Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Red, White and Blue, and Green All Over
Guess who's Red, White and Blue and green all over! My husband and I! We got our Economic Stimulus check and like good little patriots, we promptly spent it. What's more, we got a cordless electric lawn mower. It is green in every sense of the word, but that's not really why we got it. We got it because now that our sons have moved out, WE have to mow the lawn again, and since I always throw my back out trying to start a lawn mower, we decided to try something different. We got a Neuton 6.2 and it is fantastic! It came with a bagger, mulch tool, and another thing to just shoot everything out the side. That's the only thing we didn't like about it, actually, because it is hard to turn with it on, but the mulching tool works great. It also comes with a battery, of course, and the tools to remove the blades are "on-board" also. To mow, we just have to put the battery and the key in their respective slots, slide the switch over and up, and off we go. It's very comfortable to hold on to, the handle is taller than the gas mower, and you don't have all the heat and fumes either. There is still noise, but not as much. I found it easier to handle, and with a 19" cutting path, it cuts like a dream. Also, there isn't any gas or oil to worry with. Our yard isn't very big, but the battery is pretty powerful. For a big yard, you might want to buy an additional battery to have charged up in case one wasn't enough. I actually enjoy using this mower, so my yard's going to be looking a whole lot better this summer!