Nina A. Kruse Riding Mowers June 03rd, 2018 - 12:06:00
There are many kinds of mowers. Today lawn mowers are available in two major varieties manual and automatic. The automatic mower consist of two varieties again. One of these categories belongs to the petrol mowers and the others are the battery powered mowers. The battery run lawn mowers have got the engine that runs on battery. These lawn mowers are ideal for a small garden as the efforts required even by an engine in cutting through the grass are immense and usually in devices as big as these the battery installed requires a considerable amount of charging before the mower actually starts working and is able to clear the garden of any over growths and helps keep the grass trim and tidy.
These mowers operate like a bulldozer or tank in the way they can turn right back on themselves. Even though bulldozers and tanks use treads to control their movement and a zero turn lawn mower uses its rear wheels the principle is the same. By varying the amount and direction of drive power applied to each wheel you can control the movement of the machine. For example if both rear drive wheels on the mower are moving forward at the same speed the lawn mower will go forward in a straight line. If one wheel moves a little slower than the other the lawn mower will roll in the direction of the slower going wheel. And if you want the mower to roll in half circle just make one wheel turn backwards as the other moves forward. Normally zero turn lawn mowers have two rear drive wheels linked to hydrostatic transmission which is what transforms the engines power into hydraulic pressure.
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.
However one has to be very careful with the electricity run lawn mower because it should not be run in the presence of water in the lawn or the lawn being exceedingly wet. The best alternative for mowing the lawn are the petrol mower which does not require being attached to any mains or run on batteries that do not sustain sufficient power to help a gardening enthusiast mow a bigger lawn. There is no issue related to wet lawns as well. Petrol mowers are easy to maintain as well in comparison with their electricity run counterparts owing to the simpler engine design.