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What does it stand for (FPM)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mower Mike, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Mower Mike

    Mower Mike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I have searched this site and search engines. I want to know what FPM stands for. It is used in reference to blade tip speed, but what does it stand for??? F=? P=? M=?.
  2. Mowing Mike

    Mowing Mike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    Feet Per Minute?
  3. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,227

    I believe it is feet per minute
  4. Mower Mike

    Mower Mike LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Thanks, it was driving me crazy. :dizzy:
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Feet per minute.

    The formula is inches of blade length times 3.14 times RPM divided by 12.

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