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Energy for Mowing Turfgrass

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 31 (5): 1304-1308. (doi: 10.13031/2013.30861) @1988
Authors:   Richard C. Fluck, Philip Busey

ABSTRACT ENERGY for mowing turfgrass was measured with an electric-motor-powered rotary mower and microprocessor-controlled electric power/demand analyzer. Mowing energy increased with increased fertilization, decreased mowing height, and increased moisture on the turfgrass, and varied with genotype. A gasoline-powered mower required more direct and total primary energy for mowing turfgrass than an electric mower.

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