How rare is the front reel mower attachment ? It's a really cool design just one question is the drive shaft on a pto or does it run right off the motor
On the Bolens tube-frames, the front reel mower is shaft-driven from the tractor's PTO. .....Front reel mower attachments were not as popular as mid-mount rotary mower decks, so they are not as common.
Reel mowers lost there popularity as rotary mowers developed. ....For the average lawn, rotaries could cut some of the weeds which a reel mower would skip. ....But for manicured lawns, a reel mower's cut could not be beat.