About Corded Electric Mowers
Recently, electric lawn mowers have been designed to have sufficient power to be able to mulch grass and leaves giving yardeners more choices in selecting a lawn mower. Gasoline engines still offer more power than is available from the electric versions so are still preferred by most yardeners for larger lawns over 1/4 of an acre.
Electric mowers are capable of effective mulching action. The primary attraction is that an electric mower makes much less noise than do the gas driven versions; 62 to 82 decibels vs. 89-95 dB for gas engines. Electric mowers operate with no concern about filling gas tanks, replacing spark plugs, or changing oil which attracts many yardeners.
The electric corded mowers do not need to have any batteries replaced, but do suffer from the need to be constantly managing the extension cord as one is mowing the lawn. These corded version are generally limited to 100 feet of 14 gauge extension cord; beyond that distance, the voltage drops off dramatically.
Generally the electric mowers cut a more narrow swath than do their gas driven cousins. Electric mowers cut anywhere between 16 and 19 inch swaths while most gas driven mowers cut 20 to 22 inch widths.
When you compare total costs - purchase and maintenance - the electric mowers are cheaper than the gas driven mowers of similar power.
Earthwise 14-Inch 8 amp Side Discharge/Mulching Electric Lawn Mower
The 2 in 1 system has a side discharge and mulches. A single lever height adjustment makes it easy to change the mowing height for any yard.
For smaller yards, this small and maneuverable mower may be ideal.