Great States 815-18 18-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower, 18-Inch, 5-Blade, Grey

4.63 out of 5
(9 customer reviews)


Brand Great States
Power Source self-propelled
Material Metal
Color Gray
Style Reel Only
Item Weight 27 Pounds
Cutting Width 18 Inches
Operation Mode Manual
Product Dimensions 25″D x 14″W x 10.5″H

  • The Great States motor-less lawnmower with an adjustable cutting height of 0.5″-2.75″ for a clean, even cut
  • 18″ cutting width 5-blade manual push mower with 5-blade ball-bearings, and 10″ composite wheels
  • Push mower blades are made of high-quality alloy steel that stay sharp longer
  • Loop-style lawnmower handle with cushioned grips for comfort and maneuverability; Easy to assemble without special tools
  • Planet-friendly and quiet motorless lawn mower design that is low-maintenance


Product Description

The Great States hand push lawnmower is a clean and green alternative to gas-powered mowers when maintaining your lawn. You no longer have to deal with long power cords, gas, oil, and costly maintenance since this push reel lawn mower can do the job with ease. In addition, you can maintain your lawn’s health by cutting grass with precision without making them susceptible to insect attacks and diseases. This manual lawnmower has smooth-spinning blades, maneuverable wheels, and easy grass cutting height adjustment for your convenience.

From the Manufacturer

The power source behind our mowers hasn’t changed much in 100 years. It’s still readily available on demand. You can still fuel it for the price of a banana and a glass of milk. It always works when you want it to, and it doesn’t leave any residue for the environment to absorb other than a couple of foot prints in a perfectly cut lawn. People- the power behind our mowers in 1895, and the power behind them today. What has changed is the product available to the people. At Great States, we’ve applied a century of technology to a good old fashioned idea: the reel lawn mower. Today’s reel mowers are lightweight and easy to maneuver. They’re ideal for today’s smaller lawns, and today’s hectic lifestyles. They’re always ready when you’re ready, and they’re almost maintenance free with no spark plugs to foul or engines to clog up. They’re good to the environment and they’re good to the lawn, snipping the grass for a clean, precise cut. A cut that’s helped us carve our niche as the nation’s largest manufacturer of in-demand, on-demand reel mowers. We’ve spent 100 years of perfecting our reel mower designs, streamlining our production processes and searching for the best possible materials to build the best reel mowers possible. And we’re proud of all that. But more important still, we’ve spent the last 100 years, and we’ll spend the next 100 more, keeping America Green. Great States 18-inch cutting width reel lawn mower. 4 spider 5 blade ball bearing reel. Unbreakable steel side plate.10-inch ball bearing wheels with radial tread tires. Easy height adjustment 1/2-inch to 2-3/4-inch. Cushioned loop style handle.

From the brand

From the manufacturer

Our brand gives you a variety of lawn care tools that cuts grass like a pair of scissors. The Great States gives you an environmentally-conscious lawn maintenance solution that has been around for 125 years. You can forget about costly maintenance since Great States reel mowers are virtually maintenance-free. Our brand focuses on providing clean and effective lawn maintenance solutions that are maneuverable and easy to use. Even though the original design is over a century old, our brand gives you modern upgrades to classic lawnmower designs. We spent 125 years perfecting our craft and helping reduce carbon emissions caused by routine yard maintenance. The Great States is committed to giving you the highest quality of planet-conscious reel mowers crafted from the best possible materials to ensure the durability and maneuverability of our designs.

Push blade mower for a better lawn

Low-maintenance motor-less lawn mower that is easy to use and store

The Great States walk behind a manual lawnmower gives you a better cut for your lawn. It cuts grass blades like a pair of scissors and prevents blade damage that may lead to diseases and insect attacks. This push mower makes your grass healthier and more attractive without emitting noise or fumes in the environment. You can rely on the performance of the Great States manual yard mower because it has no motor that requires maintenance, gas, or oil. It is maneuverable and easy to use on your lawn. The lightweight design makes it easy to maneuver and store.

