Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:04:10
If you have a small or regular sized yard (say up to 5000 square feet) then a regular electric mower is probably going to be suitable for your needs. If you have acreage or a large yard then a riding lawn mower or a cordless electric lawn mower with additional batteries might be a better option. If you opt for a corded mower you will be restricted by the length of the electric cord and the availability of power outlets around your yard. Unless you do have a small yard battery operated mowers are a much more flexible option as you dont have to worry about dragging along an electric cord while mowing.
First as the battery loses its charge the cutting ability of the mower will deteriorate causing multiple recharges if your lawn is too large to do on one charge. Next rechargeable batteries only last for a certain amount of time replacing them can be expensive nearly as much as purchasing a new mower. Lastly they do not work well if your grass is thick or your yard is rough. Electric Lawn Mowers Electric mowers are the big brother of battery-operated mowers. These types of mowers can be used on any lawn up to about three-quarters of an acre if you have enough extension cord.
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.
You should regularly clean the rider and engine compartment before each use. Your goal is to clean out any debris that may have built up from the last use. Check the air filter as well because dust and debris will build up over time which will cause airflow problems. Airflow problems will eventually lead to efficiency problems. Always keep an eye on your oil level. Just like an automobile if the engine runs low on oil the engine may seize up. If the engine seizes up it may ruin the motor and require you to replace it. Always change the oil every 50 hours of use or before the beginning of every season.