If you have a garden, then it is mandatory to have a lawn mower. Mowing a lawn is task. Let us a say a herculean one. You need to mow the surface perfectly with the same length and every grass blade must look trimmed so that the whole garden looks spic n span. Earlier manual lawn mowers involved a lot of manual effort. Innovation has touched every part of our life. Lawn mowers were not left behind. Automatic lawn mowers were invented to help who mow the lawn breath there are plenty of types available in the market. The design also varies hugely from manufacturer to manufacture. Here, let us learn about a couple of mowers
- Push Mowers
- Walk-behind mowers
- Ride on Mowers
- A Robotic lawn mower
- Hover mowers
Push Mower: This mower is a manually powered mower. It is a simple machine and the most primitive model of the land mower. Yet, it is popular till the present day. It requires a human to push it around the garden and the force of the push is the force that cuts the grass and provides a smooth grass surface. As it requires no fuel, it is very economical and it being a simple machine, it costs less. Above all it is noise free unless its joints need oiling and it causes zero pollution.
Walk-behind mower: “Walk-behind” mowers can be self-propelled either by gas or electricity. They only require a human to walk behind and steer the mower. They are self-propelled, requiring a human only to walk behind and guide them. This land mower is more popular than the push mower because of it requiring lesser human effort. It is easy to store as its size is really compact. Also, it can cut tall swards and mow through tall grasses and weeds with utter ease which is not possible with the push mower. But this ease comes with a drawback that it is very noisy.
Ride on Mower: You will notice that bigger or larger lawn mowers are more often “ride-on” mowers. What makes this mower type interesting is the ability the user has over this mower; the operator can control this lawn mower. This type lies between normal lawn mower and the tractor. The best part about this is that it mostly comes with add-on equipment such as snow throwers. Also, it can mow large swaths of grass at once. But this type can only be used if the garden has a large area and it is difficult to control it on hills. Also, for controlling it, one requires practice.
Robotic lawn mower: Or otherwise called as a “lawn-mowing bot” or “mowbot” is designed to operate either entirely on its own. Yes of course an operator nearby would control it with a remote control. This kind of a mower is popular for people who cannot spend time for mowing. But this time saving comes with some cons that it needs to be kept away from pets and children or it can cause serious injuries if its operation is not supervised.
Hover Mower: This type of mower utilizes an impeller located above its spinning blades and pushes the air downwards and thereby creating an air cushion. It can be easily moved over the lawn and the lawn is mowed. It mostly has an electric motor and is light in weight. But, it is not that effective in rough terrains, high weeded areas, waterfronts, lawn edges as well as steep slopes.
Whatever the type of lawn mower you select, lawn mowers are the best equipment to manage your beautiful landscape and thus creating a soothing scene.
October 30, 2018