Consider A Career in Lawn Mower Construction?

Consider A Career in Lawn Mower Construction?

A career as a gunsmith is as honorable as any. However, have you also considered other similar mechanical alternatives such as a career in building lawn mowers. The lawn mower industry is booming and the degree of difference in the types of mowers available on the market vary widely. Starting from basic push mowers right up to ride on commercial mowers, you just need to jump online to read mower reviews to see the variety of quality in the build too.

How Is a Mower Built?

This is the first question many of my inquisitive students ask in their first semester. And the answer is, there’s no one way. Let’s start with the raw materials. A mower can be made up of over 270 parts with the engines ranging from 2 cycle to 4 cycle cylinders. Like with being a master gunsmith, you will be dealing with mostly metal in the mower industry. The major components include the mower pan, engine, and blades.

What is the Process to Build A Mower?

First step is to unloading the parts on arrival from the distributors and trolley them into the factory. Next we ready for the machine stamping of the mower pan. How we actually undertake this varies on the material we are using. After stamping, the pan is moved to a plasma cutter which cuts the holes to attach the other parts.

We then weld on the deflecting plates and a array of other parts then take the machine to be painted. The painting process is divided up into a few steps and is similar to painting the gun after processing. Firstly we clean the parts before spraying them with a powder painter in a closed off room.

Once painting is complete, the parts are all sent off for the baking process where they are permanently fixed together to be able to withstand the beating of many years mowing.

The top handlebars are then shaped using heavy welder. Once welded, they are punched with holes for installing the starting switch, controls and pan accessories.

All while this is going on, we have quality control there to ensure that everything is done soundly and to the best workmanship possible.

As you can see, taking up a job as a mower constructor can be quite challenging and fun at the same time, and don’t forget, it’s very in demand at the moment. Like being a gunsmith, it’s very hands on and you will learn many life skills in the process. Hope to see you at our next course opening at the beginning of next year.

James Crum

“Attending a gunsmith training program is a great help not only for learning and improving skills but also in gaining good reputation when starting a repair shop. Gunsmithing is an ideal small business idea and completing the training course will be the key to realize my own business.”

Victor Wolf

“The course included in the training program is excellent. The instructors are licensed to impart their knowledge and skills pertaining to repairing guns or firearms. They provide materials to be used in the workshop; thus, it’s very easy to complete the projects. Likewise, the theory is updated and the workshop is well-supervised.”

Willie Campbell

“Before I decided to enroll on a training course from this gunsmith school, I had checked other schools offering gunsmith training program. I found out that this school offers the most comprehensive course that can help me become a good gunsmith. The knowledge and skills I have learned from the training course are great help to start a new business once I retire from work.”

Raymond Cruz

“The course materials provided by the school were complete and very thorough. Everything is well-described and designed logically making the learning process easy and fun. The instructors are very approachable and always willing to help when questions arise. I can even call them when something isn’t clear for me.”

Pete Pinder

“The good thing about enrolling to this school is that everyone is welcome. I have been an unskillful gunsmith for many years; that’s why I decided to take a training course so that I can enhance my knowledge and skills in foxing guns professionally. In spite of the competitive course, the price is very affordable.”