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Wanted To Know Best And Safest Way To Cut Grass. What Lawn Mower Buy And Safety Considerations.?

I am a retired college teaching professor, who has taken over raking leaves. Now want to go to cutting grass on lawn. The lawn is straight and small in front. In the back there really is not much grass. The lawn is more the crabgrass type. Even with the greatest of efforts, it will not get that “golf green” lawn look.
I am not interested in a riding lawn mower. Have talked to a couple of people. It looks like a push lawn mower with a bag is the way for me to go. Someone mentioned having one in which you do not have adjust the wheels.
Am concerned about what would be best to buy, where. Safety is also a major concern on how to adjust the blades, and any other matters should know about.
Tired of walking and thought practical exercise would be good. The mower would pay for itself soon.
Any suggestions about operating and buying a motorized push lawn mower would be greatly appreciated.

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Lawn Mower Batteries: What You Need To Know

Gasoline-powered lawn mowers are loud, and emit a great deal of pollution. The solution is the electrical or battery-powered lawn mower. Battery-powered lawn mowers are good for small lawns.

Most lawn mowers are powered by gasoline. Up until recently they have been the easiest mowers to use. It was necessary only to pull the starter cord a few times, or use the electric starter, and then mow to your heart’s content. But gasoline-powered mowers are noisy and they do rather pollute the air with their emissions.

One of the knocks against the electric-powered lawnmower was that it was awkward to use. The mower must be plugged in via a long power cord, and care must be taken not to snarl or run over the power cord.

Now, you’ve got another choice – the battery-operated lawnmower. A battery-operated lawnmower will generally have enough power to allow the operator to mow both the front and back yards on one charge, unless they are extremely large.

It all depends on the battery, though. Some batteries last for thirty minutes between charges, others last up to an hour. The key thing is that they are rechargeable, so that there’s no need to bury them in a garbage dump. Although…even these batteries only last about five years or so – and then must be recycled.

There are several types of batteries: alkaline – which are not used in lawn mowers, lead acid – which are gradually being replaced by nickel cadmium, and lithium batteries – which are not only expensive but also have low storage capacity.

Nickel cadmium batteries
If you are buying a new battery operated lawn mower, make sure you get one powered by a nickel cadmium (Ni-cad) battery. They are simply better than the lead acid – they can be recycled and are environmentally friendly.

Extending battery life
As with any other type of mower, there are times when you should mow your lawn and times when you shouldn’t. You should never try to mow wet grass – it produces a tremendous strain on the battery – or engine – and doesn’t do your grass much good, either. Don’t let your grass grow such that you’re cutting off more than three inches at a time – again, bad for the engine or battery, and bad for the grass itself.

Ni-Cad batteries
Ni-Cad batteries are maintenance free. All you need to do is make sure you do not re-charge the batteries until they are completely discharged. The batteries have a ‘memory’ – if you recharge them when they don’t need to be, they will remember the energy state they were at when they were recharged, and will believe themselves to be run down the next time they reach that state – even though they have plenty of power left. (Okay, there’s a bit of anthropomorphism there, but you get the idea.)

If you’re concerned about the environment – and we all should be – the battery-operated or electrical lawn mowers should be our choice.

Andrew Caxton is the editor of many articles on lawn care published at http://www.lawn-mowers-and-garden-tractors.com . You can find more information and resources on lawnmower batteries at his website.

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Does Any One Know Were I Can Buy A Rotary Reel Mower?

ebay or sears,,,,,i got mine at sears

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - December 24, 2009 at 5:25 pm

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Do You Know What The Best Lawn Mower Is?

