Backlapper Electric

There are some major advantages:

  • Having your cylinder re-ground is time-consuming and keeps the mower out of action.
  • Frequent grinding will shorten the life of the cutting cylinder.
  • Backlapping will improve the cutting action by removing nicks and high spots and will give you a perfect mating between the cutting cylinder blade and bottom blade.
  • Backlapping increases the life of the bottom blade.
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Grinding of cutting cylinders is generally done twice a year. However, backlapping the cutting cylinder can be done after every cutting, because it only takes an average of 7 min.

The Protea Backlapper can be used on all reel mowers, one only needs to change the driving cog to suit the mower. The picture shows the driving cog for the Protea HD mower.

The driving cog fits in and around the cutting cylinder sprocket and drives the cutting cylinder. The cutter chain needs to be removed beforehand.

Additional information


3/4HP Single phase 3 phase optional


Height adjuster

Optional driving cogs

BG Mower, HD mower, SI mower, Golf mower


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Have any questions or need clarification on something? We might have answered your questions already. Read through these frequently asked questions below, otherwise you are welcome to send us a message.

What is a cylinder mower?

A cylinder mower is a lawnmower that features a cutting cylinder (a reel of blades that form a helical shape around a shaft). The cutting cylinder is in constant contact with a bottom blade/bedknife and when in use, utilises a shearing action to cut the grass between the blades.

Why use a cylinder mower instead of a rotary mower?

A cylinder mower will deliver a far superior finish in comparison to a rotary mower, especially on the lawn that is kept relatively short (i.e. below 15mm in length). 

An additional benefit to utilising a cylinder mower is the fact that it will also promote a healthier lawn over the long-term. 

Is Protea Turf Equipment really South African?

Yes, we take pride in the fact that over 95% of our components are locally sourced and all fabrication takes place within South Africa.

Does Protea Turf offer ride-on mowers?

We do not manufacture ride-on mowers; however, our entire range of mowers is self-propelled. It is possible to fit a trailer seat on a select few of our products, enabling the operator to sit and be towed by the machine during cutting.

Do you offer services on your machines?

Absolutely. We encourage all Protea customers to consider having their machine serviced at least once a year. By doing so, wearable components can be replaced before they cause avoidable damage to the machine. A Bonus - our quotations on repairs and services are 100% obligation-free.

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