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If you have never used a lawn mower before, you might recoil or become skeptical about the idea of trying it out soon. If you have also used one before, and it turned to be clumsy, you don’t have to be mad or give up, it’s just a first timer daunting experience.
Relax! With these simple and easy steps, you are just on your way back to doing it better and bigger like a real pro.
Using Guide of Lawn Mower: Gasoline, Electric & Riding Mowers
There are different types of lawn mowers, and they have different operating systems and guide. For those that just switched mowers or for first-time users, here are basic instructions you need to follow to successfully operate your different lawn mowers.
Gasoline Push Mowers
Every time before you use your lawn mower, inspect it to know if it’s in good shape and condition. Confirm to know if there are no leakages, damage, and corrosion. Remember to also check if your spark plug is properly inserted. Refill fuel level if necessary.
Prime your lawn mower. Prime your engine before starting. This allows a small amount of fuel to squirt and be evenly distributed in the machine, especially the carburetor. This ensures the engine is jerked back to life when you turn on the ignition.
Pull your ripcord. Most gasoline lawn mowers come with a pull cord that you need to yank to start it. When you do this, the cord spins the mower blades to life, causes a spark in the spark plug and ignites the fuel in your carburetor.
Most mowers come with a lever that serves as a safety that can be held down against the push bar on your mower. The safety lever must be held down firmly during the mowing process or if held otherwise, it will go off and won’t jerk back to life until you hold it down again. When mowing on a slope, it’s best to mow side by side
First things first. Before anything at all, make sure you do a run check on your machine. Examine your mower and confirm for any sign of leaks, obvious damage, and repairs. Refill with gasoline, if there’s any need to do so.
A riding lawn mower is akin to a car and works like one. Disengage the clutch and activate the mower to neutral. Hold the clutch firmly and apply pressure to the gas pedal, then go back to firmly holding the clutch again.
If you attempt to stall the mower without pressing down the gas pedal, it means you will have to start the mower again.
If you are cutting on uneven terrain, raise the mower to its highest level. For convenience sake, move in a backward and forward manner while mowing.
Do not apply the same speed on plain lands on sloppy ones. Be careful of slopes, it is quite easy for lawn mowers to become overturned when trying a turn on sloppy sideways.
Electric Push mowers
Examine every part of the machine thoroughly before use. Make sure that the lawn mower is in good condition; no leaks, faults, apparent damage.
No turned or frayed wires, no corrosion. If it’s powered by a built-in battery, make sure it’s fully charged before you start working. If it’s being powered by an outlet close by, make sure the wires are well laid out and there are no tangles in your cord.
Before you begin to mow, prime your engine. This will allow fuel to be evenly distributed, especially to the carburetor. Just the click of the start button, your lawn mower will jerk to life.
Actual movement and operation of an electric mower are done the same way as you would operate a lawn mower.
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When you are using a lawn mower for the first time, it might be complicated. But hey! It’s not as hard as you think. With these guidelines and helpful tips, your next mowing will be productive and fun, while you happily trim those grasses in your yard.