Development and Slope-Mowing Application of LD-1300 Crawler Mower
For large-area slope turf nursing, existing self-propelled mower is unsuitable to operate on slope while hand-propelled or backpack mower works with intensive labor and low efficiency. The development of LD-1300 crawler mower resolves this problem: being supported with articulated suspension, the generator set is vertical automatically relying on gravitation, at this rate it is suitable to operate on any slope; crawler traveling mechinanics can work for a long distance and climb up abrupt slope; adjustable knife suits grass of different height; suspended knife can be upturned, for convenience of the mower to move and turn; knife protection cover and floating wheel can protect the knife and people and livestock around; retractable lever at both sides of the mower will protect the mower from side flip. Compared with backpack mower, the efficiency of crawler mower is 2.4 times higher and the cost is nearly half. While it can work in high quality and efficiency with low cost, the crawler mower is economical and can be extended in relevant field.
Ran Chen and Wenli Yao
Q. G. Li et al., "Development and Slope-Mowing Application of LD-1300 Crawler Mower", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 230-232, pp. 117-121, 2011