Sandra A. Olesen Riding Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 16:54:49
While a riding lawn mower is quite a bit more expensive than a regular power mower there can be many advantages to buying one instead. You have just as many choices when it comes to riding lawn mowers for starters and then you also have zero turning radius mowers as well. With a zero turning radius mower you can cut around trees and shrubs on the first pass and get right up on the edge between the grass and the tree area. There are really two different types of riding lawn mowers. One is the zero turning radius the other the tractor style. Riding mowers are ideal for people who have a large area they have to mow and these have attachments for bagging grass clippings mulching capabilities and some models have a combination of both.
Electric mowers are ideal for the environmentally friendly person but they are not good for larger lawns because they have a cord. However there are rechargeable electric lawn mowers if you are insistent upon being environmentally friendly. Keep in mind the charge does not last long enough to do large lawns over an acre. Now that you know the differences in lawn mowers and their performance you should find it easier to buy one that meets your needs. This lawn mowers buying guide should be useful in determining the type of lawn mower you need for your yard. Comfort and affordability are essential in buying a lawn mower but you need to know what you are looking for before the salesperson sells you the most expensive lawn mower in stock that doesnt meet your needs.
Cordless lawn mowers are limited by how long they can run before the battery charge runs out - generally the largest range is a third of an acre from a single charge. However you can increase the range by buying a model where you can remove the battery and then buy a second battery. The power of gas mowers tends to be greater than electric mowers (either corded or cordless) so if you have particularly tricky areas then this may be a consideration for you. However cordless lawn mowers have a number of advantages. The most obvious one being that there are no messy gas or oil cans to deal with.
The hover mower produces a cushion of air underneath the mower which allows it to be moved across the lawn. They are lightweight compared to other types of electric or gas lawn mowers and are ideal for use on sloping lawns. Their low body design and lack of collection box for grass cuttings also means that they are great for maneuvering under plants and bushes and into awkward spaces. Four-wheeled electric type mowers use an electric motor to power a rotating blade. The four-wheel design gives them better maneuverability than a rear roller mower and makes them more lightweight for ease of use.