The Basics of Lawn Mower Repair

When you spend a lot of money on garden equipment it is a good idea to look after that expensive investment. However, no matter how well we look after our stuff sometimes things just go wrong.

lawn mower repairWhether it is due to wear and tear, age or just harsh working conditions even the hardest of equipment can succumb to  the rigors of hard work.

It is at times like those when some basic repair skills can be invaluable saving you time and money by not having to get a professional to haul your machine away to fix it at a price.

Lawn Mowers

During the mowing season, most of us pour some gas in our mower, turn the key, and hope the blades spin just as they did last year.

What happens when they don’t?

Well, you could take it to a lawn mower repair center, but why not try to repair the lawn mower yourself?

Basic Mower Repair Skills

There are several things to consider when repairing your lawn mower, depending on the problem you are having. First, if your mower fails to start you should immediately check to see if there is gasoline in the tank.

repairing lawn mower

In addition, if you are using your lawn mower for the first time in a season you may want to replace that old gas with fresh gas.

Repeatedly, some people will dismantle an entire engine before they come to the realization that there is no gas in the tank, ripping out spark plugs and blowing out the carburetor.

 

 

“In many cases the lawn mower repairs you need to make are small and not complicated, but if you find its something major you will need the help of an expert.”

Another staple of mower repair involves maintenance.

 

Basic Maintenance

To avoid needing a repair in the first place you should learn some basic maintenance skills.

spark plug cleaningStart by cleaning the spark plugs.

Remove the plugs from their sockets and use a wire brush to clean between the contacts.

Often corrosion will occur here, robbing the engine of the necessary spark required to ignite the gasoline.

The abrasion will remove any corrosion.

Another simple mower repair technique is the replacing of the oil and air filters.

By replacing the oil filter, debris is removed from the inside of the lawn mower engine, allowing for smoother operation. It is also a good idea to change the oil every season.

The air filter, on the other hand, allows the lawn mower to “breathe” better and creates a better air to fuel mixture for the engine to burn.

One of the most neglected aspects of lawn mower repair is the tendency for people to avoid sharpening the blades on a mower.

We all know that with age and wear a blade will become dull, though it is not that difficult a problem.

To repair the blades, you should file the edge of the blades, moving with the grain.

This will reveal new metal and create a sharper edge for easier cutting.

Make sure you have the right lawn mower part before you begin any repair action.

Lawn Mower Racing

The Exciting World of Lawn Mower Racing

Are you tired of putting along on that worn-out riding mower, clipping grass at a snail’s pace? It may be time to check out one

ready steady mow

of the fastest growing sports in recent years: mower racing.

Some modifications make it possible to attain speeds of over sixty miles per hour on a mower.

But it is advised that if you take it to that level, you should move your mower off of your green grass and to the local dirt track or drag strip, where lawn mower racing is becoming a popular and structured sport.

United States Lawn Mower Racing Association

For example, there is even a national organization for mower racing with over seven hundred members, known as the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association.

2017 say there 25th year anniversary!

USA lawn mower association

They sponsor different kinds of races, from expert to amateur races, which are open to anyone who owns a lawn mower.

However, unless you are an Olympic sprinter, you had better leave that push mower at home.

These guys are serious.

“Racing Lawn Mowers sounds like a joke, but once you try it you will be hooked, extremely addictive and great fun, this is one race you don’t want to miss out on.”

 

This is such a huge enterprise that a lot of money is spent on the lawn mowers, lawn mower upgrades and on lawn mower repair.

British Lawn Mower Racing Association

Mower racing apparently has its roots in a British pub called the Cricker’s Arms.

British lawn mower racing association

In 1973 a group of buzzed chaps, sipping pints and bemoaning the financial costs of motor sports, realized that nearly all of them owned a mower and could use them to race; it had a motor, four wheels, and a steering wheel, they reasoned-the only necessary elements for racing.

Thus, the British Lawn Mower Racing Association was born, and along with it, mower racing as a whole.

