Sandra A. Olesen Riding Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:06:00
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.
Not too long ago I was at a local hardware store and overheard another customer talking to an employee about buying a new lawnmower for her husband. That is when it hit me not everyone knows how to buy a lawn mower. So I decided I was going to write a simple-to-read buying guide that was easy to follow but still informative enough that almost anyone can buy a mower that meets their needs. The first thing that needs to be told in this buying guide is not all lawn mowers are created equal. With this being said you need to understand that a cheap model is likely going to have a hard time cutting grass in a terrain that is not flat.
The hover mower produces a cushion of air underneath the mower which allows it to be moved across the lawn. They are lightweight compared to other types of electric or gas lawn mowers and are ideal for use on sloping lawns. Their low body design and lack of collection box for grass cuttings also means that they are great for maneuvering under plants and bushes and into awkward spaces. Four-wheeled electric type mowers use an electric motor to power a rotating blade. The four-wheel design gives them better maneuverability than a rear roller mower and makes them more lightweight for ease of use.
This in turn moves the mower and controls its course. The mowers engine powers a pump that exerts pressure on hydraulic fluid and the pressurized fluid helps to drive the wheels. In early versions of zero turn lawn mowers the operator controlled the speed and the direction of the mower by moving a pair of levers. Newer mowers use a joystick handlebars similar to a motorcycle or even a steering wheel to provide control. They were initially made for industrial applications where reliability and up time are important characteristics. Mower manufacturers assert that very rarely do they have any service related problems with the hydraulic pumps. Just like an ordinary lawn mower properly maintaining the engine and keeping the mower deck clean should guarantee that a zero turn mower provide many years of service. The convenience of a zero turn lawn mower comes at a price.