Sun Joe Mow Joe 18" Manual Reel Mower with Catcher

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Walmart #: 550266482
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  • 5 steel blades
  • 6.6 gal detachable grass catcher
  • 9 position manual height adjustment
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    About this item

    The compact design of the Sun Joe Mow Joe 18" Manual Reel Mower makes it very easy to push and maneuver on small lawns. This versatile manual lawn mower is maintenance-free and quite easy to assemble. It offers a nine-position manual height adjustment, so you can customize the push reel mower to suit your preferences. The Sun Joe Mow Joe 18" Manual Reel Mower comes with five steel blades, two large 10" wheels and two small 6" wheels. The 6.6 gal grass catcher collects grass clippings, and detaches easily for convenient disposal.

    Sun Joe Mow Joe 18" Manual Reel Mower with Catcher:

    • Compact design
    • Manual lawn mower is maintenance free
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Easy to push and maneuver on small lawns
    • Push reel mower has a 6.6 gallon detachable grass catcher for convenient disposal
    • 5 steel blades
    • 9-position manual height adjustment
    • Tailor cutting heights up to 2.63" (6.7cm) deep
    • Mows an 18" (45.7cm) wide path in one pass
    • Two large 10" front wheels
    • Two small 6" back wheels
    • Comfortable foam grip
    • Push reel mower is very easy to assemble
    • Manual lawn mower comes with a 2-year warranty
    • Sun Joe Mow Joe 18" Manual Reel Mower Model# MJ501M


    Multi Pack Indicator: No
    Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
    Model No.: MJ501M
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 34.15
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 24.6 x 28.3 x 49.2
    Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
    Origin of Components: USA or Imported
    Walmart No.: 550266482

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    Customer Reviews | 67 reviews | 4 out of 5

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    excellent mower for small area

    Customer review by golferbill

    5.0 stars by golferbill

    This mower is very easy to use and does an excellent job. It was very easy to assemble and ready for use. It is almost effortless to push.

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    myrtle beach, sc
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:65 or older
    Usage:A few times per month
    Loving this mower!

    Customer review by auntienay

    5.0 stars by auntienay

    I have only used this mower twice, however it has met my expectations and then some. I love how easy it is to start mowing-don't have to worry about storing the gasoline, buying oil for the motor, getting killed by rogue rocks, having my eye impaled like a shishkabob by a sharpened, flying stick, or annoying the neighbors with all the noise. I have at least two different types of grass on my lawn - one is super soft and stays pretty short due to growing in the shade. This is very easy to mow, and probably the preferred type of grass for these push reel mowers. The other type of grass is very thick and hardy, and littered with fox-tails and other thick weeds. After I was done mowing this part of the lawn, it looked like a terrible hair cut. I suggest that you know your grass before you get this mower, just so you won't be disappointed. I paired this purchase with the Expert brand electric trimmer to get rid of the aforementioned hardy weeds that the reel mower just can't cut. And as long as you stay on top of the lawn-don't let the grass get too high-it makes it soo much easier to cut. The grass catcher really wasn't needed, but that is just my personal preference and it definitely can be a plus for people that don't enjoy raking and/or leaving the grass clippings on the lawn. Assembling the mower was easy and simple, I built it in my living room within 15 minutes. The only cons for this product is that it does not cut as well as a power mower, and the pros (noise reduction, cost in upkeep and fueling, ease of take down and storage, and reduction of air pollution). Buy it and Captain Planet will be your bff!

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    Mishawaka, Indiana
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:25 - 34
    Usage:Once per week
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    Customer review by latinwidow

    5.0 stars by latinwidow

    works wonderfully. If grass is high, put on highest level and then lower when you go on the second pass. With the 9 different settings you can adjust to the height of the growth of grass. Even with carpal tunnel it was easy to push. If pushing for long periods - just use wrist braces- so as not to do overdo pressure on wrist. easy to push-even grandkids pushed it- some of the younger ones also wanted to push it. Great on the pocketbook (no gas), good for excerise and even better for the environment!!

