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