Does anyone still use a push power?


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I haven't used one of those since I was a kid. My grandfather use to pay me 50 cents to do the entire lawn with a push mower. Those were the days.
 
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Since we mow about three acres, no! But, I have recommended a push mower, aka "reel mower" to folks with postage stamp lawns in town. A gas mower isn'tneeded for a 1/4 acre lot with a house and carport on it. There are several places that sell reel mowers, and since they continue to offer them, there must be a market!
 
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I have a push power, but I don't use it, because it's too heavy for me;) When my lawn starts looking too wild, I always ask someone for help. Fortunately, my boyfriend is very strong:)
But the truth is that I like long grass. Manicured lawns are so boring!
 

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I tried a push mower as our garden is quite small and it worked great when the grass was short, but if I left it more than 3 days then the grass was just too long for the push mower to handle. To be fair, I bought quite a cheap push power so perhaps the higher end ones are better.

In the end I switched to a battery powered rotary and it flies though everything (although not as good exercise :D).
 
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I used one when I was helping my grandma mow the lawn. I loved that mower, it was such good exercise and made me feel strong. If I ever get the chance to mow lawns again that is the kind of mower I want to use. It feels much safer too not having an engine and blades spinning unless you are pushing it.
 
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I remember an elderly neighbor of mine used a push mower and he made it look easy as hell. Now, I realize hid grass never got that tall. He was mowing that lawn righteously every weekend. I got one for myself when I first moved in my house and asked my nephews to mow my lawn but they looked so comical doing it. they struggled. I thought if an 70 year old cold do it they could. Oh well... --peace
 
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If you mean a motorized lawn mower, yes, I do for the most part, because the area is small, and there are a lot of obstacles. If you mean the old ones that have no motor, I have not seen one of those in 25 years! I tried to use those clunky things a few times as a kid, and man, those olden day people must have been strong! It's not easy making those things turn.
 
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I remember the days of the push mower. That was my job as a teenager. Always me and never my brother. To earn my allowance I had to push that mower till the lawn was nice and cut.
 

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I have not used a push lawn mower in years, as I was looking at our backyard I was thinking it would be nice to have a push mower to go over the leaves that were left on the ground this fall to help them to break down into mulch. I would feel better with the teenage grandson pushing a push mower than an gas mower for his first time with a mower.
 
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The lady who has the allotment opposite my new one is in her late seventies, and uses a push-power mower for the paths, dug over the allotment next to hers when the holder was unwell, and asked if she could help with my new allotment.
 
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I have wanted to buy one for a while, but I can't find any. They work best out here because it is all sand, choke grass, and sage brush out here. The winds bring all kinds of stuff onto the lawn (found a whole door once) and so it is safer to use the push powered mower then the electric or gas powered one. However, it is not sold anywhere around here that I have seen.
 
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I've had one for a few years and it's good for small lawns/yards but a pain for medium ones. It's actually a ton of work to push them but they're quiet and if you keep the wheels and the base that holds the blades oiled, it's manageable. It takes getting used such as maintaining the sharpness of the blades more often, really making sure that the yard is cleared, ect but if you have a tiny lawn then they're perfect. No need to deal with gas cans, bags, heavier equipment.
 
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I have wanted to buy one for a while, but I can't find any.
However, it is not sold anywhere around here that I have seen.


Kevin, Ace Hardware sells push mowers. There is one on display at our local store. If you have an Ace, and they don't stock the push mower, you can order it on-line and have it delivered for free to your local Ace store. Be sure to get a sharpening kit also.
 

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I use a scythe when there is a need. If I had more of a typical lawn I'd probably use an old push mower.
 
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We don't have one of those, but sometimes I've actually wondered if it would be easier than one with a motor for a small area! I mean, provided the grass wasn't getting too long then I think it would be kind of convenient to just use a push mower as opposed to worrying about servicing and fueling up one with a motor!
 
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In my home country we had a lawn in our garden but it is not that wide that is why we had not experienced using a push mower. My mother instead had a gardener who is helping her in maintaining our garden and that man is trimming our lawn manually.
 
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Therea are few lawn mowers here and I have yet to see a motorized one. The manual lawn mower is still in fashion that is mostly used by gardeners hired by rich people here. I remember in our former home, there was a gardener for hire with a lawn mower that he uses for his job contracts that are mostly the big lawns of big houses.
 
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For most of my 3 acres I use the ridding mower, and we are on our second one now. (after 20 years our first gave up the ghost). And the push mower is used to get under certain bushes and around close to plants that the ridding can't get close enough.. When I really want to be anal I get out the weed wacker and walk around with that thing.
 
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I used to use a push mower, but my yard is so big that I had to switch to a riding mower. I don't regret it because it's easier on my back, but I sometimes miss being able to get a closer cut around my house and shed. It's much harder to do with one that you ride.
 

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