THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF MECHANICAL LAWN MOWER. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
In this pass, cutting of grasses in the school, track or filed, Industries hotel, public centers, Agriculture lands etc. was done by machete or cutlass. This method of manual cutting not only was laborious but also time consuming as it is human effort that is entirely needed both for cutting and motion. There was also inaccuracy in cutting level of the each inaccuracy in cutting level of the each individual as many factors will influence the late, speed h, height of cut of each individual.
Apart from all these cumbersional old method of cutting there is also risk of accident. As one can easily get cut with his or her machete/cutlass. Also there is need for mechanization since the world is going modernization bearing all these problems in mined trying to fine a solution to it, we decided to embark on this project. This project can be used for cutting of grass. And all the problems of the manual cutting was meant to be overcome.
Therefore this lawn mower is used for cutting grass to equal length ( though you can adjust to level of cut) for speed cutting, it is also lies accident fine as well, it has a reduced labour as it is an on
1 –c engine that does the accurate cutting, While the pusher provides the effort/motion.
Again to encourage farming among the farmers and those that are finding it difficult in handling the cutlass, this project was embarked to help. As it can be used clearing bush. Beside it is also used for cutting sports field (like football pitch) as well as cowns in hotels and business premises. So this project reduces human effort and should be encouraged in schools, hotels business area etc. although mower can be of electric type too. But we decided to fabricate a mechanical. type to overcome the problems of electricity. And as such, this our lawn mower can be used every where even where there is no electricity.
- IDENTIFICATION OF NEEED
Early before now, West Africa as a whole, the present farmer depends on the hoe and cutlass for practically all farm operation. There tools vary in shape and size from place to place. In the high forest zone of Nigeria the small farmers must clear thick bush done either hoe or cutlass for weeding the farmland
These farm operate depends entirely on the energy using the tools which he has at this disposal. This inability that facing the farmer, has triggered these project group to research into the lasting solution to this problems.