Thinking about investing in a new lawnmower? Buying a lawnmower first involves thinking about the type of mowing it will be doing. When it comes to push mowers, there are three main options to choose from. There are petrol lawnmowers and there are electric lawnmowers, which can either be corded or cordless. Unlike some petrol mowers, electric lawnmowers can be easier to start and don’t need to be refuelled. They can also be lighter and easier to push, making them more easy to manage when manoeuvring around the lawn. This can be especially handy with lawns built on hills. If buying an electric lawnmower, it’s important to think about the distance of the lawn from the house. Corded electric lawnmowers obviously have to be plugged into a power point to start. It’s also worth noting that manoeuvring around the cord can be annoying to start off with, but it’s something most users get used to. Cordless electric mowers feature a battery that can be charged by plugging it in to a power point. That means no pesky cords to worry about, but it does mean having to be mindful of keeping the mower battery charged.
Petrol lawnmowers can feature different sizes of engines, providing varying levels of power. While they may tend to be heavier than electric mowers, petrol mowers generally offer more power and are better for larger lawns. Plan on mowing a lawn larger than 50 metres squared? A petrol mower may be the better option as it tends to have more power and a larger cutting diameter. The larger the cutting diameter, the fewer passes need to be made, the quicker the job gets done. However, it’s worth bearing in mind petrol mowers need slightly more maintenance, and they can be much louder than electric mowers. Ready to buy? Whether comparing push mowers or riding mowers, electric mowers or petrol mowers, eBay is the place to compare all options and buy online. Check out great brands such as Briggs & Stratton, Honda, Rover and Victa, to discover brand new and used options for delivery and local pick-up.