"Vir Campestris" wrote in message
We've had a pocket handkerchief for the last <mumble> years, but this
one's a little larger - about 50x25 metres.
I'm not really into stripes. Suggestions for a mower please?
A reputable manufactured rotary petrol.
Keep it sharp and the blades balanced properly
Your choice if you need mulching of cut sward, or not into a bag or vac
Wash it off properly after use or it'll rot
Don't go for *anything* with a plastic base...Just don't.
Electric mowers are for the occasional garden lawn mowing Sunday enthusiast,
On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 23:07:20 UTC, Vir Campestris wrote:
Some years ago we stayed at a farmhouse B&B. On mentioning to the farmer's wife
at breakfast that we'd seen one of the sheep on the lawn, she commented something
to this effect "Sheep have two aims in life: one is to be where they shouldn't
and the other is to die.".
My Qualcast mower has a plastic deck. In 20 years it has acquired a small
crack that I've plated over to stop it spreading. Still working well and
hardly ever cleaned after use.
No rust yet! Plastic decks aren't all bad.
I used to agree (having repaired a good many friends' ones).
However, if you go to a proper lawn mower stockist rather than
the sheds, you'll find induction motor mowers (rather than the
cheap universal motors used in most electric mowers), and I
now rate induction motors better than petrol ones - they have
exactly the right torque profile for mowing grass (whereas
the cheap universal electric motors are exactly the wrong
torque profile, and petrol is somewhere in the middle).
Note that the power rating of an induction motor mower will
often be somewhat lower for the same output power or cutting
width, as they're more efficient.
When I last bought one, the induction motor mower was the
most expensive of the choices (electric universal, electric
induction, petrol). However, it doesn't need the servicing
that a petrol mower needs, nor brush replacing of a
universal motor (although most universal motor mowers are
designed to be chucked out when the brushes wear out).
However, induction mowers were getting harder to find (people
won't pay the extra, not understanding the difference), and
it was some years ago since I last checked the market and
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Are they, bejabers? Mains electric mowers are by far the best solution
for small lawns, and we have had a few for the past 30+ years.
Which part of the op's post about the size did you miss? 300ft x 80ft....
That's a bloody long extension lead
That's NOT a small garden suitable for an electric mower on regular use.
You clearly did not read the post I was responding to.
(a) That is NOT a small lawn. (b) It is complete nonsense that
they are for solely the class of gardeners specified; they are
commonly used for business premises (often large ones), where the
amount of grass is small and next to the building.
I wouldn't use one for a 24,000 square foot lawn, either. Mine
is a tenth that size, at most.
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