Hover Lawn Mowers FAQ

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My mower takes plastic blades. Can I change it to a metal blade?

As from January 1st 1995, any manufacturer of products with any form of metal cutters must be able to stop the blade within 3 seconds. This is mandatory. If the product is built and designed to take plastic cutters, it will not be fitted with a brake on the motor, therefore it is illegal to fit a metal blade.

Why can't I turn the blade on my lawnmower manually?

When the mower is switched off and the blade is turned manually by hand, you will feel some resistance. The blade will not turn freely as there is a safety brake fitted. The brake is released on starting the mower.

Is there a way I can adjust the angle of the handles on my lawnmower?

On some of our products the handles can be moved to a certain extent, but this is governed by legislation, as we have to have a given distance between the operator and the cutter blade on the mower.

Can I sharpen the metal blade on the mower?

Blades can be sharpened by your local service agent. Alternatively new blades can be purchased via local retailers.

How can I adjust the height of cut?

This depends on which mower you are using, so please consult your instructions.

Why do my plastic blades frequently snap?

The plastic mower blades are designed to cut grass and will be damaged by stones or sticks. Please make sure that your lawn is kept free from these objects.

Why does my mower not cut low enough?

Not all products have the same cutting height. The model of mower determines the cutting height.

Why does my mower keep cutting out?

There could be a fault with the cable or switchbox. Make sure the correct type of extension cable is used (some extension cable reels have built in overload cut-outs and are rated too low for most lawn mowers.

Why is my mower vibrating excessively?

The blade may be out of balance, or the blade bolt could be damaged, if so then it needs to be replaced. Check to see if the impeller (fan) is worn or damaged and if the lugs on the spacers have sheared, if so then these too need replacing. Make sure that the mower is cleaned thoroughly. For further assistance, please refer to a local authorised service agent.

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