Lawnmower ... Petrol or Electric ??????

19 replies
Found 19th May 2011
Time to invest in new mower

But

Can't decide between Petrol or Electric

Medium size garden

Seem to be buying new Electric one every 2 years !!

What's Pro's and Con's of Each .. ???

19 Comments

One has a cord the other doesn't.

Electric ones are far cheaper.

Edited by: "cdm22" 19th May 2011

I've just changed my petrol for an electric. I've got a medium sized lawn too, but find the petrol a bit of a lump to move around - doesn't cope well with uneveness and was a pain in the **** to start.

Petrol is also expensive!

Got a Bosch Rotak 36 - seems very good so far, cuts closer, lighter - better on edges.

Go petrol.
When it eventually gives up the ghost, take the engine off, fix it (if needed) and make a go-kart!

My petrol one will slice a rock clean in two if it gets in the way

Lol i would love to be in you`r garden

Petrol ones are expensive if you got the ££££££ i 100% say go with petrol,you will never look back at electric

Rocks beware

dcx_badass

Petrol easily, so much quicker and easier, our garden is big, but we … Petrol easily, so much quicker and easier, our garden is big, but we borrowed an electric one when we forgot to buy petrol once, it was a piece of crap, could barely cut, was slow, just rubbish. My petrol one will slice a rock clean in two if it gets in the way. Wouldn't go back to electric.



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I've got a push mower - I like the sound of it.

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Ive got a push mower too............still far better then any electic mower. Cleaner cut better finish.......as long as you spray the blades every now and then with oil it works perfectly and has done for at least 6 years!!

whatsThePoint

I use scissors on mine


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nick1austin

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We use a manual push mower hotukdeals.com/dea…008.
Our neighbour has a petrol one and to be honest, our lawn looks just as good as theirs.
Used electric Flymo vac and Qualcast cylinder ones before but the push mower is lighter, easier to clean and control and does a great job.

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moob

I've just changed my petrol for an electric. I've got a medium sized lawn … I've just changed my petrol for an electric. I've got a medium sized lawn too, but find the petrol a bit of a lump to move around - doesn't cope well with uneveness and was a pain in the **** to start.Petrol is also expensive!Got a Bosch Rotak 36 - seems very good so far, cuts closer, lighter - better on edges.



This 'Rotak 36 ' gets a good review and @ £89 sounds a bargain

what's a decent 'Petrol' mower without costing a fortune ...?

BadBargain2

We use a manual push mower … We use a manual push mower http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/qualcast-panther-cylinder-mower-24/727008.Our neighbour has a petrol one and to be honest, our lawn looks just as good as theirs.Used electric Flymo vac and Qualcast cylinder ones before but the push mower is lighter, easier to clean and control and does a great job.



Yea that is the one I have been using all this time........its excellant and I would never go back to an electric or waste money on putting petrol in a petrol mower for the same results.

RM you're looking at around 150 for a half decent petrol

Best of both worlds here, a cordless electric mower.
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Buy a Honda Petrol, they are fantastic, start first time, every time, not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

Inactive

Buy a Honda Petrol, they are fantastic, start first time, every time, not … Buy a Honda Petrol, they are fantastic, start first time, every time, not cheap, but you get what you pay for.


+1
8 years old (and no reason to think it wont go on for many more years), starts first time every time. One new blade (when it accidentally chewed an iron bar), bit of oil and redex, otherwise the petrol is the only cost. Fantastic machine.

Inactive

Buy a Honda Petrol, they are fantastic, start first time, every time, not … Buy a Honda Petrol, they are fantastic, start first time, every time, not cheap, but you get what you pay for.



I get the impression the OP's only looking to spend around £100

dcx_badass

Petrol easily, so much quicker and easier, our garden is big, but we … Petrol easily, so much quicker and easier, our garden is big, but we borrowed an electric one when we forgot to buy petrol once, it was a piece of crap, could barely cut, was slow, just rubbish. My petrol one will slice a rock clean in two if it gets in the way. Wouldn't go back to electric.



I hit a nice size pebble with my petrol mower and it didn't cut it in half, it fired it straight through my green house.
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