Re: [mowbot] cutting motor details

Bug Hunter (bughuntr nospam at
Mon, 3 May 1999 15:44:56 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 3 May 1999, Lawrence Lile wrote:

> Interesting details on the cutting motor.
> I am also curious about your use of airflow in the cutting motor. I
> understand that moving air in mowers is a big power user. Is it possible
> just to cut the grass off and let it lay, and use less power?

2 reasons for airflow.

1) cool the motor.

2) suck the grass up so it stands up ready to clip. in power motors with
dull blades, this is critical.