Electric vs. Gas Lawn Mowers

We have a really long, pretty much endless, mowing season here in Florida. So, it behooves us to do our research on which mower will work best for us. Let’s consider electric versus gas lawn mowers, shall we?

That one huge bang for our buck, when it comes to electric lawn mowers, is the fact that we don’t have gas to worry about. There’s no placing smelly gas cans in our vehicles, no lifting heavy gas cans to fill our lawnmower tanks and no money spent on gas for our electric lawnmowers. Plus, electric lawn mower maintenance is a breeze. There are no messy oil changes or any other gas engine maintenance issues to worry about. Sweet! 

Electric lawnmowers also tend to be quieter than gas lawn mowers; and my electric push mower starts with the press of a button. So, I never have to wrestle with that whole pull start thing, which is also an extremely convenient benefit in my book.

A downside of an electric lawn mower or any electric lawn implement, is the fact that you need to charge your battery. They sell batteries separately from the lawn mower though so you can opt for a larger one that will hold a charge longer, although it will cost you a little more. Electric lawn mowers themselves cost more too. Where my electric push mower was around $500, an electric riding lawn mower is closer to $5,000.

A benefit to gas lawn mowers, especially if you consider how much use ours get here in Florida, is the fact that they will last you longer than an electric lawn mower will – typically around ten years if you take good care of it. With technological advancements, electric mowers have become more reliable and steadfast, but you will probably have to replace your electric lawn mower battery at around five years – when it eventually stops holding a charge.

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