I've never owned a gas mower. I used a rotary push mower for years, then
a "Rally" corded electric mower. I used it with a cord for 5-6 years,
then added a 120v pack of Gates lead-acid "D" cells to make it cordless,
and used it another 5-6 years that way. In fact, I still have some of
those Gates "D" cells that are still usable (now ~25 years old)!
I then got an Electrak riding mower (actually a New Idea E-8 version),
and later a GE Electrak G-10.
Then I got lazy, and got a Robomower 850. It worked well for 5-6 years,
but it was a pain to keep the "border fence" wire intact. Then it broke
down, and the company that made it went out of business. I need to
"hack" into it and figure out how to fix it.
I'm currently using a Black-and-Decker 36v mower. It's cheap and has
broken down several times, but so far I've been able to fix it. The
charger was junk (a battery "serial killer"), so now I use a good 12v
charger, and charge each of its 12 lead-acid batteries individually. The
current batteries are now 6 years old and still going.
If happiness is on your mind, here's a daily list to find:
- something to do
- something to look forward to
- someone to love
- someone to take good care of
- and misbehave, just a little
Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com
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