mint Posted May 14, 2019 Share Posted May 14, 2019 My poor OH is finding that mowing the grass is getting increasingly harder. As he doesn't want help with this task, we have decided to get a new mower.After whizzing round local shops and looking on line, we have narrowed our choice down to a Cub Cadet, tractée with big back wheels. So far so good but, as is usual with us, we now have a small disagreement about pull-cord start or electric key start.I'd have thought it was a no brainer as it's only about 100 euros difference in price. What OH says is (besides balking at the higher price), how does the battery charge and does it make the mower much heavier?Anyone know the answer to that?I spoke with a French friend today and he told me that I need to make sure that the embrayage is separate from the vitesse. In other words, the mower is capable of being stopped without it switching off altogether as, for example, when a neighbour passes by and wants to chat or you need to empty the grass box. So, if this embrayage is independently engaged, perhaps the pull cord is not such a problem as you would only need to pull it once for each session of mowing?Any thoughts, please, gardeners?PS most of this "lawn mower specific" vocabulary is unfamiliar to me in either French or English and so I am having to use words I have heard or read. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now