Nina A. Kruse Riding Mowers June 03rd, 2018 - 12:28:27
Most home owners with electric lawn mowers say the primary reason for choosing electric was environmental consciousness. Experts say that mowing your lawn for about an hour with a regular gas powered mower causes more air pollution than driving a car for 150 miles. Electric mowers use substantially less energy to operate so there is much less drain on the environment. Another benefit to having an electric lawn mower versus gas run is that you wont have to worry about pulling away on a cord to get it started. Electric mowers are turned on with the push of a button.
Did you know that there is a more environmentally friendly way to cut your grass than your common gas mower? Like the increasingly popular electric cars electric lawn mowers also exist and can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Electric lawn mowers are new on the market but are growing in popularity. These new electric lawn mowers are all push mowers and are ideal for smaller yards. They are much better for the environment easy to clean and they wont cost you a fortune on gas. And though electric lawn mowers are currently not available as riding mowers these will probably be on the market in no time.
The starting mechanism varies but normally requires no more than the pulling of a handle to start. There are none of the reliability problems that have come to be associated with starting gas mowers. Another issue relates to emissions. Although the engines of gas powered lawn mowers may be relatively small compared with those of cars they are responsible for significant pollution. In fact some studies suggest that using a gas powered mower for an hour is equivalent to driving for 100 miles in terms of the emissions produced. Cordless lawn mowers do not produce any emissions directly but of course cannot be considered to emission free as the power station producing the electricity to charge it will produce some emissions. Overall however the net contribution to pollution is smaller. Overall unless you have a very large area to mow I think that cordless lawn mowers offer considerable advantages over their gas powered counterparts and should be a consideration for anyone in the market for a new mower.
These engines are relatively quiet and because there is the battery chargeable engine installed they do not burn any fuel or emit any smoke. All that one will hear off of these lawn mowers is the voice of the blade cutting through the grass. However if one does not want the battery run mower one can opt for the wired mowers which - as the name suggests - draw power from the electricity mains and help it to run the mower engine. However the wire attached to the mower can be cumbersome at times and hence it is not really popular. But like its battery counterpart this mower is made up of an engine that is once again quiet and is totally efficient till it is connected to the mains.