Liv S. Jeppesen Push Mowers June 09th, 2018 - 17:33:49
Most of these accidents occur when the person reaches under the "skirt" of the mower or reaches into the discharge chute. (Source: Technology Associates) Other common injuries are caused by flying objects. Traditional lawn mowers have large blades that can throw objects as much as 50 feet. Combine that with risk of the operator slipping underneath flipping over in a riding lawn mower or being run over; one can easily see the concern for safety when it comes to lawn mowers in general. But robotic lawn mowers are completely different. The one biggest safety advantage robotic lawn mowers have over traditional lawn mowers is that you do not have to stand behind it or ride on top of it.
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.
For many home owners reel lawn mowers also known as push mowers are making a comeback as their first choice for cutting their lawns. There are a number of good reasons for this. Probably the first consideration for people is the low environmental impact reel lawn mowers have compared to gas powered or even electric mowers. Gas mowers cause a surprising amount of pollutants in terms of noise as well as gas and oil used and spilled. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a new gas powered lawn mower produces as many volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides emissions in one hour of operation as 11 new cars each being driven for one hour! They estimate that over 17 million gallons of fuel mostly gasoline are spilled each year while refueling lawn equipment.
Removable Batteries For cordless electric lawn mower models that offer a removable battery you should have the option of purchasing additional batteries so you can simply replace a flat battery with a fully charged one to allow you to continue mowing. A removable battery is also handy if you dont have a power supply in your shed or wherever you store your mower - you can simply take the battery unit out and charge it somewhere more convenient. Watt Hours Rating Each cordless electric lawn mower will have a voltage rating such as 24 Volt or 36 Volt and the size of the mowers fuel tank is measured in watt hours - the higher the watt hours the longer you can mow for. To calculate the watt hours rating for a mower simply multiply the battery voltage rating by the amp hour rating - this will tell you how much power the mower battery can deliver over time.