Love it or Loathe it, Lawn care season is upon us.
Melissa Kossler Dutton - SOUTHERNILLINOISAN
- June 12, 2009
Push or ride: EV lawncare has many powerplant choices. --Ed.
And after decades of making lawnmowers bigger, more powerful and easier to push, manufacturers now are touting self-powered mowers and electric models just big enough to get the job done.
Why? Many customers want to cut the grass without cutting a bigger hole in the ozone layer.
"There's a little bit more work involved," said Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware's Chicago-based spokesman. "People who are more environmentally conscious understand that it takes a little bit more work."
To satisfy green customers, companies have made changes to electric mowers, such as improving the engines and developing battery-operated equipment. The manufacturers of gas-powered mowers also have addressed concerns by creating engines that run cleaner.... [Read More]