The Different Types of Lawn Mowers Explained

18 October 2019

The lawn is the first thing you see before you step into somebody else’s home. Unlike the other parts of the house, its features can be seen by anyone who passes by it. Thus, it is important that it be properly maintained on a regular basis.

That is why you have to be thankful for the invention of the lawn mower. An equipment of convenience, the lawn mower uses a rotating blade or blades to cut a lawn grass at an even height or pattern. Due to the rapid upgrades in technology, more types of lawn mowers emerged. The machine have been manufactured and altered to fit the needs of consumers and homeowners.

In order to find out the suitable lawn mower design, you must know the several types of lawn mowers and their distinctions.

Different Types of Modern Lawn Mowers

Original Push Reel Mower

Push reel mowers are said to be simple machines. They have gears unto which it spins a whorl of between five and eight spiral-shaped blades. These spiral-shaped blades pass by a stationary blade at the rear of the mower. The two kinds of blades, working together, slice the blades of grass to provide a smooth, fine grass surface.

One great thing about the push reel mower is that it easy and safe to use. The blades are visible and they will stop cutting once you stop pushing. In addition, it is quiet to use as it does not use engine to operate. Push reel mowers, however, have limited cutting ability and is not suitable to large and uneven lawns.

Walk behind Power Lawn Mower

This type of lawn mower is the most popular type of lawn mower all over the world. They can be powered by either fuel or electricity. Also, this type can be rotary or reel. However, among these two types, rotary is the most common. Rotary mowers are less expensive and require less maintenance than its reel counterpart. Also, rotary mowers are able to cut tall swards efficiently and mow tall grasses and weeds easily.

Ride-on Lawn Mowers

As lawns increased in size, so did the demand for ride-on lawn mowers. This type has a seat that can be controlled by an operator. Some consider this type as the offspring of a lawn mower and a tractor. It can be operated through manual, hydrostatic, or electric transmission.

Hover Mowers

Hover mowers are basically powered rotary push lawn mowers with an impeller above the spinning blades. This impeller pushes the air downwards, thus, creating an air cushion that lifts the mower above the ground. Once the lawn mower is lifted, it can move freely over the grass. They are lightweight so that they can float above the grass. They usually have plastic bodies with an electric motor. Unfortunately, they are used heavily on rough terrain and lawn edges so the air cushion gets damaged due to the wide gaps between the chassis and the ground. They normally operate on steep slopes, waterfronts, and high-weeded areas, so they are often used by golf courses and commercial landscapers. In some instances, the hover mower cannot cut well if the grass especially if it is pushed away from the blade by the cushion of air.

Robotic Mower

Robotic mowers can mow the lawn even if there is no operator. Turn it on and let it wander around your lawn cutting the grasses. It is only dependent on the border wire around the lawn that defines the area to be mowed. The robot uses this wire to locate the boundary of the area to be trimmed and in some cases to locate a recharging dock. These types of lawn mowers are becoming popular especially to those who cannot spare time for mowing their lawn.

Still confused on which type of lawn mower is suitable for you, take the time to consult Rosebud Saw Service. We offer the many different lawn mower options that will be suitable to your needs and preferences.