Would a petrol flymo lawnmower use less petrol than a push or self-
propelled petrol lawnmower?
I'm just guessing it might use less since there isn't the friction
which is created by a push or self-propelled mower since a flymo isn't
in contact with the ground.
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007 11:13:35 -0800 (PST), email@example.com wrote:
I don't think you'd notice it, these small engines are not the worlds most
efficient... Oh and if the area you intend to mow is anything less than
absolutely flat and is mown regularly use a self propelled one. A small
dip or any sort of hill will make it hard work for a push only.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
Not sure about petrol mowers, but a quick look at electric mowers with
approx 33cm cutting width indicates:
Flymo and push-along rotary both have motors in the 1100 - 1400 W range.
Cylinder mower only needs a 400W (approx) motor.
I've got a Flymo with a 40cm cutting and a 1500W motor, which seems a bit
excessive. I'm pretty sure that very little of that power is spent actually
So for efficiency, a cylinder mower seems to be worth considering.
There's others here who really understand these things, but wouldn't
it be the case that the motor would only draw 1500W when really
loaded; when it's just spinning back emf or whatever would cut the
current draw significantly.
Tony Bryer SDA UK 'Software to build on' http://www.sda.co.uk
The Flymo petrol mowers have 2 stroke engines which are considerably less
economical than 4 strokes also you need to mix oil with the petrol.
Most conventional wheeled lawn mowers use 4 stroke engines apart from the
odd few like
some Victa mowers.
All in all 4 stroke engines use much less petrol and oil than 2 strokes.
Wot flab? I've no more than when we last met, how about you ;-)
My 400hp mower is a mechanical one, as to manually propelled that's
fine on my lawn, which is so small that when a mate demonstrated his
bicycle mower we couldn't get a decent run and I fell off trying to
turn at the end.
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