Known in the UK as cuts per metre.

How it’s used

It is a measurement of the number of times a cylinder blade brushes past the bottom blade over a distance of a metre.

Timing of use

The finer the grass surface the higher the clip rate.

Effects of incorrect procedure

A ribbed appearance in the surface by attempting to reduce grass too much in a single operation.

Equipment needed

The greater the number of blades on a cylinder, the higher the clip rate. Some mowers have a high speed cylinder and reduced blades.

Practical Tips

The higher the clip rate the better the finish.