Nina A. Kruse Riding Mowers June 03rd, 2018 - 12:24:42
Do you want to have a great looking and well-trimmed yard but hate the idea of doing all that edging and cutting manually? The answer to your problem may lie in the world of zero turn lawn mowers. Zero turn lawn mowers are riding mowers that can turn right around 180 degrees within in its own body length. It can in reality go right around in a complete 360-degree circle. They were originally designed for industrial applications. Zero turn lawn mowers with their great maneuverability allowed landscape contractors and golf course maintenance folks to cut right up against and around obstacles without ever having to get off the mower and do any trimming.
This solves the problem of lugging a cord around your yard. Cordless electric mowers use 1 to 4 rechargeable 12-volt batteries. Most are more expensive than both gas mowers and electric mowers with a cord but there are some cheaper options out there. Plus you are not having to spend money on gas or maintenance so youll save in the long-run. Depending on what model you get cordless electric mowers may also come with a mulch plate. The plate is handy because it allows you to use the mower to mulch your grass in addition to just cutting it. Check to see if the cordless electric mower you are interested in comes with this feature. If you are interested in getting an electric mower be it cordless or not be sure to check customer reviews. Since these mowers are relatively new on the market it is difficult to say what types of problems they may face over time. The best way to find out about these is to hear what actual owners are saying.
However there are significant difference between the various brands and models even down to which is more eco-friendly. If you have been thinking about investing in one of these lawn-friendly/time-friendly automatic mowers or are just encountering them for the first time we encourage you to do some research to see if a robotic lawn mower is right for you. Reading reviews of the various makes and models will be very helpful in deciding which one is right for your particular type and size of lawn and for your own personal philosophy.
Reviews are generally quite positive regarding these electric lawn mowers. One review did state the obvious which is to always make certain that the electric cord is kept out of the way of the cutting blades or the human mower may become a crispy critter. In many ways the Black & Decker LM175 18-Inch 6.5 Amp Electric Mower is similar to the MM875 above. It has a slightly less wide cutting path the option of bag or no bag. This electric mower is about 30 pounds lighter that the MM875 which many make it a bit easier for older children and smaller adults to handle with ease. One reviewer returned to the electric cord and the need to be aware of its position during mowing. This gentleman mentioned beginning at the electrical outlet and carefully working his way away from that point of origin.