If you are looking to buy a mower this season, you may be wondering which is better, electrical or gas? While they both have their pros and cons, the final decision will likely come down to your preference.
If one of your concerns is pollution, then an electric mower is best for you. Gas mowers create air pollution with the burning of the gas. They also create noise pollution because they are twice as loud as the electric mowers.
When considering maintenance, gas mowers require more maintenance than electric. You will need to purchase gas and oil in order for it to run properly. There are more engine parts that can cause the mower to stop working.
If you have a large yard, however, a gas mower will better serve you. There are no distance or time constraints with the gas mower. As long as there is gas and oil in the motor, it will run. With electric mowers, you are limited by both the length of the cord or the battery life for the cordless models.
If you need to use a bagger often, then you will need a gas mower. An electric mower generally will have less horsepower. Therefore, they will likely not have the extra power to handle the bagger or other accessories.