The UK is a land full of beautiful gardens, many of which are tended to within an inch of their life. One main feature that almost all gardens will have is a lawn, and these require plenty of maintenance to keep them in good condition. One of the most commonly used tools for keeping the lawn in shape is the lawnmower. In the past, lawns were created with the help of grazing animals, such as sheep and cattle, but today they are maintained quickly and easily with the help of a mower. So, how exactly does a lawnmower work?
It's All To Do With The Blades
While there are literally thousands of makes and models of lawnmower in the world, there is one feature which is the same across the board. Every single lawnmower has blades, which are what cuts the grass to an acceptable level. These blades spin in rotation to clip the grass and keep it in good condition. Rotary blades are as sharp as razors and make quick work of even the toughest of grasses.
The Motor Is The Brawn Of The Mower
The motor is what causes the internal cogs to spin, and thus the blades to move. Without a motor, a lawnmower is in effect, useless. Motors can be petrol, diesel or electrically powered. The higher the power of the motor, the faster the blades can rotate. The motor is much the same as a car engine, in which several different components work in harmony to make the mower run.
To Hover Or Push?
Many modern mowers take advantage of air pressure to almost levitate off of the ground. These types of mowers create a downward force of air, which pushes the mower upwards. These types of mower leave no wheel tracks and are the easiest to manoeuvre around the garden. Push mowers require the user to manually push the mower up and down the lawn, it features several wheels, which can leave tracks on the lawn after use.
Self Cleaning Mowers
It is also now common for many mowers to actively pick up the grass they cut and deposit them into a bin to the rear of the machine. This is usually done with the help of air suction, which picks up the cut blades of grass and transports them into the receptacle. It is a great way to help keep dead grass off of the lawn and allows more sunlight to reach the soil. Regardless of the type of mower you use, the function is very much the same.
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