Gardening equipment

The main criteria for choosing a good lawn mower

For owners of private homes, cottages, towhich adjoins the infield, ringworm, shaving or grass mowing device - a necessity. To understand the issue, how to choose a lawn mower, they are bound to fail. The choice of such mechanisms is wide enough, not the same working principle. Before proceeding to the specific recommendations it makes sense to stay on the classification points.


  • Instructions on choosing gaznokosilki
  • What is this technique
  • Electric mowers: pros and cons
  • Lawn mowers: positive and negative
    • How do I choose an electric or petrol
  • General criteria for selecting a model

What is this technique

To bring order to the turbulent garden and villavegetation used is not too complicated kinds of mechanical tools and battery, as well as proper Lawn wheel design: gasoline and electric. The most simple manual are Elektrotrimmer (used fishing line to strut in remote and inaccessible areas, under the trees) and brushcutters (intended for topping line, and large knives uneven areas with thick weeds, burdock).

Trimmer eco-friendly, easy and razvorotliv. Good cuts, where the mower will not turn, runs quietly, regularly breaking the small relief. In the wet field, you will not pass to him (after all electrical appliances), and the power of it is small ( "extreme" figures - 250 and 1300 watts). From the house to go far do not give: it is decided the extension length. Meets the battery option, it is heavier. Brushcutters clearly more productive, easier to use. Cuts not only grass, but small-reed bushes. It works long, but it requires refueling (oil), very noisy and vibrates. Cope with it not everyone.

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Gasoline Trimmer is suitable for the treatment of "corners" and areas under the trees

In part, we have already answered the question of how tochoose a lawn mower - any of the described apparatus (trimmer-brushcutter) nice to have in the economy: for the hilly and remote locations. Their advantages: low cost, simplicity, mobility. But for a large flat area is needed still more solid tool, which resembles a cart on wheels - actually mower. The grass on the belt, none of the models do not take, but a relatively fast processing of a decent size area will provide. It remains only to determine the type of specialized equipment like the engine: it will be an electric or gasoline. We will describe them separately.

Electric mowers: pros and cons

Electric complicated in structure to the devicewheels, more powerful versions of the above-described manual lightweight agricultural machinery (900-1800 watts). Operate it can be quite a long time, easily controlled (women, the elderly person "obey" without problems). Environmentally friendly, the series leaves a smooth, carefully cut down the plants, at an altitude of 20 to 75 mm. Usually it equipped with a grass catcher box. However, the move is only capable on level ground, and against the high grass powerless. Cable length will be a deterrent: to retire from the power source of more than 20 meters Scythe can not. The wet lawn mowing without rubber boots generally dangerous.

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Among the electric lawn mowers are quite powerful models

Lawn mowers: positive and negative

This high-power devices (within 5-7 hp = 250 W) and hence more efficient. Excellent obkashivayut large area, reliable, responsive power (no wires). Autonomy - an excellent quality, but the roar when the motor is running is such that sometimes need headphones (so as not to lose the hearing). They often even included. The very "machine" weighs much expensive fuel also "eats" a lot, however, and is able to work many hours in a row - if only poured oil on time. There are two models and four-stroke engine. Serviced technically more difficult than the electric plant, it is expensive, creates a cloud of exhaust fumes, but is able to "mow" 10 acres or more.

Brushcutters saves fuel, but with the work copes perfectly

How do I choose an electric or petrol

When deciding on the choice in favor of the mowergasoline or elektrovarianta, it is necessary to take into account criteria such as the power-to-noise performance, security, and do not forget about the management of availability, weight, maneuverability and conditions of service of both types of mowers. For very large areas more suitable petrol engine: it is stronger and lasts longer. But the price of this "product" above, and fill the "horse" is not just fast prilovchilis. Prune such motorized vehicles and the young bushes, and woody growth. Its impressive width (from 37 to 53 cm). But the fascination with heavy-duty models is fraught with troubles: their willingness to engage in battle with the ends of the shaft curvature stones, knives - and overhaul.

