The 21st century has automated most of the things we use in all of our daily activities. We expect all devices to work as they should and not notice them as long as they are working perfectly. It happens to our cars, televisions, media players, computers, and even lawnmower parts. We don’t care how they work or what they’re made of until they start acting weird or completely break down. If they do, then it’s just the time we wonder what went wrong.
The great thing about knowing your lawn mower parts is that if something goes wrong you can easily diagnose the problem. You save time, money, and effort on required maintenance and repairs, when required.
Here are the basic lawnmower parts:
1. Housing and Wheels — The chassis, housing or frame of a modern lawnmower is usually made of steel, although many supporting lawnmower parts are forms of resin-based plastics with heat and vibration resistant properties. The mower housing rests on a form of axially connected wheels and safely covers all moving lawnmower parts that protect the lawnmower engine
2. Carburetor — This is an essential part of a gasoline lawnmower. It is part of an internal combustion engine that mixes air and fuel. The carburetor is a type of mixer that regulates the amount of fuel and air that is fed into the combustion chamber for ignition by the spark plug.
3. Air Filter — Protects the engine’s internal components from dirt and debris. Yes, the lawnmower motor operates without an air filter, but it doesn’t take long before dust and other contaminants cause internal components to fail. In addition, the air filter keeps the garbage away from the carburetor so that gasoline and air can flow unhindered.
4. Spark plug — A spark is required to ignite the fuel-air mixture in the combustion chamber. An electrical current powers the connector to create a spark when the engine piston is near the top of its stroke. When the fuel-air mixture “explodes” as a result of the spark, the piston in the engine is pushed down, causing the crankshaft to rotate. The rotation of the crankshaft sends the piston back into the engine cylinder, where the entire ignition process is repeated as long as the engine is running.
5. Lubrication System — Every time the engine is running, the internal components of a lawnmower create tremendous friction that creates heat that is quickly spread around the engine. Due to the high temperature, moving components expand and cause even more friction. The cycle would continue until the motor stalled and ruined. The lubrication system in the engine keeps things cool and well oiled to prevent such a disaster.
6. The Blades or Cutters — On the old-fashioned mowers known as reel mowers, the blades were multiple and curved (slightly twisted) and rotated on the same horizontal axis as the axis to which they were attached. Modern rotary blades are sharp-edged blades, usually number two, that spin on a vertical axis at a speed sufficient to cut through grass much faster, and that are capable of cutting taller, wetter and thicker grass than the traditional one handle cylinder mowers can manage. There are also complex knife arrangements known as multi-blade or group mowers that can be pulled by full-blown tractors. However, these are not normally used on lawns but are better suited for large commercial cutting jobs.
There are additional lawnmower parts that may relate to optional features such as speed control, height adjustment, unloading bag attachments, and even connectors or retaining clips for personal control devices such as beverage containers or electronic devices, but which can be dispensed with without affecting the normal operation of the equipment.