Best Lawn Mower for Large Lawns
If you’re blessed with a lovely large lawn, then you’ll understand when I say this can be a double edge sword. Yes, a perfectly manicured garden with luscious green lawns as far as the eye can see (or at least to the borders) is something to be proud of, but the downside is you have to mow it! Of course, this is an enjoyable task for most but if you’ve ever wondered what the best lawn mower for large lawns is, then hello and welcome! Now, short of owning a ride on lawn mower (I know, everyone's dream right?!) we have tried and tested some of the best in the business from hard hitting names such as Einhell, Dewalt and Makita, so let's get started.
Corded or Cordless?
We’ve all been there, the sun is shining, the grass is dry, it’s time to mow the lawn! You set away gliding across the grass then all of a sudden, the power goes! You look around only to see that you’ve cut through the cable. . .again! This is also a particular trait of electric hedge trimmers too. So if your cable is starting to look more like a roll of gaffer tape, then it might be time to upgrade a cordless lawn mower But, which is the best cordless lawnmower I hear you ask? Well this is down to you. With so many options on the market now you can opt for a petrol lawnmower or rechargeable battery lawn mower, both of which are a fantastic choice for a larger lawn as you will no longer be restricted by the plug, extension lead or worse, the dreaded power cut. So, with that in mind, is there a particular type of cordless lawn mower that will serve you better?
Cordless lawnmowers - what’s the difference?
This is where it gets interesting. Not much in the sense of design, they all have a familiar set up, therefore it’s all down to power. The main contenders here are either petrol or battery, both of which offer outstanding results. A petrol engine generates a high torque making it easier than ever to cut through high density areas, whereas the rechargeable batteries of a battery powered lawnmower are second to none for increased running time and consistent power.
But when it comes to next level performance, self propelled lawn mowers go above and beyond expectations. This clever drive system enables the lawnmower to move forward on its own, therefore saving you the hassle of pushing it around a large lawn, genius! Self propelled lawn mowers have a bar like handle that you squeeze to operate then off you go, a freshly mown lawn in half the time.
Advantages of a cordless lawn mower - petrol or battery:
- Ability to cover a larger surface area in less time.
- Less fiddly than a corded lawn mower.
- Freedom to move thanks to its cordless design.
- More powerful making them far superior to corded models.
- Higher quality for a consistent finish time after time.
- A cost effective investment.
- Easy to use, especially self propelled.
- Quieter than other models.
Disadvantages of a cordless lawn mower:
- The initial expense.
- Remembering to charge the batteries or buy petrol to power.
- A petrol lawn mower may require servicing.
Top tip - A cordless lawn mower will come with a clippings bag that collects the grass along the way. This of course needs to be emptied regularly while cutting therefore it’s worth comparing sizes before you buy to ensure it is sufficient for your needs, as you don’t want to be stopping every 5 minutes to empty a smaller bag.
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