My 20 year old Lawn Boy mower finally bit the dust

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by JohnnyTheFox, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Creeper

    Creeper Well-Known Member

    4,554 Messages
    5,919 Likes Received
    The two blades are physically connected to each other so one cannot rotate without the other. I think the problem is the machine simply does not create enough vacuum to pull the grass up straight so it can cut it. Perhaps it is not getting enough RPMs?
     
    JohnnyTheFox and Runwildboys like this.
  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Zone Supporter

    31,775 Messages
    60,224 Likes Received
    Are both blades on the right way? Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but it sounded like one side isn't cutting while the other one is?
     
    JohnnyTheFox likes this.
  3. Creeper

    Creeper Well-Known Member

    4,554 Messages
    5,919 Likes Received
    Yeah, maybe I didn't explain it to well. The mower has 1 "drive shaft" in the center of the mower housing. Then it has a regular mower blade with a center slot that secures to the shaft and rotes with the motor shaft like a regular mower. The difference is the blade is actually 2 blades with one being slightly offset from the other. It is two blades that both secure to the shaft in the center but the two blades are fastened to each other so they rotate as one. I am not doing a good job of explaining this.
     
    JohnnyTheFox and Runwildboys like this.
  4. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Zone Supporter

    31,775 Messages
    60,224 Likes Received
    Okay. I was thinking two shafts with a belt.
     
    JohnnyTheFox likes this.
  5. DeathMonkey

    DeathMonkey Well-Known Member

    7,137 Messages
    12,507 Likes Received
    I'm thinking about getting a Toro Recycle 22 in electric. I was thinking about the Ego, but saw one and it's all plastic in the body and there are so many complaints of the plastic parts breaking. I saw the body of the Toro is metal, so I might go with that.
     
    Runwildboys likes this.

Share This Page