The main criteria for selecting a good lawn mower

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Landscape Design
25 May 2016

For owners of private houses and cottages, which is adjacent to the infield, ringworm, shaving or grass mowing device - a necessity.To understand the issue of how to choose a lawn mower, they are bound to fail.The choice of such mechanisms is wide enough, the operating principle is not the same.Before proceeding to the specific recommendations it makes sense to focus on classification points.


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What is this technique ↑

to clean up rough garden and villa vegetation used is not too complex types of mechanical and battery tools, and proper Lawnwheel design: gasoline and electric.The most simple manual are Elektrotrimmer (used fishing line to strut in remote and inaccessible places, under trees), and mowers (designed for mowing line

, and large knives uneven areas with thick weeds, burdock).

trimmer eco-friendly, easy and razvorotliv.Good shear where the mower does not unfold, working quietly, regularly breaking the small relief.In the wet field with him will not pass (after all appliances), and the power of it is small ("extreme" figures - 250 and 1300 watts).From the house will not go far: the case decides the length of the extension.Meets battery option, it is harder.Scythes clearly more productive, easier to use.Cuts not only grass, but small-reed bushes.It works long, but require refueling (oil), very noisy and vibrates.To cope with it every.

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Gasoline Trimmer is suitable for the treatment of "corners" and areas under the trees

part, we have already answered the question of how to choose the right lawn mower - any of the apparatus (trimmer-brushcutter) nice to have in the economy: for places hilly and remote.Their advantages: low cost, ease of mobility.But for a large flat area is needed still more solid instrument that resembles a cart on wheels - actually mower.The grass on the belt, none of the models did not take, but a relatively fast processing of a decent size plot will provide.It remains only to determine the type of engine such machinery: it will be an electric or gasoline.We will describe them separately.

Electric mowers: the pros and cons ↑

Electric complex in design the unit trolley powerful hand of the above varieties of agricultural lightweight (900-1800 watts).It can operate for a long time, easily controlled (women, the elderly man "obey" without problems).Environmentally friendly, the series leaves a smooth, neatly cut down plants at the height of 20 to 75 mm.Usually it equipped with a grass catcher box.However, able to move only on the level ground, and against the high grass powerless.The length of the cable will be a deterrent: to withdraw from the power source for more than 20 meters Scythe can not.Wet grass without rubber boots to mow at all dangerous.

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Among electric lawn mowers are quite powerful models

Lawn mowers: positive and negative ↑

This high-power devices (within 5-7 hp = 250 W), and thus more productive.Excellent obkashivayut large territory, reliable, responsive power (no wires).Autonomy - fine quality, but the roar when the engine is running is such that sometimes need headphones (not to lose hearing).They often even included.The very "machine" weighs much expensive fuel also "eats" a lot, however, and is able to work many hours in a row - if only poured oil on time.There are models with two and four-stroke engine.Serviced by a technically more difficult than the electric plant, it is expensive, creates a cloud of exhaust, but is able to "mow" 10 acres or more.

motokosa saves fuel, but with the work copes perfectly

do I choose an electric or benzoagregat ↑

When deciding on the choice of the mower to gasoline or elektrovarianta, it is necessary to take into account criteria such as the power-to-noise-performance, security, anddo not forget about the availability management, weight, maneuverability and conditions of service of both types of mowers.For very large areas better suited petrol engine: it is more powerful and last longer.But the price of such "product" above, and fill the "horse" is not just fast prilovchilis.Prune such motorized vehicles and the young bushes, and woody growth.Its impressive width (37 to 53 cm).But the fascination with heavy-duty model is fraught with trouble: their willingness to join battle with the curvature of the shaft ends with stones, knives - and overhaul.

Unlike Gasoline tools "strongman", more "sensitive" power mowing devices have trouble not only with the stones - they confuse and nedogryzennaya dog bone.Stumbling into an obstacle, the mower stops, stops.But the blades and the hub will remain intact.A stone throw away for long - and the process continues.In this respect the technique is less impressive profitable: rarely fails.And in a special control unit does not need: oil, gasoline does not.It is "at hand" to those who do not like messing with technology or poorly versed in it.But the fact that the current device is energized - "lightweight" compared with superheavy benzomotorom and without pressure takes place, opens up access to the process of mowing people not strong physically.

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Powerful lawnmower on wheels are good for large flat areas

Regarding safety (of both man and his "assistant") options are about equal.Is it better to breathe the fumes of gasoline, whether deaf from the roar of the engine, or afraid of electric shock in wet weather or accidental "collision" on the cord - it is only up to you.In the end, rubber-like shoes successfully relieve discomfort.Much more inconvenience creates the ability to stay cool elektroobraztsa every 15-20 minutes, making necessary to suspend mowing.Rate of strays, the mowing time takes longer.In addition, the length of the cord confused.Buy extender expensive: a set of "mower + Automatic + cable" at the price almost equal to the petrol unit.Something to think about.

However, when deciding what to choose electric lawn mower - as, indeed, and gasoline, can be a good protection system with top motor of: in this case it will not react on the wet grass and electrical accident is virtually impossible.Now I understand why a much more powerful (400-1500 watts) is released the model with an upper connection.For a relatively smooth, cleared of stones area of ​​lawn-garden lawn-like 5 acres acquisition, perhaps, it will be wise enough to do this.By the way, the petrol unit distinguish between two types of drives: front and rear.Front easier to manage: it is easier to turn on a dime when the motor is running.However, if the grass is wet, the car skids, it is necessary to push.Wheel drive species is not stalled, but the drive has to turn off.

General criteria for model selection ↑

Imagine this situation: the problem with a view of technology to cut and trim the stems you have already decided - remains to determine the specific model of your future "helper".At this stage, no matter what you decide to choose a lawn mower - gasoline or electricity - you will be useful to recall the common for both lines of additional functions and features.What are the most typical ones:

  • type of grass catcher;
  • mulching;
  • problem of wheels;
  • body material;
  • engine.
Rechargeable mower
Dear rechargeable electric model structurally resemble, but are much more mobile they

Collector is useful when the final cut, and tinker with scattered grass do not want to (or it interferes).This device has the clean, neat lawn, but the grass should be periodically discharged from the soft or rigid containers.Soft (mesh fabric) is convenient because of the degree of filling is easy to follow: a bag heavier and ceases to swell.For filling the solid can not be traced.Cloth version has drawbacks: quickly clogged, especially when the grass is wet.In the end, has to be washed or vacuumed grid.

Mulching (grinding) allows not clean cut, leaving a "trifle" in the dressing.The operation makes sense only when the grass is dry.In the opposite case, such action is not only useless, but even harmful: herbal chop sticks together - and fall to the ground clumps, clogging the fresh shoots of growth.Dry layer also can not be left permanently - so ends the growth on the basis of so-called "Felt turf."The lawn has become so messy that subsequently there is a need to comb.Great if you have a side discharge: since the conditions for obkosa roadsides.

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Powerful lawnmower on wheels are good for large flat areas

wheel width and diameter are directly related to the ability to capture high grass, the speed and depth of the passage of left traces.The wider the tire, the less it glosses over the grass.The larger the diameter, the more adapted the device for mowing "high bush."The more impressive width, the faster will be able to go through the entire site.Actually, the speed depends on the power and performance of the engine.It is evident that branded engines are functioning better, and spare parts for them there is no complications.As for the material body there is no doubt: any metal "suit" durable plastic.

summary, recall:

  • mower design is determined by the terrain and state mowed green cover;
  • mower is selected depending on the area in need of treatment, physical and material resources;
  • any model would be effective if taken into account in the selection criteria of the leading and well-operated instrument.