Worx WG789 Self-propelled Cordless Lawn Mower Review
Worx WG789 is a self-propelled cordless lawn mower which can handle the toughest areas with tall weeds and grass. The 36 volt battery can mow as much as 12,500 square feet per charge and be removed for recharging if you don’t have a power outlet in your shed or garage. Adjust the height with 6 different positions to get the lawn just as you like.
- 36 Volt removable battery.
- 19” cutting width.
- Adjustable height.
- Mow 12,500 square feet per charge.
- 2 year warranty.
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Worx WG789 review
The benefit of an electric lawn mower is that it requires minimal maintenance and starts with a push of a button on first try every time. A cordless electric mower has also the freedom of a gas lawn mower, but is quieter and more environment friendly. For me the ultimate lawn mower is cordless and I think the Worx WG789 is one of the best cordless lawn mowers right now. The reason is that everything on this mower feels sturdy and of high quality. It has a 19” cutting width and has all the features I like to have.
It is a good thing that this mower is self-propelled since it weighs 91lbs. You don’t want to push this mower up a hill without any form of help. The mower pulls itself up even the steepest inclines without problems. The mower is also surprisingly maneuverable despite being heavy and having relatively small wheels.
The handle can be easily adjusted in height to fit both my wife and me. It can only be adjusted to three different positions, but the range of the adjustments is good though. The whole handle can also be flipped on top of the mower itself so it takes up minimal storage space.
Basically no assembly needed.
The Worx EG789 is self-propelled and has something Worx calls “PaceSetter”. The “PaceSetter”-function automatically controls the pace of this mower by you either push or pull the handlebars. When you start walking you will push the handlebars forward and the mower moves forward. If you slow down, the handlebar will automatically be pulled backwards and the mower slows down as well. In theory this sounds wonderful, but unfortunately it doesn’t work smoothly. To me it seems like the “PaceSetter” doesn’t react fast enough to my changes in speed or is just too sensitive. The self-propelled feature takes time to get used to and it is easier if you keep a brisk pace. My best advice regarding how to best operate the mower is to treat it like a lady, nice and smooth.
You should note that it takes couple of seconds for the mower to disengage the gear to allow you to pull the mower backwards. The mower has not any problems pulling itself up inclines and it slows down when you are mowing downwards. The maximum speed of 3.6 miles per hour is also good enough for me.
The Worx WG789 has something called IntelliCut which allows you to set the torque manually to either “quiet”- or “power”-mode. The “quiet”-mode is as the name implies quiet, you can mow your lawn early in the morning or late in the evening without bothering your neighbors.
The “power”-mode is louder, but can handle taller and thicker grass. The tallest weeds don’t have a chance against this mower, if they are not gone by the first pass they are definitely gone by the second pass.
To switch between the two modes you need to use the dial which is located on top of the mower. It would have been better if this dial were placed on the handle so I could have changed the modes more conveniently.
I am very pleased by how this Worx WG789 cut my lawn; the result is always even and smooth.
The 36V battery can move up to 12,500 square feet (1/3 acre) before you need recharge it. I have managed to mow for about an hour with power mode and it will probably last a lot longer with the quite mode selected.
You can at any time check how much juice is left in the batteries with the power level indicator. Quite useful function so I know whether or not to bring the battery inside to recharge it. The battery is fastened properly to the lawn mower and is covered by a lid so water and dirty doesn’t come in contract with it.
To be able to remove the battery is not only convenient when you want to recharge it, but also if you have to replace the battery for some reason. Batteries can get worse over time or stop working.
You can discharge the clippings to the side, mulch the clippings or bag them. If you want to use the side discharge you simply lift up the flap on the right side and insert the chute. That’s it!
The rear bagging function is also very easy to use, lift up the rear flap and attach the bag. The bag can hold up to 1.6 bushels of clippings.
I am using the mulching function the most and I am very pleased with it. The mulching blade efficiently chops up the clippings into tiny pieces and spread them evenly across the lawn.
The cutting height is adjusted on all four wheels by a single lever which works flawlessly. You can easily operate the lever with one hand and choose between 6 different positions. The positions allow you to set the cutting height from 1.5” to 3.5”.
- Removable battery pack.
- Mows nicely and evenly.
- Easy to start.
- Self-propelled function doesn’t work smoothly.
- Have to wait for a second before pulling the mower backwards.