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How to Convert a Lawn Mower Into a Brush Mower

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Although lawn mowers are primarily designed to trim grass, it is possible to use one for taller weed-like growth, such as brush. This saves you money because you don't have to buy a separate lawn appliance--but it's more than likely that you'll have to mow over the brush area several times to reduce it to a suitable level. This is because the extra tall brush builds up inside the mower as it cuts, preventing all of the growth from being cut down at one time.

Remove the bag from your lawn mower. There's no point in trying to bag all the material you are mowing--you would just have to stop and empty the bag every few minutes due to the tall growth of the brush.

Set the mower height as high as possible. This prevents the mower from becoming clogged while using it.

  • Although lawn mowers are primarily designed to trim grass, it is possible to use one for taller weed-like growth, such as brush.
  • This is because the extra tall brush builds up inside the mower as it cuts, preventing all of the growth from being cut down at one time.

Wait for the brush to dry--it is often wet first thing in the morning. Wet brush sticks together and clogs up the mowers, preventing the rotating blades from cutting the brush.

Cut over the entire mowed area a second time. This chops down any pieces of brush you failed to trim the first time.

Sell A Used Lawn Mower

Almost every weekend you will see your neighbor outside mowing their lawn. Lawn mowers are used to keep your front lawn well-manicured. There are many different ways to increase your chances of selling your lawn mower. Prior to listing your lawn mower for sale, thoroughly clean and make sure the lawn mower is operable. Take several pictures of your lawn mower from different angles in very good light. If your lawn mower is a known name brand, take a picture of that as well.

  • Wait for the brush to dry--it is often wet first thing in the morning.
  • There are many different ways to increase your chances of selling your lawn mower.
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