A lawn mower is an object or machine which cuts grass or other vegetation that grows on the soil. Typically mowing lawn is distinguished from reaping, which makes use of similar implements, but in case of grasses and small grains like oats, reapers are used. The term lawn in the United Kingdom means the whole field along with the boundaries of the fields. In the United States the term means private property, usually near a home. Lawnmowers can be electric or gas-powered.
There are three types of lawn mowers available namely the reel mower, the push mower and the dual blades mowers. Reels mowers are more commonly used than any other type of machine, since it offers the user a good exercise while cutting. Push mowers, on the other hand, have two different settings, one at the top which is the highest setting and the other being at the lowest setting. Dual blades mowers are also known as weed eaters or diggers, since they have two sets of blades. Although a lawn mower offers great benefits to all users, there are some who prefer the single blade or the middle setting.
Regular maintenance and oil changes of lawn mowers are very important for the smooth working of the device. If the engine is not running smoothly then it will be of no help to the owner. It is also important to check the tensioner which is located near the center of the cutting deck. If the deck is not properly adjusted or if there is a problem with the belt then the cutting speed will be affected and there will be interference with the other machinery present at the site. Therefore, proper tuning of the motor, adjusting the speed control and also checking the belts are necessary. If the engine is running rough then it is essential to replace the oil and get a spark plug.
The blades must be sharpened regularly to avoid any accidents and to ensure that the grass cutters work effectively. This can be done either by using a professional service or by keeping the blades sharpened yourself. Many grass cutting services offer this service at very affordable rates. Many home owners are happy to sharpen their own blades since it takes little effort and it does not require any special tools. The best way to sharpen the blades is by putting them on a lawn mower with the sharpening tool in hand.
The most important part of lawn mowers is its motor which must be in perfect working condition. There are many types of power mowers available which include gasoline, electric and battery powered. Most people prefer to use gasoline-powered lawn mowers because of its efficiency while others prefer to own an electric powered model.