HOW TO CHOOSE A PETROL LAWNMOWER – If you have a medium to large sized garden, with a large lawn area, then buying a Petrol Lawnmower can be far more practical than an Electric Lawnmower, as Petrol Lawnmowers are not constrained by electrical cables and in most instances can cut larger areas at any one given time. If you want to buy a Petrol Lawnmower then this guide will help you as it provides practical advice on how to choose one that is right for your needs, plus some handy tips on using and owning one.
Cut Size – Most petrol lawnmowers have a wide cutting area, so you are able to cut lawns quicker. The general consensus is that the larger the cut size the larger the engine.
Bag Size – The bigger the bag means the less number of times you have to empty it. Again, generally those petrol lawnmowers with very large bags have large engines.
Height Cut – Most petrol lawnmowers have a single adjustable height lever. The blades are generally rotary blades that spin horizontally at very high speeds.
Self-Propelled Lawnmowers – Most petrol lawnmowers are very heavy, due to the engine. You can buy a self-propelled version. This is where the engine drives the lawnmower forwards when a lever, situated on the handle, is depressed. Once you let go of the lever the lawnmower will stop. These types of lawnmowers make cutting the lawn a lot easier than having to push a heavy lawnmower around the garden.
Mulching Ability – Some petrol lawnmowers are able to cut the grass clippings very fine and therefore allow you to use the clippings as mulch on your lawn. While these still come with collection bags you can set them to spread the clippings on the lawn instead.
IMPORTANT – You must read the manufacturer’s instructions for use and mix the right amount of Petrol and Oil. If you add too much oil you will end up blowing out the oil-seals. You should NEVER turn a petrol lawnmower on its side, as this will result in the oil from the sump entering the top of the engine.
SAFETY – Remember whenever you are cutting the lawn try to remove any objects, such as stones or kids toys first. ALWAY wear safety goggles and try and keep kids and pets out of the garden until you’ve finished the job.
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