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Old Brill Batteries Are Worth $

Old Brill Batteries: Save your Brill Batteries – they are worth cash. Just contact us and we’ll tell you how. The Brill Batteries are used to power either the ASM380, the Accu Razorcut, or the Brill Trimmer. With our ability to rebuild Brill Batteries to be better than when new – your old batteries have just become valuable.



2.2 AH or 3.0 AH:
Brill Batteries can now be built to either 2.2 AH or 3.0 AH. The 2.2 AH is basically what you first received except our rebuilt are stronger and don’t take as long to recharge. The 3.0 AH is 30% stronger than the new Accu Battery and takes less time to recharge.

So if you have a Brill Battery: Let us know!

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Silent Cut 21″ Mowers Out of Stock – We’ll have more May 20, 2011

The Popular Silent Cut 21″ is out of stock in both configurations. The Silent Cut Small Wheeled version in the 21″ model is out as well. These mowers which cut all grasses but are especially well liked for their handling of Bermuda and Zoysia Grasses.

Silent Cut 18″ are in stock.

The Silent Cut Mower

We are pleased that the Silent Cut 18″ is in stock. Both the regular 18″ and the Silent Cut 18″ with Large Wheels are in stock. We expect to have the 21″ models in both styles in stock the week of May 20, 2011.

We Just Received Shipment of New Brill Batteries

Brill Accu Batteries: Brill Accu Batteries just arrived at our warehouse. These may be the last Brill Batteries coming to the US. The Brill Company has been sold and it is unclear whether the new owners will support the Accu line.

80 Brill Batteries: The shipment contains 80 Brill Batteries. Last year we said we would notify customers as soon as the batteries arrived. We are fortunate to receive this shipment. The Brill Accu Battery powers the Accu Mower and Accu Trimmer.

Consumer Reports says Fiskars Momentum is a “Stand Out”

The Fiskar Momentum Mower: The Fiskars Momentum was recently given a very favorable review in the consumer reports!  Here are some excerpts from the article:

Benefits: Single-lever height adjustment and a design that throws clippings forward for finer cutting help the Fiskars(yes, the scissor folks) stand out.

Bottom Line: Choose the Fiskars if cleaner, quieter mowing is worth the lower cut quality we’ve found with manual reel mowers. And don’t let the grass get too long.

The Fiskar Mower: The Momentum was also tested and recommended by the National Home Gardening Club, which is a community of gardeners across the country with more than 600,00 paid members, and here are the results:

All testers were current reel mower users.

•100% of testers would recommend the Momentum to fellow Club members

•100% felt the Momentum was easier to push than their current reel mower

•100% felt the Momentum had a better handle design

•95% felt the Momentum was more durable & had a higher blade quality

•94% felt the Momentum had a better cut height adjustment system

•90% felt the Momentum was better at cutting long grass

•90% felt the Momentum was better at side edging & not leaving uncut strips

•90% felt the Momentum had a better cut quality & appearance

•84% felt the Momentum had a better range of cut height

•74% felt the Momentum was better at turning & aligning

•79% felt the Momentum had better cutting power

•79% felt the Momentum was better at dealing with grass clippings

Fiskar Momentum Reel Mower

NaturCut Ideal Reel Mower Gets Great Customer Review!

Our NaturCut Ideal 40 got a great review which we wanted to share on our blog!

NaturCut Ideal 40 Reel Mower

Hi David,
I received my NaturCut Ideal 40 on Saturday and had to give it a try. After a fast 65 mile morning bike ride the legs were a little tired, but hey, I had a new toy that needed to be tried. This was going to be my worst case test. The temperature was in the low 90’s with humidity to match. Just another typical summer day in Georgia. I had not cut the bermuda grass since the last weekend and with a week of on again and off again rain had grown up to about 2.5-3 inches.

I just took the mower out of the box, put it and the grass catcher together and with no adjustments started cutting I also decided to go up and down the hill to add additional adventure to the afternoon. I was amazed at how easy it was to push. Even up the hill was not requiring the effort I was expecting. The grass catcher need some additional zip ties to make it work like I wanted, but that was the only thing that slowed me down. My 75 year old Yankee neighbor from across the street saw what was going on and had to come over and check it out. I knew he was just itching to give it a push, but I didn’t offer. There was only so much grass to cut and I wasn’t in a mood to share. I can tell you now that he will be borrowing it shortly. I just know Bob, he will have to give it a try. I give him until this weekend.

Any way the grass looked great. I could not call pushing the Ideal 40 work. I have done work several times in my life, this was not it. It will be even easier to cut the grass the next time. I also noticed that the reel mower did not lift up the bermuda runners and cut them off which is a good thing. Maybe now those couple of small bald spots will fill in. Oh yea, the neighbors will no longer know when it is Sunday afternoon because they will not hear my industrial grade Snapper. I have to ware ear plugs when using it.

Thanks again for answering all my questions over the past couple of weeks.

David J.
Sharpsburg, GA

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2010. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would have performed about 3 times.

In 2010, there were 105 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 232 posts. There were 93 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 11mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was March 28th with 431 views. The most popular post that day was Which Reel Mowers Cut Which Grasses Well.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were peoplepoweredmachines.com, en.wordpress.com, forums.gardenweb.com, facebook.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for plastic numbers to avoid, plastics to avoid, sno wovel, reel mowers for bermuda grass, and fiskars reel mower.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Which Reel Mowers Cut Which Grasses Well March 2010

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3 Plastics to Avoid: #3, #6, #7, and Why… February 2009
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Best Reel Mowers for Bermuda Grasses August 2010
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How to Transition your Lawn from a Rotary Mower to a Reel Mower May 2010

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Why the Fiskars Reel Momentum Mower? February 2010

Don’t Hose Down Your Mower

Water and Mowers: Water and mowers are not a good mix. Whether your mower is a manual mower or a powered mower, water should not be used for cleaning. Just had an email from a customer who recently purchased a Brill Razorcut 38. She mentioned that she had just hosed down her mower.

Brill Razorcut

Silicone Spray and Mowers: Silicone Spray and mowers are a great mix. Before mowing, spray the blades with Silicone Spray. When you are done mowing wipe the blades clean with a rag. Spraying first, cleaning last, will keep your mower going strong for many years. Silicone Spray can be purchased at the hardware store, it is right next to the WD-40.

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