Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:00:27
Users with electrics that run on battery power eventually run out of power and need to be recharged which could take several hours. Imagine this: A beautiful sunny day with a weather forecast that says the rest of the week will be rainy. Its time to mow the lawn but wait whoever mowed the lawn last time realized the battery had run out and forgot to recharge it. Recharging a 12 volt battery takes a bit of time as opposed to just pulling the starter cord of your powered mower. If the petrol runs out all one needs to do is make a quick trip to the fuel station to get a refill and the blades of grass can once more quiver in fear.
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.
There are a few disadvantages to reel mowers. The most obvious being that you have to push them! This in itself is not a drawback if you cut your lawn about once weekly. However if you let your lawn grow longer you may find it quite hard to push your mower through the tall grass. Reel mowers cannot cut up or mulch small twigs so you will need to either check or rake your lawn prior to cutting or know that you will need to manually remove them from the blades. A small twig will catch in the blades and stop the reel dead. You may need to make several passes over some areas and reel mowers dont always get the tall stalky weeds the first time around. Because of this reason the cut will not be as exact as a gas mower. If you have a significant number of weeds in your lawn this may cause frustration especially if you would like a perfect cut first time around.
The latest information from Consumer Research reveals there is little difference in the performance of major engine brands. Also in selecting a mower the amount of horsepower is not a major factor. Rather it is the engine size and specifications that determine the quality of performance. Versatility In selecting a mower if your research leads you to the decision that a riding mower best meets your needs then consider adding accessories to make your lawn mower into an all-season helper. With the right additions you can maximize your lawn tractor and use it for snow blowing grading gravel dethatching hauling shredding plowing and more. Making the Chore Enjoyable Considering the factors discussed in this article when selecting a lawn mower should help you choose the right machine for your lawn care needs. With the right tools maintaining your lawn can easy and enjoyable. Who knows you just might have to get up early to beat your family to the job! Selecting your next lawn mower need not be a chore so long as you stop and consider your needs and requirements before purchasing.