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Electric Mowers Still Need Routine Maintenance

Thursday, January 31 2013 7:29 AM

It’s fortunate that there are so many choices in mowers for lawn care. Not every yard requires a massive garden tractor or a ZTR mower. Sure, big yards or acreage in high-growth areas of the country often require big, riding lawnmowers to do the job as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Small lawns, those typically outside condos or homes in urban regions often need little more than a small push mower. Given what we know about different types of lawns and different types of housing situations, it can also be easily stated that not every yard requires a gasoline-powered lawn mower. In fact, many small lawns (no more than a quarter-acre) are more easily serviced with plug-in electric or eco-friendly lawn mowers.

There’s no doubt that gas-powered mowers have ruled the lawn landscapes across America since the late 1950s when cylinder (or reel) mowers fell out of fashion. Although electric mowers have been around for decades, earlier versions were typically low power and frustrating to use. In recent years, electric mowers have seen a great leap in technology and power. Most electric mower models today hold their own in side-by-side comparisons to many types of gas-powered mowers. So, for those folks who only need to mow a 12×12 patch of grass next to the walkway in front of their city townhouse or condo, an electric mower is an ideal machine for the job. But for those who do choose an electric mower over a traditional gas-powered mower, it’s important to know that electric does not mean maintenance free.

Sure, if you buy an electric mower, you’re going to save money on fuel costs, and you won’t have to save room in the garage or storage shed for gas cans, but electric push mower ownership still requires you to perform routine service and maintenance on your electric lawn mower. Electric mowers do come in all sizes, but you can absolutely expect your electric push mower to weigh in at around 80 or 90 lbs. When it comes time to get underneath your electric mower to remove the old grass clippings and residue on the underside or pull the blade for sharpening, you don’t want to risk an injury due to an improperly elevated machine.

Fortunately, the MoJack line of mower lifts, along with the MoJack Workbench Attachment, will allow you to easily elevate your electric or gasoline-powered push mower into a position where you can work on it with ease and safety. Additionally, the MoJack Workbench Attachment (which fits all three MoJack lawn mower lifts) creates a sturdy worktable for other small projects under 200 lbs. With the MoJack Workbench Attachment attached to your MoJack mower lift, you can raise your electric mower up to 28″ off the workspace floor.