Home & Garden A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower
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For most people, the dream of homeownership includes swathes of lushto . But to maintain that bit of verdant paradise, you need to handle and maintenance. And to do that, you'll need a way to .
Types of Lawn Mowers
are generally classified by how the user interacts with them and what kind of fuel (if any) they use.
Push lawn mowers are exactly what you think: The operator walks behind the mower and pushes it forward. On riding mowers, the operator sits on top or slightly behind the blade deck and steers it from there. Riding mowers include lawn tractors and zero turn radius (ZTR) mowers.
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are powered purely by the operator's force; the rest are available with gas or electric motors.
Factors to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower
When choosing a lawn mower, the main drivers should be the nature of your yard and what features matter most to you.
Yards that are more than a half acre generally benefit from the speed and ease of. A mower's deck size, or width of the cutting area, determines how fast it will cut a given lawn.
But bigger isn't always better. Consider how much of the yard is uneven, uphill or interrupted by obstructions such as bushes or landscaping. Lawns with narrow walkways or many small obstructions can benefit from mowers with a smaller footprint or may require a two-step mow, with a push mower orto take care of the edging.
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Then, consider the features. Some riding mowers are more comfortable and less prone to vibration. Some, so you expend less effort pushing and more on directing the mower. And some mowers are built with easier access to the blades, the underside of the deck and the engine, which can be useful when it's time to clean or perform maintenance.
Popular Lawn Mower Brands
Lawnmower brands tend to be established names in lawn maintenance, or specialize in small motors. Some of the most popular and highest-quality products available include:
Lawn Mower Accessories
Most lawn mowers accept accessory items to. The most common is a bagging system, which makes the much easier. Other popular accessories are more about the user's comfort, such as the sunshades for riding mowers that offer protection from UV rays.
How to Know When It's Time to Replace Your Lawn Mower
At some point you'll need to invest in an entirely new machine. Related: Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning and Maintaining Your Lawn Mower Cover your bases... ...by first ensuring that you don't need to replace an individual part, as opposed to the entire machine (something that will save you a ton of money in the long run). This should always be your approach, Kiser says; he recommends checking and replacing the air filter, oil, and gasoline before jumping to any conclusions. First, tackle the air filter—this prevents debris from getting into the engine.
If there is a specific accessory you'd like to use, check how it attaches to the mower you're considering and whether that mower has the appropriate hitch or connector. Riding mowers can accommodate more accessories, with some even tackling heavy-duty tasks such as snow-plowing or tilling.
Lawn Mower Maintenance
Allannually, and frame and decks cleaned off regularly to prevent grass clippings from clogging the works. In addition, gas-powered mowers need air filters, spark plugs and other consistent with gas engines. Electric mowers also need to be cleaned, but are lower maintenance overall.
Thisor by a pro. Most lawn mower service centers offer reasonably priced annual maintenance plans. Some even offer pick up and delivery service, which makes seasonal maintenance about as hassle-free as it gets.
Lawn Mower Costs
Considering the wide variety of lawn mower types and models available, it's no surprise that their price range is equally broad. A manual push mower can be purchased for as little as $75, while high-end professional-grade mowers can cost as much as a new car. Luckily, the typical homeowner will want a mower that's much more affordable.
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Most base-model push mowers will cost $150 to $300, while riding mowers will run $1,500 for a lawn tractor and $3,000 for a. Accessories, cordless electric options and construction quality can impact the cost, and top-line models may as much as double those base prices. Lawnmowers at the top end of the price categories are often sold with some kind of financing.
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