Mowing Side Mower

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Those look interesting, no wheels.
I am going to post one last pic. I suppose it should have been posted first but it seems to mean much more now.


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We want at least one more when you get it painted... oh, what was that color you liked??? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
   / Side Mower #93  
</font><font color="blue" class="small">( of the new generation "Flymos" )</font>

I don't really understand the concept of a hover mower.


Isn't a mower supposed to provie an upward draft of air to pull the grass vertical as it cuts? I would think that the hover mower would tend to push the grass down and make a poor job of cutting.

Not to mention what happens when the thing drifts over your foot...
   / Side Mower #94  
From what I have heard, those things are still very popular over in Europe. People have very small lawns and the thing doesn't weigh that much. It hangs on a wall, for crying out loud! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

As to how they work, I've heard they give a nice cut. But likeyou said, how in the heck does the grass stand up to get cut??? /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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I hope Stray doesn't mind, or maybe MR can help me to move this flymo stuff to a separate thread.

I understand that the Eastman hover units are used extensively by golf courses. They basically have 4 "blades" which are apparently superior to a string trimmer set up which is what the Husqvarna has. The Huskie got some lukewarm comments.

My problem is that the Eastman units are so darn pricey-- approx $895 new. I don't have any local golf courses to check as resources, and I'm not about to plunk down that $$ for something I've never seen nor tried.
   / Side Mower #96  
I bought one recently. See here
I also hope I'm not hijacking and detracting from the great job stray did on his fabrication.
   / Side Mower #97  
One hellava nice job there Stray. I have always prided myself in being fairly mechanically inclined, but after seeing the job you did on this mower, my hats off to ya. What ingenuity.... Great job! .... Don't cha just love it when plan comes together? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
   / Side Mower #98  
Very Nice Job ... Congratulation
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Thanks guys. You all are so very kind. As I said before I like working on my PT as much as using it. And good luck to those of you with that flying lawn mower.
I will putting the side mower to rest now. It is time to bring out the old wood splitter. I have some modifications to do to it. I'll look up the old tread and tell about it there. Thanks again guys, your all great.


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</font><font color="blue" class="small">( I will putting the side mower to rest now. It is time to bring out the old wood splitter. )</font>

So much for summer. I don't see cutting my lawn more then once more this year. It has been raining for 8 days straight in New England (man, I feel like I am living in washington again). The fuel oil truck came and topped off my tank for the first time this season (ouch!).

I expect snow soon at this rate...

And I don't have a plow for my PT....