Lawn Mower Buying Tips (Choosing Your Mower Type) – Part Two

In the last article, I went over some of the things you need to consider before you throw down good money on a lawn mower. While the tips I gave you in that article are an important first step in helping you choose the right mower for your needs, they aren’t the only things you need to consider. You also have to decide which lawn mower style fits your needs. And the only way to figure that out is by knowing the pros and cons of the most common styles out there. Today, we are going to cover these so you can then proceed to check out lawn mower reviews with the utmost confidence.

Push Reel Mowers

To be honest, not many people buy push reel mowers nowadays, and there is a reason for that. This style of mower has quite a few disadvantages associated with it. Things that might make you think twice about this type of mower. I am going to detail some of the disadvantages. However, in the interest of fairness, I am also going to list some of the benefits of this device. And I think that is where I am going to start.

The Advantages: They are quiet, don’t pollute the environment, requires little maintenance, are inexpensive and using it provides good exercise.

The Disadvantages: Not suitable for large yards, take a long time to use, has problems cutting certain grasses, has traction problems on sandy or rocky soil, doesn’t edge well.

Corded Electric Mowers

There are quite a few advantages with corded electric mowers, but there are also some disadvantages to using them. Here are the pros and the cons:

The Advantages: Smooth and quiet operation, easy to start, easy to maintain, less environmental pollution and are usually less expensive than gas powered mowers.

The Disadvantages: Have to be careful not to cut the cord, usually not as powerful as gas mowers, doesn’t handle long grasses very well and usually cuts a smaller swath of grass (resulting in longer mowing times).

Battery Mowers

These type of mowers have been on the market for awhile now, but new models are much more improved than older models. Here are the pros and cons of this type of mower:

The Advantages: Easy to start and operate, easy to maintain, smooth quiet operation, less environmental pollution than gas models, no worry about mowing over electrical cords and are fairly inexpensive.

The Disadvantages: Because of the battery they are usually heavier to push, they often require long charge times and may not handle certain types of grasses as well as gasoline-powered models.

Gasoline Powered Mowers

Little introduction is needed for these models as they are the most common, so let’s get right to the advantages and disadvantages of this model.

The Advantages: Powerful, efficient, can handle a variety of different terrain types and can be fairly reliable if properly maintained.

The Disadvantages: Noisy, less environmentally friendly than electric models, usually the most expensive type of mower model and if it breaks down then repairs can be expensive.

This concludes this article on the most common lawn mower models. Before you go out to buy your next mower check the pros and cons of the various mower types and you can rest assured that you are buying the best lawn mower possible.