Greenworks 25223 vs 25302: Which Lawnmower To Choose?

Mowing the lawn is like spring-cleaning your garden. It is also one of those jobs you either love or hate, depending on the tools you have. Having a quality lawnmower means you can slide over your grass and leave the garden with a clean, professional finish.

The Greenworks 25223 and 25302 are perfect solutions to getting a neat lawn with very little effort. They combine style, technology, and value for money. Once you try one of these battery-run lawnmowers it is unlikely you will ever want a gas/oil or electric mower again.

We are going to go through the ins and outs of these two lawnmowers, highlighting their similarities, differences as well as their pros and cons. Let’s start comparing the Greenwarks 25223 vs 25302.

Greenworks 25223 vs 25302

The Greenworks 25223 and the Greenworks 25302 are cordless lawn mowers that turn on by a simple on/off switch. Both are cutting, bagging and mulching machines. With the grass cuttings collected in the bag, you will be able to use this ‘mulch’ to keep your soil moist or for added fertilization.

The front wheels on the two mowers are 7” and the rear wheels are 10”. This makes maneuvering the mowers around the garden nice and easy. The Greenworks 25223 and the Greenworks 25302 are both batteries operated. They run on 40v Li-Ion batteries, which are included. The specific battery information is different so we will talk about this later on. They also have adjustable blade heights and again, we will discuss the specifics further on.

Greenworks 25223 vs 25302

Greenworks 25223

Greenworks 25223

  • Size: 50”x20.7”x42”/65lbs
  • Steel deck: 19″
  • Wheels: 10” rear/ 7” front
  • Battery: 40v Li-Ion battery +1 spare and charger
  • Folding handle: Yes
  • Rear bag: Yes
  • Mulching: Yes
  • Smart Cut Technology: No
  • Dual Blades: No
Greenworks 25302

Greenworks 25302

  • Size: 29.2”x20.7”x19.5”/42.5lbs
  • Steel deck: 20”
  • Wheels: 10” rear/ 7” front
  • Battery: Dual system, 2 40v Li-Ion batteries + charger
  • Folding handle: No
  • Rear bag: Yes
  • Mulching: Yes
  • Smart Cut Technology: Yes
  • Dual Blades: Yes

Next, we are going to talk about the differences between the two Greenworks lawnmowers.

Greenworks 25223 vs 25302: Appearance

Greenworks 25223 comparison

Lawnmowers tend not to vary a lot in their looks. They have 4 wheels with a motor on top of the deck and the blades below. Some have the bagging system at the side but most have the bag at the rear of the machine. The average weight for a push lawn mower is around 65lbs.

The Greenworks 25223

It’s a really nice combination of black and green. It weighs 65lbs and measures 50”x20.7”x42”. It has a 19” steel deck. What we love about this machine is that the handles fold down so you can store it out of the way.

The Greenworks 25302

You will notice that this machine is more compact, despite having a slightly larger steel deck at 20”. It is 29.2”x20.7”x19.5”. Thanks to it’s lightweight design, it only weighs 42.5lbs.

The winner is- The Greenworks 25302

Greenworks 25223 vs 25302: Battery Power

Greenworks 25302 baterry

Not having to worry about cords is a great advantage to modern lawn movers. Batteries can last between 30 minutes up to 1 hour. Ideally, your lawnmower will come with a spare battery so that it can be charged in case you need more time.

The Greenworks 25223

This lawnmower comes with a 40v 4amp battery. It also comes with a spare battery and a charger. You can mow your lawn for up to an hour with one battery.

The Greenworks 25302

There is a dual battery system. The first is a 40v 4amp battery. It is backed up by another 40v 2amp battery, providing you with an additional hour of mowing. There are also handy battery level indicator lights. The other great thing is that it has Smart cut technology, adjusting the power depending on the thickness of the grass.

The winner is- The Greenworks 25302

Greenworks 25223 vs 25302: Adjustable Blade Height

Greenworks 25302 comparison

You might want to adjust the blade height depending on the condition of your grass or your personal taste. The measurements are the distance from the soil to the blades.

The Greenworks 25223

It is really simple to change the blade height by just sliding a button. There are 7 settings from 1 1/8” to 3 “.

The Greenworks 25302

Again, it’s just the slide of a button to change the height. There are 5 settings from 1 1/3” to 3 3/8”.

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The winner is- A tie

Greenworks 25223 vs 25302 Pros an Cons

Before we deliver the final verdict, we will check out the pros and cons of the 25223 and the 25302 to clear up any last-minute doubts you might have.

The Greenworks 25223

Pros:

  • It only takes about 30 minutes to charge the batteries
  • Excellent value for money and so straightforward to use
  • It’s very quiet to run

Cons:

  • If you have thick grass you are going to have to use a bit of elbow grease

The Greenworks 25302

Pros:

  • Dual battery system gives you enough time to mow front and back lawns
  • It’s really simple to set up, even a child could do it.
  • The lever to change the height of the blades is a good size, not a fiddly job

Cons:

  • The dual blade system is a nice idea but sometimes we felt that the blades didn’t cross over and this left patches of grass.

The Final Verdict

We do have a clear winner here. Although being slightly more expensive, the Greenworks 25302 outperforms the 25223 in many ways.

First of all for its size and weight. Mowing the lawn has now become a task that doesn’t seem like an aerobic workout. This is an added advantage because it means older and younger people can use it.

The dual battery system gives you long mowing time, having said this you will need to stop every 10 to 15 minutes to empty the bag. It may not make a huge difference to everyone, but we found the indicator lights on the batteries very useful.

Considering both machines work incredibly well, and look quite similar, the only advantage the 25223 has, is that the handle folds down so that you can store it in tighter spaces.

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