Get to know the different types of lawn mowers

Push mowers

There are three types of lawn mowers suitable for small lawns or suburban lawns.

1. Roller mower

Features: The blades are on a rotating spool for precise cutting. Needs no energy (except yours) and does not pollute,requires little maintenance, silent and economical.    Size of the lawn: Lawns from a few square meters to 1000 square meters. Good for finely chopped herbs; difficult to use in tall grass. Cutting path: from 35 to 45 cm.

2. Electric mower

Features: The rotating blades give a good cut; operates discreetly on the mains or with a rechargeable battery; folds down for easy storage on a wall.  Lawn Size: Small sized lawns, 1000 square meters or less; can become clogged if used on a lawn that is too high or wet.    Cutting path: 40 to 50 cm.

3. Self-towing rotary mower

Features: The motor drives two wheels together with the blade to facilitate operation; heavier than electric mowers, but less expensive and widely available.   Lawn Size: Flat lawns of 2000 to 4000 square meters or smaller hilly lawns.  Cutting path: 45 to 60 cm.   Self-mounted mowers  These three mowers are useful for large lawns, farms or large estates.

1. Lawn tractor

Features: The smallest type, with a six to 12 horsepower engine mounted in the middle or rear; center or front mower support with two or three rotating blades.   Lawn size: Lawns of 3000 square meters or more or small lawns if you want the convenience of the tractor (or you need it).  Cutting path: from 65 to 90 cm.

2. Tractor mower (top models)

Features: Front mounted 12-15 horsepower engine and center mower support; most run on gasoline, some on diesel.  Size of the lawn: rolling lawns of more than 8000 square meters; difficult to use on small lawns. Cutting path: from 90 to 110 cm.

3. Garden tractor

Features: Front mounted 15-30 hp engine with rear towed trimmer; accessories for plowing, airing and other tasks.    Lawn Size: Lawns of areas, farms or various fields.    Cutting path: 1.5 m.    Understanding the options of push and push mowers can help you choose the right machine for your lawn.