looking for commercial reel mower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by amym, May 28, 2000.

  1. amym

    amym LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I'm looking for a commercial reel mower. I have been searching via internet but have found only one company. I know there have to be more. Help.
  2. Why do you want a reel mower?<br>Are your mowing bentgrass on a daily basis<br>to 3/8 of an inch?
  3. fdew

    fdew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I first started noticing commercial mowing and how it was done in about 1972. I bought a old Gravely (actually 3 old gravelys that became 13 but that's another story) The place I bought parts also sold and serviced Locke. in the early spring there were probably 50 of them in there for service and blade grinding. It was unheard of for a Pro to use a rotary mower. I am sure improvements in rotary, speed, cost caused the changeover but it would be interesting to here from someone who was there as it happened.<p>Frank
  4. OP

    amym LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    mowing a gated community. all houses. and common areas. <br>The community is on a golf course and the home-owners are very $$$ and very picky. they like the look and unfortunatly know just enough to be oppinionated as to what should be used to cut their grass. We won't loose the accounts because of this but I wanted to explore this avenue.
  5. curlawngreen

    curlawngreen Banned
    Messages: 309

    What height are you trying to cut at?
  6. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,214

    amym:Here is some links to keep you busy for a while.<br>#1-www.toro.com<br>#2-www.jacobsen.textron.com/jacobsen/products.html<br>#3-www.ebs-online.com/smcroker.com/links.html#anchor148882<p>This will get you started...Good Luck
  7. Lance720

    Lance720 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Kudos on the idea. I was kicking this around a while back and would love to hear how it turns out. I thought this would be an excellent thing to market(true striping). Please let me know how it goes.<br> Lance<br>
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Pro: on the right lawn, reel mowers will do a job head and shoulders above a rotary<p>Con: they are a maintenance nightmare. Thats why rotary has become the dominant player by far. <p>Time is money. Get lots of the second 'cuz you'll be using lots of the first.<p>Bill
  9. fdew

    fdew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    <p>Here is the one I was trying to think of.<br>http://www.nationalmower.com/index.htm<p>Also, here is a list of links<br>http://www.crocker.com/~jricci/currentmfg.html
  10. trimmer

    trimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 293

    You ought to look at the walker it has near a reel mower look I run toro's but like the look of the walkers cut you also get a nice strip look on any kind of grass.

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