Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:03:21
Removable Batteries For cordless electric lawn mower models that offer a removable battery you should have the option of purchasing additional batteries so you can simply replace a flat battery with a fully charged one to allow you to continue mowing. A removable battery is also handy if you dont have a power supply in your shed or wherever you store your mower - you can simply take the battery unit out and charge it somewhere more convenient. Watt Hours Rating Each cordless electric lawn mower will have a voltage rating such as 24 Volt or 36 Volt and the size of the mowers fuel tank is measured in watt hours - the higher the watt hours the longer you can mow for. To calculate the watt hours rating for a mower simply multiply the battery voltage rating by the amp hour rating - this will tell you how much power the mower battery can deliver over time.
Users with electrics that run on battery power eventually run out of power and need to be recharged which could take several hours. Imagine this: A beautiful sunny day with a weather forecast that says the rest of the week will be rainy. Its time to mow the lawn but wait whoever mowed the lawn last time realized the battery had run out and forgot to recharge it. Recharging a 12 volt battery takes a bit of time as opposed to just pulling the starter cord of your powered mower. If the petrol runs out all one needs to do is make a quick trip to the fuel station to get a refill and the blades of grass can once more quiver in fear.
The engine size and torque specifications of your mower need to be sufficient to handle what you will be cutting. The types of clippings need to be factored in when you decide how you will manage the discharge of newly cut grass. Basically you will determine whether you wish to mulch or bag the clippings. If you decide to bag then you need to choose between side-discharge and rear-bagging. Some mowers offer a 3-in-1 discharge option allowing flexibility between bagging side discharge and mulching. Types of Engines Consider the types and features of the engine when selecting a lawn mower.
In addition to groundwater contamination spilled fuel that evaporates into the air and volatile organic compounds spit out by small engines make smog-forming ozone when cooked by heat and sunlight. Gas mowers are estimated to produce about 5% of the nations total pollution. Owners of reel mowers really like that they are so quiet that they can mow their lawns in the cool of the early morning or late evening without disturbing their neighbours. Reel mowers are much easier on the pocketbook. When doing the calculations people find that the return on their investment happens at about 6 months after purchasing the reel mower. With the price of gas so high and rising steadily the break-even point is coming more and more quickly. As well reel mowers are safer and are lower maintenance than other types of mowers.