I am moving in to the second summer of mowing my ginormous lot here at Modular 4. And for the last two years I have tried really hard to be environmentally conscious with my Worx electric mower, but the time has come for me to throw in the towel. Mowing a 97 by 297 tract of land with a heavy battery-powered mower is killing me.
It’s not that the Worx is a bad mower, in fact it’s great. It’s just too much for me to push around this huge lot, so I have decided to get a riding mower. This weekend the Worx gets cleaned up, the blade gets sharpened, and it goes on Craig’s list. And no, I won’t be buying an electric riding mower. I’ll be getting a small lawn tractor that is capable of mowing a lawn as big as mine, and hopefully with a snow blade attachment clear my drive in the winter.
I hate to see the Worx go. After 100 or so lawn mowing sessions over the last two years I have formed a bond with it. I like how quiet it is. I like how it does such a great job mulching the grass. I just hate pushing it over 28,000 square feet of grass every five days. I’m older now, I deserve a break. I want a mower with a cup holder, and a matching hat. Yes I am gonna be that guy in the neighborhood, and I’m OK with it. Now I just have to decide on a brand and a price range. I don’t need a big John Deere, and I don’t want the tiny Weed Eater brand. Just a nice middle of the road rider, that runs on gas and gets the job done. Maybe I should look for a vintage 1960’s John Deere lawn tractor, now that would be pretty kick ass.