Lawnmowers For Sale | Used Lawn Mowers
Lawn mowers have been around since basically the beginning, in the form or sheep, goats, horses or other livestock. Now that most of us don’t have a yard full of grazers out back we need useful lawn mowers to keep the grass and weeds down to acceptable limits, lest we lose Skippy the poodle, or the neighbors complain. Actually, losing the poodle wouldn’t be so bad.
To the point, buying lawn mowers can be a bit mystifying unless we know what it is we want to do. If you live on a modern postage-stamp sized lot in the city or suburbs then one of the quality push lawn mowers on the market will meet your needs, maybe even provide a bit of needed exercise. Of course, pushers can become walk-behinders by opting for lawn mowers that are self-propelled. All you need to do is turn them around at the end of the run or release the gear when that poodle gets in the way. Or not…it’s your call.
If you have a larger lawn you may want to keep the push lawn mower to use as a trim mower and select one of the top riding lawn mowers on the market to get most of the work done. Leading makers of riding lawn mowers include Husky, John Deere, Cub Cadet, Poulan and Bowens. Factors to consider include engine size and the width of the mowing deck. The larger the engine size the tougher the work. If you let the grass get long or if it is extra thick or contains a lot of weeds, then an 18-24 horsepower engine will drive the blades through the grass more easily without bogging down. If you sport mulching blades you’ll also appreciate a more powerful engine. Otherwise, a 12-16 horsepower engine will be sufficient. Also, if you plan to pull a lawn roller or use a snow attachment in the winter a larger engine will handle the work more efficiently.
Concerning the lawn mowers cutting deck, wide open spaces are great for wider decks, up to 54 inches. If you’ve got narrow passages between trees or around obstacles a 36-42 inch cut might work better. Take a few moments before you shop for lawn mowers to consider the right type of machine, an essential first step in find the one that will serve you well for years to come.