Has anyone used the new reel mower from Mantis, either the manual or
the 24-volt battery assited one? My wife just put in another flower bed
so the lawn part of the yard has gotten considerably smaller. Thinking
it may be time to pass the Toro on to one of our kids and get me a new
Mantis. I have their tiller and it's worked flawlessly over the last 7
years or so. Thanks.
I don't know whether it's a virtue or a vice in me, but regularly
rereading favorite books has always been one of the quasi-
religious ceremonies with which I occupy my life.
Don't know about the Mantis, but I've got the Scotts manual reel mower
and while it does a good job on grass blades, it takes a lot of passes
to knock down anything tall--dandelions, seed stalks, weeds, etc.
It's easy for things to get out of hand--a week is plenty long enough
for some things to get too tall for it to cut.
Reel mowers only work well on fine grasses as are used on golf
greens. With coarse grasses typical of lawns reel mowers don't work
very well, and you'd need to mow more often. And $400 is a lot to pay
for a small homeowner style reel mower.
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