Introduction: Italian-American Style Mower

 InthisinstructableI will show you how I modifiedmymowerto make itmore efficientinthe way Iuse:
AsMAJORPREMISEI must saythis:
No changeisallowed fortheseasforothertypes of machines,as well as everything that isbought.
Whoacts asifthisor other changesto anythinghe doestoHISown perilforiffor thosearoundhim.
It is alsoobvious thatanylegal warrantyof the product concerned,becauseyou modified theoriginal design:in fact,theoreticallyoneshould doapprovethe productprototypethatshould be approvedby aSpecialCommission.
Having said that(are youescapedthem all?No,by;someoneis thereyet ...)one isfree to dothis thingwithprudence"ofgoodfamily man"and"frontierspirit"ofINSTRUCTABLES.COMandalways keepingin mind thethings saidin the introduction.
Among other things,whetherstafforsomeonemore experiencedthan me,has toknowa waya little more"standardized"to expresswhat I've saidabove,I agree!

Step 1: The Cut

 Having said thatlet'sfinishitself,which isan adaptation ofalawn mowertoItalian"Americanstyle", i.e.withthetypicalsideopeningwhich breaksthe grassas quickly as possible,withoutchokepoints(typicallyAmericanisthis thing!)
MyMowerisa goodcar,very strongengine,andwith a goodblade,butit has a flaw:aboutevery minutewestopcutting;stop the engine,remove thelotwhich is stillhalfempty,orif youare usingwithoutfurtherliftbagtype diverter,and removethe grassthatis lockedinto the ear,and thenreboot.
I do not knowifonly mymowerhasa problem(maybecaused bya smalldefect inthe occult),the factis thatI got tired ofthis"music",andafter havingtriedanAmericanoriginal(withfrom myneighbor)I decided:
Ialso likethe lawnmower"Italian-Americanstyle".
I literallycopiedthe styleof theside opening,making sure thatitis madefrom the"right"to take advantage ofthe blade thatworks like apropellerto ejectthe cut grass.
As you can seein thefigurethecut is"generous"butdoes notcutthe bottom of the framein such a way as tocompromisethe sealas soon as possibleof the structure

Step 2: The Template

UsingapizzaboxI builta templateof the shroudfitthe holeand controllingboththe aesthetics andthe technical aspect.


Step 3: Transfer and Cutting

  I have,therefore,showsthe threeshapes,drawingwitha pencilona sheet ofsteel (in my caseit was thelidof an oldmicrowave oventhat I hadsavedfroma previous"scraping")andI madethe cutsas shownwith goodshear;I recommendto usework glovesandbe carefulnot toinjure yourself(an advicethatI givein this caseis alsolookinga bitaround:it happened to meat this juncture, elicitsa lot of concentrationin carrying outthis work,stumbleinto acord:almostIwas doingreally bad!)
I thenassembledwithrivets,positionedas shown in the figureto opposeless resistanceas possible to thegrassflowto createthe inner surfacewith lessharshness.

Step 4:

Ithenfastened withtwo rivetson each sidethe conveyorto themower,andI adjustedits position,Furthermore,by sweepingthe insidetomake it adhereas much as possibleto theupper wallinside (as shownin the second figure).
I thenfedthe catthathasyour needsas...
...andthe workyou couldsaypretty muchcompleted.

Step 5: Finished

To givea touchof aesthetics,as well as to cover anyrough edgesthat couldcause injury(the platecould cutifithitssomeone ora pet!)Iheldthecornerzonesandseams,withrubberpartssalvagedfroman oldbicycleInnertube.
Afteran appropriatemasking,I coloredthe outer partof the conveyorwithMatt Black, which isvery "proffessional"
andIaccompaniedeverything withmy new"DC" logo.(camea littlefuzzybutokay...)
I didtrymy sonthe new prototypeand wasreallypleased:alllawncuttingwas carried outwithout anystop to removejammedgrass, ashappenedpreviously,both with andwithout the bag.
Myinstructableis complete,I hopenot to haveboredtoo;
comments arealwayswelcome(especially ifconstructive)
Agreeting fromthe italiantorxinstructablesman.
andgood cutting performance....


heelercjwww made it! (author)2013-06-21

so basically you just added a side discharge to your mower? how does it run with this mod?

torx made it! (author)torx2013-06-22

This way works much better than before; in fact, without this modification was necessary to stop every 30 seconds to remove the grass caught in the original release.
With this modification you can make an entire cut without ever stopping!
Thank for the comment.

blkhawk made it! (author)2013-06-17

Another name for your project: The Guido Mower!

torx made it! (author)torx2013-06-18

Thanks for the comment dude;
but... why? Who is Guido?

blkhawk made it! (author)blkhawk2013-06-18

Guido is the name given to the stereotype of Italian-Americans. Have you ever watched Jersey Shore? This "reality" show is about "real life" guidos. If you are a real Italian-American you have being hit on the head with a saucy wooden spoon by Mom! Remember that I mean no disrespect! I don't want to end up "sleeping with the fishes"! Say hello to your cousin Vinny! (You do have a cousin named Vinny? Do you?)

torx made it! (author)torx2013-06-18

First point: trust me: I know of no Italian who has the attitudes of "characters" of the program in question; I attribute the origin of their behavior to an inevitable mismatch them to locals who are looking for ways to compensate with a "stereotype" standard that aims to create unity among them and as a form of Defense to the outside world.
Second point: my mom I have ever beaten with the ladle (I understand that you haven't spoken with offensive intentions) but what you have said makes me understand how easy connection that you do: repressive education: idiot son (excuse the term a little strong but is to understand); well what you said about the company of fish, if I understood correctly, it brings to mind something menacing that I never belonged but which I understand is a part of the injury that you have of each Italian abroad.
Finally: I'm glad I spoke with you this interesting debate and I remain at your disposal if something is not understood
Greetings from the Veneto to the Pennsylvania

blkhawk made it! (author)blkhawk2013-06-18

Presumo che venite da Italia. Le battute sono facilmente comprensibili per reale italiano-americani. Lo stereotipo di un guido è di qualche italiano-americani e non degli italiani in generale. Le battute che ho usato sono da comici italiani-americani come Tom Papa, Sebastian Maniscalco, Nick Di Paolo o Lisa Lampanelli. Esso non era destinato a offendere. Io suggerisco di guardare in su e godere dei loro spettacoli comic

torx made it! (author)torx2013-06-19

Jun 18, 2013. 5:12 PMReply
Okei seguiró il tuo consiglio .grazie ancora amico che sei originario della Corsica