In todays market there is a huge selection of lawn mowers, from push and self-propelled mowers to large riding mowers, or lawn tractors, for more sizeable areas. There are manual lawn mowers, electric lawn mowers, and gasoline engine-powered lawn mowers. But the best lawn mowers will cut and disperse cuttings evenly. The best lawn mowers are rated on their ability to cut with several different methods, including bagging, mulching and side discharge. Evaluations also include handling and ease-of-use, a noise evaluation, environmental affect, and of course safety. Gasoline engine-powered mowers can have either traditional mower engines or overhead valve engines, but both are considered to be the worst by environmental organisations. Manual reel mowers are apparently the best, with electric coming second. There are numerous options with gasoline-powered lawn mowers. Most of the newer mowers available to you have a blade brake clutch, which allows the user to stop the blade while keeping the engine running. This is of benefit if it is necessary to stop to get rid of debris, or if there is a gravel drive, this way the lawn mower can be transported without flinging stones. Easy adjustments are likewise important, especially when rasing and lowering the height of the cut. Some models will have a lever for every wheel, or just two for the front wheels, while more advanced models allow the user to adjust the height of all four wheels with just one lever. There are numerous starting options available, as well. The best lawn mowers will start on the first or second pull. Alternatively, some models have a battery and an electric start or key start ignition. This can be a significant weight-adding option, however. Lawn tractors have decreased significantly in price in the last few years and they have as well become a good deal more versatile around obstructions like shrubs and trees. In addition, most light-duty riding mowers have the ability to add attachments for lawn aerating, towing carts, or even plowing snow. Many models as well allow the user to change speeds and many even have cruise control. There are a plethora of choices to think about when searching for the best lawn mower. Price may be an indicator of performance, but one should always consider the cutting method, handling, noise, environmental impact and ease-of-use.

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Lawn Mower Sharpening and Repair – What You Need to Know

Maintaining a thriving green garden needs proper care and the right equipment on hand. Having the right lawn mower for your landscape’s glory that will cut the grass and not actually rip them up is a must have. If you wish to buy one, the primary thing that you need to consider is your landscape. Do you have a flat lawn or do you own the slope type? In case the work calls for cutting grasses on a slope then you could go with the one that contains high wheels so you won’t find it hard to push it into the hill. On the other hand, if you wish to get rid of the messy job then the cordless or the electric munching lawn mower is the thing for you. After purchasing, review the maintenance schedule and ensure that you are aware of the guidelines when it comes to lawn mower sharpening and repair. A good kind will allow your equipment to last for more than a year while at the same time giving your grass a better cut. When spring time comes, all of the parts must be properly cleaned and maintained. Even the spark plug should be replaced from time to time as to achieve good firing. Ensure the condition of every nuts and bolts and see to it the proper tightness is achieved. In addition, the underside deck calls for proper cleaning all throughout the season in order to get rid of unnecessary dirt and grass; doing this is a great advantage for grasses since it hinders the spread of diseases among them. For you to successfully clean the deck, ensure first that the spark plug is not connected and empty the gas tank first. After then, you can now start to stand the mower in an upward position and spray the equipment with water. Scrub the rest of the grimes then you’re done. In addition, lawn mower repair also calls for checking the air filter and the oil. The later must be cleaned and replaced when needed and you should oil the equipment from time to time. When it comes to lawn mower sharpening, the process should be done after 1 or 2 months varying upon how often you use it. Dong this will benefit you of having nicely cut grasses instead of ripping them up. When sharpening, simply detach the blade and sharpen it with the use of a file. Be extra careful with the blade as to not cut your fingers, don’t allow your kid to do this and never even attempt to do it right in front of them so they would not emulate you later on. You know how harmful it s too play with sharp objects. When the mowing season is over, it is about time that you gear yourself with the proper step of correctly storing the machine until winter time. It is highly recommended to remove the gas and the oil before storing. If each owner would only do the proper care for the mower then they will be ensured of great seasons and years of service.

PART 2 – For part two of this article, head on to Lawn Mower Sharpening & Repair, which is a popular website that provides advice on where to go to save money when buying scotts lawn care products.

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Does Any One Know Where The Oil Change Is On Mountfields Petrol Rotary Mowers?

no one knows where is the oil change on lawnmowers Mountfield Rotary is in the same place on all models, but they are different in different places

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - August 6, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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