How Does A Flymo Work?


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It was in the year 1964 that Karl Dahlman invented the Flymo hover mower after he observed Sir Christopher Cockerell's Hovercraft machine.

Flymo mowers are essentially powered rotary push mowers, using a turbine on top of the spinning blades so as to drive air downwards. It thereby results in an air cushion which actually lifts your mower off the ground, just like a hovercraft. You can then quite easily move your mower about as it simply floats over the grass. You find that hover mowers have to be pretty light to facilitate achieving that air cushion. Thus they characteristically have these plastic bodies, but an electric motor.

You can achieve a distinct style of movement with hover mowers when you swing this mower in the shape of an arc around yourself, since there aren't any wheels present touching the ground which can hamper movement in sideways directions.

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