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Petrol mower vs a hand pushed mower

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by stats101, 17 Jun 2013.

  1. stats101

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    I have a fairly large uneven garden, and am in need of a mower. I'm wanting advice on whether a hand pushed mower would be suitable? I want an energy efficient option, would rather avoid handling petrol, and keen to stay away from exhaust fumes. Are hand pushed mowers a any good for big jobs, are are they best reserved for tiny gardens?
     
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  3. Mursal

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    Well, "hand push mowers" are for people that find Gym membership to expensive. But, what they fail to factor-in is the cost of all the extra Weetabix they consume ......... :LOL:

    You just cant compare a rotary petrol mower with the old cylinder push type.

    Electric might be an option, but I'd bite the bullet and go for a little petrol. You can always plant a few trees to cancel out the pollution !!
     
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    As above - go for a quality rotary machine with a Honda engine preferably.....minimal pollution!
    John :)
     
  5. stats101

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    hmm... hand push mowers that bad? Can't do electric as the garden is quite sizable.
     
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    Large garden and push mower?!! Assume you are retired or not working and this have plenty of time on your hands :)

    If you've got plenty of spare money, you could always try one of these

    http://www.bosch-indego.com/gb/en/
     
  8. How large is large and how uneven?
     
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    How much energy can you put out?

    2000 Calories/kcals in an 8 hour day at 20% body efficiency gives 400 calories/8 hours = 50 calories/hr = 60w of power to mow your lawn.
    At the other end of the curve you may put out 2/3 hp/500w for 60 seconds.

    How much power does the smallest power gas or electric lawn mower put out?
     
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