Model # 2000-20S

Internet #100019892

Scotts 20 in. Classic Reel Mower
0026479200208

Discontinued Scotts

20 in. Classic Reel Mower

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With manual-push operation, a loop-style handle and a super-soft. Foam grip for comfort, the Scotts 20 in. Classic Reel Mower offers a large mowing path and a 1-3 in. adjustable cutting height to provide performance flexibility. The mower features 5 blades and a dual-wheel tracking system for optimal maneuverability.

  • Assembled dimension: 15 in. W x 26 in. D x 45 in. H
  • 20 in. cutting width provides a large mowing path
  • 1 in. to 3 in. cutting height range with quick-snap height adjustment to manicure the lawn to your specifications
  • 5 blades for optimal mowing
  • Dual wheel tracking system for easy maneuvering
  • Loop style handle with a foam-cushioned grip for comfort while pushing the mower
  • Safe, low-maintenance operation and easy storage for your convenience
  • Manual-push design is non-polluting
  • Delivered to your door mostly assembled, simply attach the handle using basic instructions
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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Name 20 in. Reel Mower with Grass Catcher 20 in. Classic Reel Mower StaySharp Max 18 in. Push Walk Behind, Non-Powered, Non-Electrical Reel Lawn Mower (6201)
Brand Scotts Scotts Fiskars
Ratings (245) (106) (344)
Cutting Width (in.) 20 20 18
Features Bagger,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments
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If my grass is about 4" high, will the mower cut it if the mower is at the lowest setting, or will the grass be too high to cut well?

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clifton park, ny
May 11, 2012
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Orlando, FL, USA
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May 6, 2014
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I cut some St. Augustine grass that was about 5" in spots and the mower was set at 3". It cut it very well. I assume it would cut yours too.
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No, this mower will not do a satisfactory job cutting that much grass at one pass. As I have said in my other replies this is an excellent mower for it's intended purpose. This mower requires that you mow your lawn at least 2 times per week during the fast growing season. It is made for well manicured lawns with a good quality stand of grass, that contains very few weeds. Trying to cut that much grass at Read More
No, this mower will not do a satisfactory job cutting that much grass at one pass. As I have said in my other replies this is an excellent mower for it's intended purpose. This mower requires that you mow your lawn at least 2 times per week during the fast growing season. It is made for well manicured lawns with a good quality stand of grass, that contains very few weeds. Trying to cut that much grass at one time will require a great deal of effort and the result will not be satisfactory. To get your grass that low will require at least 2 passes, one at the highest setting ( which by the way will promote the most healthy stand of grass), then one at the lower setting. This is NOT a fault of the mower, it is just the way the mower is intended to be used.
If you want to cut the grass less often, a electric or gas powered mower will give much better results and with considerably less effort.
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Flowery Branch, GA, USA
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April 3, 2013
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My experience is this mower doesn't do well with differences in height more than 2". You most likely will have to make two passes to get the grass down from 4" to the lowest cut height. Also, some species of grasses are easier to cut than others so your results may vary.
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June 12, 2012
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No. The mower only works well when the grass is not long. I have to cut my lawn every 3-4 days, otherwise it is too long and VERY difficult to push mower and I must empty catch bag every 10ft.
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June 12, 2012
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I was able to cut a lot of 4" pieces of grass in my backyard on the lowest setting.
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May 12, 2012
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It's recommended to cut no more then 1/3 of the grass blade at a time when mowing. In your situation we recommend using the highest setting.
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Why does my mower keep jamming?

