Best Reel Mower

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Best Gas Powered Reel Mower


After MANY models and much testing, Doc finally made his top pick for best reel mower.  In the video below he tells you the rules you should follow which include certain reel mower features to look for.  It’s critical that you understand how these features impact the way you cut.

Where to buy the Reel Mower – ***READ THIS***

Doc STRONGLY suggests you purchase from the distributor below. Not only do they retail them but will answer questions and stock parts. They start around $1500 with shipping.  Model notes…  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.  It will not cut what the page says.  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.


Bermuda Lawn Guide.


The grooved front roller is only sold via the link above.

grooved roller reel mower

The drop down drive wheel.

reel mower drive wheel

The has directional fins to help clippings go forward.

reel mower clippings

About Mclane Mowers

This model is equipped with the Honda GX-Series Industrial Engine and will cut as low as 5/8″ and as high as 1.5″. Shipped Freight-FREE to 48 States, excluding only Hawaii & Alaska.

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.

Unlike a regular rotary blade mower, McLane Reel Mowers provide a precision cut and a healthier lawn by cutting much lower without scalping . . . helping the turf to develop a more extensive root system and becoming more drought tolerant. This is why you will never see an athletic field, tennis court, or golf course green being cut with a rotary mower, not even one time.

All McLane Reel mowers are Made in the USA and feature quality components including induction heat-treated cutting reels and bed knifes for the ultimate in precision and reliability.

McLane mowers are equipped with Touch-A-Matic drive controls for smooth and easy operation, along with roller drive for positive traction. All McLane cutting reels use only high-quality ball-bearings for maximum service life and the smoothest possible operation. Mclane Reel Mowers and Edgers are available with your choice of Honda GX-Series Industrial-grade or Briggs & Stratton Engines.



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Reel Mower
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Gas Reel Mower
USD 1790.00
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Available in Stock

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