Sandra A. Olesen Lawn Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 16:58:02
Cordless electric lawn mowers can be heavier than the corded models due to the weight of the battery. Being lightweight and easily manoeuvrable makes electric lawn mowers ideal for use by people who have difficulty pushing a bulky heavy mower when mowing the lawn. Safer to Use There are also health benefits to using an electric mower as opposed to a conventional gas mower. Being relatively lightweight reduces the risk of injuring or straining yourself while pushing or lifting the mower. And because they are powered by electricity you are no longer breathing in toxic fumes and exhaust every time you mow - now thats a breath of fresh air! If you opt for a corded model you will need to take care not to trip or mow over the electric cord or you can avoid this risk altogether by opting for a cordless model that uses a battery instead. Environmentally Friendly Finally electric lawn mowers are much more environmentally friendly than conventional mowers simply because they do not run an engine that burns gas (fossil fuels). At a rough estimate an hour of mowing with a gas mower is equivalent to driving 350 miles in terms of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted into the atmosphere! Electric mowers can help to significantly reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
Robotic lawn mowers are not maintenance free and most owners mentioned that one can expect to spend between $250-$300 per year on upkeep. Most of this maintenance is performed by the owner therefore the robots are designed for easy exchange of parts. Also unless your lawn has clear edges there will likely still be a little trimming that will need to be done for example in the areas around trees or along fences if the robot cant get as close as it needs. There are 2 main brands of robotic lawn mowers in the US and Canada: the LawnBott and the RoboMower. Both makes and models provide a beautifully cut lawn and contribute to its health with frequent mowings mulching systems and random mow patterns.
However some people having heard how hard it is actually find it far easier than expected. Once your pattern is perfected the hard part is over. When buying consider your needs. Do you want fully automated hands off mowing? You are then best suited for a fully automated unit with a docking station. Consider the size and slope of your lawn when choosing a model. If you have slopes more than 15 degrees a LawnBott is likely a better choice than a RoboMower. If you have a very large yard LawnBotts have models designed for the largest spaces. Alternatively you can consider buying 2 smaller units to work in tandem.
You should also consider your climate and grass type. Some models will cut higher than others or they have bigger wheels to raise the height of the cutting blades. In general RoboMowers are basic functional units with less bells and whistles and the price reflects this. They are quieter than gas mowers but you wouldnt be able to use them at night without disturbing the neighbours. They are slower than the LawnBotts requiring several mowing sessions to cover their reported area. RoboMowers are designed to mimic traditional mowing schedules and therefore cut the grass when it is longer. The blades mulch the clippings very well.