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Hi - I was wondering what your general thoughts are on gas mowers vs electric/battery mowers? Has one become more popular than the other recently? How do they compare on cost and on functionality? I'm a new homeowner and my lawn is about 3000sqft if that helps.

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Posted 2013-10-14T17:39:03+0000  by mmgr mmgr
 

Howdy mmgr,

 

The battery vs corded vs gas mower is a question I get quite often. So let's look at the "pros and cons" of these types of mowers.

 

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Electric Lawn Mowers

 

Electric mowers come in two varieties: corded and cordless. I’m glad to hear that there’s a model out there that doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Say what you will, but I would be paranoid of running the cord over and electrocuting myself.

Looking past my fear of electrocution, I discovered that electric lawn mowers offer some pretty great benefits:

  • No sparkplugs to change.
  • No fuel filters to change.
  • No oil to change.
  • No gasoline to fiddle with.
  • They may save money over time.
  • They’re better for the environment.
  • Quieter than traditional mowers.

 

These are all some pretty great benefits, right? Well, before you run to The Home Depot to get one, think about a few of the drawbacks:

 

  • Corded models limit your mobility.
  • Cordless models may not offer a lot of mowing time – some only an hour.
  • They usually cannot handle thicker grasses well.
  • Watch for water when you mow.
  • Most can only handle 1/4 acre.

 

Gas Lawn Mowers

 

Gas-powered lawn mowers have many benefits:

 

  • They can cut through tougher grass with ease.
  • No cord means you don't have a distance limit.
  • Gas mowers have the ability to mow larger areas without waiting for a battery to charge.
  • A little bit of gas goes a long way when mowing a lawn.
  • They’re more durable than most electric mowers.
  • No possibility of electrocution.

What are some of the cons?

 

  • Most mowers are heavier than electric mowers.
  • They’re nosier than electric mowers.
  • They require regular engine maintenance.
  • They have difficult pull-start cords.
  • They emit carbon monoxide and dioxide into the atmosphere.

A gas lawn mower works well if you don’t mind a little maintenance. The extra power and mobility make it a great option particularly if you have a large yard.  However, if you have a small lawn and aren’t comfortable working on engines, opting for an electric mower might be the best option for you.

 

Happy Gardening,

Electric mowers come in two varieties: corded and cordless. I’m glad to hear that there’s a model out there that doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Say what you will, but I would be paranoid of running the cord over and electrocuting myself.

Looking past my fear of electrocution, I discovered that electric lawn mowers offer some pretty great benefits:

  • No sparkplugs to change.
  • No fuel filters to change.
  • No oil to change.
  • No gasoline to fiddle with.
  • They may save money over time (check out this graph for more info).
  • They’re better for the environment.
  • Quieter than traditional mowers.

These are all some pretty great benefits, right? Well, before you run to the hardware store to one up, think about a few of the drawbacks:

  • Corded models limit your mobility.
  • Cordless models may not offer a lot of mowing time – some only an hour.
  • They may not handle thicker grasses well.
  • Watch for water when you mow.
  • They tend to be more expensive than gas mowers.

Read more at http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/pros-cons-electric-gas-lawn-mowers#2IMi2XF1OrKqLZAo.99

Electric mowers come in two varieties: corded and cordless. I’m glad to hear that there’s a model out there that doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Say what you will, but I would be paranoid of running the cord over and electrocuting myself.

Looking past my fear of electrocution, I discovered that electric lawn mowers offer some pretty great benefits:

  • No sparkplugs to change.
  • No fuel filters to change.
  • No oil to change.
  • No gasoline to fiddle with.
  • They may save money over time (check out this graph for more info).
  • They’re better for the environment.
  • Quieter than traditional mowers.

These are all some pretty great benefits, right? Well, before you run to the hardware store to one up, think about a few of the drawbacks:

  • Corded models limit your mobility.
  • Cordless models may not offer a lot of mowing time – some only an hour.
  • They may not handle thicker grasses well.
  • Watch for water when you mow.
  • They tend to be more expensive than gas mowers.

