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Any experience with a ProMow reel mower?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Reel_Green, May 3, 2002.

  1. Reel_Green

    Reel_Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Sorry for the 2nd post. I think everyone thought my first post was an advertisement instead of a question.

    Has anyone had experience with the ProMow gang reel mowers? www.promow.com I have a 2.5 acre yard and am thinking of purchasing one of their gang mowers for my zoysia yard.
  2. Jim Clark

    Jim Clark LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Reel mowers give a much better cut than rotary mowers...period.

    When I was doing my 2 acres (pay someone now) I was using a 1978 National 84" Triplex reel mower. Less than 2 hours to cut and trim. Only took that long because of trees in front and slightly bumpy back yard so I went slower. The new version of my mower is advertized to cut up to 3.5 acres per hour.

    I really don't need mine anymore and would be interested in selling it. Here's a link to the new one like mine:

    I've attached a drawing from the front page of the manual.


  3. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    no but i like the name

  4. orangejbird

    orangejbird LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Anyone looked at these? I keep getting emails from them.
    Durability? Limited use?
  5. vettenuts

    vettenuts LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I looked at them when my mowing deck died and I was trying to figure out how to still use the tractor I have. There is also another brand of gang mower by American Mower who have been in business for over 100 years. The gang mower will do a good job if you don't have a lot of weeds, etc. I finallly decided to go the zero turn route, as the price of the gang mower was kind of a steep investment for an old tractor. I was also told that keeping them sharp was time consuming. I did spend a lot of time looking at them though.
  6. robertbick

    robertbick LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    I had bought the gang reel mower from Northern Tool a few years ago and wound up selling it a few weeks later. It left too many uncut blades of grass and weeds. You can't beat a ZTR for cutting lots of lawn quickly.

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