The desire to have a lawn that would look like a fine
manicured golf course and allow time to enjoy family and friends,
led to the first ProMow Gang Reel Mower. The inventor,
Doug Short, had built a nice home with a large lawn surrounding
a pond, hoping to provide a nice residence and recreational area
for his family. Doug soon found that this was what he dreamed
of, except for the amount of time that it required to maintain
this property. Sad to say, he discovered it required most of
his off-work time to just cut the lawn.
The desire to save time to enjoy with his family, motivated him
to find a way to correct this problem.
Doug came up with the idea of arranging 7 reels in a framing system
to pull behind his lawn mower tractor. Ground driven reels were
chosen to eliminate the need for gasoline engines to power the
reels. He soon found a traction problem as the reels were not heavy
enough to keep the wheels from slipping when cutting grass. Unable
to find affordable heavy reels, he discovered a way to mount the
lighter reels to a frame that would create down pressure to keep
the wheels from slipping. Light reels also gave him the ability
to utilize his lawn tractor to cut when the lawn was wet.
What started out as a personal need, soon developed into a business
that supplied individuals in the area. Neighbors noticed the quality
of cut and the reduced mowing time Doug’s gang reel mower
provided. They wondered, Where could I buy this new style mower?
Doug soon realized from the local demand, others could also benefit
from the gang reel mower. As demand increased, a decision was made
to take the product to the world. ProMow has supplied
mowers to nearly every state in the union and 17 countries. We
have found demand for this product with the homeowner, (large or
small), athletic fields, and light commercial applications. There
is no application too large or too smallfor the
ProMow Gang Reel Mower. The ProMow Gang Reel Mower saves
time and fuel, and is affordable!
Once again, Doug has proven, all things are possible if you desire
it enough to go for it. Many are now enjoying Doug’s dream: more
time for things that are most important!