Muhammad Saeed

Self Propelled Lawn Mowers

In these days, people are more passionate towards lawn sports over and maintaining beautiful gardens. For this, it is necessary to keep the lawn clean and flush as per our requisite. A lawn mower plays a major role in smoothing the lawn. It is a machine using whirling blades to chop up the lawn uniformly. They are basically categorized into two types. Rotary Mowers are those wherein the blades revolve about vertical axis. In cylinder or reel mowers, the blade assembly moves about horizontal axis. Hinging on the purpose, the mower designs differ. For residential lawns, the small mowers pushed by gardeners are apposite. In case of larger lawns, the larger ride-on mowers are used. For vast area of grass like football courts, golf courts, public parks etc. multi-gang mowers attached to tractors are used. A mower having internal combustion engine which runs on gasoline or other liquid fuels are called self-propelled lawn mowers. Self propelled rotary mowers as well as self propelled reel mowers are self propelled lawn mowers under $400

Self propelled mowers possess various drive systems, each of them having their own pros and cons. The drives lean on the operating conditions and the techniques. For example, some mowers work well on slopes whereas some work well again on planes. Front wheel drive mowers are appropriate for flat surfaces. On slopes, you have to push down the handle so that the front wheels will be lifted off. From that downward pressure, rear wheel drive mowers get good toehold. The larger the diameter of the wheel, the better the traction is. But there will be less traction on the slopes or wet surfaces. It is up to you to decide the mower suitable for your lawn. In case of pulley and belt lawn mower drive, as the belt gets older, the grip afforded by the drive will get reduced and the drive becomes loose. A little mechanical adjustment is possible to tighten the drive. Even, under-loading and over tightening the belts result in damage to the system. If there lies frequent slipping, then it is the time to change the machine even though it looks in shape. Turntable drive system consists of a metallic disc and a drive wheel which exudes power to the wheels through the belts and gears. To adjust the speed of the mower, the drive wheel is adjusted to a minor radius on the disc. The efficiency of the drive is maintained by cleaning the contaminants over the disc. The disc and the drive wheels should be cleaned using engine degreaser to avoid slips.

Self propelled rotary lawn mowers need the operator to wring a bar which helps the mower to take off but, at one fell swoop we should take control over the direction it moves. If you move your grip off the bar, the blade stops spinning. The drive doesn't shut off even when you release the bar and thus facilitating your move from one place to another without slashing the grass. If you mow the same area in the same direction, in the fullness of time, they will form ruts. So, it is necessary to alternate the direction of your mowing for every session. These sort of switching mowing patterns help the blades to avoid cutting the grass in the same direction.


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