Husqvarna 64 Push Reel Mower

by lars on February 2, 2010

The Husqvarna 64 is one of the quietest reel mowers available. It is easy to use and lightweight, but the cutting width is a bit small compared to other mowers.

The 16 inch cutting area cuts about 200 square inches at a time. Compared to a 20 inch mower, this manual mower will take about 40% longer to mow a yard. On the other hand, the small cutting area can be a strength for thick grass because it will be easier to push.

Technical details:

  • Cutting Width: 16 inch
  • Weight: 19 lbs
  • Wheel diameter: 8 inches
  • Minimum cutting height: 0.5 inch
  • Maximum cutting height: 2.25 inch
  • Cutting height settings: Quicksetting increments
  • Manufacturer’s warranty: 2 years
  • Handle: Folding design, soft grip
  • Ball bearing wheels: Yes
  • Manufactured in: Sweden
  • MSRP: $134.95
  • Special Notes: An optional collector can be attached to the back to collect lawn clippings (or they can be left on the yard to naturally decompose and fertilize the grass).
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    greenonion February 24, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I have a Flymo push cylinder [reel] mower. Made in Sweden by Husqvarna. Bought it at the local big box hardware store. There are no good new hand push mowers available in Australia as far as I know. My brother in Canada has a beauty made in USA which you cannot get here and is just too expensive to import. The Flymo started “skipping” after about a year of use. That is, I pushed, the wheels turned, but the cutting reel did not. Very frustrating. The problem was the cheap plastic wheels, which incorporate the cog wheel, flexed and the pinion which turns the reel disengaged. The solution was to take off the wheels and place a spacer washer [5/8"] behind the pinion gear to push it closer to the cog wheel. It now cuts the gnarly high couch quite well.

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    mowerbloke February 28, 2010 at 6:01 am

    How do you get those seed stalks under control?

    Here in North Queensland, Australia, we get a lot of rain and the grass just goes crazy. It wasn’t so bad, but the local lawn mix contains grasses that have long tough seed stalks that require several passes or pushing and stopping the reel mower just on the spot where the seed stalks are, so the residual spin chops it of; but pushing and pulling like that is very hard to over an extended period.

    Any reel mower that might be able to handle them?

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