Clean, precise and scissor-like cut, the Great States reel mower 415-16 skips out on oil, fumes, cords, noise and gas. Get back in touch with the roots of lawn mowing with this walk behind push mower with easy-roll wheels, adjustable height, 5 blade ball bearing reel and tempered alloy steel. Light at just 25 lbs, this mower isn’t state-of-the-art, but it definitely gets the job done every week.
I strongly advise those with a medium to large lawn who don’t really need a reel mower but would like to have one for minor touch-ups to get this Great States reel mower.
In-Depth Review of the Great States Reel Mower 415-16
- Walk Behind Lawn Mower
- Reel Mower
- 16 inch cutting deck
- 10-inch ball bearing wheels
- 3 Height Positions
- Anti-dust Treatment
- Heat treated blades for longlasting quality cut
- Weight: 26 lbs
- 1 year warranty
2 used from $56.72
- Quick, adjustable cutting Height of 0.5"-2.5" For a clean, even cut every time
- 16" Cutting width, 5-Blade ball bearing reel, and 10" Composite wheels
- Blades are made of quality, heat-treated alloy steel for staying sharp longer
- T-style handle with cushioned grip and lightweight design for comfort; easy, tool-less assembly
- Clean and quiet way to maintain your lawn; requires no gas or oil
Ease Of Use
Reel mechanism rotating the blades work splendidly with not much effort necessary from the user. As long as you keep the mower moving forward, the sharp blades do the rest of the work. It takes a bit getting used to at the start if you haven’t used a reel mower before, but over time, the lack of gas refills, absolutely zero noise and the ability to manicure your lawn more than makes up for the initial inconvenience.
If only the height adjustment provided would have been slightly more than 2.75 inch, you could trim taller grass, but as it stands tall grass tends to need more passes than usual, but as long as you give your lawn weekly attention, this situation will never arise.
It is unusual for a push mower to maintain a consistent cut quality. However, because this mower is pure metal weighing a decent 25 lbs, it does not bump or jingle on uneven terrain. The final result is a perfectly manicured lawn, when done weekly. It even manages to cut through tougher grass strains that usually clog a gas mower’s blade array.
It can go from half inch of clearance to 2-3/4 inches in seconds and the unique roller drag-along to the back ensures the Great States Reel Mower 415-16 never drops below the intended height adjustment. Besides, I tried mowing at just under one and half inches and it feels no different from using the lowest or highest setting. Just remember to always grease the blades up a bit before you start your lawn run.
Other than the annual maintenance of oiling the blades, joints and probably repainting the mower every couple of years to prevent rust, this Great States reel mower does not really need much attention. It is light, sturdy and easy to use even after months of abuse. Just stack it in your shed and bring it out on weekends without a single worry in the world.
Granted, the Great States 415-16, 16 Inch, Standard lawn mower is a tad pricy, but it is all for a good cause and happens to be cheaper than competing brands. Full metal body, easy assembly, minimal maintenance cost and relatively long lifespan more than justifies its price tag. Oh! It also happens to be silent with a pleasing whisking, snipping sound.
- small, well built mower
- reasonable price tag
- cut quality
- 3 height options
- no bag
Excellent Stand-by Reel MowerHave a small lawn or want to go green? The Great States Reel Mower 415-16 presents a good, fair priced, alternative to polluting, noisy gas mowers. While not as quick or unforgiving like a motor powered mower, this Great States reel mower has enough to keep your weekly mowing sessions pleasant.