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KatieB
New York
September 24, 2012
It doesn't matter if the grass is tall or short or if the setting is high or low. The mower jams with grass very easily.
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Orlando, FL, USA
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May 6, 2014
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Turn the mower over and see what is sticking between the blades. Mulch pieces or sticks will stop the blades from turning.
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May 1, 2014
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If you mower is jamming you are picking up sticks and other foreign debris that is laying hidden in the grass.
Before mowing your lawn scout around throughly and rake up any foreign debris and sticks and the like that the mower is not designed to cut. This is not a fault with the mower. This type of mower is designed to cut only grass, and not tall spindly weeds either or sticks pieces of wire ect, and
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If you mower is jamming you are picking up sticks and other foreign debris that is laying hidden in the grass.
Before mowing your lawn scout around throughly and rake up any foreign debris and sticks and the like that the mower is not designed to cut. This is not a fault with the mower. This type of mower is designed to cut only grass, and not tall spindly weeds either or sticks pieces of wire ect, and such. Also with this type of mower you cant let the grass get over 5 inches tall or it will push over part of the grass and not cut it.
For it's intended purpose though, it will do an excellent job.
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There are too many reasons why it could be jamming for me to cover all of them here, but I will touch on the ones I've experienced. This mower is sensitive to how firmly the blades rub against the bottom bar, so you could decrease the tension on the bottom bar and see if that reduces the jamming.
Also, if you have super thick grass you will not be able to go out and cut at whatever height you please. Read More
There are too many reasons why it could be jamming for me to cover all of them here, but I will touch on the ones I've experienced. This mower is sensitive to how firmly the blades rub against the bottom bar, so you could decrease the tension on the bottom bar and see if that reduces the jamming.
Also, if you have super thick grass you will not be able to go out and cut at whatever height you please. This mower excels at getting the grass all to the same height, but you can't go out into a healthy thick lawn and take two inches off the top with brute force like you can with a 5hp gas mower. Simply, if you want to take more than an inch or two off every time you cut, you simply will need a different mower. Read Less
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KatieB
NY
September 29, 2012
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my neighbor corrected the problem. Since it was jamming on the left side he made an adjustment to the right side by turning one of the screws to the right of the reel slightly . The reel is now even and the mower is working nicely. Thanks.
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Marysville, Ohio
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September 27, 2012
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We're sorry to hear about the problems with your mower. Please contact the American Mower Company at 800-633-1501 for additional assistance.
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does it come with grass catcher and will it cut grass to a half an inch ?

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palm Desert
January 31, 2012
if i ordered it to day when will i get it ?is there shipping cost?
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Mine did, and does.
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The model in the store comes with a grass catcher. The model without the bag is only available online and is currently out of stock. Everything I read indicates that you should let the clippings drop and add nutrients back to the lawn to reduce the amount of fertilizer you need.
I use the 1.5" setting as this is recommended for Zoysiagrass and the mower works well for that. I have a flat 1/4 acre Read More
The model in the store comes with a grass catcher. The model without the bag is only available online and is currently out of stock. Everything I read indicates that you should let the clippings drop and add nutrients back to the lawn to reduce the amount of fertilizer you need.
I use the 1.5" setting as this is recommended for Zoysiagrass and the mower works well for that. I have a flat 1/4 acre lot. Read Less
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This one does not come with a catcher. Also, it won't cut that low.
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This mower does come with a grass catcher but I don't recommend using it, it doesn't work very well.
Your question concerning will it cut grass to 1/2 inch. No it will not. It will cut to about 1 1/2 inch.
But note that cutting grass below 2 inches is never a good idea. Cutting grass lower than 2 inches
contributes to weed growth and is very stressful for a healthy stand of grass. It contributes to
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This mower does come with a grass catcher but I don't recommend using it, it doesn't work very well.
Your question concerning will it cut grass to 1/2 inch. No it will not. It will cut to about 1 1/2 inch.
But note that cutting grass below 2 inches is never a good idea. Cutting grass lower than 2 inches
contributes to weed growth and is very stressful for a healthy stand of grass. It contributes to moisture loss and root damage.
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February 1, 2012
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The 20 in. Classic Reel Mower (100019892) height is adustable from 1" to 3". The mower does not come with a grass catcher. Any shipping and handling will be handled by the retailer.
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Good over weeds?

