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Advantages of a Reel Mower

The right product for the right times,

100 years ago and today...


The power source behind our mowers hasn't changed much in 100 years. It's still readily available on demand.You can still fuel it for the price of a banana and a glass of milk. It always works when you want it to, and it doesn't leave any residue for the environment to absorb other than a couple of foot prints in a perfectly cut lawn.

It's people. The power behind our mowers in 1895, and the power behind them today.

What has changed is the product available to the people. At American Lawn Mower Company, we've applied a century of technology to a good old fashioned idea: the reel lawn mower.

Today's reel mowers are lightweight and easy to maneuver.

They're ideal for today's smaller lawns, and today's hectic lifestyles.

They're always ready when you're ready, and they're almost maintenance free with no spark plugs to foul or engines to clog up.

They're good to the environment and they're good to the lawn, snipping the grass for a clean, precise cut. A cut that's helped us carve our niche as the nation's largest manufacturer of in-demand, on-demand reel mowers.

We've spent 100 years of perfecting our reel mower designs, streamlining our production processes and searching for the best possible materials to build the best reel mowers possible. And we're proud of all that. But more important still, we've spent the last 100 years, and we'll spend the next 100 more, keeping America Green.

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1. Spring loaded reel shaft provides smooth, accurate reel rotation.

2. Ball bearing assembly assures easy rolling action.

3. Hardened heat treated blades maintain a sharper edge and longer life.

4. Variable height adjustments accommodate a wide variety of turf conditions.

5. Formed and welded torsion tube designs add strength and durability.

6. Varied wheel sizes (8½" and 10") enhance maneuverability and make the mowers easy to push.

7. Ratchet reversing gear system delivers consistent reel action.

8. Locking bed knife blade adjustment allows precise setting for a clean cut.

9. Wide variety of cutting widths (14", 16", 18" and 20") and blade selections (4, 5 and 7) assure the best possible cut for many different turf types.

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Low Maintenance

Low Headaches

   No engine also pays off with low maintenance. No Gas. No oil. No spark plugs. No oily rags. No running to the gas station or hardware store to get supplies or parts. Reel mowers are simple mowers. Brush them off occasionally.Spritz the blades with WD-40. And sharpen them every other season.

Better Cut.

Better Lawn.

   Rotary mowers tear at the grass, hacking off the tops of blades and leaving them open to disease. Reel mowers snip the grass, cutting each blade like a pair of scissors. It's a precise, clean cut that makes for a healthier and more attractive lawn. And because of the cutting action of a reel mower you can leave reel clippings on the lawn. Reel mowers create a fine spray of clippings that act as a mulch and decompose quickly, releasing nitrogen into the lawn. Over the course of a cutting season, that mulch is equivalent to a free application of fertilizer.

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The "paper test" makes sure the cut is even across the reel.

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Easy to use.

Easy to store.

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Modern reel mowers are nothing like their clunky cousins of yesteryear. They're not bulky. They're not cumbersome. They're not a pain to push. They're light (only 16 - 32 pounds). They're maneuverable. And they're simple to store – whether you park them in the garage or hang them on the wall.

Every blades cut is adjusted to thousandths of an inch.


Best Design.

Best Performance.

   American lawn mowers have been crafted in the U.S. for more than 100 years. They're meticulously designed. They're precisely engineered. The blades are made with tempered alloy steel that holds an edge longer. The cut is calibrated to thousandths of an inch. There is no push mower easier to push. All it takes to start a reel mower is to start pushing. There's no cord to pull (anywhere from one to 1000 times). No key to remember. No idle to adjust. You push. It cuts. Every time. There is no better reel mower available.