23 facts in comparison
Cordless tools/machines are suited to a variety of different situations, as you are not limited to only working in places with power sources nearby.
Sometimes it can be hard to start gas-powered lawn mowers, but with an electric starter you can be guaranteed of it starting first time.
A gas-powered lawn mower offers several benefits over an electric one. For example, the increased power allows them to easily cut through longer/tougher grass, and they are not limited by cord length or how long the battery lasts.
A self-propelled lawn mower requires less effort from the user, as you don’t have to manually push it forward.
Einhell GE-PM 48 S-H B&S
The mower can discharge the cut grass to the side. The cut grass helps to fertilise the lawn and helps preserve moisture in the summer, and means that you do not have to empty a grass bag/box. However, this is not as effective as a mulching lawn mower.
With a mulching feature the grass cuttings are further cut into finely chopped grass which is then expelled onto the lawn, fertilising it and making it more drought resistant. This also means you do not have to empty a grass bag/box.
More cutting height settings give you more versatility to choose the optimum length for your lawn, based on prevailing conditions.
Allett Kensington 14K
A higher cutting height is needed when your lawn doesn’t have optimum conditions, for example when there is extreme heat or cold, as a longer leaf allows it to stay healthy.
Scag Turf Tiger Propane Powered 61
With a wider cutting width you will have to make less passes when mowing your lawn, reducing the time it takes. This is especially important if you have a large lawn.
Scag Cheetah 72
A shorter cutting height can allow you to have a nicer looking lawn, but only if there are optimum conditions such as warm weather and moderate sunlight.
Wolf-Garten Ambition 420 A HW
An overhead valve (OHV) engine is usually found in high-end models, and provides more power and fuel economy than a side valve design.
Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
John Deere X758
This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
A lawn mower with variable speed is beneficial because you may wish to slow down or speed up based on the area you are mowing, for example going slower when making tight turns around a tree.
With headlights you can mow your lawn in low-light conditions.
You can adjust the height of all four wheels at once, as opposed to some lawn mowers where you have to adjust each wheel separately. This makes it quicker and simpler to adjust the height of the lawn mower.
The lawn mower has a lever which allows you to easily raise the front wheels, making it easier to pivot and manoeuvre.