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All the Reasons to Buy a Cordless Electric Lawn Mower



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All the Reasons to Buy a Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

Electric lawn mowers have a lot going for them. They are quiet, economical to run, require very few repairs, and don’t pollute the air. But those cords! It’s so annoying to constantly flip the cord out of your way, and you have to have a very long extension cord if you have a big lawn. Well, a cordless electric lawn mower gives you all the advantages of an electric mower without the hassle of the cord.

Why Cordless

A cordless electric lawn mower runs on battery power. Most cordless mowers have a 24 volt battery, but they are also available with 12 and 36 volt batteries. The higher voltages give you a longer running time, so if you have a very large lawn, you may want a mower with a 36 volt battery. Bigger batteries weigh more though, so try to find the best compromise between weight and cutting time.


The battery on a cordless  mower is charged by plugging the machine into a standard electrical outlet. Most models will automatically stop charging when they’ve reached their capacity, so you won’t be wasting electricity. Simply plug the mower in after each use and it will always be charged and ready to go.

Most types are suitable for lawns of up to about 1/3 of an acre. You can cut bigger lawns than that but you may have to re-charge in the middle of the job. Alternatively you can have a spare battery and simply put in a fresh one when the first one is used up.

An electric mower is very quiet. Your neighbors and your family will appreciate how quiet these machines are. You will be able to cut the lawn earlier in the morning and later in the evening without annoying anyone.

Low in Maintenance

These mowers are also easy to maintain. A cordless electric lawn mower doesn’t require messy oil changes and there is no need to keep dangerous gasoline in the garage. Their emission-free operation makes them environmentally friendly – very important when air pollution laws are becoming stricter all the time.

Cost Effective

A cordless electric lawn mower is also cheap to operate. The average cost for electricity is about $10 per year – a fraction of the cost for gasoline mowers which require gas, oil and regular maintenance.

It's no wonder they are becoming more popular every year and it’s not hard to figure out why. They are clean, quiet and cheap to operate, making a cordless electric lawn mower the ideal lawn mower for the 21st century.

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