may seem like relics from simpler times, but today's reel mowers
, while just as eco-friendly as their predecessors, are unlike those of yesteryear.
The earliest models resemble what we think of today as reel mowers
and were pushed in the same manner.
Rough-cut mowers are at the opposite end of the extreme compared with reel mowers
. All these brutes are powered with their own engine or through a PTO (some are hydraulic) located on the vehicle to which they're attached.
And if you want to go completely off grid, they even offer good, old-fashioned push reel mowers
. Have a look for yourself at greenworkstools.com.
use no fuel, but the grass must be cut when it needs it.
We've discovered that Mantis is no longer selling this reel mower
; however, both Brill and Sunlawn have electric reel mowers
He sold 400 mowers last year, with reel mowers
leading the way as the biggest sellers.
Use a reel lawn mower, Since reel mowers
rely on you to be the engine, they are pollution-free (you don't add carbon to the atmosphere).
are the most commonly used type of mower on higher quality turf areas because of the superiority of their cut.
The purpose of the contest, sponsored by MSN and Treehugger.com, was to create a one-minute to two-minute video answering the question: "What are you doing in your own backyard to help fight climate change?" In "Reel Mowers
Cut Down Pollution," recorded by his father, Colin McCullough, Carrick answered that question by listing reasons why his family uses a self-powered reel mower
, rather than a gas mower.
This Brill machine is a far cry from the ponderous push-type reel mowers
that I recall from my youth.
Production of commercial mowing equipment, which includes commercial walk-behind mowers, zero-turn radius mowers, riding reel mowers
and riding rotary mowers, has grown approximately 8 percent in the last five years and has shown year-over-year growth in all but one year (see related chart).