Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tips for Buying an Electric Cordless Lawn Mower

The advantages of using an electric cordless mower are many, and the great part about it is that you won’t need to muck around with gas. Another great thing about going for the cordless option is that there is no chance of you accidently running over the cord. There are some things to think about before choosing which one you will buy, so that you get the best one for your needs. Here are 5 tips to consider before you go ahead and purchase your cordless electric mower.

Battery Power

One important thing to take into consideration is what sort of grass you will be mowing and how much battery power you will need to get the job done. Cordless electric mowers come in different types with different sized batteries. Obviously the ones that have the batteries with more voltage will mean that the mower has more grunt. So if you are mowing somewhere that has particularly strong grass then you will want to get one with a stronger battery, otherwise it is not going to cut it (no pun intended).

Cutting Area

Another thing to take into consideration is how big the area of grass that you will need to cut. If you are cutting a large area then you might be best to go for a ride on gas mower as this type of mower is better suited to doing large areas. A cordless mower will only go so long before needing to be plugged in and recharged, so it may not be the right thing for you.

Extra Batteries

If you are set on getting a cordless electric lawn mower then you might need to invest in an extra battery to ensure that you are able to mow the whole lawn in one go, especially if you have a large area to mow. Purchasing extra batteries is a fairly simple process, especially if you are going with one of the well-known power tool brands such as STIHL. Having an extra battery is handy to have, just in case you forget to charge one and need to get the job done quickly.

Mulching or Not Mulching

When deciding which electric cordless mower you are going to buy, another aspect of the process to think about is whether you are going to have a grass catcher, or just let the grass stay on the lawn after it is cut. The advantages of letting it lay where it falls is that it becomes a fertiliser for the grass. The disadvantages is that it might not look as good as if it was caught and composted elsewhere. Having said that, if you are collecting the grass cuttings and don’t compost them, they will go into landfill after you deposit them into the dustbin and this adds to the environmental impact in the long term.

New or Second Hand?

Choosing to buy an electric cordless lawn mower brand new is not always the best option although starting with a brand new one will mean that you know where it has been and how well it has been cared for. There are some fairly decent ones available second hand for a reasonable price but this is a decision that you will need to make for yourself.


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