Sandra A. Olesen Push Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 16:55:53
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.
The big difference is that riding tractors have cutting decks mounted in the middle rather than the front. Because of this riding tractors are much less maneuverable. Electric vs. Gas Powered Just like automobiles there are both gas and electrically powered riding lawn mowers. If you purchase an electric mower you always need to make sure that the battery is fully charged before using. Electric mowers are also quieter and more environmentally friendly. On the negative side since the mower runs on a battery there is always the concern that the battery will drain before the job is complete. Price-wise electric mowers can be quite expensive.
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.
It also adds more to your safety. Like any gas lawn mower a self-propelled model needs regular cleaning as well as maintenance. They are noisy enough and require hearing protection. They are the most expensive mower type that is most apt to need repairs. Safety is also a concern. Emissions are another major concern for both global warming and air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that gas mowers emit air pollution. You can minimize emissions by simply selecting a mower with an engine that can meet emissions standards of the CARB: California Air Resources Board.