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Scotts 2000-20, 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower Review

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Dual radial wheels, a classic design and thick handles with extra sharp blade for an efficient accurate cut perfectly defines the Scotts 2000-20, 20 Inch Classic Push reel Lawn Mower. Being a walk behind mower, it draws power from you and utilizing the triple height adjuster, it tackles low to tall grasses with equal ease. The most noticeable feature though is its wide 20-inch cutting deck that helps reduce the number of passes and increases the maximum mowing area.

Scotts 2000-20 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower review

Product Info:

  • Walk Behind Lawn Mower
  • Reel Mower

Features:

  • 20 inch cutting deck
  • 10-inch dual tracking wheels
  • 9 Height Positions from 1-3 inches
  • 5 Heat-treated steel blades
  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • 2-years warranty

In-depth Review of the Scotts 2000-20, 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower  

Ease Of Use

Usually, wider the cutting deck, the harder a push mower is to maneuver but the Scotts 2000-20, 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower with dual tracking radial wheels and 20 inch cutting deck is actually quite easy to chug around. This mower tends to cover a wider footprint reducing the number of passes required. Height adjustment is handled with a snap lever and the dual wheels with radial tires reduce friction when trudging over uneven or gradient surfaces. As for the blade assembly, it features ball bearing arrangement with tempered steel blades to reduce friction and increase cut efficiency. Assembling the Scotts reel mower doesn’t need much time as it comes pre-assembled with a few minutes required to adjust the height and wheel friction for the first time.

 

Cut Quality

The cutting deck features five blades arranged at varying inclinations to reduce friction, which in turn helps maintain cut quality irrespective of the grass type or its height. Add to this the dual radial tires and all you have to do is leisurely push the mower ahead to send the blades spinning at high speeds. Dicing through thick and tough grass with this walk behind mower is rather easy and the quicker one walks the faster the blades spin. Thankfully, you don’t have to jog behind this mower in order to get a quick precise cut. Walking as you normally would, tends to produce the best results regardless of the terrain or grass type. However, it tends to suffer near edges and cannot handle large twigs. You can at best manage 6 inches close to the edges, which is because of its fixed direction design and with large twigs you have to stop and manually remove the twig from the blade assortment before continuing forward.

 

Scotts 2000-20 Reel Lawn Mower

Close-up of the heat-treated mower blades

handle detail

Handle detail

 

Height Adjustment

Typically, most reel mowers tend to come with a height adjustment lever that at best provides 3 cutting heights. The Scotts 2000-20, 20-Inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower however offers a total of 9 height settings in gradual increments using a single lever. Easy to adjust and even at the highest height setting, the mower does not feel tedious to push neither does it skip out on taller grass.

 

Maintenance

Two years warranty on all components, radial tires for increased longevity and easier maneuverability, toughened stainless steel blades inclined to reduce friction and a well thought out design all add to the mower’s durability. Occasionally, the Scotts reel mower will need a thorough oiling and probably tightening of the nuts and bolts but that’s about it. The blades will not dull for at least a couple of years and when they do, it won’t cost much to re-sharpen them.

 

Cost Effectiveness

20 Inch cutting deck size, 2 years long warranty cover, 9 height adjustment modules and dual radial tires for reduced friction – such an impressive list of features more than justifies the price of the Scotts 2000-20 reel mower. Interestingly, this push mower is priced similar to many leading brands but seems to offer a bit more than them.

Scotts 2000-20 close-up

$138.25


PROS:
  • Extra wide cutting deck for less passes
  • Easy to maneuver inspite of deck size

CONS:
  • Tends to suffer near the edges
  • Cannot handle large twigs

8.5 Total Score
Great Reel Mower for Larger Lawns

Got uneven terrain or maybe a larger lawn? The Scotts 2000-20, 20-inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower with its wider cutting deck, plentiful height adjustments and simple yet superior push technology will make life that much easier for you. It is just as efficient and easy as a motorized mower minus the negatives obviously! 

8.1Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
7.5
Height Adjustment
9
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
8.9User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8.6
Maintenance
8.3
Cost Effectiveness
9.6
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8.5 Total Score
Great Reel Mower for Larger Lawns

Got uneven terrain or maybe a larger lawn? The Scotts 2000-20, 20-inch Classic Push Reel Lawn Mower with its wider cutting deck, plentiful height adjustments and simple yet superior push technology will make life that much easier for you. It is just as efficient and easy as a motorized mower minus the negatives obviously! 

8.1Editor's score
Ease of Use
8
Cut Quality
7.5
Height Adjustment
9
Maintenance
8
Cost Effectiveness
8
8.9User's score
Ease of Use
9
Cut Quality
9
Height Adjustment
8.6
Maintenance
8.3
Cost Effectiveness
9.6
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General Info

Brand
SCOTTS
Mower Type
Deck Size
20 inch

Features

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

Height Settings

Blades
5
Height Positions
4
Max. Height (inch)
3
Min. Height (inch)
1

Motor Info

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

Buyer Guarantee

Warranty
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  1. Reply
    William J. Delgado May 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm
    4.5
    Ease of Use
    100
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    80
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    100

    Multi-featured Mower.

    + PROS: Pros: I am happy with Scotts reel mower as it comes in my budget with following positive points: a) With 20 inch cutting deck, it requires less no of passes to mulch the entire lawn. b) It is cost effective with 2 years of long warranty and dual radial tires.
    - CONS: Cons: It forces you to put a bit more efforts on hilly regions. Consider it as a work-out if that helps. I would recommend it to a friend any given day.
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    Robin May 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm
    4.4
    Ease of Use
    80
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Maintenance
    80
    Cost Effectiveness
    100

    Easy to assemble, light, cuts cleanly and completely, easy to push, did my whole yard in about thirty minutes!

    + PROS: 1. Safer: no flying rocks or other projectiles, your kids won't sneak up on you and get extremities caught in the blade the way they do with gas mowers. As an ED physician, this is an especially important observation that I don't think had been pointed out before. 2. Quieter: my neighbors are thankful, as are my ears 3. No smoke, no gas fumes 4. Easier handling than gas mower, lighter, can get in crevices more easily and safely 5. Better for environment, save on gas, oil. 6. Easier to start-up; I'm more likely to cut the grass with this mower
    - CONS: 1. Requires a bit more elbow grease with thick grass, especially on hills. Not a lot more, but a bit more (good exercise though). 2. Tall grass/weeds will not be easily cut with this; anything taller than 6-8 inches probably won't spring back up in time for the blades to cut them 3. 20" cutting swath a bit more narrow than your average gas mower, so you may need a few more passes. On flat land, it's no problem whatsoever.
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  3. Reply
    Darrell M. Negri May 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm
    4.5
    Ease of Use
    90
    Cut Quality
    90
    Height Adjustment
    90
    Maintenance
    90
    Cost Effectiveness
    90

    In love with this mower

    + PROS: You need to assemble it but believe me, it is quite easy and quick to assemble. As I am allergic to smoke but thank God it doesn’t throw smoke out of it.
    - CONS: a) Not a good fit for thick grass but if you are patient enough then it would work with you finely. b) Not good for those who not committed to regular mowing.
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