Battery vs petrol grass trimmers: Which is the best choice for you?
In years gone by, mowing the lawn involved hours of pushing a heavy, loud, and sometimes temperamental mower up and down the property, and making use of a spade to get crisp edges. It was not only cumbersome, but the fumes and noise could be almost unbearable, for you and the neighbours. Today, not only have lawn mowers come leaps and bounds, but we have more powerful, reliable and easier to use petrol and battery grass trimmers available to us that makes maintaining lawn edges a cinch. But with so many different models on the market, it can be challenging to work out which type is best suited to you and your needs. In this article, we’ll compare the benefits of both a petrol and the battery powered grass trimmer to help you decide which may be better suited to you.
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Why Choose a Petrol Grass Trimmer?
Those who work in areas that have a lot of foliage or dense soil may require a trimmer with more power and torque. If you are looking for a grass trimmer that packs a powerful punch, or offers the versatility of interchangeable power accessories, then a petrol grass trimmer may be exactly what you have been searching for.
Typically, petrol powered grass trimmers come with a single cylinder two-stroke engine. While this means you’ll need to carry a two-stroke fuel mix, it also means you're able to benefit from the power efficiency of two-stroke engine technology.
The engines used in quality petrol grass trimmers are a lot more user friendly than they were in the past. With advancements like Husqvarna’s Smart Start®, intuitive controls and X-Torq® engine, quality petrol grass trimmers now produce 75% less emissions than older models, and offer up to a 20% increase in fuel efficiency.
And finally, with models starting around $200, petrol grass trimmers are a cost-effective solution for the budget minded, particularly for occasional users.
Final Thoughts on Battery vs. Petrol grass trimmers
Making use of a grass trimmer helps to create a professionally manicured finish in your garden and the type of grass trimmer that you ultimately decide to use rests in your hands. We recommend discussing your requirements with your local Husqvarna dealer to ensure you purchase the right machine for the application.
If you’re working in a built-up residential area and are using it regularly, then a battery grass trimmer is a fantastic choice.
For those who need to cover larger yards, with particularly lush and dense foliage, a petrol trimmer will provide you with sufficient power to get the job done.
Regardless of your choice, a grass trimmer makes obtaining crisp and clean edges a quick and easy task that allows you to spend less time working, and more time enjoying your garden.