In the age of wireless everything – phones, computers, etc. – we have long been used to moving around without the burden or electric cords. So, why can’t you do the same with mowing the lawn?
What is there to hate about cordless Lawn Mowers?
Well – absolutely nothing. It is very easy to use one: you simply pop in the batteries and do the work. You do not have to worry about dragging an extension cord throughout your yard just so you can get every nook and cranny trimmed. A battery powered lawn mower provides the efficiency and power of traditional gas lawn mowers. The best part is you do not have to refuel at all.
Why Pick a Battery Lawn Mower?
One of the major drawbacks with petrol engines is the number of components. From spark plugs and carburetors to yearly oil changes there can be a lot to maintain. With a battery powered mower there are fewer moving parts so maintenance time is reduced.
In general, a battery lawnmower should be able to run for a recommended 300 charges before it begins to lose its efficiency and may need replacing. To put that in perspective, if you mow twice a week for 8 months in the year, that would equate to around 64 mows just for that season. As a result, the first place you will see the benefit from a battery mower will be your wallet! Not having to fork out as much on maintenance, petrol and oil will definitely save you cash in the long term.
One of the other drawbacks in a petrol lawnmower is the noise. The sound of a lawnmower from a neighbouring house on a Sunday morning is a very recognisable sound. As the battery mower runs off an electric motor it’s a much quieter affair, that would be much less annoying to your sleeping neighbours.
Finally, when it comes to electric lawnmowers the power cable is the clear drawback in comparison to battery mowers. This may not be an issue if you have a smaller lawn but cordless battery lawnmowers will centrally give you the flexibility to roam further and come without getting the cable tangled in bushes or the fear of mowing over the line.
What Type of Garden is Required?
Typically a battery mower would be ideal for a lawn the size of an average tennis court. This is roughly 250m2 in total provided it wouldn't have to deal with too much undulation in the ground and the grass isn’t too long each time you cut it. A battery typically would be able to last between 20-30 minutes between charges so anything larger wouldn’t realistically be feasible without a spare battery to swap out mid-way through cutting the grass. As generally petrol powered mowers are more powerful they are the stronger choice for larger gardens.
There are also a number of things in your garden that can affect the efficiency of your battery. If there is a lot of debris from overhanging trees or dramatic undulations in your garden, this will require your mower to work harder which can affect the battery charge.
In addition, long grass can also affect the battery life during mowing. Often with weekly mows throughout the summer months there shouldn't be a problem using a battery powered lawnmower.
If this is your first time to buy cordless lawn mowers online, there is no need to worry. Our team of friendly gardening experts would be happy to answer any questions you have and make sure that you end up with the power tool that fits your needs and budget.
Give us a call at Outbax at 02 888 10 333 today!