Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:04:38
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.
For most of the country lawn-mowing season is upon us leaving many homeowners with the age-old question "which type of lawn mower is best for my yard?" This question comes about because there are so many different types of yards and so many different types of mowers. We will discuss different types of lawn mowers and what types of lawns each of them fit the best. Manual Reel Lawn Mowers Manual reel mowers are great for very small lawns that are flat and relatively smooth. If you have a small flat lawn this could be the best type of mower for you. Reel mowers are lightweight because they do not have an engine there are few moving parts so they last a long time without the need for many repairs and they are quiet.
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.
Finally you should keep an eye on the battery and cables. Eliminate any corrosion if it starts to build up by using a damp rag. Corrosion can build up due to acid leaks from the battery. Cautions and Dangers Since riding mowers are larger than manual mowers this makes them more dangerous to operate. In a study released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission common dangerous problems include mowers tipping over riders falling off the seat and riders being run over by the mower. Therefore to fully protect yourself and your family you should take the following precautions: Always read the owners manual first.