MARY JO --
WELL BY NOW, YOU'RE PROBABLY SPENDING MORE TIME IN
THE YARD AND MORE TIME MOWING YOUR LAWN...
BUT AS MICHELLE LI FOUND - SOME LAWNMOWERS DO A BETTER
JOB AT MAKING THE CUT.
NATSOT: Starting mower
Consumer Reports' Peter Sawchuk tests all kinds of
His lab? Acres and acres of grassy fields in Fort
says there's a mower for every lawn.
Most important is to consider the
size of your property.
If you have
a larger property, that is it takes
you more than a half an hour to
mow your lawn, then you should
Consumer Reports says opt for a self-propelled mower
with rear-wheel drive.
Front-wheel-drive mower Mowers with front-wheel drive
have more trouble with hills.
The wheels spin out.
All-wheel-drive mower Some manufacturers are touting
While they do handle hills without glitches, there
SOT: Peter Sawchuk
First, you're paying a little bit
more for it.
Secondly, it's a little
bit more complicated, so there's
Mower speeds are another consideration.
A single speed like this recommended Lawn-Boy costs
330-dollars and is great for smaller yards.
Its electric start makes it easier to start.
However, mowers with two or more speeds let you adjust
to conditions - faster to cover more ground in larger
areas and slower for better cutting in thicker grass.
Some good choices - this
rear-wheel-drive Troy-Bilt for 370-dollars from Lowe's
and this 400-dollar Honda from Home Depot, also with
MARY JO --
MICHELLE LI REPORTING.
WHILE SELF-PROPELLED MOWERS ARE EASIER TO HANDLE,
A GAS PUSH MOWER CAN SAVE YOU MONEY.
JUST REMEMBER YOU'LL BE DOING THE PUSHING!
CONSUMER REPORTS RECOMMENDS ONE FROM CADET THAT COSTS
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