If you are looking to upgrade your cordless mower or perhaps switch to an electric one, the new modern Gtech CLM50 cordless mower could be worth checking out.
Perfect for medium and large gardens and equipped with the latest technology, is this new mower worth splurging on for your lawn?
We've reviewed this new cordless Gtech mower, covering its core features and how it performs to help see if this mower is right for you.
Before we get into our detailed review of the CLM50 and all its amazing features, let's start with how it differs from the older Gtech 2.0 model.
If you are a fan of the original Gtech 2.0 mower then you might spot some similar features between the two, the CLM50 however comes with a new white finish and Omni blade cutting, making it able to cut any type of lawn with ease.
To see exactly what you are getting in this Gtech mower, we've listed the key specs down below.
We've dug further into the core specs of the Gtech CLM50 below covering their power and design features to see if this mower is right for you.
The Gtech mower comes with a 48v lithium-ion battery which has a battery charge of 40 minutes, making it ample time for a small-medium sized garden. The battery can also be charged in just 60 minutes compared to other mowers which can often take a few hours to charge.
For an average-sized small-medium backyard, we are quite impressed by the Gtech's running time, although it would likely struggle with larger gardens.
We also like the handy lights which indicate when power is low or high so that you can prepare for the next charge.
One of the core features of this mower is its 42 cm cutting deck with an intelligent blade, this spinning blade has a smart system where it detects thicker grass and increases its speed from 2,800 rpm to 3,500 rpm.
The 42cm cutting width is ideal for mowing a medium garden quickly and its Omni blade single blade system allows the smart blade to stay balanced.
This mower has a good durable blade system made from carbon steel and the type of metal blade smart sensor is great if you suffer from dense patches on your lawn.
The single carbon steel blade also has few vibrations during use.
Having a good range of cutting heights on your lawn mower is important since it determines how low it can cut your lawn height and how high it can handle the grass.
This mower has a cutting height ranging between 20-80mm making it ideal for lawns with a longer grass height. The height can be adjusted in six different steps and uses a central height adjustment lever for ease of use.
Overall, the lawn mower has a good range of cutting heights, especially for the higher lawns, but it is missing a lower cutting height which many prefer on shorter grass starting from 10mm. The central adjustment lever is easy to set and use.
Having a large grass box on your mower is important so you can avoid having to empty your grass clippings so often and waste time. This mower houses one up to 50L which is ideal for a medium-sized lawn.
The grass bag is also easy to empty and can fold flat to save space thanks to the cloth design, it further has a full indicator to show when the box needs to be emptied.
A 50L size grass box is a good size to avoid too many trips, our only concern is that the grass box is made out of cloth which might not be very durable and break over time with usage.
As with any mower, your model must have safety features, the Gtech CLM50 has a safety key that needs to be turned for the mower to be used, in addition, there is also a button that must be pushed for the mower to start at the same time.
For a standard cordless mower, this model has the safety features you need to prevent accidental start-up and is still easy to use, avoiding a complicated start up system like petrol mowers.
In terms of the design, the Gtech mower boasts a sleek look with padding on the handles and controls within reach. The whole mower weighs 13.5kg and the handles can further be folded for easier storage purposes.
Thanks to the mower being cordless, you also have more freedom to move around with the mower without the risk of pulling a cord or tripping over it.
We love the design of this Gtech model and think it suits any homeowner who is looking for a simple compact mower for a medium garden. At 13.5kg, however, it's not the lightest of mowers out there considering its battery power, this is something to keep in mind if you will be carrying the mower from your shed.
Setting up the Gtech CLM50 model is easy due to the fact it comes mostly pre-assembled. You will likely need to charge the battery upon arrival till the indicator shows four bars then all you have to do is attach the handle, attach the folding grass box and the battery.
The battery will need to be slotted into the mower with the G logo facing upwards and the grass box hooks onto the mower up the protective flap which can be a bit fiddly to secure in place.
When taking the Gtech out for a spin, you will need to turn the safety key 90-degree first to turn the mower on and adjust the cutting height according to the height of your lawn.
To start the mower you then have to press the button and pull up the lever on the mower.
After taking the Gtech mower out for a few laps, you can immediately feel how the handy feature of the smart sensor works on the blade, feeling the mower speed up over dense thick grass, it also performs very quiet despite being so high powered.
The grass box being 50L does make a difference to the number of emptying trips taken and the mower can cut right up to edges despite its larger cutting width.
We would overall say the Gtech CLM50 performs very well and is easy to use for longer periods thanks to its long running time, lightweight design and large grass box. The only thing we found missing was a rear roller to create those aesthetic stripes.
In comparison to other cordless mowers, you do notice how simple this Gtech model is to use, with a straightforward set-up and easy to use controls.
Its cordless design gives you more freedom without an extension cord and it's comfortable to use with its dual handles. It's the ideal mower to choose if you're after a start and go model.
Now we have reviewed the Gtech CLM50 model in detail, we can briefly summarise the pros and cons of this mower.
What are the pros and cons of a cordless mower?
The best advantage to a cordless lawn mower is the no cord situation, this gives you the freedom to move around without restriction, they also tend to be lightweight and easy to maintain than when compared to a petrol lawn mower.
For cons, cordless mowers run with batteries, which inevitably run out of charge, so you will need to keep recharging the battery until your mowing is completed. They also lack power for large and thick lawns.
How much does the Gtech mower cost?
The Gtech lawn mower currently comes in at a price of around £600.
What sized garden can the Gtech CLM50 cut?
The Gtech mower is suited to a garden 400m2 in size, so small to medium, if you get a spare battery you might be able to cut larger lawns, although it will take more time due to the smaller cutting width.
How long does the battery last on the Gtech CLM50?
The battery lasts around 40 minutes before it needs recharging for an hour to get to full power again. Replacement wise your battery should last a few years before needing to be changed.
There is a warranty on this Gtech mower also.
Can I get a spare battery for the Gtech lawn mower?
Yes, you can invest in a spare battery for your Gtech mower if you want a backup when lawn mowing or as a replacement when the time comes, this can save you time rather than waiting to continue mowing until your battery reaches fully charged again.
Is this Gtech lawn mower self-propelled?
No, the Gtech CLM50 is not self-propelled but its weight is light and shouldn't be too hard to push around.
Does the Gtech CLM50 cut to the edge?
Yes, thanks to the design this Gtech mower does have close edge cutting around the borders of your lawn allowing you to get a neat edge without a strimmer required.
Overall, we rate the Gtech CLM50 lawn mower highly and understand its expensive price tag. If you can afford to invest in this lawn mower and have a medium lawn, we would recommend doing so, it's so simple to function and takes the stress out of pushing a heavier mower around.
We would not recommend investing in this lawnmower if you have a very large garden, since we think the run time would be too small and the grass box would need emptying too often.