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Reasons to Buy an Old Style Reel Type Push Lawn Mower

Updated on September 9, 2014

Mowing Lawn in the Old Days

When I was a kid, having to mow the lawn was a horrible chore. All we had was one of the old-fashioned reel type push lawn mowers. Do you remember the type? It had no motor to pull the mower along, let alone turn the blades. No, the power for this mower came entirely from my skinny 10 year old frame, and I might add, that didn't have a whole lot of power.

The lawn I had to mow with that old push mower was only a few hundred square feet, but it sure felt like about 5 acres. That old reel push mower with the dull, rusted blades must have weighed in at 200 pounds, or at least that's how it felt.

So, why would I consider buying an old style reel type push lawn mower today? I have several reasons. Read on....

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It's Inexpensive to Own a Reel Type Push Mower

Push Mowers are Much Cheaper to Buy than Power Mowers

If you have shopped for lawn mowers recently, you will know that you can't purchase a good gas or electric mower for under $100. You can, however, find a great assortment of push style reel lawn mowers starting well under $100.

Furthermore, you never have to purchase gas to run your mower. You don't have to spend near as much money on maintenance, oil changes, spark plug replacements, winterizing, etc. Reel type push mowers are simply much cheaper to own.

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

Great States 815-18 18-Inch Deluxe Push Reel Lawn Mower

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A Reel Push Lawn Mower isn't for Everyone - Everyone Has Different Lawn Mower Needs

Lawn size, user preference, and other circumstances dictate different lawn mower styles.

What type of lawn mower do you own?

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    • donaldwilson profile imageAUTHOR

      Don Wilson 

      5 years ago from Yakima, WA

      @LiteraryMind: Yep, that's one of the top reasons for using a push mower. I'm sure the exercise didn't hurt her longevity any.

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      Ellen Gregory 

      5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I can remember long after everyone had a power mower, my 79 year old great aunt was still mowing her lawn with a push mower. Maybe that's why she lived to 108. (I better get a push mower).

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      ShedHead LM 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens. I adore anything to do with gardening and I really enjoyed reading the information on this lens. I've some lenses on Gardening that other visitors may enjoy too.


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