Most of us are more accustomed to seeing those heavyweight engine-driven lawnmowers, but most of them come at a dear price. If you have a smaller yard that can be easily mowed with a manual push mower, then you can not only save a lot of money in the initial and recurring expenses that the engine operated mowers call for but you can also contribute to the conservation of fuel and to the environment. American Lawn Mower Manual Push Reel Mower is an environment-friendly manually operated push behind mower.
American Lawn Mower 1815-18 Review
To begin with we must first know that there are a number of options or variants available in the manual push reel mower category manufactured by American Lawn Mowers.
They vary in terms of the cutting width, the height to which it can be adjusted, the size of the wheels, the number of blades and the warranty. For convenience, we would consider the topmost model for this article.
The American Lawn Mower 1815-18 is a manual push reel lawn mower with a cutting width of 18”, cutting height adjustments ranging from 1/2 inch to 2-3/4 inch, 5 blades, 10-inch wheels, and a 2-year warranty.
The American Lawn Mower 1815-18 is a lightweight manual push reel lawn mower that weighs 29 lbs and measures 25”x14”x11”. It has one of the widest cutting reels of eighteen inches. The 18” wide cutting reel is almost equivalent to many rotary lawnmowers.
The cutting reel is equipped with five razor-sharp blades. The blades are made of heat-treated alloy steel and are designed for precise sharp cuts. The sharpness of the blades stays for a longer period of time.
It has four spider blades on a ball bearing reel. The blades have a tough corrosion-resistant built and need less maintenance I.e sharpening in case of the blades.
The height at which the grass has to be cut or the height of the reel can be adjusted. The mower has multiple cutting height adjustment options between 0.5” and 2.75”. A welded steel shrub bar assembly placed behind the reel protects the underside of the bushes.
The lawnmower has large 10” durable composite wheels with radial tread tires and molded hub caps. The lawnmower is equipped with a plated loop handle that has a full-length foam grim for better maneuverability. An optional grass catcher can be attached to this mower for bagging. The Lawnmower is backed by a two year warranty period.
EASE OF USE AND PERFORMANCE
Weighing just 29lbs and with large 10” wheels this lawnmower is easy to maneuver by almost everybody. The large handle with the cushioned foam grip contribute to the comfort with which you can maneuver the lawnmower across the yard.
It takes off a lot of strain on the arms. The mower does not require any initial starting operations and does not emit fumes or make any kind of noise as in gas-powered mowers.
This environment-friendly mower which runs pretty quietly without disturbing others has a wide cutting reel of 18” with razor-sharp durable blades.
The reel eliminates any risk of tearing and gives precise sharp cuts. The height of the cut can be easily adjusted between 0.5” and 2.75” and will ensure a uniform cut throughout.
But reel mowers have a problem with tall thick grass, weeds, and twigs. The American Lawn Mower Push Reel Mower can be easily stored in a garage or a storage space without occupying much space.
The maintenance of the American Lawn Mower 1815-18 can be a bit tedious. The blades need sharpening. Sharpening the reel blades may not be an easy task and you can master it only with practice.
You need to apply a lapping compound generously to the reel and then move back and forth to do the job. Removing the lapping compound can be a bit tricky too.
Apart from this, the movable parts require regular lubrication for the mower to work perfectly every time you use it. Last but not the least, and the first thing that has to be done after every use, is cleaning the reel of all the residual clippings. A little eye on the maintenance part can leave you with a great lawn mower that will last for years.