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Old 2018-06-27, 05:12 PM
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We need to purchase our first push lawn mower in next 1-2 weeks - any recommendation on Electric vs Gas lawn mower and/or brand? Thanks in advance.
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It may be a personal preference but I have always had gas lawnmowers. I find them more powerful and more convenient because you don't have to worry about the cord, especially if you have a big lawn to mow.
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It may be a personal preference but I have always had gas lawnmowers. I find them more powerful and more convenient because you don't have to worry about the cord, especially if you have a big lawn to mow.
I agree about the cord but I think most of the electric ones these days have batteries (so no cord to run over)?
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We donít have a big area to do so I bough a push lawnmower. After 9 years I still like it. Itís self sharpening and I carry it on my shoulder since itís only 16 lbs.
Bought ours at Home hardware. Itís made in Germany.

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We donít have a big area to do so I bough a push lawnmower. After 9 years I still like it. Itís self sharpening and I carry it on my shoulder since itís only 16 lbs.
Bought ours at Home hardware. Itís made in Germany.

http://www.peoplepoweredmachines.com...razorcut38.htm
Good to hear it's worked well for you! We also bought a push/reel lawnmower since our yard is quite tiny. We haven't had a chance to use it yet (builder hasn't put down grass yet) and I've been worried it won't work well.

We didn't buy that brand though (ours is Sun Joe) so fingers crossed it'll also do a good job.
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Due to the size of my lawns I need gas. My newer 3 year old lawnmower has power front wheel which I like.

My last gas lawnmower must have been 15 to 20 years old before I replaced it. I don't think any battery powered lawnmower could last that long because the battery would not last that long.

I pulled out my last lawnmower a few springs ago and some visiting friends laughed at it. Their giggles turned to surprised looks when it started on the first pull of the cord after it's long winter hibernation.

The key to the long life for any gas engine product like snow blowers or lawnmowers is to add fuel stabilizer to the gas and run the engine for a few minutes before it is put away at the end of the season. The tank should be full of fuel.

Link to fuel stabilizer - http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mo...0909p.html#srp
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We have gas but our neighbors have a battery-operated mower. They have to be really aware of the grass length; they missed the window once and it got too long and they had to mow twice to get it all. They also can't do the whole lawn on one charge so they have to stop and re-charge. (They have since bought a second battery) It is remarkably quiet, so that's a plus. And they are intimidated by engines and proper maintenance so the electric one was more in their wheelhouse.
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had a reel mower for my townhouse and it was good overall but on occasions if i went away and grass was high, had to borrow neighbor's gas mower. you have to cut it regularly and usually did it every 5 days. otherwise reel mower might have issues.

with our single home - ended up with cheap gas mower from lowes. works great. ended up around $250.
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I bought an electric "Ryobi" mower from Home Depot at the end of last year. We're on a 38' lot and after cutting my front and back yard the battery progress bar is still at 4/5 dots....so it barely puts a dent in it.

It's light, it's quiet, it folds up quickly and takes up no space, and you don't need to worry about gas/oil. Best purchase I've made in a while, and I can't recommend it enough.
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