Reel Mower – Choosing

Q: I just bought a new home on 1/3 acre and it is all new bermudagrass sod. I would rather use a high quality reel mower. Can you make a recommendation?

A: My main concern with using a reel mower is sharpening it. This will need to be done at least every year. I know if no local company that sharpens reel mower blades for homeowners. (If you find one, let me know.)

You can sharpen the blade yourself but it involves removing the blade assembly from the engine and hand-turning it backwards while applying automotive valve lapping paste to the blades.

Are you up to the challenge?

If not, buy a good quality rotary mower, sharpen the blade every six months and enjoy your lawn.


• S.E. reports: “We own a reel mower and have it sharpened at Peachtree Mower Company on Buford Highway. They do a great job for us.”

• Wayne Henderson, owner of Peachtree Mower, says: “My business specializes in reel mowers.

We have been in business for 50 years and have previously sold and serviced several makes and models of lawnmowers; however now we are specializing only in reel-types:Trimmer, McClain,Tru-Cut and our own custom-made “Legacy” with over 10,000 reel-types sold in the Southeast since 1959. Seventy percent of these mowers are sold to residential customers.

Beginning with January 3, 2007, our business location is at 2820 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite PQ, Duluth, GA. 30097

Phone 770-451-4113
Fax 770-452-8986.

Since 1964, we had been on Buford Highway in Chamblee.

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