RL25 Reel Mower

The RL25 Reel Mower is the classic California Trimmer commercial-quality mower fitted with a 25″ blade. As with every California Trimmer we’ve made throughout the decades, you’ll find it is made with precision design and quality craftsmanship, resulting in ultimate mowing performance. And for an even greater degree of cutting precision, California Trimmers come equipped with either a 5, 7 or 10-blade configuration depending on your type of grass and mowing preferences.

California Trimmer reel mowers will provide you with a healthy lawn that has the look of a finely manicured golf green. Reel-type mowers cut like a pair of scissors – the blades of grass are cut between the moving reel and a stationery cutter bar that sits along the bottom front edge of the frame – unlike a standard rotary mower which tears and rips the grass, removing nutrients and causing browns spots, rough growth and thatch. The clean, precise cut from a reel mower allows your lawn to better retain moisture and nutrients, resulting in healthy growth and less maintenance.

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California Trimmer reel mowers are powered by the quiet, powerful and lightweight Honda GX160 4-stroke engine. The GX160 offers superior fuel economy, lower noise levels, lower vibration, and lower emissions than other engines in its class without sacrificing power output or performance. The precision camshaft design offers precise valve timing and optimal valve overlap, plus the engine boasts an OHV design and high compression ratio, all of which result in better fuel efficiency. Plus, with its new enhancements to the muffler, breather valve, and case cover, noise levels have been reduced dramatically. This solid and efficient engine will perfectly complement the superior craftsmanship and durability of your California Trimmer.

All California Trimmer reel mowers have been designed for ease of operation, durability and high performance:

  • Materials are delivered forward into the catcher instead of backward toward the operator
  • The large HDPE (high-density polyethylene) grass catcher saves many stops and starts
  • The high-speed reel produces a neat lawn, smooth as carpet and free of reel marks
  • Fingertip controls allow ease and safety of operation
  • The machine weight is well balanced for easy maneuverability
  • Chain and belt guards for safety
  • Heavy duty roller drive for positive traction and mobility

Reel Mower Specifications Comparison Chart

RL20 20″ Reel Mower RL25 25″ Reel Mower
Cutting Width 20″ 25″
Overall Width 23-1/2″ 28-1/4″
Dry Weight Range
(Depending on options)
143 lb to 145 lb 169 lb to 171 lb
Engine Honda GX120 / GC160 Honda GX160
Number of Blades 5 (RL205 Model) or 7 (RL207 Model) 5 (RL255 Model) or 7 (RL257 Model)
Ball Bearing Wheels Standard Standard
Solid Welded Frame Standard Standard
Ball Bearing Roller Yes Yes
Catcher Material HDPE (high density polyurethane) HDPE (high density polyurethane)
Catcher Capacity 2 Bushels 4 Bushels
Height Adjuster Standard Standard
Cutting Height 1/4″ to 1-1/2″ 1/4″ to 1-1/2″
Drive System Chain Chain
Limited Warranty Chassis/Frame

2-Years Residential Use
1-Year Commercial Use
90-Days Rental Use
Honda GX120 Engine
3-Years All Applications
Chassis/Frame

2-Years Residential Use
1-Year Commercial Use
90-Days Rental Use
Honda GX160 Engine
3-Years All Applications