Push lawn reel mower that gets the job done without ripping or tearing grass blades

Precise cutting

The Great States manual yard mower gives you precise cutting-action like a pair of scissors. It prevents the ripping and tearing of grass blades in each pass. You can maintain a green, healthy, and attractive lawn while preventing diseases and insect attacks on your grass.

Lightweight and maneuverable

This walk-behind push reel lawn mower from the Great States is made of lightweight yet durable materials to make cutting grass easy and convenient for anyone. The 10″ composite wheels make this motor-less lawnmower easy to maneuver on your lawn. You can now cut grass without hassle with this manual power lawnmower.

Alloy steel materials

The alloy steel materials of this Great States manual mower makes it lightweight, yet durable. This grass mower blade parts are crafted from heat-treated alloy steel that stay sharp for a long time, so you can expect a long service life. You can also sharpen the alloy steel blades if necessary.


The Great States manual power lawn mower has no motor that requires maintenance or fuel. This makes it a great alternative to gas-powered lawn mowers since it can get the job done without emitting noise or fumes in the environment. Maintain your lawn the planet-conscious way with the Great States push mower.

Additional information

Weight 27 lbs
Dimensions 25 × 14 × 10.5 in
Product Dimensions

25 x 14 x 10.5 inches

Item Weight

27 pounds


Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers



Country of Origin


Item model number



Great States

9 reviews for Great States 815-18 18-Inch 5-Blade Push Reel Lawn Mower, 18-Inch, 5-Blade, Grey

  1. 4 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    3.8 because a 4 equals “I like it”. There are a couple of issues …I’ll give it a 3.8 because a 4 equals “I like it”. There are a couple of issues. OK, from the beginning….Assembly: After removing all items out of the protective plastic bags, it took 20 minutes to assemble and worked fine as is. It could have been 10 minutes but a few minor things that make me pause or go get a long handle pliers. First, the lower handle snaps into the welded stud on the frame. A cir-clip keeps the handle from falling out. Not necessary. The handle is bent wider than the frames studs on either side. I had to squeeze the bent tube to clear the studs. I depended on the spring quality of the metal bent tube to keep itself in place. The studs have a groove for the cir-clip so I pop in the clips. One side goes in easy. The other side had paint in the groove so the clip did not go in easy. Then the upper handle and the upper-upper handle goes on the lower handle. Plastic wing nuts and screws and washers are easy enough. All 6 sets of screw, washer, and wing nut are the same. The user manual picture list item number for the upper 2 screws different than the lower 4 screws. Why? They are same screws? Another pause to scratch my head. Being an engineer, I nit-pick on these issues.Adjustment: The height rollers are attache to the mower frame that has 3 holes for different heights. The rollers sub=assembly frame has 3 holes on each side. Are the 3 holes on the main frame and 3 holes on the roller frame the same spacing to achieve more than 3 height selections? I will report back later. I did not look that close. Update: The wheel axle can be mounted to one of 3 holes to achieve different cut height. I did not check to see how it was delivered. The mid hole is 2″ and highest hole is 2.5″ cut. The rollers are for fine adjustments. Update: Delivered set to the highest cut height.Performance: More difficult to push, as expected. More difficult than a motor mower with no driven wheels. It is not TOO bad. My problem is that I am out of shape. This thing will either get me into shape or it will kill me. It cuts nice. Path width is narrower than my old mower. I wish there is a comparable 20 inch wide model. It is more difficult to see the transition between the cut and the uncut grass. I am also accustom to run the wheel over the previous wheel track. Not good, I have to re-learn this because the cut ting blade is inside the 2 wheels. My powered mower has blade cut width as wide as the wheels. The power mower bit the dust in mid job last week. 20% of the lawn was left uncut. This mower arrived a week later. So the uncut 20% is now 12 days worth of growth from what started out as a well trimmed lawn. A few days of rain in the 12 days.BIG COMPLAINT: The handle pivot design force me to spent a large percentage of my push force to maintain the handle alignment. Push too far upward or downward, the whole mower lift slightly upward at the back or the front. I end up standing with the handle against my chest (at the solar plexus height) to anchor the height of the handle. If I stand too far back, with my arms straight, I tend to push the handle upward. I cannot lower the handle to align the arm axis to the handle axis because the handle has a “stop” on the frame to prevent it rotating further downward. I can get a grinder or dremal tool to take off a bit of metal so the handle can come down a bit. I have to think it through first. Even if it works for me, I don’t want to make it difficult for another user.What I like: It is quiet. No ear plugs. I am nut under pressure to get the job done within a time window so it won’t bother the neighbors. I can mow the lawn as long as I can see the grass. I don’t have to deal with keeping the old engine working. If this reel mower start to fall apart, I will immediately buy another because it is low cost. Then, proceed to try to repair the current broken reel mower. I cannot do that with high cost engine mowers. Parts for power mowers are usually not made by the same manufacturer. They are lower quality. They are priced relatively high in relation to a new mower. I always feel cheated whenever I buy replacement parts to keep the old engine mower alive. I pretty much replaced most parts 2X on my old mower. The main parts are original but all the wear and tear parts are after market parts and they don’t last as long as OEM parts. I got my money’s worth out of the 20 years old power mower.Durability: I will report back later. So far, it looks solid. I am guessing the the inner gears inside the wheel is plastic. I am sure replacement parts will not be cheap. Like most business models, the initial investment cost is lowered and make the money back later with high cost parts. Looking to see what I can use to keep the gears lube to maximize the durability. Update: The foam wrap for the handle tears easily when I scrap it against a wall stud. Bicycle handle bar warp next. Inner gear inside the wheel is plastic, well lubed, need to maintain the lube. Plastic pinion gear is approx $1.80 each online. Wheel is $12.10. Not bad.

