Jim Rockford PI· Registered
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I am planning on getting rid of my gas lawn mower for a battery operated one. Good idea? Better for the environment? Better for my lungs? Thanks.
How big is your lawn?
I'm bad and have a gas powered mower, but don't feel guilty at all, plenty of other places to help our environment.
If you have a very small patch to mow, maybe. But a 1/4 acre or more and go with the gas. IMO
If you like green also consider the batteries for that mower, not exactly enviro friendly.
Hi Bud,As a service person for many different products I've been around battery powered everything for many years. On my power tools I'm into the 4th or 5th generation of batteries, always a new model. Ironically I still have and use several corded power tools now 50 years old and still going. Now retired I'm using my battery tools less and unfortunately they probably will not charge when needed.
My point is, my last gas powered mower went almost 20 years until the chassis rusted out, still started fine.
Small lawn is probably the perfect application as a battery powered also eliminates the gas and oil change issues.
I just bought a new recoil for a Honda push mower and bought an after market one for $16.00 with free shipping on EBAY.
The OEM recoil one was almost $60.00.
Took a whole 5 min. to change it.
I'm in this camp. Picked up another free, running, gas mower a few days ago.My point is, my last gas powered mower went almost 20 years until the chassis rusted out, still started fine.