Reel mower weigh-in!

Like a feather!

Like a feather!

I recently replaced my old reel mower, which is probably 60 years old, with a new one. The old one’s gears were so worn on one side that they did not turn the wheel consistently.

The new one, an 18-inch Scott’s Supreme, is considerably lighter: it weighs around 21 pounds.  I weighed it with a luggage scale we have; the reading came out each time to between 20 and 22 pounds.

Then I weighed the old one . . . I thought it would turn out to be heavier than it really is: It’s 31 pounds.  (Again the scale read 30 to 32 on different weighings.)  It seems like it weighs twice as much as the new one, when I use it . . . maybe the better treads on the new tires make that much of a difference. In any case, it feels like a big difference. Snip.

The old mower.  Rest in peace.

The old mower. Rest in peace.