With the trademark name of “Stealth” these 33″ commercial-grade, walk-behind lawn mowers satisfy both the demand from the homeowner for a durable, quality mower providing all the traditional benefits of a commercial, intermediate-sized walk-behind lawn mower, and, also, offer the lawn care professional a more compact mower than the standard 36″ machines.
The Stealth line nicely fills this important niche that was missing in our Outdoor Power Equipment business for a long time. The commercial user of today is focused on streamlining their business to maximize time and cost efficiencies. This means that, in many cases, using 21″ lawn mowers in conjunction with their larger machines is not productive.
At the same time, many of today’s homeowners – especially those with moderate to larger properties – are also looking at their scale of efficiencies in weighing the options available to them in maintaining their own lawns. In many instances, standard 21″ walk-behind lawn mowers are a poor choice for these residential users. Lawn tractors or riders can be cumbersome and lack the speed and nimbleness of traditional, intermediate walk-behinds. Larger (36″) walk-behinds are usually too large or impractical. The perfect answer in all instances is the Stealth line of walk-behind lawnmowers.
The Stealth lawnmower offers substantial advantages to the landscaper or the homeowner. First, it is small enough to fit through gates and into areas where the more traditionally-styled 36″ and larger intermediate mowers simply cannot be used. It provides the benefits that exist from using an intermediate, commercial-style lawn mower: (1) commercial construction for durability (2) high-speed cutting to reduce time and expense (3) sturdy, gear-driven transmissions with selectable speeds to suit the mowing conditions (4) a 12.5hp Briggs & Stratton, commercial-grade, electric start engine (optional Honda engine) and (5) either mulching or side discharge standard with an available steel commercial grass catcher.
As well, the Stealth has some additional, unique abilities over most other lawn mowers. First, it is easier to use than a regular 36-inch or 48-inch commercial mower. A traditionally-styled intermediate mower is designed with a braking system that requires a constant squeezing or releasing of brake levers. These levers are usually stiff and tiring to use – those people with propensities towards wrist or hand problems (read, “carpal tunnel”) will shortly find they cannot satisfactorily use such equipment. Also, such machines can be difficult to pull in reverse. Lastly, they don’t always provide the flexibility of mulching which today is in demand on many lawn mowers.
The Stealth is a much more maneuverable size. It also is lighter than a standard 36″ machine. It has two easy-to-hold levers to engage the rugged, machined all-steel gearing system. It boasts a unique operating system featuring a differential. This means that by using a little “body English” the mower can be maneuvered just like a standard 21″ walk-behind lawn mower. The result is fast, fatigue-free cutting.
The cut quality is excellent. The blade tip speed – it has 3 blades – is 18,500 feet per minute. This is an extremely high blade speed and coupled with the patented blade design results in a manicured cut that will satisfy even the most discriminating user. It mulches exceedingly well and converts to side discharge by simply removing one plate. The optional grass catcher can be quickly installed if desired. The Stealth is a winner and everyone using it boasts of its benefits.