Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:03:15
Engine features include the method of starting the engine the type of fuel and the type of engine. Lawn mower engines can be started with a recoil cord or an electric start. If you choose the electric start remember that the charge in the battery will require electricity to maintain it. Fuel choices include diesel or gas depending on the engine type. Your choice in the type of lawn mower engine is the two-cycle engine which requires a gas and oil mixture for fueling and the four-cycle which runs on straight gas. Research data indicates that the four-cycle engine is more efficient and requires less maintenance in the long run.
It also adds more to your safety. Like any gas lawn mower a self-propelled model needs regular cleaning as well as maintenance. They are noisy enough and require hearing protection. They are the most expensive mower type that is most apt to need repairs. Safety is also a concern. Emissions are another major concern for both global warming and air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that gas mowers emit air pollution. You can minimize emissions by simply selecting a mower with an engine that can meet emissions standards of the CARB: California Air Resources Board.
Gas powered mowers are more efficient than electric mowers. Gas mowers also expend less energy. Gas mowers handle wet conditions much better than electric mowers. Gas mowers are much less expensive. Each type of mower has its advantages and disadvantages. When trying to determine which type of mower to purchase you must weigh the environmental advantage against the efficiency advantage. Bells & Whistles Riding lawn mowers for sale have kept pace with the automobile as far as bells and whistles are concerned. Riding mowers can come equipped with accessories such as cup holders cruise control sun shades and even CD players.
There are a few disadvantages to reel mowers. The most obvious being that you have to push them! This in itself is not a drawback if you cut your lawn about once weekly. However if you let your lawn grow longer you may find it quite hard to push your mower through the tall grass. Reel mowers cannot cut up or mulch small twigs so you will need to either check or rake your lawn prior to cutting or know that you will need to manually remove them from the blades. A small twig will catch in the blades and stop the reel dead. You may need to make several passes over some areas and reel mowers dont always get the tall stalky weeds the first time around. Because of this reason the cut will not be as exact as a gas mower. If you have a significant number of weeds in your lawn this may cause frustration especially if you would like a perfect cut first time around.