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Ferrex 40V Cordless Lawnmower £85 + £15 charger + £30 Battery - £130 @ ALDI
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Ferrex 40V Cordless Lawnmower £85 + £15 charger + £30 Battery - £130 @ ALDI

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Refreshed 29th Apr (Posted 27th Apr)
37cm wide cut
30-80mm cut height
40L box
16.5kg
Approx 30min runtime
Doesn't look self propelled.

Not heard of Ferrex, anyone know who the actual manufacturer is? Einhell?
Edit:
The lawnmower appears to be manufactured by a German company called IKRA, I think this is the model, with a couple design changes.
Spares can be ordered and appear reasonable prices.

only in German I can find, this is nearly exactly the same model under another different Aldi brand name, but a 36V chemistry.

Ferrex appears to be a new trademark for Aldi

Part of Cordless Battery system including

£85 Lawnmower
£50 Chainsaw 25cm 7m/s
£20 Strimmer
£25 Hedge Trimmer
£25 Angle Grinder
£20 Impact Driver
£20 Drill
£25 Multifunction Tool
£25 Angle Grinder

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Unsure of compatibility with other battery ecosystems, however I would be surprised if it was I read about BMS performing handshakes with batteries to verify they are genuine to the tool.
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Bought the mower, strimmer, hedge trimmer and a 20/40v battery + charger on sunday.

The Strimmer ...
First I strimmed the whole garden - the strimmer is the kind that uses little red plastic replaceable blades instead of wire. The replacement blades are available on ebay for very cheap prices, like 50 for about £3. I was dubious as I've only ever used wire strimmers, but the blades made a great job of it and looked like they would do the garden again many times before needing changing. Changing the blades is easy - they just clip in. it takes about 5 seconds to change the blades ! Honestly it's way quicker than wire, and the blades don't break when you hit something hard !! They do occasionally fly off if you hit something, but re-attaching them is the work of a few seconds.
The strimmer feels nice to hold - well balanced with the battery attached and not too heavy, in fact it really feels like it would have been a lot more money - they cost £20 but feel more like £80. It makes my old black & Decker corded strimmer look like garbage.

The Mower ...
Same story as the strimmer - it just feels like it's way better quality then £85 would suggest. I wish there was a few inches more wire between the motor and the handlebar, but it just about reaches, and the ratchet adjuster for the angle of the handle (the bit that lets you fold the handle down) is plastic, which is just asking for it in the long run - I bet that will be the first thing that fails on it. But ... it works great ! I mowed the lawn inc some pretty longish grass and it chewed through it no problem. I was impressed that I only needed to run over an area just once and it was done - no going back and forth needed. The height adjuster has a really wide range but it very stiff to use you need to push it in towards the mower to unlock it, then push it back and forth whilst holding it in.
One thing I would say is that this mower isn't that small - it's way bigger than my old cheap corded one, and a fair bit heavier too, though not excessively so. It feels substantial. The blade is metal and replaceable in the usual way. Oh and it's quiet - like really quiet !

The Hedge Trimmer ...
Only gripe is the 'safety guard' which is worse than useless, and if your ever gonna cut yourself on this thing it'll be when your trying to get the damn safety guard on or off. Other than that it's great - it chops through anything like butter, even quite thick branches up to maybe an inch or so thick. I really love this thing - I bought it as an afterthought but I'm glad I did, and again it's very quiet but surprisingly powerful.

The Battery ...
I bought just 1 of the dual voltage batteries - the 20/40v one. It cost £30 and it's rated at 5Ah at 18/20v. and obviously that means 2.5Ah at 36/40v. (for those who don't know - 18v Li-Ion batteries and 20v Li-Ion batteries are exactly the same thing - it's just a re-naming thing and nothing more). I strimmed the whole garden (medium size I guess - about 25 mins ish) and a full battery still showed as full when I'd done (3 bars lit) - I put it back in the charger and it topped up to full in about 10 mins. Then I mowed the lawn (15 mins), then without recharging I trimmed all the bushes and hedges (15 mins), and the battery still showed 2.5 bars lit !!!!! I will buy a second battery just as a backup, but honestly I don't think I need one.
The charger is solid as a rock - 4 amp so very quick charge, but no cooling fan, though the battery didn't even get warm when charging.

Battery compatibility ???
I don't know what it will fit other than Ferrex, but I can say for sure the battery (activ energy) does not fit current Dewalt, Makita or Black & Decker power tools.

