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Since the safety mechanisms of robotic lawn mowers are integrated into the mowers computer they are difficult to bypass. Some robotic lawn mowers like LawnBott utilize touch handles that work similar to touch lamps. By merely touching the handle the blade stops spinning in an instant. All robotic mowers have lift detectors that stop the blade when lifted or flipped over. Other safety features include PIN codes bump sensors that detect objects left in the yard and the ability to run during night hours are all among the palette of safety features that traditional lawn mowers couldnt dream of.
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.
Engine features include the method of starting the engine the type of fuel and the type of engine. Lawn mower engines can be started with a recoil cord or an electric start. If you choose the electric start remember that the charge in the battery will require electricity to maintain it. Fuel choices include diesel or gas depending on the engine type. Your choice in the type of lawn mower engine is the two-cycle engine which requires a gas and oil mixture for fueling and the four-cycle which runs on straight gas. Research data indicates that the four-cycle engine is more efficient and requires less maintenance in the long run.
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.