Aim

To insure the mower is cutting at the correct height and cutting cleanly to prevent grass leaf damage.

How it’s used

Ensure the mower is in a safe condition before adjusting. Depending on the mower type, the cylinder is lowered to the bottom blade or the reverse until a piece of paper or grass is cut cleanly.

Timing of use

Check and adjust each time you use a mower.

Effects of incorrect procedure

Uneven grass surface affecting ball roll.

Damage to the grass plant leaf allowing disease to attack the plant.

Equipment needed

Ruler or tape measure, and spanners for adjustment.

Also, either a setting bar or straight edge.

Practical Tips

Always do the operation on a firm level surface.

Do not over tighten the cylinder as this will increase wear and fuel use.