A lot of people regard the Scotts Classic as the best large reel mower available. It’s a good quality lawnmower that is well priced, works well, and it has some good features. For example it has a generous 20″ cutting width which is much the same as those traditional mowers that use gasoline. But it weighs a lot less than the gas types. It also has a very high (3″) maximum cutting height, which is ideal for people who want to keep their lawn tall rather than the usual 1″ to 2″, although it’ll let you cut your grass to 1″ if you want to.
The manual Scotts Classic mower has five blades, which is pretty standard for push reel mowers (although some do come with more). But probably its most unique feature is the two little wheels at the back that make it a lot easier to manoeuvre than other mowers. Now that’s the serious part. Take note.
Now there are two videos here that will show you the Scotts Classic in action. According to Lars, the fact that it cuts 20″ is one of its “coolest features.” Another cool feature, he says is that you can cut as low as 1″ and as high as 3″. And it only weighs about 30 lbs which makes it easy for his wife to use. He also shows us how to adjust the cutting height.
In the second video, you can watch a woman, presumably Lars’s wife, having a real workout with the mower. It has a title that says the video will show you what it’s like to push a Scotts Classic manual push lawnmower through St Augustine grass (and they tell us it’s the middle of July). It doesn’t look that easy either. In fact after about two-and-a-half minutes, she gives up and someone else takes over; it looks like Lars; and later on it looks like a third person mowing to finish the job. That’s when we hear something other than the turning of the reel mower blades. “Alright, are we done?” she asks.