Aim

A mower used for cutting longer and rougher grass and removing seed heads.

How it’s used

A powered mower that cuts grass leaves by high-speed impact of a blade or blades rotating in a horizontal cutting plane.

Timing of use

A rotary mower can be used in most conditions but as with all mowing the finish is better in the dry.

Effects of incorrect procedure

This action tears the grass leaf creating an entry point for diseases. Rotary mowers can also scale the ground, cutting into the soil surface.

Equipment needed

Pedestrian, ride on and tractor mounted.

Large multi-unit mowers are called Bat Winged.  

Practical Tips

During the summer Rye grass tries to produce flower head stalks (commonly called ‘Bents’); a cylinder will not cut them but a rotary will.