That's all I got.
Jony5deals3 h, 19 m ago

You can get one from wickets with battery for 105 quid



That's just not cricket
Really pleased that I ditched the petrol mower. I have the Worx mower, half the weight of a petrol mower, no petrol to fetch or store and no cable.
"30-80cm cut hieght". Wow - is this for harvesting wheat or something?
Edited by: "Besford" 29th Apr
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Might as well buy a petrol mower for that price :/
BiggyBalboa27/04/2019 13:15

Might as well buy a petrol mower for that price :/


Don't agree. Depends on size of garden, I've got petrol mowers, but I tend to use the cheap sovereign cordless if I can, lighter, more manoeuvrable, virtually no maintenance. If I get the opportunity I shall buy a larger more powerful cordless next time.
Really pleased that I ditched the petrol mower. I have the Worx mower, half the weight of a petrol mower, no petrol to fetch or store and no cable.
You can get one from wickets with battery for 105 quid
Jony5deals20 m ago

You can get one from wickets with battery for 105 quid


But it's 18v and 30cm cut. Hardly the same!
Why do these cheaper ones never go down to a 25mm cut height?
Edited by: "mccririck" 27th Apr
I bought one of the Ozito 36cm 2x18v 4.0Ah batteries included. I'm so impressed with the power and the battery life and the light weight makes it much more manouverable than a petrol mower.
homebase.co.uk/ozi…093
Jony5deals3 h, 19 m ago

You can get one from wickets with battery for 105 quid



That's just not cricket
compadre5 h, 31 m ago

Don't agree. Depends on size of garden, I've got petrol mowers, but I tend …Don't agree. Depends on size of garden, I've got petrol mowers, but I tend to use the cheap sovereign cordless if I can, lighter, more manoeuvrable, virtually no maintenance. If I get the opportunity I shall buy a larger more powerful cordless next time.


I have a Sovereign also and think it's great for the money, I've been using it for two years now and it quick n easy to do both our gardens. I wouldn't go back to a corded lawn mower. I'd buy a new one tomorrow if it broke. I even purchased the Sovereign strimmer so I didn't have to get any cables out. This mover seems like a good price if you can't find anything one deal
Heat for the price and 3 year warranty. I switched to a cordless mower last year and kept the old corded as a backup. Whilst the cordless is not as powerful, it is very handy and quick to use. I got the Worx mower strimmer combo and use the same battery with my drill and got 2 spare batteries from the Screwfix ERBAUER range at £22 ish a pop. I also converted an old 18v hedge trimmer to run on the batteries so its all compatible and cheap to run. I hope to never go back to a corded or petrol
I just bought a TECCPO Cordless Lawn mower, from Amazon for £79 all in
Luckylucy227/04/2019 20:44

I just bought a TECCPO Cordless Lawn mower, from Amazon for £79 all in


This one?

Specs look rather good... Not as wide, powerful, as large storage, or as long warranty...
But it's £50 cheaper.... And brushless. Interesting.
Definitely worth a look thou. How do you find it?
Luckylucy227/04/2019 20:44

I just bought a TECCPO Cordless Lawn mower, from Amazon for £79 all in


I hope you are aware its shipped from China .. Look at the expected delivery date ( dispatched within 2-3 days yet expected delivery 21st May - 3rd June ).
Its shocking that Amazon don't make it clearer.. There is the possibility of customs charges too !!
The drill is only 35Nm so that doesn't fill me full of confidence. Very few specs for the rest of the range. Buy cheap buy twice springs to mind.
Disappointing Aldi have appeared to have ditched the Workzone range in favour of this higher priced Ferret.

At these price points go to Lidl and pay less for the Parkside tools.

Apart from the prices which are too much for an unknown brand these tools won’t be available all year round.

So you’ll be stuck if you wanted to add in say a drill for example until the next season ( being a seasonal deal )

Not voted either way.
Zaxxan1 h, 42 m ago

The drill is only 35Nm so that doesn't fill me full of confidence. Very …The drill is only 35Nm so that doesn't fill me full of confidence. Very few specs for the rest of the range. Buy cheap buy twice springs to mind.


Buy cheap get your money back for the first few years with Aldi stuff. They have a long warranty
simes28/04/2019 08:46

I hope you are aware its shipped from China .. Look at the expected …I hope you are aware its shipped from China .. Look at the expected delivery date ( dispatched within 2-3 days yet expected delivery 21st May - 3rd June ).Its shocking that Amazon don't make it clearer.. There is the possibility of customs charges too !!


Mine definately didn't come from China as I ordered it on Wednesday and it was delivered on Friday which was a massive surprise
mchilli16 h, 51 m ago

This one?Specs look rather good... Not as wide, powerful, as large …This one?Specs look rather good... Not as wide, powerful, as large storage, or as long warranty... But it's £50 cheaper.... And brushless. Interesting. Definitely worth a look thou. How do you find it?


