Scotts Elite 16" reel cutter
I really love my new lawn mower, a Scotts Elite 16". I bought this mower one year ago, with "being green " in mind, and now, with the price of gas where it is, I'm so glad I did. I also wanted a mower that was American made, and it is.
This mower is the old fashioned reel cutter "push it" kind. It's wonderful because you can make your yard look good and get a little exercise at the same time. This mower uses no gas, it's easy to use, it makes no noise and I can mow in my flip flops. What's not to love?
The mower came in a big box and was in three pieces but was very easy to put together, no tools necessary. The instructions are easy to follow and everything was included. It took me maybe five minutes to assemble. This mower has a height adjustment feature, I can easily choose from three height positions for grass from 1/2" to 2 1/2" in length.
Pretty much maintenance free, the company suggests a regular spray of WD-40 to the cutting surface, cutting reel axle shaft and wheels. This mower is self sharpening with just a quick reversal of the reel.
The manual explains just how to do it, and it also explains how to get replacement parts if you ever need them, but this mower is so solid I can't imagine why I would ever replace a part.
This mower is perfect or small yards. It is easy to push and cuts well. It works on slopes and rough terrain, but does not mow over twigs with out catching on them so you have to pick up the fallen wood first.
I paid under one hundred dollars for this mower and it was a bargain. I highly reccommend it.