You might find it difficult where to start if you are planning to purchase a cordless lawn mower, especially you are used to using a corded electric lawn mower or a gas powered lawn mower. Between the traditional lawn mower and the cordless lawn mower, there are some important differences aside from the broad similarities of the equipment that you should take into consideration as you decide in making the purchase, and these we will discuss here briefly.
The first aspect about your lawn that you have to consider is to know how big is your lawn and if the terrain is flat or slope.
The battery life of the mower that you are planning to buy should be considered as you think of the size of your lawn. Know that the best cordless lawn mowers will cut, from a single charge, up to a third of an acre, although the battery life will slightly vary depending on how long is the grass, and whether it is wet or dry.
You can still buy a cordless mower even if your lawn is larger than a third of an acre. Buying a model with a removable battery and then buy a second battery is the easiest way to address the above concern. Thus, with two batteries, you can easily swap them when one battery has lost its charge and have another one that is completely charged. Do not worry in the changing of batteries because this is an easy procedure.
It is important to know if your lawn is flat or slope because most cordless lawn mowers are not self-propelled unlike gas powered mowers which usually are. The reason for this is that the slope will increase the strain on the batter of a cordless mower, that would significantly reduce the area you will be able to mow on one charge of the battery.
To compensate the above concern, cordless lawn mowers are made to be lighter than their heavy gas powered mower counterpart, and note that the heaviest part of the mower is the battery. With this characteristic, a cordless lawn mower is easy for you to navigate, although if you have a slope lawn and the weight still is an issue, take into some consideration of the matter.
Know that many cordless lawn mowers have a 3 in 1 feature, meaning it can dispose the grass clippings, gives you the choice of the cutting of the clippings into fine particles to make a mulch that can be simply discharged out of the side of the mower, or have the cuttings collected in the rear part of the equipment the traditional way.