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A mechanical lawn mower is designed to smooth the grass cover on small household plots. With this device it is easy to create a smooth gas coating. It is an environmentally friendly garden tool with minimal noise. One of the most budgetary types of garden tools for lawn care.
How it works?
The user, choosing a flat plot with growing grass, pushes the lawnmower in front of him. From the support wheels, the movement (rotation) is transferred to the working shaft, and before it is installed a horizontal and fixed knife. In the process, the grass rests on a horizontal knife, and its even cut is already carried by a blade on a spiral. If the lawnmower is a contact, then the knives at the contact also support sharpening.
The design of the mower is based on:
- body made of plastic or metal;
- Movable wheels mounted on the bushings;
- cutting elements under the body.
Modern hand mower are classified into:
- Household. Light weight. The average width of the cutting blade is 34 centimeters. Ideal for processing vegetation is not higher than 45 millimeters.
- Professional. Treatment of large areas. The average width of the cutting blade is 40 centimeters. Well cultivates vegetation up to 5 centimeters.
Types of lawn mowers
By type and technical characteristics, lawn mowers are classified as spindle and manual.
Spindle lawn mower is applicable on a small and flat lawn, ideal for an ordinary garden plot. The definition came from a spindle knife in the design. The knife enters the work inertly. Specifically, after the movement of the wheels.
For a cleaner result, the spindle lawnmower is treated with the area both along and across.
The mower of this type is divided into two types:
- Contact. In the process of cutting, the cutting blades interact with each other, cutting off the grown lawn.
- Non-contact. Between the cutting blades the distance is calculated, in the process of cutting, a certain speed of motion should be set correctly. Simply put, it is necessary to "get used" to this type.
The manual version of the mechanical mower is necessarily equipped with a cylinder with working knives. Control the speed of this cutting device is much easier - any model has an element for adjustment.
Preliminarily, the lawnmower is tuned to the desired, convenient speed so that the site does not pass twice. The optimum speed is 4 km / h.
Pros and cons of mechanical lawn mowers
About the advantages of this device:
- The quality of the haircut depends on the user. Experienced gardener passes the lawn very evenly, leaving the strips pleasant to the eye.
- Economical. There is no need for fuel and electricity.
- Ecological compatibility. The elements of fuel do not settle on the grass. Because of this, the treated surface lasts longer freshness. The grass grows even thicker, covering the earth evenly.
- Mulching. The cut off processes remain on the ground as a fertilizer.
- Collect small grass. On the corporate model set travosbornik. It saves time on cleaning, and small grass from it will fit as an organic fertilizer.
- Quiet work.
Handling the site with your own hands, a good mechanical lawnmower will preserve the health of the user, provide a comfortable and easy care of the lawn.
On the disadvantages or small shortcomings:
- Frequent lawn or lawn processing. Cut must necessarily, as soon as the grass grows several centimeters.
- Moving with the mower follows a certain pace. If you walk very slowly, there will not be a cut. The cutting knife will begin to "chew" the shoots.
- It is impossible to process the old, weed-covered plot.
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How to choose a mechanical mower
For good, comfortable work, you should determine the parameters:
- The width and height of mowing. The wider the blade, the more effort. When choosing, take into account the features of the site with a lawn, its irregularities.
- The size of the support wheels. High wheels are suitable for complex ground with hummocks and irregularities. Also their fixing is essential. Bearings on wheels are more durable and expensive. With periodic lubrication, wedging will not occur.
- Attached (additional) equipment, and specifically the installation of a grass catcher.
It is good for the mechanical lawn mower and user to have the height adjustment of the mowing.
The best models of mechanical mowers
A very nice feature of any mechanical lawnmower is its price. However, even for mowers with manual drive there are leading models and firms. About this further.
Husqvarna Lawn Mower
Technology for the garden from this brand is not the first year occupies a leading place. Mowers with a manual drive are no exception. For example, the model Husqvarna 54 NovoCut, completed with five cutting blades.
The price for the presented type of equipment is quite high, it is necessary to give no less than 10 thousand, but technical characteristics, as well as high-quality materials are worth it. The model will cope with grass no more than 50 sentiment. The width of the working area of the blades is 40 centimeters.
Weight of the model, kilograms.
Gardener Lawn Mower
More affordable model with a drum costs from 7840 rubles. Non-contact operation principle. The manufacturer guarantees a stable and easy processing of the lawn in an area of up to 200 square meters.
The 400 Classic drum mower is equipped with a horizontal counter knife and a cutting cylinder, which ensures a neat and even cut of grown grass areas.
The work elements are of high quality steel, so there is no need for a sharpening of the cutting edge.
For convenience of use a folding handle is provided. This will greatly facilitate the work of all family members, and the tool in storage will not take up much space.
AL-KO Lawn Mower
Popular model 112539 Soft Touch Comfort. Twice as cheap as the leading brand. It costs from , 00 rubles.
Equipped with an increased tire with a grip of 38 centimeters. It is safely used in difficult terrain areas. Also has 5 sharpened blades for high-quality cut.
This is a non-contact type of lawnmower, which affects the quality of the cut vegetation.
Weight, kilogram. But the height of mowing Al-KO is inferior to the leader by 5 millimeters. A good, low-cost option for processing lawns in the country, in the garden.
General Safety Techniques
The mechanical device is easier to maintain and repair than the rotary one. If there is no current source, then there will be no closures, but it is better to perform the safety procedure:
- Read the instructions before work.
- Ensure that the limbs do not accidentally touch the drum or blade.
- Do not give the device to children even under personal control.
- During the cutting in the allotted area, there should be no disturbance, resting people, animals and foreign objects.
- For convenience, it is better to use working garden shoes. Gloves and country clothes will not be superfluous.
It is difficult to process large areas with a mechanical lawn mower. In this case, preference should be given to an electric or gasoline lawn mower. there will be an opportunity to save energy and time.