petrol Lawnmowers

Petrol lawnmowers are generally the most powerful type of lawnmower. They are great for cutting through large sized lawns with minimal effort, and have the added benefit of not needing to be plugged in, so no chance of getting tangled up in lengths of electrical cable! It should be stated however, that petrol lawnmowers are also the most expensive, and arguably require the most skill to operate.

Petrol lawnmowers come in three flavours: rotary, hover, and cylinder:

Rotary mowers use a petrol motor mounted vertically on the base of the lawnmower. The motor drives cutting blades which spin 360 degrees parallel to the garden surface, thus cutting the grass in a slashing-like motion.

Hover lawnmowers are equipped with a turbine which is mounted above the cutting blades. This turbine forces air downwards, creating a cushion of air which lifts the lawnmower above the ground like a hovercraft.

Cylinder lawnmowers use a fixed horizontal cutting blade which is positioned just off the surface of the lawn. Over this is a fast rotating cylinder of blades. The rotating cylinder forces grass past the fixed horizontal blade, thus shearing the grass in a scissor-like motion.