Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 16:59:11
For many home owners reel lawn mowers also known as push mowers are making a comeback as their first choice for cutting their lawns. There are a number of good reasons for this. Probably the first consideration for people is the low environmental impact reel lawn mowers have compared to gas powered or even electric mowers. Gas mowers cause a surprising amount of pollutants in terms of noise as well as gas and oil used and spilled. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a new gas powered lawn mower produces as many volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides emissions in one hour of operation as 11 new cars each being driven for one hour! They estimate that over 17 million gallons of fuel mostly gasoline are spilled each year while refueling lawn equipment.
Just like any mower there also are downsides to petrol powered lawn mowers. Noise is one of those downsides with many places specifically in the US and parts of Europe having a noise ordinance which means that they cannot be fired up outside specific times of the day. It also might be a disturbance to nearby neighbors who dont appreciate the noise of a petrol engine in addition to the usual mower sounds. Another potential downside to petrol powered lawn mowers is the fuel. With petrol prices on the rise people are trying to avoid using too much petrol and are often aiming to reduce their fuel intake.
By removing the person this alone eliminates most causes of lawn mower injuries. Robotic lawn mowers are unlikely to clog. Take it from someone who has been an exclusively user of robotic lawn mowers for over 7 years - robotic mowers mow frequently and chop grass fine enough that the likelihood of clumps forming under the mower (or anywhere for that matter) are eliminated. But even if you attempt to lift the mower while it is operating the blade will immediately stop spinning. However if the blade(s) were to get snagged onto something the robotic lawn mowers computer is smart enough to shut down the blade(s) and signal for help.
Surprisingly they carry a potential risk for the homeowners who have lawns that have some dips or others who have rolling lawns. Ride on lawn mowers can tip over if they are on very uneven ground and cant go places where other lawn mowers might into the much tighter parts and close up to in-lawn obstacles such as shrubs and around the base of trees requiring additional work. They are however invaluable for cutting large areas of flatter lawn in the lowest possible time. The Pros and Cons Petrol power is one of the more common types mowers. They can be noisy but are very effective and can get to places where a ride-on lawn mower or lawn tractor wouldnt be able to reach as previously discussed. If part of the lawn is downhill and the ground isnt even that wouldnt be much trouble with a petrol lawn mower because with the users help the mower can get to grass in a dip.