Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:00:45
For most of the country lawn-mowing season is upon us leaving many homeowners with the age-old question "which type of lawn mower is best for my yard?" This question comes about because there are so many different types of yards and so many different types of mowers. We will discuss different types of lawn mowers and what types of lawns each of them fit the best. Manual Reel Lawn Mowers Manual reel mowers are great for very small lawns that are flat and relatively smooth. If you have a small flat lawn this could be the best type of mower for you. Reel mowers are lightweight because they do not have an engine there are few moving parts so they last a long time without the need for many repairs and they are quiet.
The engine size and torque specifications of your mower need to be sufficient to handle what you will be cutting. The types of clippings need to be factored in when you decide how you will manage the discharge of newly cut grass. Basically you will determine whether you wish to mulch or bag the clippings. If you decide to bag then you need to choose between side-discharge and rear-bagging. Some mowers offer a 3-in-1 discharge option allowing flexibility between bagging side discharge and mulching. Types of Engines Consider the types and features of the engine when selecting a lawn mower.
The big difference is that riding tractors have cutting decks mounted in the middle rather than the front. Because of this riding tractors are much less maneuverable. Electric vs. Gas Powered Just like automobiles there are both gas and electrically powered riding lawn mowers. If you purchase an electric mower you always need to make sure that the battery is fully charged before using. Electric mowers are also quieter and more environmentally friendly. On the negative side since the mower runs on a battery there is always the concern that the battery will drain before the job is complete. Price-wise electric mowers can be quite expensive.
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.