5 Reasons Why Cordless Lawn Mowers Are Better Than Gas Powered Lawn Mowers
he popularity of cordless lawn mowers has grown in recent years and are now challenging gas powered mowers which have traditionally been the best selling models. Recent developments in technology have helped make cordless mowers more reliable, more powerful and battery life is now considerably longer. But why would you want to choose a cordless lawn mower anyway when their gas powered counterparts have done just fine in the past? Well, here are my top five reasons.
- Gas powered mowers can be messy in that you have the hassle of refuelling with gas cans, and then there is the worry of storing them in your garage or shed. You also have to keep an eye on oil levels. Not to mention of course the spiralling cost of gasoline. There is also the problem of fuel going stale over the winter, so you will need to ensure that you drain it after the last use of the year.
- Starting is easy. No need for a pulling away endlessly at a pull cord here until your machine bursts into life. The first starting of the season is always the most difficult with gas mowers. With cordless mowers, different models start in different ways - some involving keys, levers or buttons. Whatever is required for starting you can bet that it will considerably easier than what you are used to.
- Cordless lawn mowers are much quieter than gas powered mowers, so no need to worry about disturbing the neighbors. Whatever model you choose you can guarantee that the noise produced is just a fraction of traditional models.
- They are more environmentally friendly. This can be overstated and some descriptions will talk about zero emissions. This is not strictly true as every time you plug anything in you are drawing on your power supply. Unless your power supplier generates its electricity entirely by green sources then every time you flick a switch you are adding to emissions. Nevertheless, it is considerably less than that of combustion engine of a gas powered mower.
- Cordless lawn mowers are more reliable. Gas mowers are prone to erratic starting, clogged carburetors, problems with spark plugs, as well as a host of other issues. The electric motors do not tend to suffer with such reliability issues.
Overall, I would say that cordless lawn mowers have considerable advantages over their gas powered counterparts and have sufficient power and battery life for most lawns. If you are used to traditional mowers then making the switch can feel a little daunting at first, but well worth it.