How to Make a Turbo Lawn Mower

A turbo lawnmower is a type of lawnmower that has an engine with an exhaust gas-driven turbine, which produces power for the crankshaft. This allows the engine to run at high rpm without losing control because it’s not connected to the drive train. Better fuel efficiency, less noise and vibration than conventional engines, and much higher horsepower per liter. 

Many people have a lawn and garden to take care of using a rotary mower. The problem with these is that they can be very heavy and leave clumps of grass behind. This blog post will show you how to make a turbo lawn mower so that it’s easier on your body, less expensive than buying one, and faster than using a regular one!

How to Make a Turbo Lawn Mower

10 Reasons Why you Should Make a Turbo Lawn Mower:

1. Optimal for Tough Areas

Turbo lawnmowers are the best choice for lawns with tough grass. With two or three blades instead of just one, they can power through thicker patches of grass that would usually give a regular push lawnmower a tough time.

2. No Gas Required

Turbo lawn mowers are operated by electricity, so there is no gas required. Electric motors conserve our resources and help prevent pollution of the environment.

3. Rechargeable Batteries

Turbo lawn mowers come with rechargeable batteries and a charger. This means you don’t have to stop working mid-lawn to charge the battery, and you never have to spend extra money on replacement batteries.

4. Safer than Standard Lawn Mowers

Turbo lawn mowers are safer than standard lawn mowers because they don’t have sharp blades (for the most part). The risk of injury is greatly diminished.

5. Productivity Guaranteed

Turbo lawn mowers are guaranteed to make short work of your garden, whether you’re using them on regular grass or thick patches of tough grass. You’ll finish up your work faster than ever before!

6. Customizable

Turbo lawn mowers are customizable to fit your personal needs! It is easy to customize the blades, replaceable batteries, and chargers, and there are custom options available depending on the model of the turbo lawnmower you choose.

7. Environmentally Friendly

Turbo lawn mowers don’t require gas or oil, and they don’t need a spark plug. They’re entirely green! They also use rechargeable batteries, which makes them even friendlier to the environment.

8. More Features

Turbo lawn mowers have more features than traditional push lawnmowers. Most models of turbo lawnmowers come with headlights, custom blades, removable battery packs, and more.

9. Save Money

Turbo lawn mowers allow you to save money in the long run because they use rechargeable batteries instead of gas or electricity. You also save money by not having to buy spark plugs or oil for your mower.

10. Healthier Lawns

Turbo lawn mowers are a type of lawn mower that is better for your lawn than traditional push lawn mowers. They don’t require gas or oil, and usually come with safety features like headlights and custom blades. This allows you to cut grass evenly and effectively, leaving your lawn in better shape!

Reasons of Making a Turbo lawnmower

Tool and Supplies Required:

  • 1 Lawn Mower
  • 2 Hose Clamps
  • 6 Feet of Aircraft Cable
  • Wire Extensions
  • Wire Stripper (or strong Scissors)
  • Electric Drill
  • Screwdriver

Steps to Follow: How to Make a Turbo Lawn Mower 

Step 1: Gather Information

You will need to know how much air the engine can handle at full throttle. This is usually around 90 cubic feet per minute (CFM). You should also know what type of air filter system your engine uses.

Step 2: Construct a Blow-Through System

This setup consists of an intake pipe that draws in clean outside air, a compressor that forces the air through an intercooler and then into your engine.

Step 3: Fabricate an Intercooler System

The intercooler system is essentially a heat exchanger. Air from your intake pipe cools down after passing through the compressor and exits another line into your engine’s air intake. An automotive radiator with some modifications can work as an intercooler.

Step 4: Fabricate a Throttle Linkage System

You will need to link all the components together so you can maintain a constant speed. A simple control cable used with model airplane throttles and a dedicated hydraulic system can work.

Step 5: Build an Intake System

The intake consists of another compressor to draw in outside air, which is also filtered with an inline air filter similar to the one used on a turbocharged car.

Step 6: Install a Turbocharger System

A turbocharger consists of a compressor that draws in outside air and an exhaust turbine. The compressed air is then discharged into the engine’s intake manifold.

Installing a Turbocharger System

Step 7: Test your Turbo Lawn Mower

You are now ready to test your freshly built turbocharged mower. Start by engaging the control cable throttle at full speed, but be ready to quickly reduce the throttle if your mower is producing a lot of smoke. Also, if you are using an intercooler system, it may be necessary to make some adjustments.

Step 8: Modify for Better Performance

After testing your turbocharged mower, the first thing you will probably notice is that it had more power than before but was still lacking. This is because the engine may have been modified to reduce its capacity for safety reasons.

Step 9: Change the Blade and housing

The turbocharger you configured can potentially increase performance, but in doing so, it will also push the limits of your engine’s total speed capacity. You can modify your mower would be to change the blade and housing to accommodate the extra power and speed, using a higher displacement engine, or installing an intercooler system.

Step 10: Enjoy your Turbo Lawn Mower!

If you follow the steps in the article, you should be able to make a lawnmower that can do more than just cut grass. It can also be used to power a generator for an off-grid home. But as with anything, it’s important to be safe while you’re using it. Wear protective clothing and equipment while you’re operating the machine.

Note: Although it may seem like a lot of work to go through just to make a turbocharger system, the benefits include more power and an engine that will last longer because you push the maximum speed to a slower speed.

Tips to Maintain Your Turbo Lawn Mower:

1. Clean the underside of your lawnmower deck with a degreasing solution to remove rust, dirt, and debris.

2. Water will collect under your mower deck; be sure to check it often and drain when necessary.

3. Store in a dry, well-ventilated area to prevent oxidization/rust.

4. Fix any leaks on your mower to prevent water damage.

5. Maintain proper tire pressure to ensure maximum performance and safety of lawnmower.

6. Have blades sharpened or replaced as needed; inspect before each use for wear or damage.

7. Wipe the blades free of grass, leaves, and debris after each use to ensure safety.

8. Drain the gas tank and run the engine dry to prevent rust.


Making a turbo lawn mower is not difficult. If you are looking for an easy project with satisfying results, this guide on how to make a turbo lawn mower should be your next DIY endeavor. As always, we hope that our readers have found our blog post informative or at least entertaining to read through.

Let us know what projects you’re currently working on by leaving a comment below. We would love to hear from you! Thanks again for reading and don’t forget to share this article if you liked it!

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