Liv S. Jeppesen Push Mowers June 09th, 2018 - 17:36:35
Gas powered mowers are more efficient than electric mowers. Gas mowers also expend less energy. Gas mowers handle wet conditions much better than electric mowers. Gas mowers are much less expensive. Each type of mower has its advantages and disadvantages. When trying to determine which type of mower to purchase you must weigh the environmental advantage against the efficiency advantage. Bells & Whistles Riding lawn mowers for sale have kept pace with the automobile as far as bells and whistles are concerned. Riding mowers can come equipped with accessories such as cup holders cruise control sun shades and even CD players.
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.
Reel/cylinder (horizontal axis) - Reel/cylinder mowers may be human-powered but they are often joined together with an internal combustion engine. As the most well liked commercial walk behind mowers (a lawn mower you push); the horizontal mower blade axis can make reel/cylinder mowers a superb all-rounder. Theyd be of little use on commercial lawns however for a small household lawn they are excellent. Rotary (vertical axis) - Vertical rotary blades are incredibly powerful and consequently typically they must be powered by an interior combustion engine. That said electric rotary mowers have grown to be ever more common. The primary down side to rotary mowers is because of the vertical axis they do not collect the grass cuttings.
In addition to groundwater contamination spilled fuel that evaporates into the air and volatile organic compounds spit out by small engines make smog-forming ozone when cooked by heat and sunlight. Gas mowers are estimated to produce about 5% of the nations total pollution. Owners of reel mowers really like that they are so quiet that they can mow their lawns in the cool of the early morning or late evening without disturbing their neighbours. Reel mowers are much easier on the pocketbook. When doing the calculations people find that the return on their investment happens at about 6 months after purchasing the reel mower. With the price of gas so high and rising steadily the break-even point is coming more and more quickly. As well reel mowers are safer and are lower maintenance than other types of mowers.