Reel Mower Power

2012-06-04


I adore mowing with my reel mower. It is quiet and powered by… well, me! It does a great job and without adding any noise pollution or gas pollution, or any tangled electric cords to deal with. I have even given them as gifts! Here’s a wonderful site to learn more:

“If you’ve never seen a reel mower, much less used one, then this site is a good place to start. Here, you’ll find all the basics about using a manual push reel mower. We’ll talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. And you’ll also find a full list of reel lawnmower brands and models that are available, along with plenty of facts about each one. Heck, we’re even going to show you how to assemble them, and give you links to all the owner’s manuals we can find and scan.” ReelMowers.org

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This video that 8-year-old Carrick made about switching to using a reel lawnmower recently won (along with 4 other videos) the MSN/Treehugger LiveEarth video contest. The theme of the contest was “What do you do in your own backyard to fight climate change?” and so this video is about using a reel mower instead of a gasoline lawnmower, and why it makes a difference:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=A2qpuGm_0dg

2 responses to Reel Mower Power

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    I need a reel mower with a bagging attachment. I regularly harvest the clippings (the “green” for garden bed building) 1-2 bags at a time, but mowing more than an acre of turf grass with it? I’d have time for little else! People with small lawns: take note. It’s great exercise too.

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      As someone with a small lawn (back yard square patch for shady lawn chairs and dog enjoyment) I agree that a push mower is Awesome exercise. And I so enjoy the soft whirring noise. And the fact one has to get the speed up to really cut the grass… I find that part fun! With it being a small patch, raking is easy to finish afterwards but a bag attachment is really helpful if you can get one. Thanks Shannon, for your great comment and always welcomed visit 😀 Hugs, Gina