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Old 08-20-2010, 07:25 AM
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Make sure you have a place local who can sharpen your mower.
Great Point Chris!!! There is some upkeep to a reel mower.

Also check out some of the local hardware stores. Some of them carry powered reel mowers.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:29 AM
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Make sure the place that sharpens has the capability to grind the reel.

If you sell a TruCut to a friend on LawnSite and buy a Trimmer style reel mower you will miss it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:35 AM
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You can also ask around on the forum. There may be a friend out there willing to sale you their reel mower!
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:45 AM
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This is the very best reel mower in the world right here:


California Trimmer
Not from a maintenance stand point they sure aren't. A royal pain to spin grind and relief. Search all of my posts about reel mowers, used sourcing, there is a lot of data I will not repeat here.

For limited homeowner use, especially with no experience in reel mowers, I'd recommend at heights between .75" to 1.5" to use a Hyiater Harriet rotary mower. Search Seagrove's web site as they are the importers now - excellent mowers that bag well at low heights and if you have trees or foreign matter all over your yard these work very well.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:39 AM
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Anyone interested in selling their reel mower? Found a few in Atlanta but nothing local here in Cabot, AR. Thanks

I think i'm leaning towards McLane since I can have it serviced here locally.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:35 AM
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I have a 25 inch tru cut with the roller for sale
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:22 AM
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I have a 25 inch tru cut with the roller for sale
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How much? I wish you were closer. Is it a 7 blade?
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:56 AM
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I own the new Eastman 25" Reel that is roller drive. I also own a tru-cut 25" that is wheel drive. I personally find that the Trimmer/Eastman is not very hard to use, in fact I find that a tru-cut will drag you around. I can see the Tru-cut being useful for a small yard. My back lawn is only 300 sqf and I use my Eastman on it, it's easy enough to lift up the roller at the end of each pass. I know for certain that Eastman's reel and clutch assemblies are made way better than tru-cut's. My tru cut will jam up on thick zoysia where my trimmer won't. My Tru-cut's reel was once bent, never had that problem with Eastman or Trimmer. But the Tru-cut is way more maneuverable, but is heavier than the Eastman/Trimmer. I really hate Eastman's way of securing the grass catcher to the mower, it will be pushed into the reel if you hit a wall or bush. That means an embarrassing PITA for the operator.

I can guarantee you a reel will outperform any rotary, no matter how nice it is.

Once again, comparing Coke and Pepsi.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:28 AM
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i am selling a reel mower - greenmaster 3050 riding mower, all you need are the reels.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:25 PM
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No, comparing Coke to water. A reel is by no doubt the only way to make bermuda look its best.
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