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How to make mowing the lawn fun!
July 30, 2005 From the why-didn’t-we-think-of-this department, the Evatech lawnmower takes the lawn mower principle, adds a powerful motor and a remote-control unit and even adds in a hybrid power supply (well, sort of) so you don’t need to charge the battery. The result is an all-terrain lawnmower that makes mowing the lawn fun. The Florida-produced machine has found a lucrative and unexpected market with retiree and disabled customers though there’s apparently a whole bunch of able-bodied male suburban dwellers who have suddenly found a passion for mowing the lawn!
The top-of-the-range RCLM2006S has a hybrid power system and even has an optional gyroscope available to ensure the mower cuts absolutely straight lines.
The 6.5 hp motor produces enough electricity to become a power generator when it’s not on lawn mowing duties, and the powered wheels are driven by two Independent high torque DC electric motors. Whatsmore, the hybrid system makes charging time a thing of the past because the mower makes its own electricity.
The RCLM2006S sells for US$2299
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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