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.
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....