Machines were invented to make work easier. For one to have properly manicured and maintained lawns, then a lawn mower is a crucial machine. A lawn mower has rotating blades which help in cutting grass evenly regarding height. There have been several designs of lawn mowers with each of the proceeding one being a modification of the previous. There following are the various types of lawn mowers and their uses.
They are the most basic lawn mowers and can also be referred to as cylindrical mowers. This is because they have blades on revolving cylinders and a bar which pops up the grass. The bar props the grass to allow the blades cut it. The mower has to be pushed for it to cut grass and if one stops pushing it stops cutting. These types of mowers are best used for cutting shorter grass making it even and fine.
They are an improvement of the reel mowers since they are mainly used to cut longer and rotary design of grass. They have a blade spinning at an equal speed of the engine. The blade has its base on a vacuum chamber which lifts the grass supposed to be cut. The grass cut by this type of mower can’t be as fine as that of the reel mowers since the blade bends while the lawn is being cut. Its main use is cutting tall grass and weeds. It is easier to maintain than the reel mower. They run on either gas or electricity. The electric ones come with a rechargeable battery.
For those who love a touch of technology in everything can choose this type of lawn mower. These types of mowers do cut grass by themselves. They can cut large areas of grass. The most important thing one can do is put up a wire border to help the robotic mower detect the area to be cleaned. Some of them are also self-docking. Some also come with a rain detection ability which minimizes our need while cutting the grass. They are suitable for cleaning large chunks of lawns like the golf courses, and they are the most preferred for such businesses.
These types of mowers have a hovering design. They have a rotating blade just like the rotary mowers. The main difference is that they have a cushion of air which propels the blade. They are suitable for cleaning lawns that are uneven and also the corners that are hard to reach. They are meant for places having steep slopes, have many weeds are also at waterfronts. They are also a preferred choice for the golf courses and the commercial mowers.
The type of mower will depend on the kind of work to be done and the kind of terrain involved. The cost factor may also influence the decision when it comes to choosing the type of mower.