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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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.
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Top Customer Reviews
This mower is made in the USA! It pushes easy and is lightweight. It is easy to assemble.
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.
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!
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My grass must be too thick. I had to make short thrusts to even get it to move. It left blades uncut all over. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Hopefull Expectations
I purchased this lawn mower three years ago when I bought my house and have used it each year. It works really well, but does not cut very long weeds, which other reviewers have... Read morePublished 14 months ago by triplev
This is a good lawn mower for a condo-sized lawn, or a lawn that is mowed frequently. If you are not fanatical about maintaining your lawn, however, it may not work for you. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by The Mad Librarian
I love the concept of mowing by hand, so to speak. But be prepared: This will not do what a power mower does! It cannot lift the grass and give you that nice GI-issue haircut look. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by Meryl Logue
This works great on my lawn. It doesn't seem to get the long stemmed Dandelions, or work as well if the lawn is too long, so mow often and mow free of gasoline.Published on February 16, 2013 by MNred
why spend hundreds of dollars joining a gym when you can get your work out with this "green" machine? I knew what was needed to make this baby work....ME. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by hill killer
I bought a Scott's reel mower at a local big orange warehouse store and it felt very cheap. After reading reviews here, I purchased this mower and it feels just as solid as the... Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by Todd S. Murray
PURCHASED YOUR 14IN. REEL TYPE MOWER FROM AMAZONMIF I HAD KNOWN THAT THIS PRODUCT WAS MADE IN CHINA I WOULD HAVE NEVER PURCHASED IT. Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by BURT
This is a perfect item for people with a smaller yard, small stature or doesn't want to worry about gas, spark plugs, or cords. Read morePublished on October 4, 2011 by H. Trauger