The next time you buy a lawn mower and you decide to get a cordless one, deciding which type to buy could be challenging for you especially you have been used to a gas powered or corded electric lawn mower. Be informed that there are broad similarities as well as important differences between a traditional lawn mower to that of a cordless lawn mower that we will enumerate briefly here, and these things have to be considered carefully before making the purchase.
The number one consideration that you have to factor in to check out what kind of lawn do you have, meaning you estimate the size of your lawn and if it is flat or slope.
As you have the idea of the size of your lawn, you then consider the battery life of the mower you are planning to purchase. Be aware of the performance of a good quality cordless lawn mower which is its ability to cut up to a third of an acre from one charge, and will vary slightly depending on the length of the grass and if it is wet or dry.
You can still buy a cordless mower even if your lawn is larger than a third of an acre. To address the above mentioned concern, your easiest solution is to buy a model with a battery that is removable and then purchase a second battery. Thus, with two batteries, you can easily swap them when one battery has lost its charge and have another one that is completely charged. Batteries can be easily removed and installed and so no need to be concern of this procedure.
Unlike gas powered lawn mowers which are self-propelled, most cordless lawn mowers are not, and so it is important to know if the lawn is flat or slope. If your cordless mower is self-propelled, there will be an additional strain on the battery that will lead your ability to mow a good size of area on a single charge.
In order to address this issue, you will find that cordless lawn mowers are produced to be less heavy than their counterpart gas powered mowers, with having the battery as the heaviest component of the equipment. With this characteristic, a cordless lawn mower is easy for you to navigate, although if you have a slope lawn and the weight still is an issue, take into some consideration of the matter.
Many of the cordless lawn mowers have a feature of a 3 in1 ability, which refers to how it can dispose grass clippings which start from your choice of cutting the clippings into fine particles to make a mulch, then disperse it over the lawn, or simply dispose the clippings out from the side of the equipment to the lawn , or just collect the clippings in a bag from the rear just like the traditional method.