A ride on lawn mower is an equipment used for giving grass surfaces a nice even height through the process of trimming and cutting. It is composed of blades and a throttle that can be adjusted as per the requirement so as to allow varied. Single blade lawn mowers, as the name suggests, comprise of blades revolving around one axis. On the other hand, multiple blade lawn mowers are characterized by numerous blades and a cutting bar. A ride on lawn mower is somewhat similar to a small tractor and is ideal in the case of large land pieces that require a lot of maintenance. They are bigger than mechanical mowers and may come in the form of sit down equipment, trimming vast tracts of land such as golf courses in one go.
Riding lawn mowers encompass a seat for the operator to sit while the equipment is being used for enhanced control. These are not suitable for grassy areas that require a great deal of maneuverability. A reel riding lawn mower is formed by assembling the reel cylinder, bed knife, motor, body frame, wheels and push handle. To ride a lawn mower, the operator must have attained sixteen years of age and show proper diligence as well as maturity. All these hydraulically powered equipment trim grass before it is pushed on the ground and thus have cutting wheels placed in front of the main wheels.
The first riding lawn mower was pulled by animals and had a seat at the back for the operator to mount on. Manufactured by the company JP Engineering in Leicester after the First World War, it soon became a big hit among the masses across the world. However, the Triplex from the brand Ideal Power Mower Co. marked the beginning of an era dominated by a self-propelled ride on lawn mower. The multiple blade lawn mowers came into existence through the initiative of Worthington Mower Company in the 20th century. The structure and functioning of the equipment have only undergone minor changes ever since.
Some ride on lawn mowers is designed with an additional grass catcher that stores the trimmed grass pieces. Others may only have an opening to release the grass clippings cut in the process. Another aspect of a few ride-on lawn mowers is the presence of rotating bristles which have the ability to collect long, wet grass pieces all the way along to gather them at one place in the end. Hi-vac ride on lawn mowers should be utilized only in dry conditions.
Riding lawn mowers are backed by either electricity or gasoline, although electricity is normally preferred. Traditional models require a mechanical pull, but companies have started producing modern versions that come with electric push buttons. For a large ride on lawn mowers that resemble tractors, transmission can be in the form of manual or hydrostatic. They may contain a separate pump that operates the motor or full-fledged units consisting of a pump, motor, and gears. Hydrostatic transmissions are more potent as opposed to the mechanical ones and thus, come with a premium price tag.
Time and again, companies have tried to introduce lesser expensive versions of hydrostatic transmissions, but they have not been that successful due to numerous problems in their functioning. Many riding lawn mowers are equipped with rotators, vacuums, snow blowers and forklift elements to serve as multipurpose machines. The parts are constructed using steel and aluminum although other materials may be used in cheaper versions. A replacement material is hard plastic which does not catch rust just like aluminum and is durable as well as less expensive. It can be found in electric lawn mowers as opposed to aluminum and steel in hydrostatic ones.