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American Lawn Mower 1705-16 16-Inch Bent Reel Mower

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  • Hand pushed bent reel mower specifically designed to cut low-growing, creeping grasses
  • Cutting heights from 1/2 to 2-1/4 inches with adjustable 7-section roller and 3-position adjustable wheel height
  • Made of durable tempered alloy steel; unbreakable steel side plate; 4-spider 7-blade, ball bearing reel design
  • 10-inch composite wheels with radial tread tires; 1-inch welded torsion bar frame; painted flare-style cushion-grip handles
  • 16-inch cutting width; assembles in 10-15 minutes
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Length 23 inches 23.1 inches 11.5 inches 28 inches
Height 10 inches 13.8 inches 2 inches 10 inches
Width 14 inches 10.6 inches 5.5 inches 18 inches
Weight 28 pounds 25 pounds Information not provided 34 pounds
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 14 x 10 inches ; 28 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 27 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in US
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00004R9UL
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 1705-16
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,318 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

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The American Lawn Mower Company 16-inch bent reel mower is a simple, efficient, and effective blade-and-reel mower, fueled by manpower and specifically designed to cut low-growing, creeping grasses. Made of durable tempered alloy steel with an unbreakable steel side plate, this 4-spider, 7-blade, ball bearing reel design gives you cutting heights ranging from 1/2 inch to 2-1/4 inches using the adjustable 7-section roller and 3-position adjustable wheel height. This mower features durable 10-inch composite wheels with radial tread tires and molded hub caps, 1-inch torsion bar frame, flare-style painted handles with cushioned grips, and a 16-inch cutting width for quick, maneuverable action. This mower can be put together quickly in 10 to 15 minutes.

Product Description

1705-16 Features: -Product Type:Reel mower -Product Type:Push mower -Distressed:No. Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom:47 -Overall Width - Side to Side:24 -Overall Depth - Front to Back:22 -Overall Product Weight:25


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Customer Reviews

It is no harder to push than a gas mower.
M. Payne
It cuts like butter, we have a bermuda grass lawn.
D. Marrs
It was very easy to assemble and works very well.
James DaRoot

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196 of 207 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 2000
Nearly every homeowner in my immediate area (where the lawns average less than 1/4 acre) possesses a giant, smelly, noisy gas powered mower. Surely a better way existed, but what to do? A reel mower, one state-of-the-art, simple to operate and quiet fills the bill. This product is easy to assemble (lawn cutting out of the box within 20 minutes), easy to use (I let my seven-year-old son push it around with supervision for a few minutes) and very effective on our small yard. Furthermore, the slippery handle grips mentioned above were neither easy to put on (unless lubricated with a bit of soapy water) or easily removed. If you have a small, relatively flat yard - you can't go wrong. The unit is quite maneuverable and generates about as much noise as roller-blade skates.
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105 of 109 people found the following review helpful By J. M. Cranford on April 28, 2001
I bought the Great States model 1415-16 mower from Amazon two years ago. The same company makes the Great States, American, and Scotts brands... You can't buy directly from Great States/American and Amazon has the best selection. From what I've read and experienced, buy the lightest mower with at least five blades. I'll tell you this. These aren't your father's reel mowers. Today's reel mowers are state-of-the-art. Once you buy one of these, you'll never go back to gas. The one I have can compete with any of the "best" gas-driven mowers on my street. It's easy to push, more gentle on the grass, and doesn't pollute. Best of all? No starting. No gas. No maintenance. I haven't had to sharpen the blades yet. This is one item I can recommend without reservation.
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Steven Carter on June 10, 2000
I've used one of these lawnmowers for years in Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, and now Minnesota. Unless you've got a very large yard (in which case I'd recommend you plant something more interesting than grass!) or let your grass grow very tall, these work well. They are far safer than gasoline and electric lawnmowers. If you hit a stick or rock with this type, the blades just stop! Neighborhood kids will be so surprised to see one of these that they often offer to cut part of the yard just to try it out. I'll never go back to a huge, noisy, stinkin' gas mower. When I'm done cutting the grass, I just hang the mower on a hook on the garage wall. No plugs, no oil, no gas. It doesn't get better than this.

12/07/11 Update: Actually, it does get better than this! I purchased a Fiskars 6201 18-Inch 5-Blade Momentum/Stay Sharp Push Reel Lawn Mower from Amazon and have entered a new realm of grass cutting. It cost a lot more but the technology is far more advanced. Fiskars has cleverly placed the wheels behind the cutting blades instead of to the sides and cuts the grass by trapping it between sharp blades rather than having the blades hit a striker plate. There are many more improvements that you can see in the videos for the Fiskar lawnmower. Sure, the Fiskars model cost a lot more but it's worth it.
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful By N. Hartley on June 5, 2000
An old BMX biking trick for putting handles on easily and making them stick is to spray them down with hair spray before slipping them on. They go on real easy when wet and are stuck tight when dry.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 2002
I was looking for a small light weight mower that didn't wear you out pulling the starter cord just to get it going,or one that didn't need a long cord to hassle with. This mower fits the bill. It was easy and quick to assemble. I took it for a run around the yard. It really cuts great. The only down side was that some of the long grass tended to wrap around the axle, I had to stop and unwind that. So far I haven't had to adjust the cutting height, that looks like it might be a challenge when the time comes. Over all, I rate this as one of the better purchases I've made.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By a sci-fi reader on May 30, 2003
This is the fourth reel lawn mower that I have owned in the past 30 years. It took about ten minutes to read the instructions and assemble it. I then immediately cut my lawn and had excellent results. My lawn is about 50% grass and 50% weeds with a lot of sticks and branches scattered about. This mower performed the best of all the mowers that I have used.
I must comment on many other reviewers who noted either as an observation or a complaint that that this mower will not cut sticks or branches. This is absolutely true. But none of my previous push reel mowers could either. This situation is normal for a push reel mower. So if you are used to a power mower and have decided to go "natural", then be advised that cutting with a push mower means more physical work.
Another point that I must make. I have never owned a power mower. The primary reason is safety. It is almost impossible to cut off fingers or toes with a push mower. I assume it could be done but I have not figured out how. Many people who have criticized or commented negatively about why I would want such an old fashioned device have little retort when I point out that I know of no one who has lost a finger or toe with a push mower. Whereas I personally know of several people who have with power mowers.
This machine has fulfilled all expectations and I have no problem recommending this mower to anyone who likes a little exercise.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 2001
your grass. I've had mine for about 7 years. It definitely needs sharpening every other year, but it's a great little mower for smallish yards. If you don't have a smallish yard, save the money you would've spent at a gym and buy this mower -- [or the 18" or 20" which I'm now considering] -- it's also a great workout! Beware of letting your grass get too long, though. Hard to cut if long, esp. weeds. Nice that you don't hassle at all with gas, oil, noise and general smellyness of regular mower. Must edge with weedeater.
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