Petrol Lawn mowers for sale in Canberra
A petrol lawn mower is a powerful and useful tool for your garden or nature strip. With a robust motor, it can handle thick and long grass. The extra power and mobility make it a great option, particularly if you have a big yard.
Petrol lawn mowers are generally heavier than their electric counterparts. But they are generally preferred for the brut strength and reliability.
A down side of petrol mowers is that you need a bit of “elbow grease” to pull the cord to get them started.
Benefits of a Petrol Lawnmower
Petrol mowers in general have more power than electric or battery types so can cut through tougher grass with ease
You can mow big areas without worrying about battery life.
They are not attached to a power supply so you can practically go anywhere with them and you don’t risk running over a power cord like and electric type.
Things to consider when buying a petrol mower
There are 3 main things that you should keep in mind while purchasing a mower
1. Grass collection
Most push lawnmowers come total with a grass catcher at the back of the machine to collect grass effectively. Other lawnmowers have a mulching function that cuts your grass into tiny pieces and is dispersed back into your yard.
This is a natural way to continually feed your lawn as those little bits of lawn break down into essential nutrients. Usually lawnmowers with a mulching option also can be set to catch the grass.
You are going to be using your petrol lawnmower for years to come, so it is a good idea to make sure it is comfortable to use. Things like :
– turned-up handles are easier on your wrists and give you better control over the lawn mower.
– It’s a good idea to make check that the cutting height is easily adjustable and the petrol mower has the heights that you need. Some models are able to cut lower than others
– Big wheels make your petrol mower easily to use on rough ground and the lighter the weight of your mower, the easier it is to push and turn.
The great thing about petrol lawn mowers are that they often come with wider cutting decks. The end result is that you finish your cutting your lawn faster.
Petrol lawnmowers commonly have a wide cutting diameter of 45–50cm. If you have a small yard, than a smaller cutting diameter might not be as important for you, and you might prefer the unit taking up less space in the shed.
Difference between self propelled mowers and Push mowers
The best thing about a self propelled petrol lawn mower is that it takes a majority of the hard work out of mowing the lawn.
Self-propelled lawn mowers are more expensive models of walk-behind lawn mower, and take a bit of getting used to. But on a hot summer Australian day, a self propelled mower will make your job much more enjoyable.
Self propelled lawn mowers have simple controls for the transmission that powers the drive wheels. All you have to do is set the speed through the speed control lever (sometimes part of the handle; sometimes a separate bar or shifter) that makes self propelled mowers move forward.
Cutting thick grass is a breeze with a self-propelled mower as the mower mechanically moves forward through challenging areas in your yard. And if you have to go up an incline, you do not need to really put your back into it because the self-propelling engine does the work.
That’s why many people choose to buy a self propelled lawn mower. Not to mention that self propelled lawn mowers just hands down get the job finished quicker.
4 Stroke Lawnmower vs 2 Stroke Lawnmowers
A 4 stroke lawn mower is the most common type of petrol mower in the Australian market today, however you might come across a 2 stroke lawn mower on the second hand market
Apart from the engines, a two-stroke and a 4 stroke mower works the same way, cutting grass with a blade spun at high speed by the engine.
An emissions law passed in 2017 phased out the sale of two-stroke lawnmowers entirely, due to concerns about their environmental and health impacts. Four stroke mowers run on ordinary unleaded petrol and are better for the environment.
Need some advice on a petrol lawn mower for sale?
For advice on our petrol lawn mowers for sale, just give us a call on 0262428996. We will make sure that you choose the best petrol lawn mower for your need and budget. Alternatively if you are around Mitchell or elsewhere in Canberra, pop in to say Hi. We will talk you through all the features .
Canberra Mower Suppliers (also known as CDBS Construction and Garden Centre) is not only a tool shop, but we are also a servicing agent. Our experienced mechanics are onsite in Mitchell, Canberra to service and repair petrol mowers, chainsaws and even construction machinery.
Go back to the Lawnmowers for sale page