Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:05:11
The longer the cutting deck the larger the cutting blade. The larger the cutting blade the greater amount of cut grass. Hence if you have a huge lawn then you would want to choose a mower with a longer cutting deck to speed up your cutting time. It is much quicker to cut your lawn with a riding mower. Riding mowers are also better for those individuals with health issues because there is much less manual labor involved. Riding lawn mowers can also serve other purposes such as being used as a snow plow or a small trailer. Riding lawn mowers should not be confused with gardening or lawn tractors.
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.
Just like any mower there also are downsides to petrol powered lawn mowers. Noise is one of those downsides with many places specifically in the US and parts of Europe having a noise ordinance which means that they cannot be fired up outside specific times of the day. It also might be a disturbance to nearby neighbors who dont appreciate the noise of a petrol engine in addition to the usual mower sounds. Another potential downside to petrol powered lawn mowers is the fuel. With petrol prices on the rise people are trying to avoid using too much petrol and are often aiming to reduce their fuel intake.
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.