Sandra A. Olesen Lawn Mowers June 12th, 2018 - 17:04:21
If youve ever wondered how petrol lawn mowers work then youre not alone. Hopefully this small guide will help you on your way. The principles behind how a petrol lawn mower works versus an electrical lawn mower are pretty much identical. The main difference of course is the source of the power that spins the cutting blades and in some case the rear wheels and / or rear roller. A petrol lawn mower comes supplied with in most cases a 4 stroke engine which generate between 3 and 6 horse power. Being 4 stroke means the mower can use standard unleaded petrol that you can buy from your local petrol station.
In case you havent noticed these push-pull lawn mowers are making a big comeback. They are absolutely green environmentally friendly AND they will definitely keep you fit! Mowing the front lawn for 20 minutes each weekend is a good enough warm-up before you hit the jogging path for a 2-mile jog! Of course if you have a big lawn then a push-pull mower may not be ideal but maybe if you schedule your lawn mowing activities then maybe it would just work out! Push-pull mowers have several valid reasons going for them at the top of the list is that they are cheap lawn mowers theyre green (zero smoke and zero noise pollution) and they are economical to maintain just a squirt of lubricant here and there! Among the long list of cheap mowers here are three models that come highly recommended by customers who bought and are using them to take care of their lawns.
On most petrol lawn mowers the operator is able to set the cutting height to one that he chooses - usually between 20mm and 80mm for most home garden mowers. Cutting grass to different heights during the cutting season can contribute to the health of your lawn so careful attention to a mowers cutting heights is important. Finally we need to do something with the grass cuttings. Different mowers offer different options but all will offer a grass collection box of some description. This box sits on the back of the mower and collects the cut grass compacting it as it does. Some mowers also offer a discharge option where the cuttings are discharges from the mower to the rear but also sometimes to the side. Finally there is mulching. Mulching is where the mower cuts the grass cuttings down into really small bits and then reintroduces them to the lawn. These small bits of grass are then broken down by micro-organisms in the soil which help then to fertilize the soil. So that it. Thats how petrol lawn mowers work. Of course there is probably a little bit more in the detail but as a general rundown thats your ticket.
Each yard is unique and different yards require different lawn mowing strategies. Although most homeowners use a normal ride on lawn mower tractor to cut their grass there is another type that is gaining in popularity. Zero turn ride on lawn mowers can work great for both homeowners and for landscape businesses. Here is a guide to help you decide if a zero turn mower is right for you. Zero turn lawnmowers work like a front-end loader or a Bobcat. The rear wheels can turn in separate directions allowing the machine to turn completely around without moving forward or backward.