SHOULD YOU BE INVESTING IN A SICKLE MOWER?

SHOULD YOU BE INVESTING IN A SICKLE MOWER?

Date:  19th April 2016
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There are a number of lawn movers available in the market like rotary mowers, reel mowers, but these days sickle mower is getting quite popular. A sickle mower has a set of comb like bars attached to the bottom that stays fixed even when the machine is running. These bars or fingers help collect weed, bush and grass, much like a set of hair trimmer. A set of teeth are attached to the top and as they vacillate, these teeth like attachments are able to cut the growth when they cross over the finger plates just like a scissor. So if you are a homeowner looking to buy a mower for your lawn, you will find the following information very useful:

Pros

A sickle mover can be useful for a number of situations due to some of its features and may not be useful in others:

No flying debris

One of the top features of a sickle mover is low amount of flying debris. All of the grass that it cuts falls flat to the ground behind the mower instead of flying all over the place in all directions. This is something not available in other mowers. This makes it an ideal mower when flying debris is unattractive or when reducing the debris splatter is a must.

Versatility

The absence of cover or deck makes this makes this mower an ideal choice especially when one needs to cut a high length bush. The added function of tipping it to the vertical axis makes hilly grass, and edge trimming within the jurisdiction of this mower. This adds versatility. It is ideal for making designs and patterns or adds décor through grass cut into various patterns.

Low power usage

The sickle mower operates with low amount of power, and can be used with low output subcompact tractors.

Cleaner cut

Sickle mowers will give a more professional cut from most other mowers available in the market.

Cons

Sickle mower is not the mower for you if the following can be an issue for your needs:

Width

Unlike other mower, the width of the sickle mower is not adjustable which means that tight confines and tricky nooks and corners are out of range for this piece of equipment.

Storage

The sickle mower is not very attractive in terms of ease of storage. The mower is thin and wide making storing this product a challenge.

Not a close cut

The sickle mower cuts too far from the ground, trimming the grass growth a tad bit longer than needed.

Price

Sickle mower and its attachment can cost a bucket of money, making it out of budget for many homeowners.

All in all, sickle mowers are the first choice with highway maintenance crew because it can cut at an angle and keeps the debris contained. It is also a good choice for homeowners who have to cut grass regularly. A number of mower shops in Perth sell this particular type of mowers and offer good after sale service, so you should not have problem purchasing sickle mowers when you need them.

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