American Lawn Mower 1705-16 16-Inch 7-Blade Reel Lawn 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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|Cutting width||16 inches|
|Item Dimensions||10 x 14 x 23 inches|
|Item Weight||28 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1705-16|
|Shipping Weight||26.1 pounds|
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705-16 Features: -Specifically designed to cut low-growing creeping grasses. -Tempered alloy steel reel and bed knife blade. -Unbreakable steel side plate. -Wheel height adjustable in 3 positions. -Plated handle with flared-type design. -Cutting height with adjustable 4-section roller. Product Type: -Reel mower. Finish: -Black; Gray. Material: -Steel/Plastic/Other. Hardware Material: -Steel/Aluminum. Number of Items Included: -3. Pieces Included: -Mower, assembly hardware, owner's manual. Dimensions: Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -47". Overall Width - Side to Side: -24". Overall Depth - Front to Back: -20". Overall Product Weight: -25 lbs.
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.
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My lawn is approximately 5000 square feet. And I live in a very hot climate in the summer and do not like to exert myself when it's hot out. And when the grass gets thick, it IS an exertion....remember, lawn mowers don't mow lawns, PEOPLE mow lawns...at least that is true in this case. I try to cut it once a week...probably closer to every 8 or 9 days. It would probably be less of an exertion if I could make myself get out there every 4 or 5 days, but I can't seem to make that happen. As I mentioned, my lawn is Bermuda, and I have noticed that the other grasses at the edge of my yard seem to cut easier when I roll over those areas. So maybe Bermuda is just extra hard to cut manually, I don't know.
My mower is a few months old and when the blades do get dull I predict I'll break down and go with the smallest gas mower I can find. In closing, I would say that IF I had a yard about half the size of mine, in a more temperate climate, and super flat terrain with no sticks, I would be very happy with this mower.
I unpackaged, assembled the mower and grass catcher (sold separately), adjusted the cut height, and cut my 1300 sq ft lawn in less than 1 hour. So yeah, it's easy to assemble, adjust, and use.
In my opinion this mower and the grass catcher is exactly what I expected, given the price. The quality of the mower assembly itself seems very good, but I can see why others have complained about the handle being cheap (it could defiantly be better), but with care it should last several seasons (maybe longer), and seems like it would be simple enough to replace if and when required.
It's not exactly easy to push (it's a little like work), but it's not exactly hard either. It seems easy enough to maneuver, but will take a little time to get use to it and develop a system that is best for cutting my lawn. After a few cuts I'm sure I will be very efficient with it.
I did have to go over some areas twice, but I had to do that with my power rotary mower also. My lawn is completely bordered by brick and cement and it leaves about 4" of uncut grass against all of the borders; so investing in a good trimmer is a must. And as other reviewers have stated, it will get hung up on debris in your yard, but it's not a big deal for me as I keep my grass short and clean.
I knew exactly what I was buying, so I was prepared to deal with all of the things I have discussed; again I was looking for a clean short cut and this does that, so for the price I'm happy. If I had to replace it, I might decide to invest in a more expensive mower, but this one does exactly what I need for now.
I can see that this type of mower is not for everyone, if your lawn is overgrown, or has a lot of debris; then you don't want this type of mower. This is really for someone that is trying to keep their lawn looking like a golf course, so if that's you, look no further.
Of course, one should be careful with any machine. I wouldn't operate this without long pants, a shirt, and closed shoes (even work gloves and cap), for example. Nor would I stick my fingers into it, even though there is no engine. I'd be sure of being physically able as to tolerate moderately strenuous exercise. Treat this mower gently, and don't force it if it should stick--just back it up and push again. If the grass has gotten a little tall, make a slow cut (even two steps forward and one back if necessary), and then go back over it faster in the opposite direction. It'll cut and mulch nicely.
I owned a very nice power mower once upon a time, and though I liked it I don't think I'd go back to it. Enjoy the harmony of nature and the hum of your own thoughts while you work.