If you are in need of a lawn mower you have to make a decision between a gas lawn mower, a mower which is powered by your main supply, and a lawn mower that works on a rechargeable battery. All of them have their own advantages and disadvantages. Finding how they differ from each other would help you decide which of them suits your need most and keep you from buying the wrong machine.
An electric lawn mower which operates off your mains supply is silent and efficient. However, its main disadvantage is that it has to be constantly plugged into an outlet and has to trail a cable which becomes somewhat cumbersome. If you have rocks and trees in your yard, the cable will frequently snag on these and have to be shifted, and this can be very annoying. Apart from that, your movement is restricted to the length of your cable. So if you have a large lawn or yard an electric lawn mower is not for you.
A battery-operated lawn mower is also silent like the electrical model. Unfortunately, its working ability is somewhat limited. Once the battery has been exhausted, the machine would automatically stop working and the battery has to be recharged. This generally takes a few hours so your mowing is interrupted for a significant amount of time.
A gas lawn mower has none of these problems. As long as you refill the tank with gas- the mower will run indefinitely. Gas lawn mowers are reliable provided they are maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The required maintenance is fairly basic. If you have a gas lawn mower you need to know a bit about how it works. You should also read some gas lawn mower troubleshooting in case of unexpected probelms. If you do have any problems you will be able to identify the cause and know what to do about it.
Gas lawn mowers are available at all garden stores and gardening departments of most supermarkets and malls. They are also available online. If you are planning to invest in one, then compare and read mower reviews before actually making a decision.