Unlike Gasoline "strongmen" more"Delicate" power mowing devices have trouble not only with the stones - they confuse and nedogryzennaya dog bone. Stumbling into an obstacle, the mower stops, stops. But the blades and the hub will remain intact. Stone throw long - and the process continues. In this regard, the technique is less impressive profitable: rarely breaks down. And in a special control unit does not need: fuel-oil is not required. This is a "hands on" those who do not like messing with technology or poorly versed in it. But the fact that the current device is powered - "lightweight" compared with superheavy benzomotorom and without pressure takes place, opens up access to the process of shearing a physically gentle people.

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Powerful lawnmower on wheels are good for large flat areas

Regarding security (both human andhis "assistant") options are about equal. Is it better to breathe the fumes of gasoline, whether deaf from the roar of the engine, or to be afraid of electric shock in wet weather or accidental "collision" on the cord - it is only up to you. In the end, rubber-like shoes successfully relieve discomfort. Much more inconvenience creates the ability elektroobraztsa overheat every 15-20 minutes, why have to suspend mowing. The rate of strays, the mowing time takes longer. In addition, the cord length is embarrassing. Buy expensive extender: a set of "automatic mowers + + cable" at a price almost equal to the petrol unit. Something to think about.

However, in deciding how to choose a lawn mowerelectric - as, indeed, and gasoline, can be a good protection system with top motor of: it is in this case will not react on the wet grass and electrical accident is virtually impossible. Now I understand why a much more powerful (400-1500 watts) is released model with the top connection. For a relatively smooth, cleared of stones area garden lawn, lawn-like 5 acres acquisition, perhaps, it will be wise enough to do this. By the way, the petrol unit distinguish between two types of drives: front and rear. Front easier to manage: it is easier to turn around on the spot when the motor is running. However, if the grass is wet, the car skids, it is necessary to push. Wheel drive species is not stalled, but have to drive to turn off.

General criteria for selecting a model

Imagine this situation: issue facing technology to cut and trim the stems you have already decided - left to decide on the specific model of your future "assistant". At this stage, no matter what you decide to choose a lawn mower - gasoline or electricity - you will be useful to recall the common to both lines of additional functions and features. What are the most common ones:

  • type of grass catcher;
  • mulching;
  • the problem of the wheels;
  • body material;
  • engine.
rechargeable mower

Dear rechargeable electric model structurally resemble, but are much more mobile their

Collector is useful when the final mess withcut and scattered grass do not want (or it interferes). This device retains the clean, tidy lawn, but grass must be periodically discharged from the soft or rigid containers. Soft (mesh fabric) is convenient because of the degree of filling is easy to follow: heavier bag to swell and stops. For filling the solid can not be traced. Cloth option has drawbacks: quickly becomes clogged, especially when the grass is wet. In the end, have to be washed or vacuumed grid.

Mulching (grinding) allows not to removecut, leaving a "trifle" in the dressing. The operation makes sense only when the grass is dry. In the opposite case, such action is not only useless, but even harmful: herbal chop sticks together - and fall to the ground clumps, clogging the fresh shoots of growth. Dry layer also should not be left permanently - so ends the growth on the basis of the so-called "Felt turf." The lawn has become so messy that subsequently there is a need in the comb. Great if there is side discharge: since the conditions for obkosa roadsides.

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Powerful lawnmower on wheels are good for large flat areas

The width of the wheels and their diameter is directly relatedwith the ability to capture high grass, the speed of passage and left deep traces. The wider the tire, the less it glosses over the grass. The larger the diameter, the more adapted the device for topping "tall bushes." The more impressive width, the faster will be able to go through the entire site. Actually, the speed depends on the power and engine performance. It is obvious that branded engines are functioning better, and spare parts for them there is no complications. As for the material body is no doubt: any metal "suit" durable plastic.

Summing up, we recall:

  • Mower construction determined the terrain and the condition of mowed green cover;
  • mower is selected depending on the area in need of treatment, and material physical capabilities;
  • any model would be effective if taken into account in the selection criteria of the leading and well-operated tool.
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