How does a self-propelled mower work?
Similar to a car, the transmission powers the wheels and effectively pushes the mower along, all you need to do is keep your hands firmly on the handlebars and steer, reducing the effort needed to mow the lawn. The mower does all of the hard work for you and it will even sail through long, damp, thick grass effortlessly.
The drive system is activated using a bail arm, which is usually located below the main handle bar (within easy fingertip reaching distance). Users simply need to start the mower via pull chord, button or key start and squeeze the bail arm when they’re ready to move. The addition of the bail arm prevents the mower from driving itself as soon as the mower is powered up, providing safety and reassurance.