Different Types of Lawn Mowers Explained
There are many types of lawn mowers.
Once you start thinking about buying a new lawnmower, you can look up some lawnmower reviews and soon discover that you have many choices as well as specific types of lawnmowers (such as cost, size, etc.). say, it can be fair. In other words, the type of lawnmower you are considering buying is the most important factor. If you’re looking for a commercial zero-turn mower when you only have 6 feet of lawn, then cost, size, and everything else become unimportant.
Before you start checking the reviews, a brief analysis of the different lawn mowers and riding mowers is necessary so that you can understand the basic facts about them; for example, if the lawnmower you buy is on a horizontal axis (called a roller or reel mower) or on a vertical axis (called a rotary mower). Below are my comments on the different types of lawnmowers.
Reel/Cylinder (horizontal shaft) – Reel/cylinder lawnmowers can be powered by manpower, but are usually connected to a combustion engine.
As the most popular commercial walk-behind mower (the mower you push), the horizontal blade shaft can make the reel/reel mower an excellent all-round mower. They are not very useful on commercial lawns, but they are very good for small domestic lawns.
Rotational (Vertical Axis)-Vertical rotating blades are very powerful, so they usually need to be powered by an internal combustion engine. In other words, electric circular lawn mowers have become more and more common.
The main disadvantage of circular lawnmowers is that they do not collect grass clippings due to the vertical axis. Unless you want to bag them to keep your freshly mowed lawn looking neat, you should leave the mowing on the ground.
Like reel mowers, most are nearly unusable on commercial lawns, but they are ideal for compact domestic lawns.
Hovering – The Floating Lawnmower is an electrified rotary push mower that uses a turbine motor above the rotating blades to force air to flow downwards, creating an air cushion that lifts the mower off the ground.
Floating lawnmowers are great for large commercial lawns, parks and fields, and even excessive grass. Due to their floating ability, they are also very suitable for cutting objects such as shrubs.
Ride-on (also known as ride-on or ride-on mowers)-These are usually great for large commercial lawns, school yards, and parks. People using the lawnmower can sit on it, operate the lawnmower and actually ride it.
Almost all ride-on mowers use a horizontal (cage) rotating blade system and are equipped with a large number of blades.