Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:05:43
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.
Do not let kids operate the mower Test ride the mower before turning on the blade Do not wear loose fitting clothing that could get caught in the blades Do not carry other passengers Always clean the lawn first to make sure you wont run over something that will send a dangerous item airborne Properly maintain the mower and get it serviced regularly Shut the mower off before trying to make any repairs Dont try to operate the mower if you are not in the drivers seat Dont put gas in the tank while the engine is running Shut off the blade when you are riding on sidewalks the driveway or gravel areas Riding Lawn Mowers - Conclusion Choosing the right riding lawn mower can be a very difficult decision. In the end the factors that will influence you the most will be price and safety. Bells and whistles are nice but certainly unnecessary. Always read product descriptions consumer reports and customer reviews very carefully before purchasing any riding lawn mower.
There are a few disadvantages to reel mowers. The most obvious being that you have to push them! This in itself is not a drawback if you cut your lawn about once weekly. However if you let your lawn grow longer you may find it quite hard to push your mower through the tall grass. Reel mowers cannot cut up or mulch small twigs so you will need to either check or rake your lawn prior to cutting or know that you will need to manually remove them from the blades. A small twig will catch in the blades and stop the reel dead. You may need to make several passes over some areas and reel mowers dont always get the tall stalky weeds the first time around. Because of this reason the cut will not be as exact as a gas mower. If you have a significant number of weeds in your lawn this may cause frustration especially if you would like a perfect cut first time around.
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.