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Battery lawn mowers have gained much popularity these days as they are environment friendly as well as user friendly.
These mowers do not need gasoline as its fuel so there is no smoke produced out of them.
As the name indicates these mowers do not need any electrical outlet to be linked to in order to operate.
These work on rechargeable batteries which whenever required may be pulled out and recharged.
HistoryAs these mowers do not need long wires so these are considered highly user friendly as well as safe.
Gasoline lawn mowers were in great use before the invention and recognition of battery operated lawn mowers but with the passage of time and increase in knowledge of human about the adverse affects of use of non-renewable resources and environmental pollution they gradually lost their fame.
Moreover these mowers also produce a lot of noise adding to the already noise polluted environments.
Next to them, came the electrical land mowers.
These were quite better than the old gasoline lawn mowers but they had the flaw to carry long wires which needed to travel along with the mower wherever it was required to be used.
Then came the famous "battery operated lawn mowers" with no release of toxic gas fumes and no headache of long power cords.
Advantages of battery lawn mowers
Disadvantages of battery lawn mowersLike every other equipment or machine, this type of the lawn mower also has few drawbacks. Below are some of the drawbacks associated with these lawn mowers.
Maintenance Of Battery Lawn MowersThe batteries which are a major component of these mowers are usually made of nickel cadmium whereas lead acid and lithium batteries are quite expensive.
Nickel cadmium batteries are eco-friendly so can be recycled.
These batteries do not require frequent maintenance.
These mowers are not made to be used on wet grass however if used any way exert great pressure on the batteries and so there lifespan gets shortened.
Mower also becomes affected if large quantity of grass is mowed at a time.
These lawn mowers are best for homes with small lawns and gardens.
Efficient and effective results may be obtained if this mower is used carefully.
The most important advantage and useful aspect of such mowers is that these are environment friendly.
Gasoline which is an important non-renewable resource is not required for its operation and at the same time no smoke is generated because of these mowers so there is no issue of global warming as well.
If you need to store the mower for long and you leave it with battery still connected then it the battery will soon get exhausted much before it could be used again in the next session.
However this does not mean that the battery has permanently expired.
Recharging the battery will get its life back.