Date:  25th May 2016

Interested in learning how to make a lawn mower go faster? We’ve got you covered. The experts at T-Quip have pulled together this handy guide to help you speed up your mower.

Cutting grass and getting rid of weeds off a lawn can be an uphill task. You can of course, use a ride on lawn mower. But how will it be effective and make your work easier if its speed is average at best? You will certainly have a hard time with the lawn mower. At some point, you may opt to use unconventional lawn care methods like use of garden grass swords. No one loves such time consuming methods. That is why there are so many lawn mowers in Perth. No one wants to go back in time and use traditional lawn care tools. Fortunately, you can make your lawn mower faster. For that to happen however, you have to take into account lawn mower components that can influence speed. They include;

The engine pulley

Lawn mowers always come complete with belt systems that can be made quicker by simply changing the size of the pulley. This method is however limited to belt driven lawn mowers only which have two engine pulleys. One pulley is connected to the engine while the other is located behind the lawn mower. The engine pulley on the other hand is located on the engine’s crankshaft. Increase the size of both pulleys will significantly increase the speed of your lawn mower.

The governor

The governor is designed to control fuel flow to the mower engine. It sets the upper speed limit and ensures that the mower does not over speed. The governor also ensures that the engine cannot consume fuel beyond a certain point. This is achieved by a small spring attached to the governor that acts as a fuel regulator. Unfortunately, most people often think that the governor in itself can increase the lawn mower’s speed. The trick lies in reducing the length of the spring attached to the governor. If that does not work, remove the spring completely then be keen to note if there is any improvement in terms of speed.

The air filter

Clean your lawn mower’s air filter as often as you can. A dirty air filter or one that has accumulated too much dirt and debris will certainly slow down your lawn more. It can also cut off power supply to the engine and in the process, make your lawn mower weak. With that in mind, avoid using your mower if the air filter is clogged. Simply change the filter to give your mower more thrust. Finding the air filter should be easy as it is located on the left side of the mower’s engine. You can have it cleaned or you can opt to buy a new one.

The engine oil

Treat your lawn mower’s engine the same way you treat you car’s engine. Change its oil regularly to allow seamless blade rotation. But do not just change the engine and assume that the lawn mower will suddenly pick up speed. Take time to shop for the right mower oil. You can alternatively use your car’s engine oil. This is important because some substandard engine oils can damage your lawn mower.

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