If you are interested in mower racing there are some things you may want to do.

For example, the rules of racing are different depending on where you are competing. B

e sure to check with your local chapter for what is allowed and what is not.

Go to a meeting and talk to those who are already involved; most racers are very welcoming and will do whatever they can to recruit new members, almost to the point of working on your mower for you!

lawn mower racing vehicle

Epic Lawn Mower Race Battle

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

The Lawn Mower Battery vs. Gasoline Mowers

If you live in major metropolitan area and have a smaller, level yard, it may behoove you to consider the many benefits of a mower that runs on battery power over the traditional gasoline lawn mower. Battery-powered lawn mowers come in all shapes and sizes from cordless electrical mowers to automated lawn mowers.

For example, most of them are much lighter than gas powered models.

This is because the materials from which they are made do not have to be as sturdy as that of their bigger cousins.

Battery Power

lawn mower battery

Most battery powered lawn mowers are constructed of a plastic composite material that does provide great strength for its weight. With the reduction in weight comes another advantage: easy maneuverability.

With a lawn mower battery you are more likely to avoid running over that rose bush you worked so hard planting last spring.

“Your lawn mower battery will need some care, just like any other battery, the good news is that if you take care of it you will enjoy it for a long time.”

The noise reduction is also greatly appreciated. A mower with a lawn mower battery runs much quieter than those loud gas mowers.

Also, unlike those first-generation electric lawn mowers, with a battery mower there is no need to lug around a one-hundred-foot extension cord. You are free to roam about your yard with grace and ease.

Most battery powered lawn mowers use a 24 volt battery, which provides plenty of power and ample time (usually about an hour and a half) to cut your grass. And with that powerful battery in your lawn mower comes another advantage: no smelly, high priced gas or oil is needed.

Some battery powered lawn mowers even come with built in mulching capabilities.

Corded vs Cordless Mowers

Corded electrical mowers also come a “mulchers”.corded electric lawn mower

 

Instead of bagging up those grass clippings, why not get one of these mowers, which mulches the clippings and returns them to your yard where the nutrients can be reused, giving you a better, greener yard with each cut?

Though these mowers are full of benefits, there is one expense to consider when buying a battery powered lawn mower.

If you are using a cordless mower then eventually the battery will lose some of its recharging capabilities and will have to be replaced, which may prove to be expensive.

This is not a problem with a corded electric mower and the battery draws its power directly from the socket without storing it – this puts less stress on the battery and thus gives it a longer life.

Obviously the benefit of a cordless mower over a corded mower is the range at which you can cut using it. Though corded mowers come with very lengthy cable you still need access to an electrical output socket.

Many people also complain that the cord gets in their way as they mow and before safety measure were put in place some people actually received an electric shock when they accidentally mowed over their corded lawn mower cord.

 

Automatic Lawn Mower

If you have a lawns or garden, one of the most annoying things to do to keep it maintained is mowing the grass. It takes a lot of effort and time to do this. It is also hard work and can be tough under the sun. Manual lawn mowers also can encounter different problems along the way such as the grass getting stuck.

If this happens you would have to remove it first and that is the only time you can continue trimming the grass.

Now, this will not be a problem anymore for homeowners.

Robot Lawn Mowers

There is now a automatic lawn mower available in the market. These types of mowers are sometimes called robotic lawn mowers.

These mowers allow the homeowner to just sit down relax and have this machine do all the work.

The robomow RC306The big question about an automatic mower is its efficiency.

This mower actually cuts grass in a crisscross pattern which allows it to touch all angles to make it more accurate and to have good results. In one charge of its battery it can cut almost an acre of grass.

This lawn mower is so smart that it actually detects trees or anything that can block it and divert around it.

There will be no problem at all with the different slopes in your garden or backyard as it will just continue mowing as it is programmed.

