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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is a reel mower used for?
reel mowers have been the most precise machines for cutting grass for over 180 years. They are used wherever a high-quality lawn is required. Golf courses, football pitches, bowling greens, baseball diamonds, parks, show gardens, private gardens.
What is the difference between a reel mower and a rotary mower?
The fundamental difference can be found in the quality of grass cutting. A reel lawn mower traps and slices the grass, much like a pair of scissors. An ordinary rotary mower chops the grass at high speed, making the lawn yellow, dry, dull, and unhealthy looking.
For how large a lawn is the Edwin Swardman mower intended?
We designed the mower for gardens that cover 100 to 2000 m2, at a frequency of mowing of twice per week.
The 45cm-wide model is suitable for lawns covering up to 600 m2, or for very rugged areas. The 55cm-wide model is suitable for areas ranging from 600 m2 to 2000 m2.
How tall can the pre-mowed grass be?
A reel mower is designed primarily for regular mowing, optimally two times a week and a height of around 20mm. The mower can cut grass approximately 8cm tall, but that is the maximum. The height of the cut can also be affected by choosing a different reel – reels with 5, 6 and 10 blades are available.
What is the difference between the 5-, 6- and 10-blade reels?
The fewer blades the reel has, the more suitable it is for mowing taller grass. With fewer blades, the mowing frequency can be reduced. Therefore, we recommend the 5-blade reel for beginners who do not intend to mow as frequently. The 6-blade reel is suitable for those who have already owned a reel mower and mow twice a week. Finally, the 10-blade reel is recommended for high-quality cuts under 20mm with a mowing frequency of three times a week or more.
How often does a reel mower need to be sharpened?
We recommend sharpening after each season. This ensures a high-quality cut for the entirety of the next season. Those who mow areas larger than 1000 m2 more than twice a week are recommended to sharpen their mowers two times per year.
Is the Swardman Edwin a hobby or a professional machine?
It is something in between. We designed the machine for the average user while incorporating technologies and a level of quality that are found in professional machines. In production, we deliberately avoid using plastic parts and prefer steel, stainless-steel, ball bearings and high-quality paint.