California Trimmer (20") 5-Blade Power Reel Mower

California Trimmer (20") 5-Blade Power Reel Mower
Model: RL205H-BS550
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Product Description
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Grade
Mid-Grade
Style
Reel Push Mowers
Surface Area
Small Home
Small
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
20

Cutting Inches
Engine
Grade
Mid-Grade
Style
Reel
Surface Area
Small Home
Terrain
Hilly
Width
20 Cutting Inches
Engine
Briggs & Stratton


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Same Technology Used By Golf Courses Worldwide
  • Delivers a healthier lawn that looks like a finely manicured golf course
  • Makes clean, sharp cuts like a pair of scissors
  • 140cc Briggs & Stratton 550ex OHC 4-Cycle Engine
  • Lightweight, yet powerful; reduced vibration and quieter operation
  • Hassle-free ReadyStart® starting system - no prime, no choke
  • Heavy-Duty Belt & Chain Drive System
  • No pushing - it's a self-propelled reel mower
  • Simple hand lever engagement
  • Provides variable speed mowing for all conditions
  • 9-Inch Deep Tread Drive Roller
  • Extra-wide, textured surface provides excellent traction
  • Propels the mower while protecting your lawn
  • 20-Inch Cutting Width
  • 5-blade, heat-treated high carbon steel mower reel
  • Adjustable cutting height from 1/4" to 1-7/8"
  • Top access for blade and bed-knife adjustment
  • Extra Large 2-Bushel Grass Catcher
  • Durable high-density polyethylene design
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
140 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.2 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
5.5 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Blades
5 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
20 Inches
Cutting Height
0.25-1.875 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3 MPH
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Overview
Weight
143 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
Grade
Mid-Grade
Style
Reel Push Mowers
Surface Area
Small Home
Small
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
20

Cutting Inches
Engine
Grade
Mid-Grade
Style
Reel
Surface Area
Small Home
Terrain
Hilly
Width
20 Cutting Inches
Engine
Briggs & Stratton


Product Video Disclaimer: "PED is not responsible for any variances from the product in this video and the item you purchase. Please review all product specs prior to purchase."

Features
Features
  • Same Technology Used By Golf Courses Worldwide
  • Delivers a healthier lawn that looks like a finely manicured golf course
  • Makes clean, sharp cuts like a pair of scissors
  • 140cc Briggs & Stratton 550ex OHC 4-Cycle Engine
  • Lightweight, yet powerful; reduced vibration and quieter operation
  • Hassle-free ReadyStart® starting system - no prime, no choke
  • Heavy-Duty Belt & Chain Drive System
  • No pushing - it's a self-propelled reel mower
  • Simple hand lever engagement
  • Provides variable speed mowing for all conditions
  • 9-Inch Deep Tread Drive Roller
  • Extra-wide, textured surface provides excellent traction
  • Propels the mower while protecting your lawn
  • 20-Inch Cutting Width
  • 5-blade, heat-treated high carbon steel mower reel
  • Adjustable cutting height from 1/4" to 1-7/8"
  • Top access for blade and bed-knife adjustment
  • Extra Large 2-Bushel Grass Catcher
  • Durable high-density polyethylene design
Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
140 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.2 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
5.5 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Blades
5 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
20 Inches
Cutting Height
0.25-1.875 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3 MPH
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Overview
Weight
143 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
Product Specs
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Specifications
Engine
Engine Brand
Briggs & Stratton
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
4-Cycle
CC
140 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.2 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
No
Torque
5.5 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
1 Year
Deck
Blades
5 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Width
20 Inches
Cutting Height
0.25-1.875 Inches
Drive
Speeds
Variable
Maximum Speed
3 MPH
Drive System
Self-Propelled
Overview
Weight
143 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
Reviews
(2)
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California Trimmer RL205H-BS550 Reviews & Ratings
Product Q&A
(3)
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Search Product Q&A's Answered by Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
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Jose - how hard is it to push this mower? Looks pretty heavy from the spec's.
Neil 
from Illinois 
November 10, 2015
Answer
Neil - California Trimmer reel mowers are designed to make the operation as smooth and easy as possible. There is a drive roller on the mower that propels the mower forward using a deep-tread, no-slip covering that protects the grass and provides tremendous traction. If you need to operate the cutting reel without forward movement, you can simply raise the roller off the ground and take advantage of the mower’s unique “freewheeling” feature – perfect for cutting under shrubs and in tight spaces.
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Jose - Will this mower cut wet grass?
Chris 
from Wisconsin 
November 10, 2015
Answer
Chris - YES, a 5-reel model should be effective for most types of wet grass. To be honest, a California Trimmer reel lawnmower should never be used to cut dry grass. Cutting dry grass can cause an excessive amount of friction, which will cause the blades on the reel and the cutter bar to heat up, and can cause warping of the cutter bar. The moisture in the grass provides lubrication for the cutter bar and the reel.
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Jose - I'm not sure if I should be using a 5-blade or a 7-blade mower for my lawn. What's the difference?
Dave 
from Illinois 
November 10, 2015
Answer
Dave - generally speaking, a 7-blade reel is best suited for cutting bermuda, tiff, bent grass and zoysia. The 5-blade reel is best suited for cutting wet grass or areas that have a great amount of moisture (rain). The prevailing rule: the tougher the grass and the finer the cut you want, the more you want the 7-blade; the wetter the grass, the taller the grass, the chunkier the lawn, the more you want the 5-blade.

Wet Climate: 5-blade
Common Bermuda: 7-blade
Hybrid Bermuda: 7-blade
Zoysia Grass: 7-blade
Bent Grass: 7-blade
Junky Grass: 5-blade

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