Rotary Lawn Mowers
Rotary lawn mowers have a long blade that spins around its central
point so that the area that it covers is a circle. The rapidly spinning
blade cuts the grass with a scythe like motiion that slashes the
grass. Sharpening the blades of a rotary mower is relatively simple
when compared to maintaining the blades of a cylinder
Both Petrol and Electric rotary models are available with either
just the blade(s) or both the blades and the forward motion of the
mower being powered by the power source. A self propelled rotary
model is recommended for medium to large lawns as it requires less
strength and exertion.
Rotary mowers will handle uneven lawns and lawns with longer, rougher
grass types. This is because the action of the spinning blade(s)
does not suffer from getting overloaded when compared to cylinder
models. This makes rotary lawn mowers a good deal more versatile
than cylinder mowers although cylinder lawn mowers can give a better
Rotary mowers normally come with side wheels and so a slight overlap
should occur when mowing adjoining 'stripes' into the lawn. Rotary
lawn mowers with a rear roller are available and these will give
an enhanced stripe effect.
Grass collection boxes or bags are available on many rotary models
and they will save a job of raking and collecting the grass clippings.
For those with large lawns then a ride-on rotary lawn mower is
worth looking at.