My memories of pushing a heavy-ass reel mower uphill (both ways) as a kid may have turned me off to these green human-powered lawn clippers, but I’ve been hearing good things about ’em recently. I hear they’re better designed, lighter, and smoother-rolling than the rusty monster of my childhood. And many say they deliver a better cut, too, because the scissor-like action of the blades shears the grass, rather than crushing it like a gas mower.
Probably the best feature is the fact that they require little maintenance and no gas. They’re also are so quiet that you’re a lot less likely to get dirty looks from your neighbors when you roll one of these babies out on a Saturday morning.
Of course, you’re probably not going to mow a 40-acre Montana ranch with one. But for a smaller lawn, what the hell?
What’s your opinion on this? Would you rather just jump on your Cub Cadet with cup holders, cruise control, and fine Corinthian Leather? Or are these the future? Let us know in comments.