A lawn mower, also called a riding mower or a riding lawn mower, is a power-driven machine using one or more spinning blades to cut a lawn surface to an evenly leveled height. The height of the cutting grass can be set by the configuration of the lawn mower, usually by a master cylinder, or alternatively by the owner, usually by a crank or bolt on each of its wheels. The front wheel drive variety is the most usual type found in public parks and recreational areas. Cylinder mowers use a clutch system to assist in the motion and also take into account factors such as the type of soil, the condition of the pavement, the speed of mowing and other environmental factors.
There are various styles of lawn mowers available, including the zero turn lawn mower. The zero turn lawn mower has no visible belt or spinning blade; it simply moves left or right depending on the direction of movement of its wheels. These lawn mowers are suitable for use in larger gardens where there are several lawns to be cleared at any one time.
Riding lawn mowers are ideal for use on smaller lawns and are also particularly useful for cutting grass in the autumn, providing an immediate relief from the dry heat of summer. They are available in both petrol and electric varieties. If you live in an area that is regularly covered with snow, then a battery powered lawn mower would be the best choice, as it would be able to function in harsh weather conditions without any problems. They are also good for clearing clippings. The main disadvantage of these lawn mowers is that their speed may be limited to the rate at which the supply of batteries charge.