How Does a Lawn Mower Work?

A lawnmower, which is also known as a push mower or rotary mower, is a piece of equipment that has a rotating blade and a cutting blade. The blades are either attached directly to the machine (on both the cutting and riding sides) or are detachable and mounted on the frame of the machine (on the cutting side). Attachments on the cutting side include a string to pull up grass clippings, a reel for mulching the cut grass, and a bag to catch the cut grass, which is then disposed of by the operator.

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A lawnmower can be powered by a gasoline engine; usually a three-stroke unit that puts power into the blades. There are several types of engines, but the most commonly used are a single-cycle, a high-energy, or a gas and oil-fueled cycle. Each of these types has its own advantages, as well as disadvantages, depending upon your use of the equipment. Single-cycle engines are usually more reliable and powerful, and are most often used for light duty applications, though they can be used for cutting larger areas effectively. High-energy or gas and oil-fueled engines are usually more powerful and are best suited for larger areas. For Mountfield Spares, visit a site like

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The blades, which are generally made out of steel, are the source of most of the cutting action in a lawnmower, and they must be sharpened regularly in order to keep cutting edges sharp and prevent injury to the user. Some models of lawnmowers have safety mechanisms that require the user to replace worn blades, while others still allow the blades to be changed manually.

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