You might find it difficult where to start if you are planning to purchase a cordless lawn mower, especially you are used to using a corded electric lawn mower or a gas powered lawn mower. Note that there a broad similarities as well as important differences between the traditional lawn mowers and the cordless lawn mowers, that before you decide to purchase a cordless unit you have to take into account these factors, and in this article we will present briefly.
The first aspect about your lawn that you have to consider is to know how big is your lawn and if the terrain is flat or slope.
As you are considering to purchase a new mower, check out the battery life of the mower as you have the idea of the size of the lawn. Know that the best cordless lawn mowers will cut, from a single charge, up to a third of an acre, although the battery life will slightly vary depending on how long is the grass, and whether it is wet or dry.
There is still a cordless mower to opt for even if the size of your lawn is larger than a third of an acre. Buying a model with a removable battery and then buy a second battery is the easiest way to address the above concern. This way, you can simply swap the batteries as the first one has lost its charge. Know that the swapping procedure of batteries is easy and thus should cause concern on your part.
Unlike gas powered lawn mowers which are self-propelled, most cordless lawn mowers are not, and so it is important to know if the lawn is flat or slope. This is because the terrain would add to the strain on the battery of a cordless mower and thus would reduce the area you will work on from one charge of battery.
To compensate the above concern, cordless lawn mowers are made to be lighter than their heavy gas powered mower counterpart, and note that the heaviest part of the mower is the battery. With this characteristic, a cordless lawn mower is easy for you to navigate, although if you have a slope lawn and the weight still is an issue, take into some consideration of the matter.
With cordless lawn mowers, you will get a 3 in 1 feature, which will allow you on how the disposal of the grass clippings be done, from your choice of the cutting the clippings into very small pieces to make a mulch which is dispersed over the lawn, or simply throw away the clippings out of the side of the mower, or have the traditional way of collecting the clippings in the bag from the rear of the equipment.