Thank you everyone for answers.
This is summary of what I found with help from all of you so far:
There are chargeable electric mowers, but I do not like them because " A
review in The New York Times estimates that it takes about twice as long to
mow a lawn with a cordless mower, compared with a gasoline-powered model".
I did consider looking into robotic mowers as here someone sugested. I do
have roomba vacum cleaner and it does perfect job when rooms are
Roomba-proffed (so it will not stuck). But beacause some of my lawn is in
front of house and some in the back of house and because of price this is
not an option right now.
I believe human-powered reel mowers would be too much hasle. I belive my
lawn is a bit too big for them.
So I am stuck with gas powered mower.
I understood that some of you hate front weel powered mowers and some of you
hate back weel powered movers. No consensus here.
But I am sure now that if I'll go with self-propelled, I will buy just a
mower with multiple speeds.
My current electric mower is 4.5HP and I assume I should gas mower will have
to be also at least 4.5HP. Not sure if it is worth going 6.5HP.
I went to HD during luch and was surprised to find that these gas mowers are
so much havier than electric ones, especially ones with over 6HP power and
Thanks again for all your help. I am still doing my research.
The NYT opinion notwithstanding, you're already mowing with an electric (which
sure as hell isn't 4.5 "true" HP -- that's 28 amps @ 120V...no way). A decent
rechargeable isn't going to be any more gutless that what you already have.
It'd sure help to know if the dimensions of your yard are in feet or meters,
Size of lot is in feet 50x120. Again, in the middle of the lot there is a
house and in the corner in backyard there is a pool.
Although I am happy now with electric mower, if based on NYT I'll be able to
cut grass 2 times faster with gas mower, I would be very happy.
OK, so a 6000 sq ft lot, so maybe 3000 sq ft of lawn...probably less. I have a
hard time believing a gas mower will save any time over an electric on something
that small -- you're going to be spending most of your time turning, futzing
around obstructions, etc. Not a lot of straight line stuff like on a bigger
lawn. IMHO, the increased eminence required of a gas mower would more than
offset any time savings. Hey, but the proof's in the pudding -- borrow a
neighbor's gas mower for an hour, and see what you think.
Self propelled will be heavier to bring home from the store, and also
loading on and off a truck.
I like front wheel drive. Because when you're turning a corner, you push
down on the handle and the front wheels come up. And you can leave the drive
running, and then you can stand still.
Trying to lift the handle to lift the rear drive wheels is a pain.
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