Liv S. Jeppesen Push Mowers June 09th, 2018 - 17:36:21
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.
By pushing the lawn mower the blades turn as the wheels turn cutting the grass or weeds. However push mowers arent as effective on overgrown weeds and dandelions because of the tall stalks and the speed of the rotating blades. Push mowers use a cylinder or reel system while other powered lawn mowers more commonly use a rotary mower with a vertical axis. A rotary mower cuts the grass shorter than a reel system with the added benefit that the grass is cut in a way that allows it to heal faster and thus grow faster. With a push mower the user would find himself or herself having to mow more frequently than with an electric or gasoline powered mower which is perfect for those looking for a workout but less so for the rest of us! Ride-on Mowers for Large Lawns Ride-ons can be fun for some people who have a bigger area to mow.
One of the more popular equipment people use for keeping up with the care of their property are petrol lawn mowers. There are several kinds of lawn mowers that people can choose from such as an electric lawn mower or push mower. Others are powered by petrol or gasoline and for those with the most expansive lawns there are ride-on lawn mowers. The Problems with Electric Lawn Mowers These come in two forms one with a cord and one that is cordless. Corded versions might not be feasible for people with a medium or large sized lawn because of the limited range that the cord will extend: usually around 100 to 150 feet.
Discharging grass clippings on to the lawn is often listed as a disadvantage to reel mowers. However we would disagree with this assessment as leaving the clippings on your lawn allows you to mulch your lawn at the same time as you mow. To mulch well clipping size needs to be small so again this works best if you mow your lawn regularly. If you dont or prefer to collect your clippings some models also have a grass catcher that comes with it or can be bought separately. Reel mowers are hard to push through tall grass. If your grass is extremely tall the first time you mow it you are going to have a hard time. From then on it will be easier but only if you mow regularly. If you prefer to only mow every few weeks then a reel mower will not likely work for you. All in all we think reel mowers are a great choice for many reasons but they arent for everyone. If you understand and are content with the basic limitations of reel lawn mowers then the next step is to read reviews and recommendations to find which is the best reel lawn mower for you. The environment and your heart will thank you.