Read more at http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/pros-cons-electric-gas-lawn-mowers#2IMi2XF1OrKqLZAo.99

Electric mowers come in two varieties: corded and cordless. I’m glad to hear that there’s a model out there that doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Say what you will, but I would be paranoid of running the cord over and electrocuting myself.

Looking past my fear of electrocution, I discovered that electric lawn mowers offer some pretty great benefits:

  • No sparkplugs to change.
  • No fuel filters to change.
  • No oil to change.
  • No gasoline to fiddle with.
  • They may save money over time (check out this graph for more info).
  • They’re better for the environment.
  • Quieter than traditional mowers.

These are all some pretty great benefits, right? Well, before you run to the hardware store to one up, think about a few of the drawbacks:

  • Corded models limit your mobility.
  • Cordless models may not offer a lot of mowing time – some only an hour.
  • They may not handle thicker grasses well.
  • Watch for water when you mow.

Read more at http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/pros-cons-electric-gas-lawn-mowers#2IMi2XF1OrKqLZAo.99

Electric mowers come in two varieties: corded and cordless. I’m glad to hear that there’s a model out there that doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Say what you will, but I would be paranoid of running the cord over and electrocuting myself.

Looking past my fear of electrocution, I discovered that electric lawn mowers offer some pretty great benefits:

  • No sparkplugs to change.
  • No fuel filters to change.
  • No oil to change.
  • No gasoline to fiddle with.
  • They may save money over time (check out this graph for more info).
  • They’re better for the environment.
  • Quieter than traditional mowers.

These are all some pretty great benefits, right? Well, before you run to the hardware store to one up, think about a few of the drawbacks:

  • Corded models limit your mobility.
  • Cordless models may not offer a lot of mowing time – some only an hour.
  • They may not handle thicker grasses well.
  • Watch for water when you mow.

Read more at http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/pros-cons-electric-gas-lawn-mowers#2IMi2XF1OrKqLZAo.99

Electric mowers come in two varieties: corded and cordless. I’m glad to hear that there’s a model out there that doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Say what you will, but I would be paranoid of running the cord over and electrocuting myself.

Looking past my fear of electrocution, I discovered that electric lawn mowers offer some pretty great benefits:

  • No sparkplugs to change.
  • No fuel filters to change.
  • No oil to change.
  • No gasoline to fiddle with.
  • They may save money over time (check out this graph for more info).
  • They’re better for the environment.
  • Quieter than traditional mowers.

These are all some pretty great benefits, right? Well, before you run to the hardware store to one up, think about a few of the drawbacks:

  • Corded models limit your mobility.
  • Cordless models may not offer a lot of mowing time – some only an hour.
  • They may not handle thicker grasses well.
  • Watch for water when you mow.

Read more at http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/pros-cons-electric-gas-lawn-mowers#2IMi2XF1OrKqLZAo.99

Electric mowers come in two varieties: corded and cordless. I’m glad to hear that there’s a model out there that doesn’t plug directly into an outlet. Say what you will, but I would be paranoid of running the cord over and electrocuting myself.

Looking past my fear of electrocution, I discovered that electric lawn mowers offer some pretty great benefits:

  • No sparkplugs to change.
  • No fuel filters to change.
  • No oil to change.
  • No gasoline to fiddle with.
  • They may save money over time (check out this graph for more info).
  • They’re better for the environment.
  • Quieter than traditional mowers.

These are all some pretty great benefits, right? Well, before you run to the hardware store to one up, think about a few of the drawbacks:

  • Corded models limit your mobility.
  • Cordless models may not offer a lot of mowing time – some only an hour.
  • They may not handle thicker grasses well.
  • Watch for water when you mow.

Read more at http://www.quickenloans.com/blog/pros-cons-electric-gas-lawn-mowers#2IMi2XF1OrKqLZAo.99
Posted 2013-10-14T20:11:57+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
 
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