American Lawn Mower 1705-16 16-Inch Reel Mower

American Lawn Mower 1705

Fueled by man-power, the American Lawn Mower 1705-16 16-Inch Bent Reel Mower is a simple-to-use, efficient, and effective reel-and-blade mower built to cut the creeping, low-growing grass.

Solid built, the 1705-16 is a perfect 7-blade cutting machine for creeping grasses such as Bermuda and Bent type. Constructed in hard-wearing tempered alloy steel with unbreakable steel side plates, this adjustable height reel designed mower gives cutting heights between ½-inch and 2-1/4-inch, which is easily adjusted via a 3-position side adjuster-switch.

You’ll want this push mower if you have a smallish-sized yard which is flat and mowed to a frequent schedule (meaning the grass is normally kept short). A human-powered machine with no engine so doesn’t require any gas and due to its small footprint – it requires little garage space.

Great maneuverability comes from the 10-inch composite wheels with radial treads and protective hub caps, flare-styled cushion gripped handles, and a sizable 16-inch cutting path for a quick pushing action. Although, it helps, as with most reel mowers, if the grass is short and dry, otherwise it calls on a lot more effort to push the mower and cut the lawn. Also, prepare the lawn first, clear the yard of debris, such as small branches or rocks, to protect the blades and avoid a mower coming to an abrupt stop.

Construction time, from parts in a box to pushing up and down the lawn is in the region of 10 to 15-minutes.

Product Features

  • Human-powered bent reel mower specifically manufactured to cut low-growing, creeping grass-types
  • Height adjustable option – varies from 0.5 to 2.-1/4-inch
  • 7-blade roller with 3-position variable wheel height
  • Constructed of reliable tempered alloy steel, ball-bearing reel design, unbreakable steel side plate
  • Big-sized composite wheels (10-inch) with radial rubber tires
  • 1-inch torsion bar-frame
  • Comfortable cushion grip handles
  • Wide 16-inch cutting path
  • Easy-to-assemble, 10 to 15 minute construction time
  • Shipping weight 27-pounds

Reviews & Ratings

I’m pleased to say the American Lawn Mower 1705-16 16-Inch Bent Reel Mower gets most of it ratings from satisfied customers with marks a high 4 or 5-star. Quiet, easy-to-push, lightweight, safe, no electrical cord or smelly gas to be concerned with, are some of the positive remarks talked about in earnest relating to this quality push reel mower.

A grass catcher can be attached to help in gathering up the loose grass clippings, although this will add extra weight, so pushing the mower will take a little extra effort.

Minor niggling comments with this reel mower in most cases seem to relate to the tall stalky weeds or grass that constantly get left behind meaning a need to do repeat passes and returning to those not easy spots. Also, you certainly need a shower after mowing the lawn as you will soon build up a sweat from the workout. Also, you might well need a nap after as well.

Beside the high percentage of positive marks, the retail price for this machine is well within an acceptable price range with the most competitive prices found at Amazon. Click here to check on the latest prices.

Overall the America Lawn Mower Company have produced a mower that is easy-to-use, not too big to store or hand-handle, and is so quiet – a perfect push mower for a small front or back yard.