In a third embodiment, a push mower cleaning tool similar to the second embodiment has shorter handle, which requires the mower deck to be tipped over or tipped on its side for cleaning. However, the handle is still long enough to keep the operator's hands away from the mower blade.
FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a riding lawn mower cleaning tool according to the present invention. The elongated handle is shown broken to conserve space in the illustration.
In a second embodiment, a push mower cleaning tool includes a handle with a cleaning blade attached to one end of the handle. The cleaning blade includes a shaft and a scraping blade that extends at an angle relative to the handle and shaft. In both embodiments, the handle is of sufficient length when compared to the diameter of the mower deck such that the underside of the deck can be cleaned without the operator's hands entering into close proximity with the mower blade.
The present invention relates to lawn mower cleaning tools. In a first embodiment, a riding lawn mower cleaning tool includes an elongated handle and a cleaning blade attached to one end of the handle. The cleaning blade includes a shaft attached to the handle and a generally L-shaped scraping blade attached to the shaft. A first leg of the scraping blade extends upward and the second leg of the scraping blade extends horizontally when the handle is oriented horizontally. This permits the scraping blade to scrape under the mower deck and around the inside of its circumferential wall while a portion of the handle remains available outside the mower deck for the user to hold.