The Pros and Cons of Ride on Lawn Mowers

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Do you own any ride on lawn mowers? When we say ride on lawn mowers, we mean the ones you can ride on top and not the ones you just push around. These types of mowers are good only if you have a decent sized lawn to mow. They are generally made for medium-sized lots or backyards. They have rotational blades that allow for the even cutting of the grasses or weeds. Besides being a powerful tool, what else are the benefits of these kinds of lawn mowers? Here are some facts:
  1. Prevents backaches because you don’t have to push around your lawn mower all day. You just have to sit on the mower and enjoy the ride.
  2. Reduces work time from one day to at least three hours a day.
  3. It may last around 15 years even with low maintenance.
  4. They are more durable than their push counterparts and you don’t need to change their parts as often.
  5. There are various attachments like baggers, snow throwers, pull-behind carts and mulching kits which are added features that can make your mowing experience a pleasurable one rather than a tirade.
On the other hand, ride on lawn mowers can have the following disadvantages:
  1. They are more costly than the push mowers.
  2. It is more dangerous considering that it can chop off limbs or anything that gets in the way of the whirling blades. It can cause serious injuries.
  3. The machine can also throw objects that get in the way and therefore lead to a destruction of valuables in your yard.
Because of the disadvantages, here are some tips to keep you safe and alive until the next time you decide to use it:
  1. Your hands and feet should be kept away from under the machine and any of its rotating blades. Don’t think of putting yourself near the discharge opening.
  2. Never allow a child to operate the mower. It should be handled only by a responsible adult who is aware of its safety instructions.
  3. Make sure that you clear the yard of any obstructions that may get in the way of your mowing before you start.
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This article was published on 2011/06/01