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TYPES OF LAWNMOWERS

There are many different types of lawn mowers for sale. It is, therefore, useful to know what the advantages and disadvantages of each type. The newest model is the best self propelled lawn mower

Hand mower

A hand mower costs from 50 euros. They are simple, cheap, take up little space and do not use electricity. Hand mowers are ideal for lawns up to 200 m2.

Benefits:

  • Cheap
  • Environmentally friendly

Cons:

  • Usually without tray
  • Handicraft, so tiresome
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Hover Mowers

Hover mowers float on a cushion of air, which ensures that they are easy to maneuver. Also, they are almost always electrically powered. Suitable for small lawns or gardens with different shapes. The market for floating mowers is dominated by the Flymo brand.

Benefits

  • Small, light and easy to maneuver
  • Cheap

Disadvantages

  • No collector or mulching
  • To set in height is not restricted or

Rotary mowers

A rotary mower, the ‘typical’ lawnmower and can be recognized by the four wheels and blades that rotate in a circle. This mower is available in many shapes and sizes, with a cord, a battery or petrol.

Benefits:

  • Makes little noise
  • Cheap compared to gasoline mowers and cordless mowers

Disadvantages

  • Cord restricts movement

Battery Mower

Benefits

  • Makes little noise
  • Freedom of movement

Disadvantages

  • Relative expensive
  • Battery must be charged

Petrol mower

Benefits

  • Suitable for large areas due to large cutting width
  • Freedom of movement
  • To get into many variations

Disadvantages

  • Makes a lot of noise
  • Polluting
  • Has a lot of maintenance needed
  • Relative expensive

Robotic mowers

A robotic mower imagines first time around, and then he mows your lawn regularly by itself. Very easy, but for now still very expensive. Almost all robotic mowers cost more than € 1,000. And for a real robot mower is the target even € 1,500.

Benefits

  • Takes no work
  • The lawn always looks groomed
  • The clippings are excellent and serve as food for the grass (mulch)

Disadvantages

  • Has a lot of maintenance needed
  • In proportion very expensive

Rider

For enormous lawns there are ride-on mowers. You can mow comfortable and easy, but a machine also has many disadvantages. A machine you have from € 2,000.

Benefits

  • Comfortable and easy mowing
  • Suitable for vast surfaces

Disadvantages

  • Makes a lot of noise
  • Polluting
  • Has a lot of maintenance needed
  • Save difficult
  • Relative expensive

Cord, battery or gasoline?

Motorized garden tools, such as chainsaws, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers, you can get a gasoline or an electric motor.

With many brands garden tools there are three variations available:

  • gas
  • electric motor with battery;
  • with the electric cord.

Contrary to what many people think, the performance is not the main difference. The most powerful gardening equipment usually has a gasoline engine, but that is for (semi-) professional use. When a consumer is not necessarily a gasoline engine more powerful than machines with a battery or cord. Thus, our test with hedge trimmers shown that approximately the same performance comparable cordless and battery models. The choice between cable, battery or gasoline so is all about ease of use and price.

Cord

Gardening equipment with a cable has the great advantage that they are (much) cheaper than cordless or petrol models. For many people, it is a corded model, therefore, the first choice. The disadvantage is that you have little freedom of movement with a rope, and the cord properly can get in the way while working.

Battery

Garden tools with a Li-ion battery is very popular. Both as a substitute for machines with a cord as machines with petrol. You combine a maintenance-free motor with cordless freedom of movement. A good alternative so. But disadvantages are also there. A battery device is about twice as expensive as a comparable machine with cord. Also, a battery engine is a lot heavier. And the battery must be recharged naturally.

A few tips on tools with battery:

Some brands garden tools, such as Stihl, Bosch, and Makita, you can use the same battery for different types of machines. You buy one time buy a computer with battery, and the next machine without you. That can save a lot of money if you need multiple devices.
Li-ion batteries are sensitive to temperature. Keep the battery rather not in a shed where it can be freezing.

Petrol engines

Garden tools with a gasoline engine, we do not recommend. Gasoline engines have a lot of maintenance required. They make more noise and when they can be difficult not often used to get the motor to work. The only real advantages are that you can work long shifts and that you have freedom of movement. That last benefit you have a machine with a battery.

If you have a garden machine with a gasoline engine, you can use the best Alkylate. This is gas that stays longer tenable in the tank. Regular gasoline has only a limited shelf life (approximately six weeks). After that substances separate into gas and sink, which can damage the engine. If you use regular gasoline, you must ensure that there is no fuel left in the tank after your job.

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