Classic Standard 20 in. 7-Blade Gas Walk Behind Self-Propelled Reel Lawn Mower

Sale price$1,299.99
Engine: Briggs & Stratton XR550
Front Wheels or Roller: Casters Only
Cutting Blade: 7 Blade Reel

*Not available for shipment to California

The only mower that will out live you. Built to last and never become obsolete.
Living in Texas not too many folks cut their lawns like a golf course, but I wanted to. This machine is great for any lawn, it cuts perfectly every pass.

Gayle J. - Texas

I was very pleased with the quality of the cut compared to the golf course greens walk behind reel mowers I have used all of my career.

Ryan L. - Virgina

Great mower, couldn't be more happy, lifetime product, professional...

Doug R. - California

This product is perfect easy to use and great features, CUT TO PERFECTION!!!

Orell C. - Texas

I own two Mclane reel mowers and two California trimmer reel mowers. The California trimmers are of far better quality and performance. Plus the Trimmers are far easier to lap and adjust the blades when sharpening.

James T. - California

Bought this to take my Bermuda to the next level. Very easy to use and produces a beautiful cut. Couldn't be happier

Christopher S. - Texas

Reel Results You Can See

residential houses with a small front yard between them

Results Ordinary Rotary Mowers Simply Can't Match

  • CLEAN CUT: Reel mowers maintain a healthy lawn because they shear the grass with a clean,sharp cut like scissors instead of tearing off the ends of the grass blades like a rotary mower.
  • PRECISE CUT: Every California Trimmer mower comes with two height adjustment features that allow you to precisely lock-in your desired cutting height.
  • UNMATCHED CRAFTSMANSHIP: superior craftsmanship will ensure that your California Trimmer will still be manicuring beautiful lawns long after your old rotary mower has been retired.
mower on a yard after cutting straight lines

Key Features

  • Honda GX120 or Briggs & Stratton XR550 engine
  • Convenient hand lever clutch engagement
  • Heavy-duty belt and chain drive combination
  • Top side access blade / bed-knife adjustment 
  • Large 9” rear drive roller**
  • Chain driven, heavy-duty 5 or 7 blade reel**
  • Large capacity catcher included with every model**
  • Replaceable bed-knife **
  • 2 position front caster axle height**

** Same as the commercial models

blade reel mower with bucket attachment in a front yard

Designed for ease of use, 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 9″ roller drive for positive traction and mobility

Product Specifications

Cutting Width


Overall Width


Dry Weight Range

143 - 147 lbs.


Briggs & Stratton XR550 Professional 127cc / OHV / 3.5 HP

Honda GX120 Commercial 122cc / OHV / 3.2 HP

Honda GX160 Commercial 163cc / OHV / 4.8 HP

Number of Blades (Model)

5: (RL205H/HC)

7: (RL207H/HC/HR)

Ball Bearing Wheels


Solid Welded Frame


Drive Roller

Large 9″ deep tread / ball bearing supported

Cather Material

HDPE (High-density polyethylene)

Catcher Capacity

2 Bushels

Height Adjustment

Multi-position rear lever and 2 position front axle

Cutting Height

H: 7/16″ to 1-3/4″

HC: 5/8″ to 2-1/4″

Drive System

HD Belt Tension, 3 Chains, 11/16″ Steel Drive Shaft

Walk Speed

3.0 mph (4.8 km/h)

Chassis/Frame Warranty

2-Years Residential Use

Engine Warranty

Briggs & Stratton XR550: 2-Years Residential & Commercial Use

Honda GX120: 3-Years All Applications

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Answers to commonly asked questions.

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