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The Best Rated Non-Motorized Push Lawnmowers

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Non-motorized push lawn mowers are also known as push reel mowers. They have blades that cut the grass like scissors. This method is healthier for the grass than the tearing that occurs with a traditional gas-powered rotary mower. Push reel mowers are considered mulching mowers and are a green option for cutting your lawn. Using these mowers eliminates pollution and noise. Reel mowers require little maintenance. Finally, these mowers do not throw debris in the air so they are very safe and good for people with allergies.

Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower

The Fiskars Momentum 18-inch reel mower is highly rated because it offers good ergonomics with the height adjustable handle. In addition, the mower is not difficult to push, despite the fact that it is almost 44 lbs. The blades do not need sharpening and are capable of handling small lawn debris because of patented technology. There is a cutting height adjustment from one to four inches. Because of the placement of the wheels, it is possible to cut very close to edges. Users report that this mower is not difficult to assemble and it handles bumps well.

Brill Razorcut 38 Reel Mower

The Brill Razorcut 38 is the lightest push reel mower, weighing in at only 17 lbs. This 15-inch mower is very maneuverable and has silent, non-contact blades. These blades stay sharp for five to eight years and have an adjustable cutting height of .7 to 1.8 inches. There is an optional grass catcher available for this model. Users like that this mower folds for transport, the low weight, and the small size. The size helps in yards with obstacles to go around.

Scott's Classic 2000 Reel Mower

The Scott's Classic 2000 reel mower has the widest cutting width at 20 inches. This basic reel mower's blades require sharpening every year and a sharpening kit is available. The mower weighs in at 30 lbs. and has a cutting height of 1 to 3 inches that is adjustable in 9 different settings. Many users report that the quality is good for the price of this mower. In addition, the simplicity of the Scott's Classic 2000 mower makes it a good choice for a first-time user of reel mowers.

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