Mascot Silent Cut Reel Mowers for Bent Grasses or for Upright Grasses.

Q: What is the difference between a Mascot Silent Cut Reel Mower for Upright Grasses and a Mascot Silent Cut Reel Mower for Bent Grasses?
A: The upright and bent grass mowers are identical except for the wheel size. The Silent Cut 18 Deluxe Reel Mower for Bent Grasses has nine inch wheels. This mower has a minimum mowing height of approximately ½ inch and a maximum mowing height of 2 ¼ inches. The same mower fitted with 10 inch wheels becomes the Silent Cut 18 for Upright Grasses, with a mowing height range of about 3/4 inch to 2 5/ 8inches. Likewise, fitting the Silent Cut 21 with nine inch wheels reduces the mowing height range of that mower by approximately one half inch.
We call the original Silent Cut 18 – the one with the nine inch wheels – a “bent grass” mower because the “bent grasses” are usually cut to a lower mowing height than the upright grasses. Bent grasses include Bermuda, zoysia, centipede, seashore paspalum and St. Augustine. St. Augustine is a bent grass but should be cut at heights similar to the heights of the upright grasses.
Upright grasses have blades that grow straight up from the root. The most common upright grasses are tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial rye. These grasses cut to a greater height, usually from two to three inches or more.
Sometimes we hear from homeowners with two different grass types. Perhaps they have tall fescue in the front yard and Bermuda in the backyard. Which push reel mower will work best in this situation? The answer is to look at the recommended mowing heights and find one that will work for both lawns. Check with your state’s agricultural university for recommendations specific to your local region. Call or email me if you need help figuring out the best mower for your particular situation: Margie at 888 384-1033 or marjorieking@reelmowersetc.com.
Do you have two different types of grass in your lawn? Did you find one lawn mower that will work on both types of grass?

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