What you are about to witness is either a really cool compost chopper or my horrible destruction.
It crossed my mind as I went to get my water bottle “it’s still running, what’s the worst that could happen?”
I also got an empty steel 55gallon drum..
I think we all know where we’re going with this one. It’s ok though I saw it on the internet so I’m a pro now.
The first step in this process is to take the mower into the lair (actually a barn) to see if the blade will work with the circumference of the barrel. Since large gaping flesh wounds are less than optimal, this is a rather important step.
The first stop is always ALWAYS disconnect the spark plug. Next we prop it up and remove the blade and mounting bolts.
Next I wanted to visually see that the blade would fit. It does but the tolerances are tight. Here’s where we are at now. The mower is now just an engine and blade, and the barrel is marked for the first cuts.
Until next time…