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American Lawn Mower 1414-16 16-Inch Standard Push Full Feature Reel Lawn Mower With T-Style Handle (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • 16-inch cutting width
  • 10-inch cast iron wheels
  • Easy height adjust from 1/2-inch to 2-1/2-inch
  • Powder coated finished handle lasts longer and prevents rust

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  • Shipping Weight: 32 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001LF2O8E
  • Item model number: 1414-16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,600 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

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. 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, 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. American Lawn Mower 16-inch cutting width reel lawn mower. 4 spider 5 blade ball bearing reel. Heat treated alloy steel blades and cutter bar. 10-inch cast iron wheels with radial tread tires. Easy height adjustment 1/2-inch to 2-1/2-inch. flare style handle

Product Description


Make the switch to an eco-friendly lawn mower with the American Lawn Mower Standard Full 16 Inch Push Reel Mower 1414-16.

Easy height adjustment. Remove wing nut and move the carriage bolt up or down for adjustments from 1/2 " to 2 1/4" with adjustable 4 - section roller
Powder coated dandle with flare design
Cushion handle grips
20 x 24 x 42.5
Item weight: 30 pounds
1 year warranty
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The American product line is timeless, offering a complete line of push reel mowers for over 100 years. Environmentally friendly products, simple to use and maintain, providing the precision cut and solution for "Blue, Green & Clean".
American Lawn Mower Company, the largest producer of push reel mowers operating in the United States, is a family-owned business with manufacturing facilities in Shelbyville, IN, and administrative offices in Muncie, IN. The company was founded in 1895 by the family of Robert B. Kersey, the grandfather of the company's current president. In 1936 American Lawn Mower Company purchased another push reel mower manufacturer, Great States Corporation in Shelbyville, In. Today the company still operates out of the same plant and makes push reel mowers under both the American and Great States label with 50 employees producing 700 to 900 mowers a day. American Lawn Mower also manufactures mowers for the Scotts company.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The mower works great and is easy to push despite the weight.
A. White
Occasionally I do have to go over a spot twice to take down a taller blade of grass, but no biggie.
Lumi
It cuts grass nicely and plows through the rough patches without getting all dainty.
M. Rickey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

102 of 102 people found the following review helpful By A. Jacques on May 6, 2009
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Now I researched reel mowers for a while before my purchase. Here is what I found- American Reel Mower Company makes both the Scott's AND Great Lawns mowers. All are made in China now EXCEPT for model 1414-16! This one mower is still made in the US. It is heavier duty than the rest- cast iron construction. Yes, it is heavier, but mows better because of the weight. I called the American Mower Co. to verify all of this information. If you know what these mowers are all about (don't try cutting 6" high grass in one pass) then THIS is the mower to buy. I love mine and it will surely last for years!
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Allnut on August 18, 2009
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The pros:

This mower is made in the USA! It pushes easy and is lightweight. It is easy to assemble.

The cons:

The clips that hold the rollers in place are plastic. The entire mower is metal except for these 2 little clips and the rubber wheels. The problem is that when adjusted to the highest setting the bar that fits into these clips holding the rollers falls out and your roller assembly comes off. Come on American mower, you maybe saved 2 bucks making this plastic. Made in the USA means we make things great! Let's fix that.

I bought this mower based on one of the recommendation that it works well with St. Augustine grass we have in Florida. I have to take issue with that recommendation. St. Augustine should be cut at a height of 3 inches or more. At it's highest this mower goes to 2.5 inches. Your mower, in actuality, has to adjust even higher to compensate for the thickness of the lawn. You can easily sink into a thick carpet of St. Augustine. At 2.5 inches, this mower was scalping my grass.

Aside from the flawed roller assembly, I think this mower would be fine with a northern type grass.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By AK_girl on July 12, 2009
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My dad has called me two weeks in a row to see how things are going and I totally shocked him when I told him I was mowing the lawn. I have always despised mowing the lawn and for three decades he has heard nothing but complaints from me about it. This mower is a little heavier than I expected, but it seems very sturdy and makes a quick, easy job of taking care of our small lawn. It is quiet and efficient. Our yard is in no way, shape, or form perfect -- there are lumps and divits all over, and even the occasional hard root knob sticking up, and over the years it has developed a variety of "crops" including several kinds of grasses and a lot of weeds. I was nervous about using a push-reel mower since we don't have a smooth, uniform lawn and I have read that that is important for using manual mowers. So far, it has done a superior job and the lawn looks better than it did when we used a power mower in the past (faster, too). We still have to use an electric trimmer around the edges, but overall, this mower has really changed my attitude about yard work.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By George on June 30, 2009
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We have been using this for almost 2 months now. The lawn looks more and more like a golf green every week. You don't realize that much of the brown in the grass is from the mower tearing the blades. You still need an edger as the blades don't cut the outer 1-2 inches of the wheelbase. But for us with concrete trim, we would need to do that anyways with a deck mower. Love it. Also, the heavy wheels (come on, it is only 30 some lbs and we can easily carry it) help to keep traction even in moist grass.

Cost-effective too! Our friends and family are amazed at what we paid for a lawn mower. Takes about 10 minutes to mow our small patch of grass. Well built. I suspect that we will have a well mowed lawn over the next 10 years for less than the price of gas alone.

NB: Make sure that you get the 1414-16 model as it is the only one still made in the USA (probably due to the heavy wheels). Many of the other mowers that I tried in the stores with the plastic wheels had trouble with alignment and traction even on flat concrete. The 1414-16 digs in and spins away, even on recently rained on grass. I can actually mow after a rain shower!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Hardy on August 18, 2010
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If this is your first reel mower and you are used to a gas or electric model, this mower will take some getting used to. Your lawn will also need some time to adjust, but the time and effort are worth it! The mower provides an excellent, clean cut leaving your lawn looking properly shorn rather than "whipped" short. The results are amazing! I bought the catcher attachment, but have stopped using it as the clippings provide water-conserving mulch and a natural source of nitrogen for the lawn. I can honestly say my lawn has never looked better. I would have given five stars, but there are a couple of caveats. First, the overlap is rather excessive. Once your lawn has adjusted to the mower - and it takes around four weeks of mowing - you will be able to see the wheel tracks from your previous pass. Unlike traditional mowers where you have a near zero clearance margin, you will need to overlap the previous pass by at least 1/3 the mower's width. This results in more passes. Secondly, I mow my lawn twice in perpendicular/intersecting patterns. This gets some of the blades missed in the first mowing and it minces the clippings making a more effective mulch. I don't mind it so much as the results are awesome, but this mower does require a bit more work.

On the plus side, it is made in the USA! The quality is evident in the heft and smoothness of operation. Several of my family members laughed at my retrograding to a reel mower, but I love this mower. It is near silent and does not create a hay-fever-inducing dust cloud. I can mow early in the morning, when the grass blades are standing nice an tall, without disturbing the neighbors. The dew hardly affects the mower. Maintenance involves an occasional application of WD-40 to the cutting surfaces.
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