I have had my gas lawnmower for about 3 years, which isnt very long. It is already spewing oil and white smoke. I know it is most likely the head gasket, but I really dont want to deal with it.
So I am considering getting a new lawnmower. While looking at them I noticed that there are a lot of electric lawnmowers out there. I like the idea because they seem to be lower-maintenance.
My yard is about half an acre, and very flat. The only thing I use it for is to cut grass and mulch leaves. I have read that they arent powerful enough to create a fine mulch, so you have to go over the same spots multiple times. I can live with that.
The other downside I have read about is that battery life can be an issue. People recommend having multiple batteries, but batteries are half the price of the lawnmower!
I was wondering if anyone had experience with battery-powered lawnmowers and how they felt about them. Gas-powered mowers are well documented, so if I have an issue I can almost always find a solution online. I dont think that is the case with electric, but I also dont think there are as many things that can break.
Any suggestions? Thanks.