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A cylinder mower has a bottom blade and blades on the cylinder which act as a cutting action.

How it’s used

On a pitch mower when you need to cut very low you are limited by the thickness of the bottom blade. A shaver bottom blade is thin with no lip so a pitch can be cut very low.

Timing of use

Used for cricket pitch preparation.

Effects of incorrect procedure

Can scalp the ground.

The hardened edge of the blade can be damaged easily.

Equipment needed

A pitch mower with a high clip rate and a shaver bottom blade fitted.

Practical Tips

Keep a spare; because they are thin they get damaged by hitting a stone or a lost cricket spike.