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The owners of summer cottages and country houses are familiar with the problem of maintaining a private territory in an aesthetic form. A lot of effort is spent on mowing the grass and mowing the lawn. Automate such processes with electric and petrol trimmers.
Let’s take a closer look at one of these devices.
Gas spit device
The weight of the entire device is about 8 kg, which are hard enough to hold on hands. Therefore, complete with the most oblique is the unloading belt-backpack with a protective pad and regulators.
The spit is designed for mowing grass and small shrubs in household plots.
As you know, grass can be mowed in different ways. by folding it into rolls or simply mowing it. In addition, the grass is different. soft or rough, with thick stems, shrubbery.
Choosing the right nozzle
In addition to his product, the manufacturer usually provides several cutters (usually 3).
To work with soft grass, a fishing line wound on a drum is used as a cutting element. A speed of 9000 rpm allows you to quickly handle even a large lawn.
For coarser grass and thickets, one of the metal knives can be used, which differ in the number of cutting teeth.
For mowing thick shoots, reeds, young shrubs, a disk with 40 or 80 teeth is intended. Corn, dry weeds with thick stems can be mowed with three- and four-blade milling cutters.
And in order to lay the mowed grass in the rolls, a knife with 8 blades is used and a special comb is attached to the scythe itself.
And now more about how to install the cutter. The attachment point of the cutter is called the gearbox. On it, you first need to fix the curly washer with the hex key.
Then put on the knife, aligning the holes in it with the washer protrusion. After that, you need to install the upper figured washer on the shaft and tighten everything with a nut.
Here you should pay attention to the fact that the thread on the shaft is left, so you need to tighten the nut (as well as screw the mowing head) counterclockwise.
Tighten the nut until it stops will help the key, which is also included in the package. You can replace the cutter by doing all the operations in the reverse order.
Refuel the lawn mowing
For refueling a chainsaw, not pure gasoline is used, but a working mixture, which must be prepared in certain proportions.
The proportions should be 25 parts of gasoline per 1 part of oil.
It is better to mix the components in a separate container, from which, using a funnel, then pour the mixture into the fuel tank.
After refueling the spit, wipe the entire surface dry in places with traces of spilled liquid.
Getting to work
Before starting work, you need to check all the fasteners and, if necessary, clamp them all the way. Put on the backpack belt and tighten the adjusting tightenings.
Then install the braid on a hard flat surface and make sure that the cutter is not in contact with anything.
Then you need to set the throttle control to the “OFF” position, and the switch on the handle to the “I” position.
While holding the scythe with your left hand, you need to sharply pull the starter cord with your right hand.
The engine may not start up the first time, in which case you should try again.
If you want to start the scythe immediately after the motor stops, do not close the throttle valve before starting.
To start the mowing process, you must fasten the lawn mowing machine with a carabiner to the unloading belt and, holding the trigger, start mowing, using the “from right to left” scythe movement (when using the mowing head. “from left to right”).
There is a button on the handle of the braid next to the switch, with which you can jam the trigger and operate the tool without unnecessary effort.
When working, it is imperative to comply with safety rules and dress according to the requirements. glasses are used to protect the eyes, shoes must be worn with non-slip soles, hands must be protected by gloves, and headphones can be used from noise.
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For the trimmer to last a long time
To prepare the braid for the winter period, it is necessary to remove fuel from the tank, start the engine and let it work out the rest of the mixture. After stopping, it is necessary to unscrew the candle and pour 20 cubes of oil into the cylinder, stretch the starter cord several times and screw the candle into place.
In order for the lawn mower to work smoothly the entire period of its operation, it is necessary to follow all the rules for working with this device. Here are the main ones:
Before work, carefully inspect the device for problems with the fuel tank, mounts or mills;
Make sure there is enough working mixture in the fuel tank;
When starting, observe all safety precautions;
Check the status of the device only with the engine turned off;
For refueling, use only quality components in strictly recommended proportions;
Carry out repairs only in certified centers;
Do not mow in wet weather on slippery ground;
The duration of the oblique during the day should not exceed 2 hours;
Do not touch the candle and high voltage cable during operation;
Do not carry the braid on;
Timely service all parts of the gas trimmer. air filter, ventilation system, gearbox, carburetor;
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Permanently living in a private house, it is easy to follow a systematic lawn care schedule. Even in wet weather, wet grass can be mowed with a lawn mower or trimmer a day later after it dries. It is much more difficult to care for the natural grass cover in the summer cottage. Since visits fall on the weekend, mowing falls on these days. But what if the weather turned out to be rainy?
- What trimmers can mow wet grass
- Why you should not mow wet grass with a trimmer
- About the dangers to lawn grass
What trimmers can mow wet grass
To understand which trimmers can be used to mow wet grass and which are not, you should understand their device. To date, two main types of lawn mowers are available to the consumer:
trimmers, depending on the location of the engine, can be:
- With the top location of the electric motor;
- With the bottom location of the electric motor.
From the point of view of safety precautions, mowing grass that is wet from rain or dew can only be done with a gas trimmer or a “Lithuanian”. The use of electric lawn mowers is extremely undesirable. Especially when it comes to appliances with a lower engine, as they are in the zone of water ingress. As a result, a Short Circuit may occur.
It is not recommended to mow the grass in the rain and trimmers with the top of the motor. In case of penetration of water to the power unit can not only shorten, but also electric shock mowers.
Wet grass also cannot be mowed with electric lawn mowers. The reason is the same as with trimmers with a lower power unit. a short circuit is likely. In addition, there is a danger that, through carelessness, it is possible to accidentally cut off the power wire supplying the unit.
Why you should not mow wet grass with a trimmer
There are indirect reasons why it is impossible to mow grass wet from dew or rain on a personal plot. These include:
- Premature wear of the trimmer;
- Damage to the lawn.
How can a lawn mow be disabled by mowing wet vegetation? Everything is very simple. It is displayed as a result of a short circuit when water enters the power compartment. In addition, even if everything is very well sealed, there is a high probability that the engine will not withstand the heavy load created on the flexible shaft of the trimmer. Yes, and the shaft itself can crank. Such loads most often arise from the sticking of wet grass on the knives and on the spindle to which they are attached.
In trimmers with a gasoline engine, mowing grass in wet weather, due to heavy loads, increases the degree of wear of the main components and assemblies. Here it is possible to note the premature failure of the piston pair, as well as other moving parts. Most often, the piston pair fails due to engine overheating. In our case, the motor will overheat from the load created by wet grass during mowing.
About the dangers to lawn grass
Many probably noticed that if you trim the wet grass with a trimmer, then the cut is torn. Later it dries up, and the grass itself begins to turn yellow. This can happen for several reasons:
- Wet grass is very flexible and pulls to the ground;
- The trimmer line is either too thick, or a round line is used.
In the first case, you should wait until the vegetation dries. When drying, the grass always becomes tougher. In the second case, it is worth replacing the line with a thinner one or with a different profile. As practice shows, an even cut on wet grass can be obtained using profiled woods with a square or star section.
Those who at least once tried to mow grass in the dew or in a drizzling rain noticed that the vegetation adhering to the knife and spindle was scattered in heaps on the lawn. If you do not remove them in time, then bald spots appear on the lawn where wet grass falls. Mowed heaps begin to rot, and the lawn begins to hurt. So unsightly bald spots appear.
So, dear readers, decide for yourself whether it is possible to mow wet grass with a trimmer and lawn mower, if you still want to tidy up the lawn before the onset of cold weather.