A mower, also known as a lawn mower, belongs to a category of tools that are usually motorised and run over a lawn or surface to be mowed. It’s frequently used for home gardening and in parks or public green spaces. Needless to say, the market offers a range of products with different uses, features and prices.
There are many different mower models on the market, including manual and robot versions. Each type of field or lawn requires the right machine, and it’s important to know a lawn mower in detail in order to make an intelligent choice. A manual lawn mower does not require a motor. The cutting effect is produced by the driving force exerted by a person when pushing it forward. Robot lawn mowers, instead, are unique in appearance yet not lacking in efficiency. Human intervention is not required: once they are activated and freely placed on the lawn, they will run over the entire surface, bumping into borders and changing direction immediately, thanks to their rounded shape.
Mowers are frequently used on a daily basis in the production of green fodder, but their maintenance requirements, heavy weight and cutting-edge use have always been a disadvantage. Today, a new generation of rotary mowers significantly simplifies the production of animal forage and hay.
Four knife blades are attached to the lower end of a rotating drum. The flexible oscillating blades push outwards as the drum rotates, cutting tall grass to within a few centimetres of the ground. The cut grass is then deposited in a windrow for easy collection.
A cutter bar is an additional component, supplied as an accessory for some lawn mower models. It will save you from having to purchase a sickle bar separately. The blade or set of blades, which can be mounted at the front of a lawn mower, is designed to cut through very tall grass, tough weeds or wild shrubs that would damage the lawn mower blades. Several models of cutter bar are also available, with features that vary depending on the model and cutting requirements.