Sandra A. Olesen Riding Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:06:05
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.
There are four main types of electric lawn mowers available on the market each with their own unique selling points to meet the needs of most gardeners. Due to a need for a main electric power source some lawn mowers are restricted in their range by the length of the extension cord but are ideal for small-to-medium lawns. Using electric mowers are more environmentally friendly because they are more energy efficient and do not emit pollution to the environment. When operating an electric lawn mower there is less noise pollution coming from the garden mower in comparison with the gas powered garden mowers.
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.
However one has to be very careful with the electricity run lawn mower because it should not be run in the presence of water in the lawn or the lawn being exceedingly wet. The best alternative for mowing the lawn are the petrol mower which does not require being attached to any mains or run on batteries that do not sustain sufficient power to help a gardening enthusiast mow a bigger lawn. There is no issue related to wet lawns as well. Petrol mowers are easy to maintain as well in comparison with their electricity run counterparts owing to the simpler engine design.