How to Back Lap a Reel Mower
Doc shows you how to back lap your reel mower using a Mclane. The full reel mower back lapping done step by step including the reel to bedknife adjustment.
Back Lapping Video
Reel mowing lawns and Doc explains his top pick for reel mowers. The crew spends the day reel cutting the Bermuda lawns. During the hot summer months it’s often a good choice to reel mow later in the day when the temps are dropping and the sun is dropping. This prevents stress on the lawn. Doc reviews and explains the reel mower buying decision.
Reel Mower Rules
- You should strongly consider at least a 25″ wide mower.
- It must have the ability to back lap easily.
- It must have “throttling” controls and still cut without POWER MOVEMENT.
- It should be around $1800 + shipping. (Just over $2000 total)
Reel Mower Product Links
Reel Mower Special for Doc’s Viewers
PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING
Order ONLINE ONLY via the link below. (DO NOT CALL THEM) The point is to REDUCE customer service and personnel requirements during this time. When checking out, write “free grass catcher per Doc” in the notes / memo.
Doc STRONGLY recommends the 25″ GR series (not the greens keeper) This unit is more “inline” with the average homeowner. From the factory, it will cut between 3/4″ and 1.5″ tall. Also, he STRONGLY recommends the 25″ model. Most that buy any reel mower below this width end up wishing that they had gone wider in time. It produces a better cut and is better with uneven areas in the lawn.
The link below will take you directly to the 25″ model Doc suggest.
PRICING and Order Time NOTES:
The unit linked is roughly $1890 + roughly $200 freight (included in TOTAL price) plus front grooved roller (Included) and grass catcher (included). That total is about $2099.
Shipping times vary and are roughly 1-3 weeks due to COVID delays.
If that is too long for you… please don’t order.
BACK LAP TOOL
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PGF Complete lawn fertilizer
Sold in 18 and 40 lb bags. Great for all lawns warm and cool season. PGF will help get that thick green lawn.
PGF Complete is the PERFECT fertilizer for established spring lawns, new lawns, and new turf. Can be applied every 3-4 weeks during the growing season.
Cheap Organic Material
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS TO GET EXACT PRODUCT
#1 Click the bag below…
#2 In the product search box enter SKU → 507818999
#3 Add to your cart and buy for pickup at your location. This will HOLD the product for you since you PAID for it.
SUPER JUICE Spray Mix
Super Juice is a spray supplement that can be used on ANY type of lawn. Supplements help with the healthy green lawn all year long.
Free Bermuda Lawn Guide.
Click the book to see the free Bermuda lawn guide.
Reel Mower Information
All Mclane Front-Throw Reel mowers are made in the USA and feature induction heat-treated “Armor-Plate ” Reels and bed knives for the ultimate in precision and reliability. McLane mowers are equipped with Touch-A-Matic engine clutch controls and rear roller drive for smooth and easy operation and maximum traction. These mowers are ideally suited for all Bermuda, and Zoysia grasses.
The fully-adjustable Grooved Front Roller minimizes turf “roll down” common with smooth rollers and allows for precise adjustment to insure the smoothest possible cut from any reel mower.
Other features include:
- McLane is the only Engine-Powered Reel Mower manufactured 100% in the USA! ( Unbelievably, other manufacturers claim their reel mowers are “made in the USA” only to discover they are using 30% to 100% components which are actually manufactured overseas . . . )
- Designed specifically for Zoysia, Bermuda, and Paspalum grass, this mower will cut as low as 3/4″ and as high as 1.5″, the perfect range to keep these turf types healthy and looking great.
- Honda GX160 Industrial-Series Engine with cast-iron cylinder sleeve, low-oil shutdown, ball-bearing supported crankshaft, dual element air filtration system, large quiet exhaust, and XXL fuel tank
- Induction Heat-Treated, Armor-Plate 7-Blade Reel maximizes time between sharpenings
- Exclusive curved bed knife design provides an unmatched quality of cut
- Touch-a-matic Engine Clutch control provides maximum operator comfort without the need to feather a thumb-type drive
- Unique Grass Shield Diverter Fins evenly disperse grass clippings into catcher
- Shipped Freight-FREE to 48 States!