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Flymo is a hover mower invented by Karl Dahlman. Dahlman invented the mower in 1964 after seeing Sir Christopher Cockerell's Hovercraft machine. "Flymo" is a brand name of the Swedish company Husqvarna AB, formerly a part of Electrolux. The mower is a variation of conventional gas-powered rotary push lawn mowers that uses a fan above the mower's spinning blades to allow the mower to "hover". The Toro Company introduced a FLYMO in 1965, Model 17000, serial number range 500001-599999.
Flymo mowers are powered rotary push lawn mowers that use a fan above the spinning blades to drive air downwards, thereby creating an air cushion that lifts the mower off the ground like a hovercraft. The operator can then more easily move the mower as it floats on this cushion over the grass. Hover mowers are necessarily light in order to achieve the air cushion and typically have plastic bodies with an electric motor. The lack of any wheels enables the mower to be more easily maneuvered around objects.
Other Flymo products
Flymo has also sold various lawn tractors and push mowers, among other lawn & garden equipment. Other products include:
- Petrol Lawnmowers (hovering and wheeled)
- Wheeled Electric Lawnmowers
- Hand Mowers
- Hedge Trimmers
- Garden Vacs