Sandra A. Olesen Riding Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:05:14
Reviews are generally quite positive regarding these electric lawn mowers. One review did state the obvious which is to always make certain that the electric cord is kept out of the way of the cutting blades or the human mower may become a crispy critter. In many ways the Black & Decker LM175 18-Inch 6.5 Amp Electric Mower is similar to the MM875 above. It has a slightly less wide cutting path the option of bag or no bag. This electric mower is about 30 pounds lighter that the MM875 which many make it a bit easier for older children and smaller adults to handle with ease. One reviewer returned to the electric cord and the need to be aware of its position during mowing. This gentleman mentioned beginning at the electrical outlet and carefully working his way away from that point of origin.
Electric lawnmowers also do not require tuning or oil changes. They are also silent compared to most roaring gas mowers. Electric mowers are powered using a plug and draw their energy from an electrical outlet. In this way using an electric lawn mower is just like using a vacuum cleaner in your home. However like with a vacuum cleaner electric mowers have the problem of dragging a cord behind. Sometimes the cord is not long enough to get where you need to go so you have to stop your work and switch. This can be a hassle. The good news is there is a new brand of cordless electric mowers out now which use a rechargeable battery.
People often think of buying a robotic lawn mower purely for the convenience of not having to mow your own lawn. However mulching is just another one of the many benefits of robotic lawn mowers. Traditional gas or electrically powered mulching lawn mowers require a more powerful engine than standard mowers and therefore use extra energy to create the mulched clippings. Robotic lawn mowers run on rechargeable batteries and therefore offer considerable savings to both the owner and the environment over these other types of mowers. RoboMowers and Lawnbotts are the most popular types of robotic lawn mowers available and both provide good mulch although by different methods.
The biggest benefit when comparing petrol powered mowers to electric or cordless styled mowers is range. Battery-powered cordless mowers will only run until their battery dies giving the user about forty five minutes to an hour at most. This will do the job for most lawns but you might end up with a half-shaven grass if you have a large grass area. As for electric lawn mowers they will last as long as you dont have a power outage or blow a circuit breaker but they are always connected to your home. This connection stretches about 150 feet - fine for most jobs but again any irregularly shaped or big plot of land will present some complications to anyone using an electric mower.