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We Have Spools For American Gardener Trimmer

Yes, People Powered Machines has spools for the American Gardener Trimmer, the Weed Eater, and the WLT 24 Line Trimmer/Edger. The spools are made by Original Power. Also called WRS24 Replacement Spool & Cutting Line. The American Gardener Trimmer is a high powered trimmer which operates from a battery.

Call 978 884 8156 to place your order for the Replacement Spool. Or go to http://www.peoplepoweredmachines.com/agtrimmer/index.html to place your order. Orders will ship within 24 hours of order placement.


New Trimmers in Stock

American Gardener: Our popular American Gardener Trimmer and Edger is out of stock and will not be made in the future. The American Gardener was a fine trimmer and provided good value. The company supported the product very well.

New Trimmers: We are fortunate to be able to bring two new trimmers to the market. Both use the new lithium ion technology for their batteries. The Recharge Lithium Trimmer -Edger is pictured below.

CEL POWERtrimmer: The CEL POWERtrimmer , pictured below, is the other new trimmer we have this season. The lithium-ion battery technology means it will store the charge over the winter months ready for next season’s use. There is no messy petrol or oil to contend with and yet you have all the power you need; even the line feed is automatic, a short amount is dispensed on every start to ensure the full 10” cutting diameter is made.

Stop the Noise! How Leaf Blowers, Gas Mowers and Snow Blowers are Effecting Our Health

The leaf blowers are killing me this year! My neighbors use them to blow even a sprinkling of leaves off their driveway, and NOTE: they only use them when I am home and recovering my sanity in my garden. Fueling my simmering irritation, during our first magical snow this season my wife and I took a moment for a walk thru the woods and what did we hear….not that soft gentle hushed sound of snow…but my neighbors snow blower. GRRRRR. I won’t go into when one neighbor left for the weekend and their car alarm went off in 15 minute continuous cycles until the battery wore down.

So this post is to say…neighbors…before you fire up your weed whacker,  leaf blower,  hedge trimmer,  riding lawn mower, snow blower, snow mobiles, etc…. know you are effecting not just my health but yours! Study after study has found that community noise is interrupting our sleep, interfering with our children’s learning, suppressing our immune systems and even increasing our chances of having a heart attack. It is also tarnishing the Golden Rule, reducing people’s inclination to help one another.

Basically, noise causes so many horrible things that it’s a wonder there aren’t warning labels tacked to the sides of vacuum cleaners.


  • Recent studies reveal that noise can be harmful to human health, just like water or air pollution, damaging not only hearing and sleep but raising our blood pressure to dangerous levels.
  • According to the World Health Organization, noise pollution is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year. scientists at Imperial College London monitored the blood pressure of 140 sleeping volunteers who lived near London’s Heathrow airport. They discovered that subjects’ blood pressure rose when a plane few overhead even when the subjects remained asleep.
  • A study of 5,000 45-to-70-year-olds living near airports for at least five years found that they were at greater risk of suffering from hypertension, aka high blood pressure, than their counterparts in quieter realms.
  • “The idea that people get used to noise is a myth,” the Environmental Protection Agency has reported. “Even when we think we have become accustomed to noise, biological changes still take place inside us.”
  • Children near the working airports had significantly higher levels of adrenaline and cortisol — the body’s so-called stress hormones.
  • oh and everyone knows about irreversible hearing loss…but that’s another post. or just look here.


  • Studies have also shown that in the presence of continuous noise, people are less caring, communicative, and reflective.
  • Extreme noise has been found to give the listener a sense of helplessness and powerlessness.
  • Hospital noise has been shown to slow healing.
  • In one study, people were less likely to help someone pick up a bundle of dropped books when the noise of a lawn mower was present.
  • Another showed that in a noisy environment, people playing a game were more likely to see their fellow players as disagreeable or threatening.


  • Another insidious effect of noise is its cultivation of what scientists call “learned helplessness.” Children given puzzles in moderately noisy classrooms are not only more likely to fail to solve them but are also more likely to surrender early.
  • Many studies have shown children in schools around noise pollution had impairment in reading on standardized tests.
  • In Munich, students near an airport initially scored lower than others on tests of memory. When that airport closed and moved, thier reading improved, while their counterparts living near the new airport saw a decline in scores after the switch occurred.

First everyone needs to understand there is an issue. Even in ancient Rome, chariots were banned from the streets at night to prevent clattering wheels on stones from waking people up. Here are a few places that beat that drum:

Then of course, know there are alternatives…regular readers here know what’s coming…like quiet quiet quiet push reel mowers, back saving snow removal tools that really work, push sweepers (janitors secret weapons) and push leaf sweepers, and other fall cleanup tools like (!) rakes (!) coupled with lovely leaf bags that roll. Can’t do manual, how about electric options like electric mowers, electric blowers (still blow around allergens), and electric snow blowers (haven’t found one yet we like). So many wonderful options out there. And then of course there are the big picture alternatives like reducing your lawn size…but that is another ranting article! So in summary treasure the quite! Shhhh…..


Peoplepoweredmachines is a family owned business, 11 years old, always selling environmentally sound products such as reel mowers, electric mowers, composters, rainbarrels, solar products and more.

Summer Blow Out Sale: BTE Trimmers

Sale: The BTE Trimmers are now on sale for only $59.00, including free shipping!  This trimmer comes with a line cartridge, battery pack and charger, and a 1 year warranty.  Order on our site today!

Product: BTE Trimmers are the lightest and easiest trimmers available.  The batteries charge in 5 to 8 hours and run for 30 minutes.  If you want extra trimming time you can purchase an additional battery. The weight of the trimmer including the battery is only 7 pounds and it has a 9″ cutting diameter.

BTE Trimmer

Sunlawn Moves Operations to US

UPDATE TO POST : Sunlawn Mower Reel Mower Brand Taken over by Easun


Sunlawn, Inc., a major supplier of ours, is moving manufacturing of reel lawn mowers to the states. After producing in China for two years, Sunlawn will begin producing three mowers, a trimmer, and grass catcher at their plant in Indiana.

Sunlawn feels that with the move they will continue to offer competitive products at competitive prices and will improve quality control of all products.

Starting in March of 2009, Sunlawn will offer three mowers. The Classic model will replace the popular MM2 and be able to mow from 1″ to 3.75″. The Ideal models will replace the LMM35 and LMM40 and be able to mow from .5″ to 3″.

We welcome them back to the US manufacturing world, and we look forward to offering these products from Sunlawn, Inc.

Until March of 2009, we will continue selling Sunlawn’s LMM40 and Grass Catcher.

Classic 40 Shown