There was a time when weekends were for spending hours out on the spacious front lawn, sweating over a roaring mower that covered you in fumes and clippings. Back then, giving any lawn a haircut required a petrol mower, and this may still be the case for large properties. However, electric and battery options have improved substantially, delivering more power and value. We help you decide whether to go the petrol, electric or battery route to keep your lawn well groomed.
A Lawn mowers Brisbane with a wide cutting diameter means less time mowing the lawn and more time enjoying your weekend. Petrol lawn mowers commonly have a wide cutting diameter of 45–50cm. Electric and battery powered models are more commonly available with cutting widths from 30–40cm. 10 or 20cm may not seem to be significant and may not be an issue if you own a smallish inner-city lawn; large lawn owners will definitely notice if you have to make a dozen more runs for each mowing session.
Types of mowers
Compared to electric- and battery-powered models, petrol lawnmowers can be a hassle to start if they are not tuned properly and need refuelling. The cost to the local environment with fumes and noise may also be an issue. But if you have a huge lawn, petrol models should remain at the top of your list.
If you don’t mind the minor hassle of dragging a cord around and you have a power point close by, then an electric lawnmower is easy to run and maintain, and would be a good option if your lawn is around 50 square metres or less.
If you looked at battery-powered mowers 10 years ago and dismissed them as useless, well, you’d have been right. But improvements in cutting performance and battery life have been significant, and battery-powered options are now well worth a look. You get the low-maintenance advantages of an electric mower without having to drag the cord around, and batteries give you up to 90 minutes on one charge. Avoid the older models – many give you just 15 minutes of use – and remember to charge the battery the night before mowing, as it can take several hours to get the battery up to full power.
To find out more, visit our huge air conditioned showroom and one of our friendly staff would more than happy to help you make the right choice. We assemble your mower, fuel it, oil it, and test run it FREE of CHARGE, if it’s petrol powered.