marksmoneymakers Posts:28599 Followers:142
On 05/21/2012 07:44 AM in General

Question about lawn mowers

My gas powered lawn mower needs replaced. I have a very small yard (takes longer to run the weed eater than it does to cut the grass) and I am thinking about just getting an electric mower. Anybody know anything about them. Are they good? Are they worth it? I have read mostly good things and a few bad. Just wondering if anybody has one and likes it.


finance Posts:9264 Followers:230
05/21/2012 09:56 AM

Sorry man can't help you - used gas powered all of my life and can't recall anyone I know ever having an electric - will be interested to see if anyone has some experience with one of those....I did try a battery charged weed-eater once and the battery was heavy and didn't take long before it wouldn't hold the charge long enough to finish one session....

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coverit Posts:996 Followers:3
05/21/2012 11:09 AM

Same here, tried electric weed whacker, it sucked. Switched to gas.

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bobalou Posts:5356 Followers:148
05/21/2012 12:44 PM

Wish I could help as well Mark but I don't mow the yard...I am either sitting on the porch watching, working in the flower beds or carrying the beer and water jugs to the guys while they mow. But they use a gas mower & Blower as well.

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spooky Posts:4691 Followers:319
05/21/2012 02:22 PM

Sorry Mark.
I only use a Mexican.
He is usually powered by money. I just pay him every month and he comes out and does a great job.

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thehitman Posts:3012 Followers:5
05/21/2012 06:21 PM

K..........somewhat of a good advisor here. Been in the business for awhile, but that is her in heavy grass laden Florida. In general: the electric will have much less power and you have to put up with the bothersome cord and keeping battery charged. While I don't know the size/thickness of the yard or your cutting habits, I would really lean towards a nice gas powered unit. Even if it is an extra $40-50 I would do it. Treat it right and it will be with you forever.

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marksmoneymakers Posts:28599 Followers:142
05/21/2012 09:01 PM

Thanks guys, I am still mulling it over. The one I was looking at has a cord, so I don't have to worry about keeping the battery charged. My yard is small and as long as I don't let it get too long I think electric will work fine. Probably go out no later than Thursday and buy it, so I am still looking for more information. Thanks again.

marksmoneymakers Posts:28599 Followers:142
05/22/2012 07:57 PM

Ended up buying an electric. Nothing but rain where I live so I have not had a chance to try it yet.