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I have a section of lawn I am no longer watering, so there are patches of dirt and weeds. The weeds are not very high. The dirt is killing my gas mower, and I don't want to go to a weed whacker, as the area is too far from the house for an electric one and gas weed whackers are difficult to keep running. So, would this mower handle such an area - sparse, low weeds - without a lot of back and forth effort?
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Nope. This thing doesn't handle variable heights or thick stemmed weeds of any height all that well.
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As I have said before in other responses, this mower is really best for mowing well kept lawns with a good quality stand of grass. This mower is really not good on weeds unless they are kept low level, (not over 3 1/2 to 4 inches high.) As this type of mower will only push the tall weeds down and not cut them. This is not a fault of the mower, it is just the way the mower was intended to be used. If Read More
As I have said before in other responses, this mower is really best for mowing well kept lawns with a good quality stand of grass. This mower is really not good on weeds unless they are kept low level, (not over 3 1/2 to 4 inches high.) As this type of mower will only push the tall weeds down and not cut them. This is not a fault of the mower, it is just the way the mower was intended to be used. If weeds or grass for that matter is allowed to get above 4 inches max., this type of mower will not do a satisfactory job.
My suggestion would be to use your gas mower just one more time to get the weeds down low, then follow up
with the Classic Reel Mower from then on and you should have good results. Just don't let the weeds get any higher than about 3-4 inches from then on.
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The Classic Reel Mower can be lowered to a 1 inch cutting height with a quick snap adjustment. It would be capable of mowing weeds at that height but not below.
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The mower is great for thicker blades of grass and weeds. There are a few weeds that have thin shoots like a swizzle stick and thinner that the mower won't cut. It seems to bend them over with the 5 rotating mower blades rather than cut through.
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20 in. Classic Reel Mower is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 106.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mower, great service. Mows well and handles great for a reelie. Handles very comfy making the "push" part a little easier. Had an issue with bagger after only a few uses but contacted manufacturer by e mail and got fantastic service from company, rare these days. Does't act like a gas mower and probably not for everybody but actually a pleasant , clean, and quiet experience for yards without statk problems or lots of stickes which will jam it. Really like it but still use gasser for bigger jobs.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Mower, Great Customer Service from Company If you have a smaller yard and will mow once a week or so, this is the mower for you. Especially if you like a clean cut and want to go green. Reel mowers are not for you if you let your lawn get really long or there are tall weeds in your yard. I have owned this mower for about a year or so and had no issues until a couple weeks ago when the handle broke. I called the 1-800 number on the manual and they are shipping me a new one free. I would definitely recommend this mower if you want an environmentally friendly, relatively cheap way to mow your lawn that I personally think makes it look better than a gas mower...
Date published: 2011-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great mower, even for a large lot! I bought this mower today, and could not stop cutting! I have a rather large lot, where I cut around 2.5 acres. I am waiting for a new lawn tractor to arrive that I ordered last week which will take another week to come in. I bought this reel mower to trim around trees and difficult to reach areas. I had it out of the box and assembled within 10 minutes. I gave it a test drive, and found it so easy to use, I could not stop cutting! I ended up cutting around 2 acres with it and the only reason I did not keep going is I ran out of daylight. It is extremely easy to use, and does a great job. As some other reviewers indicated, it does not cut through crab grass very easily, but it took me another quick swipe or two to take care of this. I like this mower so much, I am considering canceling my lawn tractor order.
Date published: 2011-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I wait so long! I have a 7 yr old 10.5hp mower with a 33" wide cut and purchased this as a stop gap. Unfortunately it only takes my 10 more minutes to mow my half an acre yard and I could do this at 5:30am and not wake the neighbors. As a kid I remembering using a reel mower and it being difficult, well this mower is very easy to use even with a 10% grade lawn. This is my new lawn mower.
Date published: 2012-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready to go out of the box. Super sharp blades. This is the second Scotts reel mower I own. I put my older one for use at a rental house, and got another for my place. Ready to go out of the box. Super sharp blades. If you have a small area of lawn, this works great and you won't disturb the neighbors early Sunday morning with engine noise. The handle is a bit light weight, but that helps keeps the weight down. The current model has a re-designed handle and it is much better with a padded push bar. Just don't man handle it and it will hold up. The grass catcher is worthless. I always let the clippings go back on the lawn, they mulch in and the lawn just gets better.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still working great I've owned this mower 4.5 years now and used it at 2 different houses. The first house I did not have a sprinkler system and so my watering was sporadic and my grass didn't grow super fast so I could go longer in between mows, like once every two weeks. If the grass gets too high this mower (and most reel mowers as I understand it) does not work well. I feel like the instructions and most of the other reviews are all pretty upfront about this. If you over-water your yard you probably don't want this mower, because you'll be out there twice a week. My second house has a sprinkler system so if I don't mow it once per week some parts of my yard do get a little difficult and sometimes I have to use the weedeater to knock down the tall stuff. If you've got a huge yard you probably don't want this, but my first house had a back yard of about 4,000 square feet of grass and I cut it in about an hour, maybe 90 minutes. My second place has only 500 square feet of grass and I can mow that in about 10 minutes. I haven't had the blades sharpened yet, there's no rust visible, it still moves easy. The pad around the handle is coming off, but it seems like I did something to rip it and wasn't caused by some defect.
Date published: 2013-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT MOWER This mower is really a pleasure to use. It just rolls along and simply cuts the grass almost effortlessly. I bought it as a backup mower to my power mower but prefer using it to the other one. A bonus is that the grass can be mowed when still damp from dew or rain. I always had to wait until the grass was completely dry so the power mower wouldn't clog. This way you don't have to wait until the sunny hot time of the day. This is a solid well built mower that does a fine job .
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fairly easy to push and does pretty good job cutting as long as grass is mowed twice a week With the grass growing quickly, I have to mow twice a week or it gets too tall to cut without having to rake. The basket is worthless. Grass catches at the front lip and very little goes into the basket. It is easier to make a higher cut and then go back with a slightly lower cut. As long as you keep up with regular cutting, it does a nice job.
Date published: 2012-06-26
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