Sun Joe iON16LM 40V Cordless 16-Inch Lawn Mower Review

Sun Joe iON 40V Cordless iON16LM 16-Inch Lawn Mower

The Sun Joe iON16LM is ideal for people looking for lawn mower for small to mid-sized lawns (1/4 – 1/2 Acre). It is battery operated, so there are no tangled extension cords, no pull cords and no fuel emissions to harm the environment.

Sun Joe iON16LM Features:

EcoSharp Lithium-Ion Battery
The rechargeable 40 V EcoSharp battery system offers up to 40 minutes of runtime. Even better, both this mower and the Snow Joe iON18SB snow blower use the same battery. Both use the EcoSharp iBAT40 lithium-ion pack and the iCHRG40 lithium-ion charger which is rated for 120 volt AC.

Brushless Motor
Compared to the old school brushed motors, brushless motors are known to be more powerful and more efficient. For thermal overload protection, the motor is equipped with a thermal cut-out switch.

6-Position Height Adjustment
Not very impressive since there are machines that offer 8-10 cutting height positions, but not bad either. The minimum cutting height is 1.18″ and the maximum is 3.15″. The mechanism allows you to quickly raise or lower the cutting decking.

9.25-Gallon Grass Bag
The bag capacity is not very large which is the case with many cordless models. That said, users have reported that the grass collection bag is very simple to empty and to re-attach. There is a filling level indicator window that lets you know when the bag is full.

15″ Cutting Width
With a compact design, it will be easy to maneuver in tight spaces. It is also a good choice if storage space is at a premium for you. It is not self-propelled but the assembled weight is only 37.3 pounds.

Safety Features
To prevent unauthorized use, The lawn mover is equipped with a safety circuit. It is required to insert the safety key into the slot before starting up the mower. It also has a safety switch button to prevent the equipment switching on accidentally. It can only be
started by pressing the safety switch button first.

Sun Joe iON16LM Pros and Cons:

The Sun Joe iON 40V Cordless 16-Inch Lawn Mower has received some very positive feedback from its customers at As of this writing, its review rating is 4.3/5 stars that makes it one of the best options for battery-operated lawn mower on the market.

Pros: Equipped with a brushless 600W motor, customer reviews suggest that this Energy star certified lawn mower works great with sufficient cutting power to tackle tall and short grass. The lightweight, compact design makes it easy to push and maneuver. It fits into tight spots. The simultaneous four wheel cutting height adjustment is another plus point of this mower. The 4.0 Ah (160 Wh) lithium-ion battery charges relatively fast (2.5 – 3 hours for full charge).

Cons: The mower cannot mulch or side discharge. There is no mulching plug if you decide not to use the grass bag. Further, there are some negative comments about the bag capacity which is just over 9 gallons. The relatively small grass catcher bag fills quickly. However, this is to be expected. In terms of construction, it comes with a lot of plastic and very little metal. The positive is plastic is lightweight and does not corrode.

If you have a small lawn that can be mowed in under 40 minutes, then the Sun Joe iON 40V Cordless iON16LM is worth taking a closer look. It can be a smart investment for people looking for a compact lawn mower which is quiet and easy to handle.

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