This type of lawnmower requires the owner to manually push the lawnmower forwards and backwards in order to cut the grass, which can require the user to be quite physically fit.
A cylinder mower cuts the grass very finely allowing the grass clippings to break down and return to the lawn quicker than other types of lawnmower. On some models you can add collection bags if you wish to collect the grass clippings. These lawnmowers provide some of the best finishes to your lawn; however the lawn has to be cut often as they typically struggle to cut longer grass.
Hover Mowers are characterised as being lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. Hover mowers work by creating a cushion of air between the lawn and the mower, which enables it to glide across the lawn with ease.
They are ideal for gardens that have slopes or are irregularly shaped. Hover mowers are typically smaller and more compact than rotary mowers, enabling them to be stored in garages or sheds easily. The first hover mower was invented in 1964 by Flymo founder Karl Dahlman who based his design on a hover craft.
Hover mowers are typically only available in electric operated models, however some petrol hover mowers are available.
Rotary Mowers can be typically distinguished by having wheels. A rotary mower works by cutting the grass from above using a rotating blade. Unlike the cylinder or hover lawnmowers, rotary mowers can add stripes to your lawn by attaching a rear roller which flattens the grass as it cuts. This flattening of the grass causes the light to reflect from the grass in a different direction which creates the illusion of it being a different colour. Petrol lawnmowers tend to be more rotary in design, enabling them to tackle tougher, more challenging lawns.
Typically robotic mowers are used for larger residential gardens and are good alternatives to larger petrol or cordless lawnmowers.
Not only can you buy a range of excellent hover, rotary and robotic lawnmowers – but you can also purchase genuine spare parts for your existing Flymo lawnmower like lawnmower blades.