Lawn mowing machines are the machine that make cutting of grass on large areas easy and manageable within a short time. It is difficult to choose the right mower for the right functions and at an appropriate price. In this article, I will outline the features that should be considered in order to make the right choice when buying a lawn mower.
A lawn mower is the ultimate machine you need if you want to maintain a tidy lawn in your compound. There are different mowers in the market from different manufactures that come in varying sizes. Purchasing the right mower can be a daunting task for many customers. The guidelines below will help in making the right choice when buying a lawn mower.
An electric lawn mower
The performance of a mower depends on the power of the engine, that is, the horsepower (HP). It is the quantity of work done by the mower over time. For large lawns, a riding mower producing about 20 horsepower is the most appropriate. Smaller push mowers that produce about 3-4 horsepower are preferable for small lawns.
Durability and Reliability
You do not want to keep replacing your machine after using it for a short time. It is economical to get a mower that will serve for several years before it breaks down or it is replaced. It is advisable to look for a mower from a reputable company with several years of experience to ensure quality. Spare parts should also be locally available and cheap.
Technological advancement has enabled the invention of battery powered lawn mowers. Previously, mowers only ran on diesel and petrol powered engines. A mower running on battery is more convenient, less noisy, easier to maintain and efficient. It has no inconveniences caused by a petrol or diesel engine such as noise and smoke.
The price of a lawn mower depends on several factors. Manual diesel powered mowers are cheaper than gas powered ride mowers while intelligent electric powered robot mowers are the most expensive. The cost also depends on where you purchase the machine. For example, lawn mower price in Kenya are higher than when you buy in online marketplaces.
The cutting width of a mower is the amount of grass it can cut when it passes once through an area. A mower with a large cutting width takes a shorter time to mow a lawn than a smaller one. However, it may also cost more than one with a smaller cutting width. Mowers with cutting width of 14-22 inches can be used in smaller lawns; those with 30-61 inches are used in large lawns.
Mowers have different speeds depending on the type of the machine. Push mowers have speed variation settings which you can adjust according to your walking speed. They are different from riding mowers which have engines allowing forward and reverse movement. Their speed ranges from 4-9 miles per hour. The higher the speed, the faster you complete the job.
There are many varieties of lawn mowers in the market today. Before you buy a mower, it is wise to sample the available machines and choose one that suits your needs. Some of the factors to consider include performance of the mower, durability and reliability, fuel consumption, cost, cutting width and the mower’s speed.