Fluck, R. C. and P. Busey. 1988. Energy for mowing turfgrass. Trans. ASAE 31:1304-1308.
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.
|In this experiment, a gasoline-powered rotary mower used considerably more energy than an electric mower.|
|Energy consumption per unit area|
|Mower||Total power, Pi (kW)||Gasoline (ml)||Direct, Pit/a (Wh/m2)||Total primary, Ppt/a (Wh/m2)|
|St. Augustinegrass, Stenotaphrum secundatum|
|bahiagrass, Paspalum notatum|