Sun Joe mowers give you quality cutting efficiency and power to maintain your yard. Their machines also make it convenient for you to mow the grass on your outdoor space.
With the many mowers, Sun Joe has on the market, which machines should you get for your yard. Let us answer that question by giving you nine of the best Sun Joe Lawn Mower of 2019. We will also show you what to look for when buying a mower.
The iON16LM uses a brushless 600W motor to power its durable steel blades. Its power output nearly equals that of traditional gas-powered mowers. The long blade length can cut 15 inches of grass that it passes. In addition, the iON16LM Cordless Lawn Mower barely produce any noise. This allows you to maintain the yard without disturbing your family or neighbors.
The iON16LM mower utilizes a 40 V 4.0Ah lithium-ion battery. This gives the unit around 40-minutes of running time to cut grass, which is just enough juice to cover one acre. You can swap the battery at any time with other iON power tools battery when you need to.
This Sun Joe mower gives you six grass-height options to cut, which lets you customize the look of your lawn carpet. The detachable bag at the back can carry up to 9.25 gallons of cuttings. This bag has an indicator to let you know when you need to empty its content.
Conclusion: The iON16LM lives up to its performance expectations with its brushless motor and steel blades. What limits this Sun Joe motor is its battery life. The 40-minute run time is good enough for medium grass across wide outdoor spaces. However, it is not enough for areas with plenty of tough grasses for the motor to cut.
Low noise generation
Six grass-height options
The powerful brushless 600W motor
Not enough battery life for areas with thick grasses
#2. Sun Joe iON100V-21LM-CT Lawn Mower
The Sun Joe iON100V-21LM-CT Lawn Mower has a 1000W brushless motor that delivers a powerful cutting performance than other mowers. With the 100 V lithium-ion battery, the mower can cut grass for 45 to 50 minutes. You can also cover large areas with the wide durable blade that cuts around 20 inches of grass in each pass.
The iON100V-21LM-CT has an optional mulching plug and removable discharge chute. This allows you to cut all grass waste into a fine mulch that acts as a natural fertilizer for your yard. In addition, you can set the blade to seven different height. The setting allows you to customize the look of your yard.
Conclusion: The 100 V lithium-ion battery and the 1000W motor makes it easy for you to tackle wide patches of grass on the yard. The only issue with the mower is its lack of protection against the rain or water.
20-inch cutting area
1000W brushless motor
100 V lithium-ion battery
Not usable in the rain
#3. Sun Joe MJ401C, Green
The MJ401C from Sun Joe is a compact version of the company’s mower lineup. Its 28 V lithium-ion battery can power the brushless motor for up to 25 minutes. The MJ401C blade can also cut 14 inches of grass in each pass. These factors make the mower suitable for maintaining a small outdoor area.
You can instantly power the MJ401C with a button. The button has a safety switch lock that prevents children from accidentally powering the mower. In addition, the motor barely produces any noise. The unit will sound like an industrial fan to most people in your area while the MJ401C is running.
Conclusion: Given its economic price point, the MJ401C is great if you need an affordable Sun Joe mower to maintain a small outdoor space. With that in mind, this mower is not suitable for large areas that contain numerous thick grasses.
Instant start function
Efficient brushless motor
The motor produces less noise
Not suitable for large areas
#4. Sun Joe MJ401C-XR 14-Inch 28V 5 Ah Cordless Lawn Mower, Green
The MJ401C-XR is another version of the MJ401C that utilizes the same motor and durable steel blade that cuts 14 inches of grass. What makes the XR different from the regular and pro version is its added battery capacity of 5.0 Ah. This gives you a running time of up to 30 minutes instead of just 25 minutes.
The XR version of Sun Joe line of MJ401C provide the same useful features. This includes a start-button ignition and a safety key to stop kids from powering the blade. In addition, the brushless motor can work without making too much noise.
Conclusion: With the added battery capacity, the MJ401C-XR is great at tackling slightly larger outdoor areas without having to plug the battery to a charger. While the battery has a large capacity, it is also the mower’s flaw since you cannot replace it on the fly.
Safety key function
5.0 Ah battery capacity
Battery is built-in
#5. Sun Joe MJ401E-PRO Electric Lawn Mower
The MJ401E-PRO utilizes a 13 amp motor to power the blades. The motor delivers a powerful cutting power to the unit’s blade that cuts down 14 inches of grass in one pass. This cutting power is great for taking down tough clumps of grass on your front lawn.
