Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 16:59:36
The idea of a robot with sharp blades attached to a powerful motor wandering around the lawn can sound frightening. But should it be? If you have seen a robotic mower whether in person or on the internet the thought may have crossed your mind. But exactly how do accidents with lawn mowers happen? Each year about 68000 people with injuries caused by traditional power lawn mowers are treated in hospitals. (Source: American Academy of Pediatrics) The most injuries from traditional lawn mowers occur when people place their fingers near the blade generally in an attempt to clear away a clump of grass or other undesired matter.
Do not let kids operate the mower Test ride the mower before turning on the blade Do not wear loose fitting clothing that could get caught in the blades Do not carry other passengers Always clean the lawn first to make sure you wont run over something that will send a dangerous item airborne Properly maintain the mower and get it serviced regularly Shut the mower off before trying to make any repairs Dont try to operate the mower if you are not in the drivers seat Dont put gas in the tank while the engine is running Shut off the blade when you are riding on sidewalks the driveway or gravel areas Riding Lawn Mowers - Conclusion Choosing the right riding lawn mower can be a very difficult decision. In the end the factors that will influence you the most will be price and safety. Bells and whistles are nice but certainly unnecessary. Always read product descriptions consumer reports and customer reviews very carefully before purchasing any riding lawn mower.
You should regularly clean the rider and engine compartment before each use. Your goal is to clean out any debris that may have built up from the last use. Check the air filter as well because dust and debris will build up over time which will cause airflow problems. Airflow problems will eventually lead to efficiency problems. Always keep an eye on your oil level. Just like an automobile if the engine runs low on oil the engine may seize up. If the engine seizes up it may ruin the motor and require you to replace it. Always change the oil every 50 hours of use or before the beginning of every season.
Walk-behind lawn mowers vary according to many factors such as what fuels the movement how blades move what pushes the whole mower and what happens to grass clippings. The best type of walk behind depends mostly on the slope and size of your lawn: how many trees you have: and what is the condition of your lawn: smooth or weedy? Of course your workout also enters into your choice. Some people think that mowing is a good exercise while others may want it to be as easy as possible. Most rotary blade mowers can bag mulch or side discharge clippings easily. A reel mower can be equipped with a bag or just drop its clippings on the ground.