Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:04:03
Overall every major kind of mower has distinct benefits and loss. Self Propelled Gas Lawn Mower Generally a self-propelled gas mower is moved by its motor without being pushed. It can be front-wheel drive or rear-wheel-drive: single speed or variable speed: and some may have cruise control. Recommended for half an acre lawns the self-propelled mowers cut more evenly as compared to other kinds of mowers for lawns. They can start with an electric switch. Another high-end feature is a blade override. This stops the blade without cutting the motor. It means that you can stop a self propelled mower to empty the bag or to pick up objects without restarting the engine.
Walk-behind lawn mowers vary according to many factors such as what fuels the movement how blades move what pushes the whole mower and what happens to grass clippings. The best type of walk behind depends mostly on the slope and size of your lawn: how many trees you have: and what is the condition of your lawn: smooth or weedy? Of course your workout also enters into your choice. Some people think that mowing is a good exercise while others may want it to be as easy as possible. Most rotary blade mowers can bag mulch or side discharge clippings easily. A reel mower can be equipped with a bag or just drop its clippings on the ground.
Along with that reel mowers do a good job of cutting grass although they have a tendency to miss tall weeds. The main drawback for a reel mower is that you must walk at a quick pace in order to realize the best cutting performance. Battery Powered Electric Lawn Mowers Again this is a good choice for those with small flat lawns although they can be used for a larger lawn than a reel mower. The benefit of this type of lawn mower is that they are quiet they are durable and they do a good job cutting the grass no matter how fast you walk. There are several key drawbacks if you choose a battery powered lawn mower.
Discharging grass clippings on to the lawn is often listed as a disadvantage to reel mowers. However we would disagree with this assessment as leaving the clippings on your lawn allows you to mulch your lawn at the same time as you mow. To mulch well clipping size needs to be small so again this works best if you mow your lawn regularly. If you dont or prefer to collect your clippings some models also have a grass catcher that comes with it or can be bought separately. Reel mowers are hard to push through tall grass. If your grass is extremely tall the first time you mow it you are going to have a hard time. From then on it will be easier but only if you mow regularly. If you prefer to only mow every few weeks then a reel mower will not likely work for you. All in all we think reel mowers are a great choice for many reasons but they arent for everyone. If you understand and are content with the basic limitations of reel lawn mowers then the next step is to read reviews and recommendations to find which is the best reel lawn mower for you. The environment and your heart will thank you.