Are you thinking of buying a self-propelled lawn mower? Selecting the best self propelled lawn mower, among the several present in the market, can be a hectic task, but before anything, let us see what it actually is? A self-propelled lawn mower is one which slides easily just by giving it a slight push in any direction. These types of lawn mowers are preferred if you have a huge lawn with rough landscape.
The usage of these lawn mowers is easy. They have a clutch that must be initially engaged so as to move the lawn mower frontward. This helps in reducing the effort you spend in order to make the lawn mower work. Most of the self-propelled lawn mowers have four-cycle engine, having horsepower ranging between 5.5 and 7.
They also have a deck which acts as a housing component. The main work of this deck is to give the engine and wheels adequate support and also help to regulate air circulation, which enhances the efficiency of cutting and bagging. The deck of the lawn mower is made of steel, a high quality plastic or alloy of aluminium. Most of the self-propelled lawn mowers do three different types of work at the same time, i.e., mowing, mulching and bagging. But you can also find a two-in-one model, i.e., it has either a bagging and mulching or a mulching with side discharging system.
You also get a variety of options for wheels of the mower as well. You get standard low-wheel models having smaller diameter wheels (of around eight inches) on the front as well as the rear of the mower. Then you have the high-wheel models having big diameter wheels (of around nine to twelve inches). These bigger diameter wheels are usually used only in the rear side of the mower, so as to offer easy movement and handling. These self-propelled lawn mowers require constant looking after and renovation to make sure that the belt and clutch do not weaken. In order to reduce the repair costs of the mower, you need to do regular cleaning and servicing and also store it in a safe place. There are three types of self-propelled lawn mowers:
- Electric Self-propelled lawn mower
- Self-propelled reel lawn mower
- Self-propelled gas lawn mower.
Here is a list of some good self-propelled lawn mowers –
Green Works 25022:
It is the electric type of self-propelled lawn mower having the engine power around 12A to 24A. The cutting width of this lawn mower is around 20 inches and the cutting height is 1½ to 3¾ inches. It weighs around 56Ibs.
Fiskars Staysharp Max:
It is the reel type of lawn mower with no engine. Its cutting width is around 18 inches and the cutting height is around 1 to 4 inches. The weight of this lawn mower is 52Ibs.
This lawn mower is a gas type one with engine power of 5-1/2-torque and 140-cc. Its cutting width is 21 inches and cutting height is between 8-12 inches. It weighs around 60Ibs.