You can program this mower to run and a specific amount of time and even the day. So this is a great way not to forget cutting the grass because the automatic mower is the solution to that because it will cut when you want it to cut.

How it Works

You just have to establish a parameter within your grounds.

There will be fine wire included in the package of this mower and you have to encircle it so that the owner will be able to keep track of the area it will have to cut. If you think that this is noisy then you are wrong. This mower works silently and also saves you money from gasoline or oil.

It is environment friendly so it certainly is a good buy for any homeowner.

An automatic lawn mower is a dream appliance that any homeowner would want.

Now make it into a reality as you can buy this product even on the internet. This lawn mower takes care of your grass not just by keeping it neat but by also depositing clippings all over the garden

The clippings will protect the grass during the dry season while making sure that it has the nutrients the grass need to be healthy.

This is one smart appliance that you will not regret buying as it practically does all the work for your garden trimming. You do not have to dread weekends anymore of cutting grass but you can fully enjoy it with your family.

Now more quality time can be spent with them instead of compiling grueling hours of manual grass cutting. Take advantage of this new innovation now and make your garden always uptight and neat.

Robomow RL850 Robotic Lawn Mower RoboMower RL-850 21″ up to 4 Hours, by Friendly Robotics, 110V Only

RoboMower is the ultimate in mowing convenience. Usually takes only 3 days to deliver after date of shipment.*. Add 220V voltage converter under Recommended Accessories below.
 

Robomow RL1000 Robotic Lawn Mower

RoboMower with 110 Volt Docking Station* from Friendly Robotics, Rain Sensor and Back Lit DisPlay!

RL1000 – (Added Rain Sensor and Back-Lit Display) RoboMower is the ultimate in mowing convenience. It is a fully automatic lawn mower, designed to mow your lawn completely by itself.

All you have to do is simply press a button and with the RL1000 model, the user doesn’t even have to lift a finger. It is designed for domestic (consumer) lawns and can handle any garden that a traditional gas or electric walk mower can handle, irrespective of the shape and slopes of the garden, obstacles and type of lawn.

robomow RL1000It features a battery powered three blade, 21 inch powerful cutting system equivalent to a 5.5 HP gas mower.

RoboMower is a dedicated mulching mower that mulches better than a traditional mower thanks to it’s Triple-Chamber-Mulching system and the 5800-RPM blade speed, double that of a typical gas mower. Grass is cut into very small clippings that are buried in the roots of the lawn, where they decompose and act like a natural fertilizer.

This results in a healthier and better-looking lawn, and eliminates the need to collect and remove the clippings.
How does it work?

RoboMower requires a one time simple set-up, which can be easily done by the consumer himself. A standard electric wire is laid around the outer edges of the lawn, and attached to the surface of the lawn with pegs every few meters. The wire and pegs are supplied with the unit in the same box.

The wire is connected to a small battery powered current source called the Perimeter Switch (also supplied in the box). Typically the wire will be covered by grass and become unnoticeable in a matter of 2-3 weeks.
RoboMower recognizes the wire using a special sensor, and makes sure it always stays inside.

Operation

RoboMower is operated by pressing the green “Go” button on the unit.

It travels on the lawn in a systematic criss-cross pattern covering the lawn several times from side to side to ensure that the entire yard is covered and the grass is cut from several angles. With the RL1000 and its Docking Stations, it’s even easier!

After completing the one-time set-up of wire around the lawn including the Docking Station, set the weekly program and forget about mowing for the entire season!

robomow in actionThe RoboMower will automatically depart at the day and time scheduled and automatically return to the Docking Station to recharge and get ready for the next scheduled operation.

The weekly program can be re-set at any time, if and when required. The Docking Station has a built-in perimeter switch that will turn on automatically when RoboMower is scheduled for operation. At the end of each operation, when the RoboMower returns to the Docking Station, the perimeter switch will turn itself off.

RoboMower is provided with an integral manual controller that is used to drive the unit from the storage area to the lawn before operation and back to storage after operation.