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Cutting the Lawn - Choosing a Lawnmower

I'm considering buying a new lawnmower, but I'm in a quandry as to whether i should purchase a petrol, or an electric. Can anyone here tell me if there are any discernible differences between the different types, with relation to the quality of the grass after cutting?

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Perhaps one consideration may be that Petrol (Gas) Powered Lawnmowers are notorious for producing air pollution. Smog is harmful to the elderly and the young (promotes asthma in children).

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Roger is correct but, one thing to take into consideration is that electric lawnmowers (electric anything) have a lot less power than gas powered equivalents.

So, if you have a lawn that is of high density; gas may be the way to go.

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How much lawn, how fit you are and how "environmental" you are will be the factors. Also, if your lawn has any grade, etc., a gas powered one can be self propelled.

A friend of mine mows his 1/4 acre with a hand push mower. It takes him a long time, but he's is now very fit! :)

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I am in complete agreement with you take slakker. It is great exercise!

Anyway, my point is that a densely planted grass with large leaves may not be cut as well with an electric mower. Some of these mowers will constantly clog when to much grass is being cut.

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