Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:05:19
Electric lawn mowers are not as powerful as traditional gas mowers but they are sufficient to get the job done. Deck Size The deck size or cutting swatch of the mower indicates the width of lawn that you will cut on each pass you make when mowing. So the larger the deck size the less passes you will need to make to mow all of your lawn! A larger deck size will generally mean a bigger mower so if you are very limited on storage space or unable to push or handle a large mower this is something you may need to consider. Compact Storage Features If storage space is at a premium look for a mower that has a collapsible handle that will fold down. This will allow you to store the mower upright or in small compact spaces. Mowers without this feature can take up a surprising amount of space.
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.
The reel mowers of today are a lot easier to work with yet the basic design remains the same. Rotary mowers include the gas-powered or electric push mowers riding lawn tractors and the new robotic electric mowers. Most important in selecting a lawn mower is to match the mower to your lawn. Lawn Considerations In selecting a lawn mower the first criterion to evaluate is the size of your garden. If you have a garden that is a 1/2 acre or more your best choice may be a riding lawn mower. If "postage-stamp" describes the size of your garden then consider a reel mower.
Some people consider electric mowers with a cord to be a hazard because of the risk of possibly running over the electric cord while the mower is running which could put the user at risk of being electrocuted. The cordless electric lawn mower doesnt suffer from this issue. Instead it runs on 12 volt batteries that can be recharged via a conventional household plug socket. If the keen lawn-smith goes with an electric lawn mower a cordless one would be a serious option to consider if they were concerned by the potential hazards and limitations that come with a corded lawn mower. Push Mowers Only for the Fit and Healthy Push mowers are also common requiring only mans power as the power source.