First and foremost, electric lawnmowers are easy to use. You simply plug them in, pull the lever and away you go. There is no need to top up oil or petrol and heavy starter cords to pull to get the thing fired up. They tend to be lighter in weight than petrol lawnmowers so are easier to move around the garden.
If you have a small lawn and a nearby power supply, an electric lawnmower is a convenient solution to get the grass cut quickly. They are cheaper to buy than petrol lawnmowers and unlike their fossil fuel burning cousins, they are cheaper to run and better for the environment.
Below are some other advantages of an electric lawnmower.
Electric lawnmowers are available with two types of cuttings systems, cylinder and rotary. The most popular are rotary lawnmowers as they offer a better all round cutting performance and although the cut is not as short as a cylinder mower, the quality of the finish is perfectly acceptable for general domestic lawns, therefore electric cylinder mowers have fallen out favour with the British public over recent years and there are now very few available.
MAINS POWERED MODELS - SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
It is essential that you inspect the Power Cord on a regular basis - ideally this should be each time before you mow, or alternatively check the cord as you store your mower away after each use. Remember the cord is exposed, never mow towards it.
ALWAYS use a power surge protector, and, if using an extension lead, ensure it is one suitable for outdoor use.
CORDLESS MODELS- LOOK AFTER YOUR BATTERY