Can anybody point me in the direction of a store (pref in New England)
or web site where I could get an English-style lawn mower - I.e. one
with a heavy roller on the back instead of wheels? Push or powered is OK
English style ? Geez - as a kid, some 60 years ago, I remember using an
uncle's Montogomery Ward rider that had 2 small wheels in front and a large
14 - 18" roller in the rear to drive it. Did the "English" have it before
Most of these kinds of mowers I encountered when I lived in England had
rollers on the rear and also had the "reel" type cutting blades - 4
blades arranged in a horizontally-oriented pseudo-helical formation and
a fixed straight cutting edge against which they would cut as they
rotated. When properly adjusted (damn near impossible to keep that way
except on an already nearly perfect lawn) they are indeed the ultimate
mowing machine (with credit to BMW for the slogan).
I love the look of a lawn cut with these kinds of mowers and they don't
have to be so heavy as to torture and compact the underlying soil,
especially with proper care and feeding.
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