OK, think way back as far as you can and tell me; what type of lawn mower was the first one you ever used? The first one I ever used was a push type reel mower. They were just about perfect for small lawns. No gas needed and a lot lower noise level, although the blades and gears did make a lot of sound. The gears were used to turn the blades (shaped like a horizontal drum) at a high speed and in the proper direction. The energy was acquired by physically pushing the unit so the wheels would turn and drive the gears that turned the blades that cut the grass that. . . .
As I said above, this type of mower was just about perfect for small lawns, but it wore you plumb out to cut a half acre or more. Just before I started school, we moved to a nice place out in the country. Our property snuggled up to the woods, where I spent a huge proportion of my time. My Dad and I found out that it took way too much time and energy to try to keep this new place cut with the old push type reel mowers, and yes they were real mowers, too. My Dad purchased a motorized reel type mower, and it was also self-propelled. All you had to do was hang on and try to get it pointed in the right direction. It was a lot to handle for a small boy, but it was fun. Funny isn’t it, when we were young a lot of things were fun then that turned in to work as we aged some.
Then they came out with the rotary mower. You had to push it, but the blade spun parallel to the ground instead of perpendicular like the reel type. Since the spinning blade was powered by a motor, the pushing part was easier than the old push reel mower because you didn’t have to provide the energy for the blades. It was just so much easier to use and did a great job. Maybe not as good a job as the reel type mower, but considering how much easier it was to handle, my vote was for it. But somehow, I miss the old push reel mower. . .nah. . . What about you?
Gonna be another 100 plus day here today, but you all have a good day today, you hear?