Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 16:59:16
One of the more popular equipment people use for keeping up with the care of their property are petrol lawn mowers. There are several kinds of lawn mowers that people can choose from such as an electric lawn mower or push mower. Others are powered by petrol or gasoline and for those with the most expansive lawns there are ride-on lawn mowers. The Problems with Electric Lawn Mowers These come in two forms one with a cord and one that is cordless. Corded versions might not be feasible for people with a medium or large sized lawn because of the limited range that the cord will extend: usually around 100 to 150 feet.
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.
Finally you should keep an eye on the battery and cables. Eliminate any corrosion if it starts to build up by using a damp rag. Corrosion can build up due to acid leaks from the battery. Cautions and Dangers Since riding mowers are larger than manual mowers this makes them more dangerous to operate. In a study released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission common dangerous problems include mowers tipping over riders falling off the seat and riders being run over by the mower. Therefore to fully protect yourself and your family you should take the following precautions: Always read the owners manual first.
It also adds more to your safety. Like any gas lawn mower a self-propelled model needs regular cleaning as well as maintenance. They are noisy enough and require hearing protection. They are the most expensive mower type that is most apt to need repairs. Safety is also a concern. Emissions are another major concern for both global warming and air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that gas mowers emit air pollution. You can minimize emissions by simply selecting a mower with an engine that can meet emissions standards of the CARB: California Air Resources Board.