Reel Lawn Mowers
Mentioning reel mowers in some of our other articles has gotten us into some trouble as our valued readers (and subscribers as we like to call them) have been urging us to delve a little deeper into these fashionable, environmentally friendly machines.
In a perfect world, I’d say that everyone should be using a reel mower. These beauties (made by a number of companies, such as Locke, Scotts— or John Deere and Brill) are most likely what people in heaven use to mow, as they do not pollute the air, ground or environment with noise or fuel.
Additionally, reel models also provide your body and mind with needed exercise and satisfaction. In may seem sort of strange, but these mowers will take your mind off the daily grind and into a sort of meditative, tranquil trance.
However, in the real world, all of the mind, body and spirit (and doing good things for the Earth) are great. It is ideal. But, with huge pastures and commercial lawn care and industrial mower companies making loads of money, not everyone will push the use of reel mowers. The important point is that those who are able; those with small yards, with enough time and who want to set a good example to others, should think about the possibilities and savings a reel model can provide.
Nowadays, reel mowers have excellent blades that can last for years without needing replaced or sharpening. These mowers are often light, can be used with a grass catcher and can come with safe sharpening kits. The units often weigh between 17- and 40-pounds. Often, they also have durable wheels that grip any type of terrain (even damp or dew-filled grass) and have adjustable heights. So, if you want a lawn that looks both professional and want to do something good for you and your environment, purchasing a reel mower might be the way to go.