Nothing says summertime like the smell of fresh-cut grass and the satisfaction of a perfectly trimmed lawn. But gas-powered lawn mowers are dirty little machines, so skip the exhaust cloud and consider a high-performance, silent gas-free option like the Fiskars Momentum lawn mower.
Most gas mowers use seriously inefficient engines, so they actually produce a substantial amount of air pollution despite their small size. Add in their neighborhood-rattling noise levels and inevitable gasoline spills and oil leaks, and a reel mower starts to seem like a good alternative. But when it comes down to it, can a mechanical mower really do a good job on a lawn? You bet it can, thanks to some pretty high-tech updates to this old-school technology.
Fiskars is no stranger to sharp blades and precision engineering, and they’ve applied all this know-how to the Momentum Mower. According to Fiskars:
“The Momentum™ Reel Mower combines patent-pending technology with superior ergonomics to deliver best-in-class cutting performance without gasoline, oil, battery charging, the hassle of electrical cords or the noise created by other mowers. It features InertiaDrive™ technology for twice the cutting power of standard reel mowers, StaySharp™ cutting system to eliminate the cost and inconvenience of annual blade sharpening, VersaCut™ height adjustment to provide a clean cut on any type of grass, forward reel position for ultra-close side edging and mess-free grass discharge and ergonomic design for easy adjustment and excellent maneuverability. The combination of these technologies makes the Momentum™ Reel Mower 40% easier to push than other reel mowers, helping you get more done with less effort.”
Suggested retail price is $249.99, but the Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower is on sale at Amazon for just $199.