Power Reel Mowers
A personal note from Doc…
There is always a BETTER reel mower based on whom you talk to… but I’m no mechanic. I want a mower that is EASY and simple to work on and repair / maintain myself. It’s one reason I really stick with the McLanes. I can actually take apart the entire unit and reassemble it WITHOUT FEAR. They keep it simple. The same basic design, USA made for decades.
REGARDLESS of the size of your lawn, I ALWAYS tell people to by a reel mower that is 25″ or wider. WHY? because the wider the mower the more forgiving and smoother the cut.
The link below will take you to the EXACT model.
Doc stresses a few points about power reel mowers. Understand that while price is a factor, he mainly focuses on the FUNCTION of the reel mowers. It’s critical that your reel mower match your cutting needs and style or else you simply won’t like using it.
Why Mclane Reel Mowers?
Because of the VALUE… made in USA… and the ability to cut SLOWLY when you need to cut in tight restricted areas. When pricing out reel mowers make sure you price out 25″ models or larger.
Where to buy the Reel Mower
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 plus shipping.
Tight Spaces? Corners? Fences? Gardens?
Summary… I want the engine RPM to remain the SAME SPEED while at the same time slowing down to a CRAWL to focus on tight spaces, curves, gardens, etc. The TRU CUT reel mower is the only unit made with DUAL CLUTCHES that allow the engine RPM to remain constant, yet you can slow down to NOTHING… barely moving… and keep cutting.