  2. 4 out of 5


    Impressed, reviews and footage made me nervous, some design concerns.I have no desire to be “organic” or to adopt some weird hipster method for cutting my lawn. I use some legitimate equipment on my lawn that is just too brutal on some areas of my lawn. Getting tired of 100 point turns and super spins from my zero-turn mower ripping up my grass. I was looking for a solution to allow my lawn to grow back in some spots that have gotten a little too beaten up by my lawnmower. So, I considered a push reel mower. But I had some major hesitations. There’s so many videos and photos out there of people’s lawns looking like garbage after using this thing. But I took the gamble and bought it and I’m glad I did so far. I figured “that guy in the video has grass that’s 8 inches high. There’s no way it’s the mower’s fault” or “look at this dope butchering his lawn on the lowest setting.” Sure enough, I was right. I keep a very well manicured lawn. This was supposed to be my easy quick fix for hitting a few strips of property that are tricky to get to. However, I found myself hitting nearly the whole lawn with it today after assembly and it looks great. It can’t beat the striping and the even cut of my zero turn mower, but it does a pretty darn good job for what I need it for and if you are cool with frequent cuts and leaving behind grass clippings, you’ll like this thing. It can be used by a lawn manicurist, not just some hippie that would rather be brewing his coffee with a french press and looking at his record collection. I cut my lawn to 3 inches plus, but the highest setting of 2 3/4 inches is just fine for the area I’m doing. It’s the setting I would recommend. It does require an easy adjustment. Build quality seem acceptable for a 100 dollar piece of equipment. However, it’s engineered terribly. They basically send you two left sides to a handle. And this is actually an issue if you want to fasten the wing nuts/bolt in the same direction on both sides of the handle. Because the left handle is basically the right handle upside down, the bolt no longer fits inside of a dimple in the handle frame. So you’re left with two choices: bolting one bolt and wing nut upside down and one right side up, or muscling one of the wing nuts so hard that you make your own dimple in the frame. I chose the second option and don’t think I’d do it that way as the wing nut doesn’t seem to like that much force. After reviewing some photos of other peoples’ mowers on here, I can tell they had the same issue. The manual touches upon this in Chinglish. But in reality it’s a lazy design flaw. But back to the positive. I love that I can just grab this from a corner of my garage and quickly do some touchup work with it. I love that it’s light. I have an acre of land and prefer to pick up clippings, but if I had 1/4 of an acre or less I would totally use this thing every few cuts for a quick trim. And again, it’s perfect for touchup work. It would be even better if the blades didn’t sit between the wheels. I’d like it to be able to do edge work better. It looks like some models that Fiskars makes have the wheels behind the blades so that the blades cut to the very edge. You’ll understand this gentle complaint once you start using this. If you want to cut up against a garden bed, you need to put the wheel in the garden bed. And if the garden bed is raised a bit, you’re stuck with a lousy cut along that bed. Those models with the wheels behind the blades rather than sandwiching the blades sound like an option I would explore. Better, pneumatic tires would be really nice too for lawn work. Oh…this thing chokes on pinecones big time. At the highest setting it goes over sprinkler heads with no problem, so I figured it would clear a pinecone. Nope. Won’t do that again.

