Best Deal: Lawnmower

Monday, August 11th 2008, 10:08 am
By: News 9

Hey there..... we are in the thick of summer.... and the lawn mowers are running in full speed in every neighborhood. Even if you don't plan on shopping for a mower, you could be if you own an older model and it breaks. The latest data from the Consumer Reports National Research Center show that push mowers usually aren't worth fixing after four years and self-propelled mowers after six years.

Consumer Reports with some shopping tips when it comes to buying a lwan mower.....A push mower is fine for small lawns, but you'll probably prefer a rear-drive, self-propelled model for slopes.

You might want to think twice about zero turn mowers. They're difficult to steer and can lose traction on slopes, and tend to tear up grass during U-turns.

More gas-mower makers are switching from horsepower figures to engine cubic centimeters, . But as with higher volts, a bigger engine isn't necessarily better.

And play it safe while mowing.... don't forget these tips... Wear long pants, boots, goggles, and hearing protection....also on the don't list while mowing....don't drink and don't listen to music while you are mowing.... its best to do so after you are done with the yard.

Best of mowing to you... and hope the rest of your summer is great..