Black & Decker MM2000 13-Amp Corded Mower
Black & Decker MM2000 13-Amp Corded Mower is electric walk-behind, push lawn mower. It combines 13 Amp strong electric motor, with one blade cutting deck and so-called EdgeMax deck design in a very popular and affordable electric lawn mower.
Black & Decker MM2000 is corded lawn mower - it operation depends on the presence of mains power and the length of the power cord. Similar cordless unit depend on the available charged batteries and their capacity.
Cutting width is 20 inches (~51 cm) wide. One of the interesting features of Black & Decker MM2000 is so-called EdgeMax cutting deck design, which enables the user to cut close to the edge/walls, leaving (almost) no grass uncut.
MM2000 walk-behind lawn mower comes with 7-setting height adjustment system based on a single lever, enabling the user to easily adjusts the height of cut between 1.5 and 4 inches (~3.8 and 10.2 cm).
Note: unit is rather strong (13 Amp electric motor) for given deck width (20 inches) and when mowing the grass, let the mower work at its own pace - meaning, don't push it too much.
If the grass is too high for whatever reason, set the height to 4 inches, mow the lawn once, wait few days (for grass to recover slightly) and then mow the lawn again to desired cut height.
If you don't have time to wait, in order to avoid over-stressing the lawn mower, mow the tall grass twice - once at 4 inch height and second time at the desired height. Grass will be stressed by such strong cut, but it will recover ... eventually :)
This of course goes for any lawn mower, not just B&D MM2000.
Like most lawn mower in this class, MM2000 can be used too for mulching, bagging, and side discharging of the cut grass.
Grass collection bag is made from durable nylon and its capacity is 13 gallons (~49 liters). This is rather large capacity, enabling the user to cut large(r) area before collection bag must be emptied.
Safety Features: the most important safety feature is automatic cut-off when the switch lever or the bail handle are released.
Note: it takes few seconds for the blade to stop spinning, and the spinning blade can be very dangerous. Also, always know where power cable is and never cross it with the lawn mower.
Avoiding rocks and pebbles is one another important safety precaution - rocks and pebbles can damage the blade, but the blade can also send them flying in various directions, making damage and injuring the people and pets.
Storage: MM2000 lawn mower comes with collapsible handle, allowing the unit to be stored as very compact package. B&D MM2000 also features carrying handle, just be aware that the lawn mower weighs 48.84 pounds (~22 kg).
Cable Length and Thickness
Black and Decker MM2000 is corded unit and it comes with very short cable, requiring the user to have or buy proper extension power cord.
When choosing such cable, keep in mind that MM2000 requires 13 Amps to operate and the longer the cable, it has to be thicker. Also, garden cable should be bright and easy to spot - yellow, orange, red, pink and similar. Never buy green or black cable for garden use.
Most popular garden cables for corded electric mowers are 100 feet (30.5 m) long and considering the required current, MM2000 lawn mower requires 3-wire 12 Gauge extension cord. Although there are many products in this class, the most popular 100 feet, 3-wire, 12-gauge outdoor cables are:
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All these cables are design to provide 15 Amps over longer period of time, they are highly visible and are tough and durable - just don't test the durability with the spinning mower's blade, that would be very hazardous.
To help with the cable storage, some gardeners use cord reels, but that depends on the person.
Long Story Short: Regardless if you have just some grass between berry plants or larger lawn around your home, if you need a unit like this, consider Black and Decker MM2000 lawn mower. It is affordable unit, reliable, easy to use and store, with very low maintenance tasks.
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