Where to buy a reel mower

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by 95Z71, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  3. chaser2587

    chaser2587 LawnSite Member
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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!
     
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  5. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  6. JL Lawncare

    JL Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    I have a 25 inch tru cut with the roller for sale
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  7. 95Z71

    95Z71 LawnSite Member
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    How much? I wish you were closer. Is it a 7 blade?
     
  8. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    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.
     
  9. ebrowsershop

    ebrowsershop LawnSite Member
    from florida
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    i am selling a reel mower - greenmaster 3050 riding mower, all you need are the reels.

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  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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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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