Thread: Locke Mowers
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:47 PM
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Locke mowers were once a big name in the industry. Reel mowers must be sharpened by a lap grinder. The cost of this grinding was high because it was labor intensive. Over the years rotary blade mowers became more popular because a rotary blade is much cheaper to sharpen. Golf courses still use some reel mowers. I think that the White House is still cut with reel mowers. Reel mowers gave a great cut because of the scissor like action of both blades meeting. Kind of cool to think back.
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