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Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher Review

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Go green with the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with grass catcher. This walk behind mower with its classical design and simple construction helps save thousands of dollars annually on gas bills, maintenance and more without having to compromise on the mow quality or the ability to mulch in summer.

GreenWorks 25052 16-Inch Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher

Product Info:

  • Walk Behind Lawn Mower
  • Push Reel Mower

Features:

  • 16 inch cutting deck
  • 5 blades
  • Adjustable grass catcher
  • 10 inch large wheels
  • Height adjustment from 1.25 – 2.25 inch
  • Weight: 26 lbs
  • 4-years warranty

In-depth Review of the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher

Ease Of Use

Straight out of the box, the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower with Grass Catcher comes with the handle detached. It takes just 8 nuts and bolts, a wrench and about 10 minutes to assemble the handle and get started. Instructions are simple and easy to follow including the part on how to use the adjustable grass catcher attachment. With adjustable straps and the ability to sit low near the throw of the blade arrangement, the grass catcher add-on is actually a pleasure to use.

Once assembled, it only takes a few seconds to get started. Set the cut height and push the mower forward to begin slicing through grass. As long as you don’t have uneven terrain, chugging this mower should not feel too physically taxing. The helical 5 blade setup definitely helps as it cuts grass finer than a normal reel mower, such that you can leave it on the lawn as mulch if you intend to mow weekly

 

Cut Quality

Don’t expect the mower to take care of everything in its way. It will inevitably choke on twigs and leaves. Nevertheless, as long as its flying on grass, it ought to churn through all the green in its way until an even cover is left. Remember to occasionally check the blade arrangement for blockage as even a tiny twig will hamper its efficiency. Usually multiple passes are required to finely manicure a lawn with a push mower but the Greenworks 25052 reel mower manages the same cut quality as a gas mower with only a single pass, provided you don’t have to mow more than 2.25 inch of grass height at a time.

 

Grass chather detail of the greenworks 25052 reel mower

Grass chather detail

greenworks 25052 Reel Lawn Mower With Grass Catcher

 

Height Adjustment

While this walk behind mower comes with a simple height adjustment mechanism, you won’t get multiple options. You can however choose between 1.125 to 2.25 inches, which may seem less at first but for those who intend to regularly mow their lawn be it rain, sleet or the hot summer, this will not pose much of concern. As for others, remember to set the height to the highest possible option for the first pass and on the consecutive pass, settle on the height that you actually want to finish with.

 

Maintenance

Being a reel mower, the Greenworks 25052 really does not need any maintenance. Moreover, with an ample 4 year warranty cover, anything that can possibly go wrong other than blunt blades is covered by the manufacturer.

 

Cost Effectiveness

Priced competitively with respect to competing reel mower brands and models, the Greenworks 25052 is an easy-to-use effective reel mower. The grass catcher works just fine and with the ability to mulch when necessary, this mower is a well worth the investment, even if you already have a gas or electric mower.

 

Reel mower Greenworks 25052 model

$64.12 $109.99


PROS:
  • Easy to assemble
  • Competively priced
  • 4-years warranty

CONS:
  • Chokes on twigs and leaves

8.7 Total Score
Great Reel Mower with Bag

Greenworks lawn mowers are all about harnessing the manpower. If you feel your lawn is small enough for a reel mower and you want to have the option of mulching as much as collecting cut grass in an easy to dispose collecting bin then the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Mower with grass catcher is all that you will ever need.

8.3Editor's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
7
Height Adjustment
8
Maintenance
8.5
Cost Effectiveness
9
9User's score
Ease of Use
9.2
Cut Quality
9.5
Height Adjustment
8.7
Maintenance
8.7
Cost Effectiveness
9
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8.7 Total Score
Great Reel Mower with Bag

Greenworks lawn mowers are all about harnessing the manpower. If you feel your lawn is small enough for a reel mower and you want to have the option of mulching as much as collecting cut grass in an easy to dispose collecting bin then the Greenworks 25052, 16 Inch, 5 Blade Push Mower with grass catcher is all that you will ever need.

8.3Editor's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
7
Height Adjustment
8
Maintenance
8.5
Cost Effectiveness
9
9User's score
Ease of Use
9.2
Cut Quality
9.5
Height Adjustment
8.7
Maintenance
8.7
Cost Effectiveness
9
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General Info

Brand
GREENWORKS
Mower Type
Deck Size
16 inch

Features

Mulching
Bag
Side-Discharge
BBC
Speed Control
Electric Start
CARB Compliant

Height Settings

Blades
5
Height Positions
3
Max. Height (inch)
2.25
Min. Height (inch)
1.25

Motor Info

Engine Brand
Motor Info
Max. Forward Speed (mph)
Max. Reverse Speed (mph)

Buyer Guarantee

Warranty
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  1. Reply
    Ashley S. Spear May 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm
    4.4
    Ease of Use
    100
    Cut Quality
    80
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    You can easily distinguish Greenworks from other normal reel mowers by considering my pros and cons.

    + PROS: Pros: a) It comes with a detachable handle and it hardly takes about 10 minutes to be assembled using an easy to follow manual. b) The amazing thing is that that all its maintenance is covered under 4 years of warranty except the blunt blades. c) It will cut all your gas bills as it says no to gasoline.
    - CONS: Cons: a) It is little difficult to run on cragged terrains b) If we compare it with other reel mowers than its height is limited which is 2.25 inch. Overall, this mower is worth its price.
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    John Bryan May 14, 2016 at 7:49 am
    4.4
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    80
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    100

    Perfect for a small yard. Obliterated the tall grass and assortment of weeds. We have only used it 3-4 times, but it has not shown any signs of wear or dulling of the blade.

    + PROS: Once it is adjusted properly, it really does a good job.
    - CONS: BUT it is only good if the area you are cutting is low or is a small area.If you are patient, you will learn how to properly use this mower.
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    Matthew E. Berard May 18, 2016 at 11:21 am
    4.6
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    100
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    100

    Must have it.

    + PROS: I have used this mower 2-3 times and what I found the best in this is it launches in just one pull. It’s having big rear wheels also. What a great mower with a fine cut. I love it. Worth having it because of its low price.
    - CONS: The only problem with this mower is its wheel settings are not that good as every now and then it collides up and down to discrete heights.
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  4. Reply
    Anita D. Kasper May 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm
    4.5
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    100
    Height Adjustment
    100
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    80

    Did a great job.

    + PROS: I have done a lot of research for a great and I end up buying Greenworks mower because of its following advantages: a) It cleanly cuts the grass like a scissor cut. b) I don’t have to put extra power to move this mower as it has less weight.
    - CONS: Cons: There is one constraint in buying this mower that is if you are taller then you have to bend a little more than a normal person as its height is only 2.75”.
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    Alan A. Lee May 30, 2016 at 12:29 pm
    4.6
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    100
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    Greenworks mower 25052 is the best mower with so many goodies. It is easy to assemble, safe to use, works well on small grass, and don’t take much time to mow my backyard. The best part is it doesn’t make noise. I would recommend kindly be patient with this mower as with little patience, it will definitely give you the best grass cut.

    P.S: It doesn’t work on high grass but it is super cool with small grass.

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