The lawnmower has become an indispensable item of many homes and many public parks who want to maintain a proper yard and lawn care. But first, let’s check out the interesting facts about the lawn mower.
Battery-powered motors were introduced in order to reduce air pollution. They have become a more practical choice especially for the environmentally-conscious users.
Some lawn mowers are pushed or towed, but the riding mower or the “ride-on” mower is mounted by the user. Obviously, riding mowers are definitely bigger than pushed-on mowers and they almost look like small tractors.
The robotic lawn mower cuts the grass by itself. However, the user is required to put up wire borders to determine that particular area to be mowed. Most of these lawn mowers return to their own docks by themselves. The solar-powered robotic lawn mowers, as the name implies, never use batteries and relies on the solar power.
The Victa lawn mower is a rotary mower first commercially produced by an Australian company Victa in 1952. It was invented by Mervyn Victor Robinson, who had created it from garage scraps. The lawn mowers became successful.
If you want to make your lawn mowing experience noise-free and absolutely eco-friendly, try the non-motorized multiple blade reel push mower. Since it has no engine or carries no batteries, the non-motorized push mower is definitely lighter. It has two pairs of wheels — the bigger front and the smaller trailing wheels — that help you to move the mower with ease without noise because the blades will do all the work in snipping the grass silently.
Automotive solar hybrid are robotic lawn mowers that run on both electricity and solar power. The model you see here is the Husqvarna’s 2008 version of its Automower.
Many developments in the lawn mower took place in the early 20th century. In 1914, the first gas-powered lawn mowers were first commercially produced by Ideal Power Mower Co. in Lansing, Michigan, USA. In 1922, Ideal Power also introduced the “Triplex,” a self-propelled, ride-on mower, the world’s first. The roller-drive mower has been remained much the same since the 1930s.
This cordless and rechargeable rotary lawn mower in mulch mode. “Mulch” in lawn mowing means leaving the clipped grass in the soil surface, instead of disposing of them. Mulching is good because the clipped grass is broken down by the microorganisms in the soil, which release the nutrients from the mulched grass that the soil needs.
By the 1900s gas-powered lawn mowers had won consumers. The British company Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies began to introduced their own gas-powered lawn mowers in 1902 and lorded over the lawn mower market until the outbreak of World War I.
Budding invented it in Thrupp, Gloucestershire, England. He had been looking for ways to cut the grass in expansive gardens fast and more efficiently than grass-cutting hand tool called scythe.
Towards the end of 19th century, people found it a chore to push the mower around their yards and lawns every week. So one time they employed a horse to tow the mower.