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    kissimmee, florida
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Age:45 - 54
    Usage:Every few days
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    by deebs024 6/17/2012
    • If you're asking whether the grass catcher can be removed, the answer is yes.
      by graceforsale9/10/2013
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    • grass catcher is pretty much for decoration it doesn't really catch the grass that is cut. You have to go back and rake up the grass that it cuts when you finish.
      by SUGMAMAMA7/27/2013
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    • No, as a matter of fact, if I had it to do over would not have gotten it. If the grass is heavy you might want it though.
      by catwil545/31/2013
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    • No
      by 04gsxr5/13/2013
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    • Nope - the grass will just end up on your freshly cut lawn.
      by Notsohappywiththemower10/28/2012
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    • No it can be used without the grass catcher. If you have rough ground it is better to use without it.
      by jas19569/22/2012
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    • no i thought it was a pain to use
      by einchimaymoz8/3/2012
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    • no you don't so if you want to get the one without it you can save some money. It is helpful in that you don't have to rake it up afterwards.
      by latinwidow8/2/2012
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    • No, it's not necessary.
      by Rainsga7/15/2012
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    • the grass catcher is removable.
      by lou597/8/2012
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    I hate unscrewing nuts and bolts. Also I'd like a 1/2" lowest height if possible.
    by an anonymous customer 7/21/2012
    • no screws. just a lever on the side of each wheel. very simple. has so many levels. around 6 or 7 different. get very short if you want
      by MTIMESTHREE6/2/2014
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    • No it has levers that you manually adjust near the wheels
      by arthobby6/19/2014
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    • It adjusts height at the wheels, I don't think it goes that low.
      by tdig2/17/2014
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    • I'm not sure what the lowest setting is but it cuts it close to the ground. You have 2 levers one on each side of the back wheels. You have to lower them to the same height but I have carpal tunnel in both wrists and had no problems lower them.
      by JTMF72/15/2014
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    • The cutting height is adjusted with two easy to use levers on the drive wheels.
      by RyeGrass11/21/2013
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    • This Reel Mower does NOT require Nut and Bolts to be changed....Has lever at the wheels for easy adjustments!!
      by Nen83/26/2013
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    • It has an adjutment lever on each back wheel. I'm not sure exactly what the lowest height is but it cuts low.
      by TNSenior1/16/2013
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    • no screwing of nuts and bolts, after initial set-up.( about six) very easy to set-up within 5mins. you are set. yes it cuts to about 1/2". make sure no sticks, pinecones and such are on the ground when mowing they will get stuck, but if you are careful, I just use my foot to pull back on blades to unleash sticks and so on.
      by latinwidow8/2/2012
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    Does this also work OK for larger lawns? I have a yard that seems to kill a gas mower about every 2-3 years & am sick of buying them all the time. I don't mind the extra workout, just wondering how it holds up over time for larger areas.
    by unowhoandwhy 5/18/2012
    • Our yard is a little over an acre but its easy terrain and it works fine but as I said in my review, do not let your grass get too high
      by Barelilly6/4/2014
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    • I have a third of an acre and im still living
      by MTIMESTHREE7/12/2014
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    • It would work for large yards, but it'll sure give you a workout. The nice thing is that, with the grasscatcher, it has 4 wheels so if you stop for a minute it won't fall over!
      by ckeating7/12/2014
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    • If you really don't mind getting a good work out you could use this on a larger yard, but I think you would be better off with a gas mower for a larger yard.
      by Summer945/18/2014
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    • No! Especially not good if you have thick grass! It literally just stops!
      by Qtsmom6/4/2014
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    • yes, it does. Since I have some health issues it does take me a longer time, but here in florida with the heat, afternoons are best if not raining but in one afternoon front yard can be done and part of the back yard as long as it is already short. If it's high like mine it takes several afternoons with this heat.
      by latinwidow8/2/2012
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    • It takes me about 20 minutes to cut my lawn. i do not have a huge area to cut but this mower would be able to cut much larger area with no problems. it does not cut tall weeds very well however but does great on grass.
      by golferbill7/12/2014
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