Our Verdict: The Sun Joe MJ401E is a cheap route to enter into the electric mower user community. It is lightweight, less noisy, environment friendly, and has a decently powerful motor. Everything you need in a mower to handle a small or medium lawn.
Mowing is not a job that many of us do happily because let’s be honest it’s a boring thing to do. On the other hand, it is a great time killer if you have nothing else to do. Now, when you are mowing it might be annoying to hear a non-stop engine sound that comes from a gas mower.
Now, to save you from that last annoying part, Sun Joe introduced the MJ401E electric push mower. And I am going to review that mower.
Sun Joe MJ401E Electric Mower Review At A Glance
Sun Joe MJ401E is an affordable electric push mower option. It is great for those who are looking to take a break from a gas mower or just simply hate them. Whatever it is, this noise-free push mower will bring a sense of calmness to your life.
It is powerful on the mowing job too. It’s 13-amp motor and 4-inch steel blade will take care of the arrogant grass of your lawn. The cutting deck is not very big but wide enough to cover a small lawn easily.
In this article, I will point out all the detailed information about this mower so stay with me.
- Compact size so easy to handle
- Easy to push around
- Great maneuverability
- Powerful motor
- Totally environment friendly
- Reasonably priced
- Close to zero maintenance required
- The grass bag is small in size
- Not a good option for large yards
Sun Joe MJ401E Review
At first, let’s look at all the good side it has and we will circle back to the downside later.
1# Compact Size
Size matters a lot for a push mower because you wouldn’t feel comfortable pushing a giant size mower, would you? And for small lawn care service, you don’t need a mower with a big cutting deck. That will be like ordering a missile to kill a mosquito, right?
This is where the MJ401E shines. Its small size is perfect for a tiny lawn and anyone can operate it due to its lightweight. The cutting deck is only 14 inches so you will be able to reach tight corners of your lawn too.
2# Powerful Motor
In an electric push mower, the most important thing is the motor. If it is powerful enough, you will have a peaceful mowing experience. But if it isn’t, the mowing part will become a nightmare for you. Luckily, the Sun Joe MJ401E has a 13-amp motor to operate that 14-inch cutting deck.
That combo is very impressive, to be honest. It will generate more than enough power needed which will come as a blessing for you. Now you won’t have to try several times to cut a pile of grass. Just roll over it one time with this mean grass cutting machine and it will get the job done.
But don’t get too excited about that, you might still have to come back a few times if the grass is too long.
3# Easy To Assemble and Start
The mower comes almost ready right out of the package. There is only a little bit of tinkering left to do on your part. Don’t worry, it’s not anything complicated. You will just have to hold the mower handle up which you will find collapsed on the deck.
The next thing is attaching the rear grass-catching bag. You can do that right before you start cutting the grass. After that, you are ready to start the mowing part.
Now, to start this machine all you have to do is push a button. Pretty simple and straight-forward that feature is and anyone can do that.
4# Mowing Performance
The 4-inch steel blade under the cutting deck will be handling the mowing part. It rotates very fast so no grass will stand a chance before it. It will provide a clean and precise cut every time.
You will get 3 cutting height adjustment options. That way you can choose which grass range you are targeting. You can choose the lowest height of 1.8 inches and the highest is 2.52 inches. That feature should come in handy.
5# Reasonable Price Tag
The Sun Joe MJ401E is a budget option. The manufacturers didn’t overprice it and that is good news for budget shoppers. It is a cheap route for everyone to start using an electric mower.
There isn’t that much downside of this one that I can criticize except it is a small size mower. I mean, you can understand that an electric mower will never provide you the power a gas mower does.
If you wish it to compete with a gas mower, then you will be hugely disappointed. But if you can see it as a cute mower that will take good care of your small lawn, then you won’t get many things to complain about.
Oh! The plastic body can be considered another downside as it won’t be as durable as a steel body.
During my research, I came across some comments from users complaining about the rear grass bag being too small. I think the bag is okay to handle the grass clippings off a small lawn. You will just have to empty it when it’s full and let me reassure you that handling that bag is a piece of cake. So, just chill about that.
A mower with a 14-inch cutting deck has its limitation and no one can deny that. But if you have no problem with it being small in size, the Sun Joe MJ401E will become your next favorite electric mower and I mean it. It has the quality to serve you for a long time if you handle it carefully.