  3. 5 out of 5


    ImpressedWe are very happy with our purchase. This push lawnmower is easy to use and it’s perfect for our mid size yard. Our kids have fun pushing it and it’s safer than a motorized one. I like how simple it is to just pick it up and start mowing no plugs no battery no gas no cords. 😁

  4. 5 out of 5

    Patrick Haggerty

    Sometimes the classics really are bestMy son uses it on our small backyard and it really does do a nice job. The default height was a little long, but that’s not a difficult change.

  5. 4 out of 5


    Good choice if you like reel mowers.It just arrived today, so I put it together (20 minutes) and tried it out on our lawn. All the things which make these a great option were there: other neighbours walked by and said hello with it so quiet I didn’t have to stop the mower. It is very light (27 lb) so really easy to whip around the corners. I have used the Canadian Tire Yardworx in the past, and this was definitely a superior mower. Some mechanism makes the blades turn much faster than you are pushing, so they spin up right away with little movement. The lawn did look good when I finished. And we have a lot of pine cones and numerous twigs on the grass, and it only stopped the reels once – a good surprise.It also has the negatives of other reels. Tall weeds are just rolled over. You have to weed eat a fair swath around beds, and a few areas of the grass that it just didn’t cut for some reason.Overall, if you want a reel mower, I think this is a good choice. It seems well made, worked right out of the box, is compact and a good value.

  6. 5 out of 5


    A great buyThis is my first manual push reel mower. Having a corded mower before, it was a pain having to move the cord around since my lawn has obstructions that make it difficult to mow with the cord getting in the way. Cordless mowers are expensive, and from the reviews the lower end ones have batteries that don’t last very long until needing to recharge which I can see becoming an annoyance, so I opted to give a push mower a try having read good reviews.I’m pleasantly surprised at how easy it is! I wouldn’t completely replace the electric mower, but I can do less cuts with the electric by using the push reel mower once or twice a week to maintain a low cut.PROS:- Arrived quickly with Prime- Took about 20 minutes to assemble, and was easy to do.- Big wheels, easy to push- Sharp blades- The shavings go back onto your grass, giving it nutrients and also no fuss having to put grass shavings into a bag for garbage pickup!- Pushing it across your lawn with the wheels is a breeze, and isn’t hard to do.- It does have a weight to it but when compared to a lawnmower it is much lighter! You can pick it up and move it around easily, it isn’t bulky.- Overall you get a MUCH better cut, vs. the blade of a spinning electric mowerCONS:- Isn’t meant for tall grass, you can only do a few millimeters with it, so it is meant to be more frequent cuts at small amounts. If you have very tall grass or leave a long gap between mows, then you’ll need to bring out your electric mower to tackle the tall grass first.- Trickier to use on non-level surfaces (such as grass up an incline hill)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Amazon Customer