It is the one I haven't had the chance to use it yet but was expecting a long wait for it but I ordered it on a wednesday and it was delivered on the Friday very surprisingly!
BiggyBalboa27/04/2019 13:15

Might as well buy a petrol mower for that price :/


Nonsense. Petrol is noisy, polluting, heavy...
mccririck29/04/2019 12:14

Nonsense. Petrol is noisy, polluting, heavy...


Totally agree.. I'd still rather have a petrol one
"30-80cm cut hieght". Wow - is this for harvesting wheat or something?
Edited by: "Besford" 29th Apr
Jony5deals27th Apr

You can get one from wickets with battery for 105 quid


But that's just not cricket!
I need to borrow one off you guys... dont wanna pay ?£130 and got no where to store it :/ cut my grass like twice a year
Great prices for 2Ah and 5Ah batteries. Doubt that they are compatible with other brands though?
Besford1 h, 9 m ago

"30-80cm cut hieght". Wow - is this for harvesting wheat or something?


“Just off out to trim the sunflowers!”
Besford1 h, 47 m ago

"30-80cm cut hieght". Wow - is this for harvesting wheat or something?


We'll spotted thanks
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Can't find if this is a brushless motor, any body know? Trying to decide between this and the Ozito 2 battery 36v one from Homebase.
BiggyBalboa27/04/2019 13:15

Might as well buy a petrol mower for that price :/


Petrol means services, oil, spark plugs, filters and buying petrol. This is simplicity itself and is a bargain.
Edited by: "Pookster2000" 29th Apr
Pookster200029/04/2019 17:01

Petrol means services, oil, spark plugs, filters and buying petrol. This …Petrol means services, oil, spark plugs, filters and buying petrol. This is simplicity itself and is a bargain.


Electric means charging using expensive electricity less power less run time and ultimately less lifespan
It says 30min runtine with no load, I dread to think what actual grass cutting time you'll get out of one battery .
BiggyBalboa5 h, 33 m ago

Totally agree.. I'd still rather have a petrol one


Add a few drops of 2 stroke oil and it even smells heavenly... fresh cut grass and 2 stroke oil
Pookster200029/04/2019 17:01

Petrol means services, oil, spark plugs, filters and buying petrol. This …Petrol means services, oil, spark plugs, filters and buying petrol. This is simplicity itself and is a bargain.


My car and bike engines I treat very well... lawnmowers, I do not!

The last mower I had was a Tesco own brand bought for £80 around 6 years ago. No spark plug change and a single half hearted oil change... didn't miss a beat until the main body broke. It's been replaced with a similar mower.

Battery just won't cut it for me!
Bought an electric mower for 90 quid less

i does seem a lot of cash to go cordless
slimjimjim8029/04/2019 18:30

My car and bike engines I treat very well... lawnmowers, I do not!The last …My car and bike engines I treat very well... lawnmowers, I do not!The last mower I had was a Tesco own brand bought for £80 around 6 years ago. No spark plug change and a single half hearted oil change... didn't miss a beat until the main body broke. It's been replaced with a similar mower.Battery just won't cut it for me!


I completely get that. I got a Bosch 43 cm mower 5 years ago with two batteries. Lovely cut and with a stripe. Still going strong, might get a new blade though. My problem was getting my old Atco up and down steps in our back garden, so electric was a godsend.
Edited by: "Pookster2000" 29th Apr
BiggyBalboa1 h, 43 m ago

Electric means charging using expensive electricity less power less run …Electric means charging using expensive electricity less power less run time and ultimately less lifespan


It costs pence to charge...my Bosch does a large back garden on one battery. Still going strong after 5 years. Just my observation and fully respect your point of view. Very powerful too. £400 investment was the downside, but saved that in servicing and parts.
Edited by: "Pookster2000" 29th Apr
Pookster200010 m ago

I completely get that. I got a Bosch 43 cm mower 5 years ago with two …I completely get that. I got a Bosch 43 cm mower 5 years ago with two batteries. Lovely cut and with a stripe. Still going strong, might get a new blade though. My problem was getting my old Atco up and down steps in our back garden, so electric was a godsend.


Of course we all have different needs and priorities.

I would love one of the robo-moewer... until they rise up against us that is!
Nicebob29/04/2019 16:30

Can't find if this is a brushless motor, any body know? Trying to decide …Can't find if this is a brushless motor, any body know? Trying to decide between this and the Ozito 2 battery 36v one from Homebase.


If it's the same as the IKRA Lawnmower IAM 40-3725.. it might be as that specs a brushless motor.
Aldi already sell this lawnmower in Europe but it’s under a different name. There is a video or two on YouTube
Aldi registered the name in 2018. Application names about 40 tools and accessories. Maybe a whole new genre of tools. The 40/80 volt option sounds interesting
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