Mie J. Damgaard Riding Mowers May 01st, 2018 - 13:07:49
People often think of buying a robotic lawn mower purely for the convenience of not having to mow your own lawn. However mulching is just another one of the many benefits of robotic lawn mowers. Traditional gas or electrically powered mulching lawn mowers require a more powerful engine than standard mowers and therefore use extra energy to create the mulched clippings. Robotic lawn mowers run on rechargeable batteries and therefore offer considerable savings to both the owner and the environment over these other types of mowers. RoboMowers and Lawnbotts are the most popular types of robotic lawn mowers available and both provide good mulch although by different methods.
Lawnbotts are programmed to cut your lawn frequently such that they just take off the very tips of the grass blades. This means the clippings are the perfect size for a good mulch. LawnBotts boast lithium ion batteries which are even more eco-friendly than lead acid types. RoboMowers follow a more traditional mowing schedule and therefore cut the grass blades when they are longer. Their triple chamber mulching system cuts the longer blades into smaller pieces also providing an effective mulch and natural fertilizer. Mulching is just one of the many benefits provided to owners of robotic lawn mowers.
Reviews are generally quite positive regarding these electric lawn mowers. One review did state the obvious which is to always make certain that the electric cord is kept out of the way of the cutting blades or the human mower may become a crispy critter. In many ways the Black & Decker LM175 18-Inch 6.5 Amp Electric Mower is similar to the MM875 above. It has a slightly less wide cutting path the option of bag or no bag. This electric mower is about 30 pounds lighter that the MM875 which many make it a bit easier for older children and smaller adults to handle with ease. One reviewer returned to the electric cord and the need to be aware of its position during mowing. This gentleman mentioned beginning at the electrical outlet and carefully working his way away from that point of origin.
Electric mowers are ideal for the environmentally friendly person but they are not good for larger lawns because they have a cord. However there are rechargeable electric lawn mowers if you are insistent upon being environmentally friendly. Keep in mind the charge does not last long enough to do large lawns over an acre. Now that you know the differences in lawn mowers and their performance you should find it easier to buy one that meets your needs. This lawn mowers buying guide should be useful in determining the type of lawn mower you need for your yard. Comfort and affordability are essential in buying a lawn mower but you need to know what you are looking for before the salesperson sells you the most expensive lawn mower in stock that doesnt meet your needs.