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California Trimmer (20") 7-Blade Honda GX Power Reel Mower

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Model: RL207H-GX120
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Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Reel Push Mowers
Surface Area
Small Home
Flat Terrain

Cutting Inches
Same Technology Used By Golf Courses Worldwide
Delivers a healthier lawn that looks like a finely manicured golf course
Makes clean, sharp cuts like a pair of scissors

118cc Honda GX120 OHV 4-Cycle Engine
Automatic mechanical decompression for easier starting
OHV design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer

Heavy-Duty Belt And Chain Drive System
No pushing - it's a self-propelled reel mower
Simple hand lever engagement
Provides variable speed mowing for all conditions

9-Inch Deep Tread Drive Roller
Extra-wide, textured surface provides excellent traction
Propels the mower while protecting your lawn

20-Inch Cutting Width
7-blade, heat-treated high carbon steel mower reel
Adjustable cutting height from 1/4" to 1-7/8"
Top access for blade and bed-knife adjustment

Extra Large 2-Bushel Grass Catcher
Durable high-density polyethylene design

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Engine Brand
Honda GX
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
118 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.5 Gallons
Engine Cylinders
1 Cylinder
Oil Filter
4.4 Lbs
Consumer Engine Warranty
3 Years
Commercial Engine Warranty
3 Years
7 Blades
Deck Positions
7 Positions
Cutting Height
0.25-1.875 Inches
Maximum Speed
1.5 MPH
Drive System
147 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
Commercial Warranty
1 Year
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Q: I have a very small front lawn of Zeon zoysia, a small backyard of TTFF/Bluegrass, and an empty 1/2 acre of fair quality fescue that I cut as the kid's soccer field. Is there any good reason to spend the extra $250 for the Honda GX 7-reel compared to the B&S?
by TC from North Carolina on March 20, 2016

A: TC - the zoysia and bluegrass would not be an issue. As for the soccer field, there are many varieties of fescue, but if it’s a turf-type fescue and you are looking to cut it at a height of around 1-1/2”, that’s within the cutting height range of the 20” / 7 blade mower. As for the engines, my experience is the Honda GX engine is going to offer greater reliability and better overall performance than the Briggs 550ex engine will. Both good engines, but the Honda GX will probably have less in the way of maintenance cost and down time in the long run.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Jose - how hard is it to push this mower? Looks pretty heavy from the spec's.
by Neil from Illinois on November 10, 2015

A: Neil - California Trimmer reel mowers are designed to make the operation as smooth and easy as possible. There is a drive roller on the mower that propels the mower forward using a deep-tread, no-slip covering that protects the grass and provides tremendous traction. If you need to operate the cutting reel without forward movement, you can simply raise the roller off the ground and take advantage of the mower’s unique “freewheeling” feature – perfect for cutting under shrubs and in tight spaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Q: Jose - I'm not sure if I should be using a 5-blade or a 7-blade mower for my lawn. What's the difference?
by Dave from Illinois on November 10, 2015

A: Dave - generally speaking, a 7-blade reel is best suited for cutting bermuda, tiff, bent grass and zoysia. The 5-blade reel is best suited for cutting wet grass or areas that have a great amount of moisture (rain). The prevailing rule: the tougher the grass and the finer the cut you want, the more you want the 7-blade; the wetter the grass, the taller the grass, the chunkier the lawn, the more you want the 5-blade.

Wet Climate: 5-blade
Common Bermuda: 7-blade
Hybrid Bermuda: 7-blade
Zoysia Grass: 7-blade
Bent Grass: 7-blade
Junky Grass: 5-blade

by Jose, Product Expert
California Trimmer RL207H-GX120 Reviews & Ratings
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Mark R.
Lubbock, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/14/16
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Great Mower
Great mower. Had some break in time because of the tight reel. Works great after a few mowings. Good heavy fine cut mower. Drags me around the yard if I don't turn the speed down!
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Steve D.
New Braunfels, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/18/16
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Mower Kicks Grass
I had an 18 year old mclane that finally died, was looking for another 7 blade reel and read the reviews on the cal-trim. I liked what I saw, ordered the 20" with the Honda engine. Wow! This thing will have me winning multiple yard of the month awards.

Does a great job on my 419 Bermuda. Several neighbors have inquired about the mower. I am keeping my yard at 1" and this mower is great. One suggestion - order the roller with it as it makes a huge difference if you have any uneven... more
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