Nina A. Kruse Riding Mowers March 27th, 2018 - 12:33:53
While a riding lawn mower is quite a bit more expensive than a regular power mower there can be many advantages to buying one instead. You have just as many choices when it comes to riding lawn mowers for starters and then you also have zero turning radius mowers as well. With a zero turning radius mower you can cut around trees and shrubs on the first pass and get right up on the edge between the grass and the tree area. There are really two different types of riding lawn mowers. One is the zero turning radius the other the tractor style. Riding mowers are ideal for people who have a large area they have to mow and these have attachments for bagging grass clippings mulching capabilities and some models have a combination of both.
The biggest benefit when comparing petrol powered mowers to electric or cordless styled mowers is range. Battery-powered cordless mowers will only run until their battery dies giving the user about forty five minutes to an hour at most. This will do the job for most lawns but you might end up with a half-shaven grass if you have a large grass area. As for electric lawn mowers they will last as long as you dont have a power outage or blow a circuit breaker but they are always connected to your home. This connection stretches about 150 feet - fine for most jobs but again any irregularly shaped or big plot of land will present some complications to anyone using an electric mower.
Cordless lawn mowers are limited by how long they can run before the battery charge runs out - generally the largest range is a third of an acre from a single charge. However you can increase the range by buying a model where you can remove the battery and then buy a second battery. The power of gas mowers tends to be greater than electric mowers (either corded or cordless) so if you have particularly tricky areas then this may be a consideration for you. However cordless lawn mowers have a number of advantages. The most obvious one being that there are no messy gas or oil cans to deal with.
However there are significant difference between the various brands and models even down to which is more eco-friendly. If you have been thinking about investing in one of these lawn-friendly/time-friendly automatic mowers or are just encountering them for the first time we encourage you to do some research to see if a robotic lawn mower is right for you. Reading reviews of the various makes and models will be very helpful in deciding which one is right for your particular type and size of lawn and for your own personal philosophy.