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looking for commercial reel mower

amym

LawnSite Member
Location
oklahoma
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.
 

fdew

LawnSite Member
Location
Upstate NY
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
 
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amym

LawnSite Member
Location
oklahoma
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.
 

gene gls

LawnSite Gold Member
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
 

Lance720

LawnSite Member
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>
 

thelawnguy

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Central CT
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
 

fdew

LawnSite Member
Location
Upstate NY
<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
 

trimmer

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Central Florida
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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