Choosing a Walk Behind Lawn Mower
The most popular type of lawn mower by far is the walk behind lawn mower,
but within this type there are many variations. There are manual, electric,
gasoline, self-propelled and push models. Each has benefits and drawbacks,
but there is usually one that best suits you and your lawn.
The traditional lawn mower from grandfather’s day is the manual walk behind
mower. These are still being manufactured and have many proponents. They are
said to be healthier for your lawn because of the way they snip the grass
rather than tearing at it the way a powered rotary mower does. They are
certainly healthier for the owner and the environment – they give a good
workout and there is no air or noise pollution.
Powered lawn mowers fall into two types – electric and gasoline. An electric
walk behind lawn mower is quieter than the gasoline mower and doesn’t give
off any air pollution. Many people don’t like electric mowers because the
cord gets in the way and can be run over and cut by the mower. These
objections are dealt with by cordless electric mowers.
A cordless electric walk behind lawn mower has the advantages of the corded
model – low noise and air pollution – without the disadvantage of
maneuvering around a cord. Cordless electric mowers run on batteries, and
the size of the battery determines how large an area the mower will cut
without needing to be recharged. Cordless electric lawn mowers are suitable
for average sized lawns up to about 1/3 of an acre.
Gasoline mowers don’t have the inconvenience of recharging batteries, and
many gasoline mowers are self-propelled. A self propelled walk behind lawn
mower has a drive mechanism that propels that mower forward, making grass
cutting a much easier chore. There are many types of self-propelled models.
Some offer only one speed, while others have variable speeds that
automatically match the walking speed of the operator.
Regular push gasoline mowers are simpler machines and less likely to need
repairs than self-propelled models. A walk behind lawn mower of this type is
the most popular type of lawn mower on the market today. They are relatively
simple to operate and repair and the new overhead cam engines are less
polluting than older style engines.
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