The Sun Joe MJ401E-PRO has a detachable rear collection bag that can store up to 10.6 gallons of discarded clippings. In addition, you get a side discard chute that quickly removes all clippings away from the blade.
Conclusion: The cutting capacity of the MJ401E-PRO is suitable for spaces where tough grasses grow. The only issue we have with this mower is the lack of batteries. You need to plug the unit to a power outlet in order for the motor to run.
Cutting height options
Optional side discard chute
Wired lawn mower
#6. Sun Joe MJ402E Mow Joe 16-Inch 12-Amp Electric Lawn Mower + Mulcher
Sun Joe MJ402E Lawn Mower has a 12 amp motor powering its blade that can cut up to 15 inches of grass in one go. Since the mower is running on electricity, it does not produce any nasty smelling smoke that is harmful to you and the environment.
The MJ402E gives you six different height-cutting options. You can achieve a smooth green outdoor space or have a lush green carpet with the Sun Joe lawn mower. In addition, the unit comes with a nylon bag that can store up to 9.3 gallons of cuttings.
Conclusion: The 12 amp motor power and cutting options are two reasons why we love MJ402E mower. On the other hand, the wires from the mower can be a hassle while maintaining your lawn.
12 amp motor
Six cutting options
9.3-gallon discard bag
The power cord can be a burden
#7. Sun Joe MJ403E Mow Joe 17-Inch 13-Amp Electric Lawn Mower/Mulcher
The Sun Joe MJ403E Lawn Mower has the cutting capacity to make quick work of tough grass across a large area. This is due to the unit’s 13-amp motor powering the blade that has a 17-inch of the cutting area. In addition, the unit is eco-friendly since it does not use gas.
The MJ403E gives you more options in customizing the look of your yard with seven height cutting options. This machine even has a mulching function that creates natural fertilizers from the discarded grass.
Conclusion: This Sun Joe mower is great for small to medium sized outdoor spaces because of its powerful motor and wide cutting size. The MJ403E could be great if it works on a battery instead of a power cord.
13 amp motor
Seven cutting height options
#8. Sun Joe MJ404E-360 Electric Lawn Mower
The stand out feature of the Sun Joe MJ404E-360 is the front wheel. This allows the mower to swivel in a 360-degree direction that allows for tighter turns. You can cut the grass alongside large objects such as a tree or pole.
The MJ404E-360 utilizes a 12-amp motor and a wide cutting blade that can cover 14 inches of space in one pass. In addition, you can adjust the blade to four different height to give you the right sized grass on your lawn.
Conclusion: The 360-degree swivel function is definitely useful for cutting hard to reach places in your outdoor space. However, the plastic wheels are not suitable for rough terrains.
12 amp motor
Swiveling front wheel
Four adjustable height
Buying guide for Sun Joe Lawn Mowers
You can already tell that Sun Joe has a wide catalog of lawn mowers that deliver in performance. However, simply buying one without any careful considerations can be costly or will not give you the right cutting power for your needs. Here are some of the factors to consider when choosing a lawn mower.
The first and important factor to always consider is the size of the outdoor space you plan on using the lawn mower on. Powerful mowers with long-lasting batteries are great for maintaining lawns that are an acre of the yard or more. However, these mowers can be too much for front yards that take only 10 minutes to cover. On the other hand, mid range lawn mowers can take a long time to cut two miles worth of grass since you need to keep recharging the battery.
It pays to match the cutting performance of a lawn mower to the size of your outdoor space. A good indicator is the battery capacity and motor wattage. Higher capacity and watts are suitable for large spaces while the low battery and motor power are best for small areas. Another option is to opt for wired mowers that give you unlimited running time so you can cover any area without interruption.
Cutting height options
The second factor to consider is the cutting height setting of a lawnmower. This may seem like less important criteria to think about since you are cutting the grass to a reasonable size. However, the length of the grass can create a specific look on your lawn. Cutting the grass to the lowest height possible will give you a smooth clean yard. However, giving the grass some height will result in a lush outdoor area that seems comfortable to your feet.
Clippings discard options
Nearly every lawn mowers let you capture all clippings and other foliage with a nylon bag. On the other hand, other machines have a mulch option that cuts the grass into a fine particle. These particles decompose on the soil and enrich the soil. Mulching is great at developing the grass on your lawn.
These nine Sun Joe mowers make it easy to mow your lawn. Always keep in mind the different factors on picking a lawn mower to find the right unit.
Corded units might be a hassle to use. However, they provide an affordable and uninterruptible means to maintain outdoor spaces regardless of their size.