    A dreamI wanted this for quick and easy lawn-cutting of the rear lawns. It’s a dream. I simply pull it out of the garage, run it over the grass, tip out any cuttings that accumulate, and give the blades a quick spray of WD40. Done. No fumes. No cords. No noise. I can split up the job between other tasks and go back later, no problem. It behaves nicely going up and down the garden steps between the areas, or I can lift it with no trouble. The 18″ width represents a good cutting swathe. (The front lawn is less even and more treed, so I’ve left that for my husband’s gas-guzzling mower – but we’ll see…)EDITED: I have now mowed the rather uneven front lawn with this machine, and my husband mowed a ditch. Yes, the taller seed-heads of the ditch weeds still required weed-wacking or mowing with the gas mower, but, despite that, we’re more than impressed.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Plus facile a utiliser que prĂ©vu…J’ai un terrain de 10000pieds carrĂ©s avec 1/3 de pelouse sur plusieurs Ă©tage et j’utilisais une tondeuse a essence toro. CompliquĂ© et lourde a monter dans les escaliers j’ai commandĂ© cette tondeuse a main 18pouces pour tondre l’espace supĂ©rieur. En fait je n’ai pas encore utilisĂ© la tondeuse a essence depuis le dĂ©but de l’annĂ©e et je suis surpris de la facilitĂ© d’utilisation si bien que je tonds toute la pelouse avec : c’est Ă  peine plus fatigant que de pousser la Toro autotractĂ©e… La coupe est impeccable et je la passe quasi tous les deux jours comme on a eu un printemps chaud et pluvieux pour l’instant… Je spray du WD40 sur les lames avant de l’utiliser, ce n’est pas tout a fait silencieux, ca fait une espĂšce de sifflement qui ne plait pas aux chiens et aux oreilles sensibles… mais au moins ca fonctionne tout le temps sans recharge de batterie a prĂ©voir ou de fil a la patte… Le rĂ©glage de la lame a l’air ‘touchy’ et j’ai achetĂ© le kit d’aiguisage (pate a polir, pinceau et crank pour faire tourner les lames hĂ©licoĂŻdales…) mais je ne m’en suis pas servi car elle marche impeccablement… Ce qui est dit dans les autres commentaires est vrai, les pissenlits, les myosotis, pensĂ©es et autres ne sont pas coupĂ©es par cette tondeuse et nĂ©cessitent un dĂ©sherbage sĂ©parĂ©… Il faut aussi un taille bordure car entre l’extĂ©rieur de la roue et le bout de la lame il y a environ 3 pouces non tondus…Bref aprĂšs 1 mois d’usage rien que du bon Ă  dire…

  9. 5 out of 5


    Good little mowerI can’t speak to the assembly, as I got my son & son-in-law to do it for me, but it only took them a few minutes & no cursing that I could hear, so I think it was pretty easy. It seems very sturdy & well-made.I find that mowing with this, as compared to my previous gas mower, is slower; it doesn’t cut when pulled backwards, so the finicky bits around shrubs etc. take a little longer. I expect I will get more efficient with time to develop new mowing patterns. However, I think it is easier as well; this is so much lighter than the old one that pushing it is less work. And so much quieter, of course, that the whole job is much more pleasant for me.It does an adequate job of actually cutting the grass – my lawn is so full of bumps & weeds that it is not a fair example. I do have to go over some bits a second time in another direction if I want it to look perfectly mowed (which I don’t, much, so that’s not an issue for me). On a good lawn, that would probably not be a problem as it is rarely good grass left sticking up!Overall, I like the weight, the simplicity, the lack of gas cans, the quiet, and the price… it was the right choice for me.

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