I had one in the army, corded like this one. Sold it when we bought a home. No more free electricity. Corded sucked too BTW.
posted: Feb. 23, 2013 @ 4:16p
gringott said: I had one in the army, corded like this one. Sold it when we bought a home. No more free electricity. Corded sucked too BTW.
Cords do suck on one level, but it can make a mower much lighter and easier to maneuver.
If you have outlets and cords that reach, seems like corded is the way to go. I would imagine you get more power than battery powered and better reliability. Have only used a cordless mower, so i can't really say which is better. Though I've had many headaches with cordless, power output being the main one. Sometimes someone would use it and not re-charge it. So if you wanted to get out and mow before the rain, you were SOL.
posted: Feb. 23, 2013 @ 4:24p
yep... powerful... too powerful... so powerful the motor burned within 2 years of use. Don't remember what model it was. Now using gas, I've never had any problem in all the gas powered mowers.
posted: Feb. 23, 2013 @ 4:43p
WorkerAnt said: yep... powerful... too powerful... so powerful the motor burned within 2 years of use. Don't remember what model it was. Now using gas, I've never had any problem in all the gas powered mowers.
I like gas, except for the noise and pollution. I personally have a Toro right now with a 6hp B&S, which I got as a "gift" back in 2002 so I could mow lawns and use that money to pay off the lawn mower. Over a decade and 400+ mows, it will still start on the first pull. It also has "one-touch" drive assist, which makes mowing pleasant.
I haven't been in the market for a while so I can't compare a new Toro to the one I'm using, thus it would be hard to make a decision on whether to go gas or electric based on noise and pollution alone. The corded is about half the price of a decent gas mower, but if it might possibly have controller issues that burn out the motor in a few years, I'm not really sure it's worth the hassle.
Anyone here own a corded or newer gas mower and able to comment on noise?
posted: Feb. 23, 2013 @ 6:41p
Most electric mowers I know of don't have any kind of speed control (generally pwm). It's just on or off. I can't speak to reliability since that varies largely by model/operating conditions for just about anything, but my neighbor just bought a brand new Honda mower and my electric creates about half of the noise the gas version does.
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