Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:05:15
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.
The engine size and torque specifications of your mower need to be sufficient to handle what you will be cutting. The types of clippings need to be factored in when you decide how you will manage the discharge of newly cut grass. Basically you will determine whether you wish to mulch or bag the clippings. If you decide to bag then you need to choose between side-discharge and rear-bagging. Some mowers offer a 3-in-1 discharge option allowing flexibility between bagging side discharge and mulching. Types of Engines Consider the types and features of the engine when selecting a lawn 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.
Reel/cylinder (horizontal axis) - Reel/cylinder mowers may be human-powered but they are often joined together with an internal combustion engine. As the most well liked commercial walk behind mowers (a lawn mower you push); the horizontal mower blade axis can make reel/cylinder mowers a superb all-rounder. Theyd be of little use on commercial lawns however for a small household lawn they are excellent. Rotary (vertical axis) - Vertical rotary blades are incredibly powerful and consequently typically they must be powered by an interior combustion engine. That said electric rotary mowers have grown to be ever more common. The primary down side to rotary mowers is because of the vertical axis they do not collect the grass cuttings.