower at a discounted price. The 14 Neuton which has a retail value of $400 can be purchased for only $100. The 19 Neuton which has a retail value of $500 can be purchased for only $160. The 19 Black & Decker which has a retail value of $450 can also be purchased for only $160. These mowers operate for 45-60 minutes on a single charge of the battery, and they come with a rear-mounted bag as well as a mulching kit."

I recently blogged about the Neuton mower and am currently awaiting shipment on one that I purchased for my job. I am particularly curious to see if they can stand up to a commercial mowing environment. Review to follow.

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May 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm
(1) Lorralie says:

I was a recipient of the lawnmower exchange and was in love with my new mower until today when it won’t work and I have no idea who to contact to get it fixed. But, the lawnmower has been the greatest until today and it made me feel like I was being very kind to the environment!!!

April 11, 2012 at 9:39 am
(2) Joe NNJ says:

I will NEVER buy an electric mower until they make one 22 inches!! NEVER!!! WHY DON’T THEY??!!
Once you use a 22 inch gas mower u NEVER want to go back to a smaller size – not even 1 inch much less 3. You can mow/finish so much faster with a 22″ one.
The black & decker magnetron coil/module that replaces pts & condenser reduces emissions 70%.
I’m sure someone can come up with a cat converter for a gas mower to reduce emissions more.

April 11, 2012 at 9:42 am
(3) Joe NNJ says:

Oops. I meant Briggs & Stratton motor & ignition , not Black & Decker.

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