I am planning to get a cordless Ryobi lawn mower: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-lithium-36v-5-0ah-18-brushless-lawn-mower-kit_p0088131
And I also need a drill and looking at this one: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-18v-one-drill-driver-skin-only_p0096074 which is a skin only. How do I know if I can use the mower's battery for this drill? And in general how do I tell which Ryobi products will share batteries? Thanks.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @otnimus. It's great to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
There are two styles of battery with Ryobi units the 18v range and the 36v range. These are different batteries and are not interchangeable. Every tool that states it is 18v can interchange its battery with other 18v units and 36v tools can interchange their battery with other 36v tools. You'll find the 36v tools and batteries are exclusive to the gardening machines.
If you wish to use the lawnmowers batteries with your drill as well, you might like the consider the 18v Ryobi mowers instead of the 36v machines. That way you have all the same system of batteries.
Please let me know if you need further information or had any questions.
Hi @MitchellMc thank you for your response.
So what are the main differences between the two lawn mowers given that they are priced the same and they are both brushless? Without considering battery sharing, which one would you recommend? Or even better, in what situation would you recommend one over the other?
A big difference would be the run time on the batteries supplied. The 36v version has a runtime of up to 65mins vs the 18v (if you add a secondary battery) of up to 40mins. I'd certainly recommend the 36v if you have a large lawn. If you mowing normally takes around 30mins I'd recommend the 18v so you can share batteries.
Sorry, you are right I posted wrong link which I have fixed.
So there is no difference in terms of cutting power or anything else, except for the running time? Thanks.
I can't qualify if the 36v is any more powerful than the 18v as it depends on the motor and how the extra voltage is used. I am investigating this at the moment and will get back to you as soon as I have a concrete answer. The rest of the specs on the machines are very similar and can be viewed under the specifications section on the linked webpages.
I've managed to confirm that the 36V machine is substantially more powerful than the 18V machine. The 18V is perfect for maintaining a lawn on a regular basis. If you go on holiday for a few weeks in summer then it would be beneficial to have the 36V to get through the long grass on your return. It has more torque and copes better when mowing through thick grass.
Please let me know if you have further questions.