Aug
25
2021

Battery-powered vs. gasoline lawnmowers

Homeowners who bought a lawnmower used to be faced with a choice of a product that ran on electricity but on cord or one on gas; then battery-operated models were added and made the decision a lot easier. In fact, these cordless electric models should soon make wired lawnmowers obsolete: they eliminate the danger and inconvenience of dragging a cable while retaining the benefits of electric drive. So the real debate now is between owning a machine that runs on a rechargeable battery or one that runs on an internal combustion engine.

Advantages and disadvantages of gas mowers

disadvantage

Compared to battery powered lawnmowers, gas powered models have several disadvantages. Among other objections:

  • Are Dirty: Aside from the emissions, you have to use gasoline and engine oil to power and lubricate them, liquids that you can easily spill on your body as well as on your land
  • Are loud
  • Needs to be voted on often
  • Can be difficult to start and requires you to pull on a pull cord (electric mowers start with a simple switch)

advantages

If “green” landscaping is important to you, then the charge of dirt alone is likely enough to reject gas mowers (although the cleanest mower is still the old cylinder mower). Still, they have certain advantages. For example:

  • Better for mowing large lawns (but a ride-on mower should be used for really large lawns) due to its greater power
  • Better to cut through tall grass or hard grass, such as B. tall fescue grass (for the same reason)
  • There are a number of prices: Low-end models offer an alternative that is cheaper than any cordless mower (making them a good purchase for people who don’t care about all the “bells and whistles” and just want to spend their money) as little as possible for a mower)
advantages
  • Better for large lawns

  • Better for tall grass

  • Come in a range of prices

disadvantage
  • Messy to use

  • High maintenance

  • Heavy

  • Environmentally friendly

Cordless lawn mower

When wired electric mowers came onto the market years ago, they were considered the answer to the many objections to gas-powered lawn mowers. The problem was you had to deal with a cable; This problem is eliminated with battery-powered mowers, which give you the same cordless mobility as gasoline models. When people talk about electric mowers these days as an alternative to gas mowers, people are increasingly talking about battery-powered models rather than wired models.

advantages

The good points of gas mowers are still valid. The disadvantages of battery-operated units also include:

  • There is a risk of electric shock if you use it to mow wet grass.
  • You have to struggle with charging the battery, which can disrupt your workflow.

disadvantage

However, both of these objections are easy to answer. There are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t mow your lawn when the grass is wet, regardless of the type of mower you are using (including safety concerns like the possibility of your body slipping and exposing your body to a rotating mower blade). And the problem with charging is solved by remembering this one simple tip: make sure you buy two batteries so one can charge while the other is powering your device. The resulting time savings are worth the extra cost.

Gas appliances still work better when more than 1/3 of an acre need to be mowed and mowing tall grass is too draining on the battery. But if you own an average-sized lawn, mow faithfully (never get the grass too far in front of you), and have enough wiggle room in your landscaping budget that you’re not limited to the cheapest mowers, battery-powered devices are the way to go . Unless you get the thrill of the roar of an internal combustion engine, there is no longer any reason to put up with the filth and inconvenience of gasoline mowers.

advantages
  • Easy

  • Wireless

  • Smaller than most mowers, so easy to store

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Relatively low maintenance

disadvantage
  • Remember to charge the batteries

  • Narrow cut swath

  • Grass catcher fills up quickly

  • Risk of electric shock