For a long time, gas-powered lawn mowers have been the top choice to help landscapers keep their lawns in shape. They are designed to handle large lawns while saving operators from the difficulties of long-time task durability. Yes, credits to the gasoline-burning engine. However, with the rising concern of environmental protection and the development of clean energy technology bringing battery-powered and electric lawn mowers to the marketplace, many landscapers are asking themselves if electric lawn mowers are any good and if it's time to make the switch from gas lawn mowers.
This article is prepared to give you a clear list of the benefits you can get by switching to an electrical lawn mower so that you can make an informed decision.
Environmental friendly is the first label attached to electric lawn mowers.
There are no emissions from electric zero-turn mowers. They don't have a gasoline-burning engine; instead, they are entirely battery-powered (with electric motors). An electric zero-turn mower uses no fuel at all, emits no pollutants. Pollution and exhaust are equally as harmful to plants, trees, and grass as they are to people. Although it's true that plants, such as trees and grass, take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen, the idea that they enjoy exhaust is false. Exhaust contains toxic compounds, soot, and other contaminants that are just as bad for your plants, grass, and the environment as they are for humans. And don't forget the damage that gas-powered lawn mowers can do to lawns, like black or dark spots or patches if there are oil leaks during mowing. By switching to electric riding lawn mowers, you can help the environment and your clients enjoy healthier plants and trees.
Electric lawn mowers require lower maintenance, saving you time and money.
Internal combustion engines and electric motors are fundamentally different from one another. Internal combustion engines, which power our cars, power tools, etc., consume fuels like gasoline or diesel to produce power and are nothing new or exceptional. Numerous moving elements in these engines are maintained with oil for long-lasting life and performance. Oil must be changed after a specific length of use, or it will break down, become less effective, and cost time and money for labor and replacement parts. None of these will happen to FJD Vidar SMART Lawn Mower.
Without gasoline, your chances for downtime and expense from a clogged fuel line are zero percent. Engines that are carbureted (non-EFI/electronic fuel injection) are not airtight, and gasoline does not preserve itself. Even in as little as two weeks with fresh gasoline, gasoline can oxidize when exposed to air, forming a gooey coating that clogs the fuel system of a mower. If it does, a mechanic must first clean the fuel system before your engine starts. Before putting your mower away for the winter, add a good fuel stabilizer to your fuel to avoid fuel oxidation in carbureted gasoline engines. This is not possible with battery-powered mowers like the Vidar, nor is it necessary to prepare the mower for seasonal storage.
Moreover, electric motors don't have an air intake system (no need to get power from fuels). That means no time or money is spent checking, cleaning, or replacing air filters. The same hassle-free maintenance requirements can also be applied to spark plugs. No matter how messy, environmental conditions will never compromise the health or reliability of an electric lawn mower.
Electric lawn mowers don't have belts.
Well, exceptional cases may appear, but one thing for sure is that Vidar does not have belts.
Wheels and spindles are powered by independent motors. They require no need for a mechanical connection between an engine and the mower's moving parts. As a result, you'll never need to check or replace a belt or have an unexpected belt break and the ensuing downtime. Additionally, since there are no spindle pulleys or belt guards, you won't ever have to worry about clearing grass from those locations or a blockage knocking the belt off a pulley.
- No checking for belt wear
- No surprise belt breaks
- No belt replacements needed
- No cleaning under a belt cover
Electric lawn mowers are quieter.
An electric lawn mower is far quieter than a traditional gas mower. When the blades of FJD Vidar are engaged, the noise level is comparable to that of a working vacuum cleaner. Compared with a gasoline lawn mower whose noise level matches a subway train, electric lawn mowers are not only better for the operator's hearing, but they can also be used in noise-sensitive places such as schools, nursing homes, and hospitals.
Electric riding lawn mowers have a lower cost of operation.
In maintenance costs alone, money that would've been spent on:
- Oil filters
- Air filters
- Fuel stabilizer
Additionally, owners avoid covering the indirect costs of that upkeep. The time and money you would have spent purchasing components, picking them up from a dealership, having them shipped to your house, and paying for repair or installation are saved when you use an electric mower. The main benefit is that you save money on gas. Though purchasing a commercial electric mower like the FJD Vidar will cost a bit more than purchasing a gas mower, when the battery-powered machine is compared to the lifetime value of the equipment in your fleet, it shows that the investment is worthwhile and pays off. Switching to an electric commercial lawn mower can start paying off for some operators in as little as two years by removing the fuel costs, the majority of the maintenance costs, and the time and labor savings associated with each, which means after the first two years, every dollar saved on fuel and maintenance goes back into your wallet as a business owner or operator.