You may be confused about where to start, especially if this is your first time buying one of these machines. What types of questions should you ask? First, if your yard or property is large, medium, or small. Obviously, these are relative terms, but you shouldn't have any problem figuring out which category your own yard falls into. If you have a medium to large sized yard, you might seriously consider investing in a ride on. Though the initial cost is higher (usually around $3,000 to $7,000) the time and energy you save will pay for that many times over. Not only that, with features like zero turn technology, you'll be able to maneuver as well as a standard walk behind. John Deere is one of the most popular manufacturers of riding on mowers.
Now, if you have a small to medium sized yard, you'd be silly to get anything but a push cutter. It's the most practical option, and combined with the right edger, you'll be able to keep the landscape exactly like you want. Other options you have are electric and cordless electric, both of which eliminate the use of gasoline at the expense of some power. Trusted names in walking mowers are Toro, Reel, MTD, Simplicity, Snapper, Husqvarna, and Black & Decker.
It's also extremely useful to know about parts and replacements. For commercial tools this knowledge is especially useful considering they will go through more parts from frequent use. It's important to replace worn out blades often, otherwise you'll have to work twice as hard to be effective. Frequent use would warrant investing in a blade sharpener tool, rather than buying new blades so often. Other useful tools include recycling bags, which prevent clippings from being strewn across the grass and mulching filters that work to evenly discipline clippings back into the soil for more optimum health of the grass.
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