Which Lawnmower Features are Right for You?

August 3, 2016


In many ways, choosing a new lawn mower takes as much time and consideration as choosing a new car. Okay, you might not go to a mower parts store in Orlando and take a test drive of all their available models, but you do need to do a good deal of research on the wide variety of available features and determine which of them will benefit you most. Especially if you’ve never selected one before, you should dedicate some time to getting to know the different brands and what they offer.


To help you select your new lawnmower, we’ve broken down a few of the most common features and what each of them mean for your landscaping. Here are three of the specifications you may want to know about:

  1. Do you want a pull cord, turn key, or push start mower? For the most part, you won’t find a keyed or push start ignition on a walk-behind mower, but electric power tools are changing the norm. Really, the type of ignition will correspond to the type of mower, so any selections in this arena will be determined by your ultimate choice.

  2. Should you choose a bagged mower or a mulcher? While we recommend mulching your grass clippings, as they provide an easy source of nutrients for your lawn, a bagged mower will leave the area looking cleaner and better-groomed. A bagged mower might be a better choice for you if you run a professional landscaping company.

  3. How much does engine noise matter? Being courteous to neighbors should always be a goal to keep in mind, so if you have to mow the lawn early in the morning or late at night, or if your lot is particularly close to your neighbors’, you should choose a model with a muffler or an electric engine. In more remote settings you don’t need to worry quite so much..

The specs you pick for your lawn mower can give you the edge you need to make your lawn look professionally groomed. If you have further questions, it’s always a great idea to get in touch with the professionals. Contact the experts on mower parts in Orlando at Gator Mower Parts. Give us a call at 407-260-1292 today to learn more

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