Reel Rollers is the original inventor and patent holder for the Front Roller which seamlessly replaces the stock front caster wheels found on McLane 20″ and 25″ Reel Mowers. You are purchasing direct from Reel Rollers (manufacturer of the front roller).
Reel mowers do an incredible job of cutting warm season grasses short which results in a thick healthy turf. However, if your lawn has hills, uneven soil, flower beds, sidewalks, or driveways your front wheels frequently fall into these low spots and scalp the lawn. Scalping the lawn is not only unsightly, but it damages your lawn and dulls your reel mower blades. Replacing the stock front caster (grocery cart) wheels with our patented Front Roller keeps your reel mower level at the highest point across your cut resulting in a smooth striped lawn.
One of the key advantages of a Reel Rollers Grooved Front Roller is that our roller maintains the same cutting height as the factory front caster wheels. This is important because our roller allows you to cut down to 1/2″ for scalping each spring just like the front wheels on a McLane reel mower. McLane makes incredible mowers and parts, however the McLane Grooved Front Roller manufactured by McLane is a larger diameter and will not allow you to cut below 3/4″.
Another great advantage of the Grooved Front Roller by Reel Rollers is our grooves are deep, but we also maintain good surface contact with your soil so that the roller doesn’t dig down too deep into your soil. We did test designs with “washers” as the grooves in the roller but this made turning difficult and if the soil was moist, the roller actually sunk down into the soil.
The Grooved Front Roller Advantage:
- Eliminates scalping
- Stripes your lawn
- Smooths uneven lawns
- Added front weight reduces bouncing and uneven cut
- Extends the lift of your reel mower blades
- Grooved Rollers reduce thatch
- Grooved Rollers are ideal for well established lawns
- Grooved Rollers leave a more consistent and tighter cut because 60% of the grass blades are not being pressed down by a roller
Our patented Front Rollers are constructed from heavy duty bearings and thick aluminum precisely cut to be the exact same height as your stock front wheels right here in the USA. In less than 10 minutes you can install our Front Roller and allows you to continue to adjust the height of your mower.