Line J. Skov Push Mowers June 10th, 2018 - 10:20:20
The idea of a robot with sharp blades attached to a powerful motor wandering around the lawn can sound frightening. But should it be? If you have seen a robotic mower whether in person or on the internet the thought may have crossed your mind. But exactly how do accidents with lawn mowers happen? Each year about 68000 people with injuries caused by traditional power lawn mowers are treated in hospitals. (Source: American Academy of Pediatrics) The most injuries from traditional lawn mowers occur when people place their fingers near the blade generally in an attempt to clear away a clump of grass or other undesired matter.
Engine features include the method of starting the engine the type of fuel and the type of engine. Lawn mower engines can be started with a recoil cord or an electric start. If you choose the electric start remember that the charge in the battery will require electricity to maintain it. Fuel choices include diesel or gas depending on the engine type. Your choice in the type of lawn mower engine is the two-cycle engine which requires a gas and oil mixture for fueling and the four-cycle which runs on straight gas. Research data indicates that the four-cycle engine is more efficient and requires less maintenance in the long run.
Some people consider electric mowers with a cord to be a hazard because of the risk of possibly running over the electric cord while the mower is running which could put the user at risk of being electrocuted. The cordless electric lawn mower doesnt suffer from this issue. Instead it runs on 12 volt batteries that can be recharged via a conventional household plug socket. If the keen lawn-smith goes with an electric lawn mower a cordless one would be a serious option to consider if they were concerned by the potential hazards and limitations that come with a corded lawn mower. Push Mowers Only for the Fit and Healthy Push mowers are also common requiring only mans power as the power source.
There are a few disadvantages to reel mowers. The most obvious being that you have to push them! This in itself is not a drawback if you cut your lawn about once weekly. However if you let your lawn grow longer you may find it quite hard to push your mower through the tall grass. Reel mowers cannot cut up or mulch small twigs so you will need to either check or rake your lawn prior to cutting or know that you will need to manually remove them from the blades. A small twig will catch in the blades and stop the reel dead. You may need to make several passes over some areas and reel mowers dont always get the tall stalky weeds the first time around. Because of this reason the cut will not be as exact as a gas mower. If you have a significant number of weeds in your lawn this may cause frustration especially if you would like a perfect cut first time around.