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Funny that it is the featured mower but doesn't show up in the catalog.

I dunno
 

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bad link Bob, it sends you to their homepage
The picture is the background for the homepage.

http://www.husqvarna.com/uk/landsca...owers/husqvarna-front-mowers-for-landscapers/

its called the articulating front mower..it might only be available for euro sales
Yep that's it. Thanks.

Funny that it is the featured mower but doesn't show up in the catalog.

I dunno
Maybe it's the "You Can't Have It" marketing strategy from that South Park episode.
 

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You want one Bob?
I think my ZTR is just fine. Mainly I was curious, the front of the mower wasn't visible in the picture. I was wondering if it might be a reel mower, but it just has a conventional cutting deck.

Neat machine though.
 

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If you want to see a really cool mower check out http://www.slope-mower.com/en/

They had one at the Boise show in January. I can't remember the exact price but it was somewhere north of $18K. It even has a winch on it for cutting real steep slopes, you can rappell the machine down the slope and winch it back up.

Chainsaw Charlie could probably use a Spider Mower. Hawaii has some real steep terrain.

If you were set up right you could cut a lawn without ever leaving your truck using the remote control features.
 

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If you want to see a really cool mower check out http://www.slope-mower.com/en/

They had one at the Boise show in January. I can't remember the exact price but it was somewhere north of $18K. It even has a winch on it for cutting real steep slopes, you can rappell the machine down the slope and winch it back up.

Chainsaw Charlie could probably use a Spider Mower. Hawaii has some real steep terrain.

If you were set up right you could cut a lawn without ever leaving your truck using the remote control features.
As I was watching the video I had a vision.

I saw a landscaper unload his cnc robotic mower from his trailer. Punch in the address and the little helper goes to mowing while the savvy landscaper goes about other chores.

The technology exists, someone will pull it together sooner or later.
 

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Oh yeah Gus. The technology definetely exists. Check out Husqvarnas existing line of robotic mowers.

http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeown...wers/husqvarna-robotic-mowers-for-homeowners/

These are battery powered, so the first problem you'd want to solve would be battery life. A gas engine would be the easiest, like the Spider Mower, but I think batteries could work. You'd need a battery that can be charged quickly and one that doesn't need to be completely drained to charge. A docking station on the trailer powered by the tow vehicles electrical supply to top off the mower between stops.

The second problem that'd need to be solved is the mowers ability to learn and remember. Say you have 100 yards that need mowed per week. The first week in the season you'd want to be able to program the properties perimeters. That way all you have to do is drop the ramp and open the gate to the backyard. Ideally the route would be on a removeable memory chip. If the mower breaks you can put the chip in a different mower and not have to teach it. Alternately you could have the route on a computer in the tow vehicle that broadcasts a signal to multiple mowers. If you have a big property you could set off a half dozen mowers in a co-ordinated effort.

While the mowing is being done you could go about the edging and trimming.

All the pieces are there Gus. Put em together and make millions. I'll be your field tester.
 

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If you want to see a really cool mower check out http://www.slope-mower.com/en/
City of Ottawa uses these on all the steep hills and ditches; just wrap the cable around a telephone poll and have one guy with a remote and three others leaning on shovles watching it mow...no wonder taxes are so high.
 

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Hey Charlie, if you really do some steep slopes check out the hovering mower.

http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/products/lawn-mowers/hvt52-hovering-trimmer/

Best $600 I ever spent. It'll cut anything you can walk on and leaves a nice finish. Once it's running it's virtually weightless. Doesn't pull your body or anything.

It's professional grade, Husqvarna redid their website and I have no idea how it wound up in the HO section.
 

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I think I've seen it all now.

http://www.drpower.com/backhoe.aspx?ln

It's a towable backhoe. Powered by a 6 horse Subaru engine.

$5500. :eek:

This thing screams joke. For a few grand more you could get a Komatsu PC-10 ultra mini excavator.
 

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