Things to know about when buying a Lawnmower

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Feb 23

Some things to think about when buying a Lawnmower

When buying a lawnmower, there are a few things you should consider. These include the size of the mower, the type of engine and whether or not it is electric or petrol powered.

There are many different types of lawnmowers on the market to choose from, so it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. The best way to determine which one is right for you is by doing your research and asking around for recommendations.

At Miller’s Home and Garden, we have been supplying mowers for generations and are well aware of what brands are quality and what best suits your requirements. Electric mowers are popular because they are quieter and have longer battery life than petrol mowers. A ride-on mower is a type of lawnmower that has a small engine and allows you to ride it like a small car. These are more suitable for larger lawns.  They also come with safety features such as an anti-tip system, which prevents the machine from tipping over while in use. Modern mowers have plenty of special features that you should look into further.

See below for a quick explanation of some key features when considering buying:

Mower Blades

The blades cut through the grass cleanly. The wider and stronger the blades, the more grass they can cut. Lawnmower blades are found at the front of most lawnmowers. The blades are made of different materials such as steel and aluminium. They come with sharp edges and a curved shape from one end to the other that helps cut through the grass. Good quality blades can be re-sharpened or changed for replacements after significant use.

Mower Collectors

A fabric bag or plastic box that holds the grass clippings created while mowing your lawn. A larger grass collector saves repetitive trips to the compost heap.

In the past, people would buy a new mower every few years. This process is now shorter and significantly more eco-friendly with the introduction of lawnmowers that require little or no maintenance. The downside is that some of these machines have a tendency to leave behind a large number of leftover grass clippings on your lawn. Make sure you get a mower with a quality collector to ensure that you don’t need to rake the grass afterwards and ruin the quality of your lawn.

Cutting Height of the Lawnmower

This is simply the height above the ground that the lawnmower will cut the grass.

Cutting height is a very important factor in lawn cutting. You will also want to know the height of your mower before you decide which one to purchase. There are many factors that affect the height of your mower, such as how much weight it can carry and the size of the wheels. A mower with several height cutting abilities allows you to cut the grass at different heights most suitable to lawn height at times of the year.

Mulching Abilities of the Lawn Mower

Mulching is the process of breaking down the grass clippings into smaller pieces by using a rotating blade or blades. This process can be done manually, but it is not recommended because it takes up a lot of time and energy on your part. A modern premium mower should have the ability to Re-cut the lawn clippings into smaller grass pieces and blow them back onto the lawn. This can be used to help fertilise your lawn. This can be an inbuilt feature or an additional add-on for several models.

Not sure which lawnmower is best suited to your needs?Whatever your budget or lawn size we have the perfect lawn mower for your garden. Talk to our experienced team today and we can guide you through the process to find the perfect lawnmower. Contact us at 057 866 7794.

Here is a range of our best lawn mowers with different prices to fit your needs:

  1. EFCO LR48 TK SELF DRIVE LAWNMOWER
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Price: €499.00 or pay €99.80 today, and 4 Fortnightly payments of €99.80

The Efco LR48 TK  is an 18 inch self propelled mower with a steel deck and a mulching capability alongside a collection bag of 70 litres. As well as standard collection, the Efco LR48-TK can be used as a mulcher during the drier months of the year, saving on the need to stop and empty the grass catcher and helping to keep your lawn green and lush.

  1. COBRA M53SHP LAWNMOWER POWERED BY HONDA GVX160
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Price: €1,299.00 or pay €0.00 today, and 36 monthly payments of €43.70

The Cobra M53SPH-PRO petrol lawnmower is powered by a Honda GXV160 engine, has a 21″ cutting width and is built for the demands of the domestic and professional gardener. 

  1. STIGA ESTATE 7102W 7 SERIES
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Price: €4,949.00 or pay €0.00 today, and 36 monthly payments of €158.06

Estate 7102 W lawn tractor is a powerful and highly productive machine, made for gardeners looking for a fast and efficient way to manage a substantial lawn or mixed-grass area. Power is supplied by a 635cc ST 650 Twin Powered by STIGA engine that blends OHV technology with a V-Twin cylinder arrangement, to maximise power and torque output, while minimising vibration and fuel consumption.

  1. STIGA AUTOCLIP-230S ROBOT MOWER
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Price: €2,495.00 or pay €0.00 today, and 36 monthly payments of €81.17

The STIGA Autoclip 230 S is a robot lawnmower which can mow lawns up to 2,000 m² with four separate cutting areas, operating continuously for 4-hour cutting cycles. Brushless motors guarantee a longer lifespan, less noise and greater cutting efficiency. The 25 cm stainless steel blade ensures a perfect and precise cut. This efficient robot is powered by powerful lithium-ion batteries and features smart sensors for detecting obstacles and rain.

For more information

At Millers Portlaoise, we stock a wide range of gardening machinery including Chainsaws, Strimmers, Brushcutters, Leaf Blowers, Hedge Trimmers, Cement Mixers and much more.

The team at Millers offer expert buying advice, product demonstrations and all your garden equipment maintenance needs.We sell and service a wide range of garden machinery in-store, from brands such as Stiga, Victor, Efco, Husqvarna, Alpina, Briggs and Stratton, Cobra Garden Machinery. We can also source the spare parts and accessories you may need.

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