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StanWilhite
03-01-2011, 09:17 PM
Have ya'll seen the "Green Mowchine" with the adjustable deck width?

StanWilhite
03-01-2011, 10:49 PM
Have ya'll seen the "Green Mowchine" with the adjustable deck width?

For some reason the link to YT didn't post. Sorry.
I'll try again.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-AANgXBGUI

JimQ
03-01-2011, 11:14 PM
A link directly to their site.

http://www.meangreenproducts.com/index.html

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dishboy
03-02-2011, 09:29 AM
Questions. I am guessing mulch deck only? Tip speed? Weight? Run time? Battery type, and replacement cost? Can we see a picture of the underside of the deck and battery pack as in a commercial operation a midday battery swap would be necessary even for a operator using their large deck mower sparingly or intermittently (small yard route). Movable deck width is a nice feature but how is blade tip alignment maintained/adjusted and is there a possibility wear causing a uneven cut?

mowerbrad
03-02-2011, 10:43 AM
Questions. I am guessing mulch deck only? Tip speed? Weight? Run time? Battery type, and replacement cost? Can we see a picture of the underside of the deck and battery pack as in a commercial operation a midday battery swap would be necessary even for a operator using their large deck mower sparingly or intermittently (small yard route). Movable deck width is a nice feature but how is blade tip alignment maintained/adjusted and is there a possibility wear causing a uneven cut?

From looking over the website, it doesn't give too many specs on the machine. I was able to find out that side discharge or rear discharge decks are available. As for batteries, 80 minute, 100 minute or 120 minute are available. You can get a typical charger from an outlet (takes 8-10 hours to charge) or you can get a solar or wind charger (takes 3-4 days to charge).

The website is okay but it just doesn't give much useful information like top speed, blade tip speed, weight, info on the deck, etc.

When I watched the youtube video, they played music during the whole thing, so you could hear if the unit struggles at all and they also only showed the machine on grass that is dormant. Sure its a new product, but I'd like to see how it actually does while mowing grass that is growing.

StanWilhite
03-02-2011, 12:45 PM
From looking over the website, it doesn't give too many specs on the machine. I was able to find out that side discharge or rear discharge decks are available. As for batteries, 80 minute, 100 minute or 120 minute are available. You can get a typical charger from an outlet (takes 8-10 hours to charge) or you can get a solar or wind charger (takes 3-4 days to charge).

The website is okay but it just doesn't give much useful information like top speed, blade tip speed, weight, info on the deck, etc.

When I watched the youtube video, they played music during the whole thing, so you could hear if the unit struggles at all and they also only showed the machine on grass that is dormant. Sure its a new product, but I'd like to see how it actually does while mowing grass that is growing.

I agree. I thought that the fact they played music through the entire video instead of taking the opportunity to have a narrator give details about the mower was a little odd.

In one part of the video the mower was a little hesitant in going up (from being stopped on) the little bank it was on. I couldn't tell if it was straining, or if the operator was trying not to spin the wheels. I would think it would be the latter but can't be sure.

The arm rests look comfy tho!

mowerbrad
03-02-2011, 01:12 PM
I agree. I thought that the fact they played music through the entire video instead of taking the opportunity to have a narrator give details about the mower was a little odd.

In one part of the video the mower was a little hesitant in going up (from being stopped on) the little bank it was on. I couldn't tell if it was straining, or if the operator was trying not to spin the wheels. I would think it would be the latter but can't be sure.

The arm rests look comfy tho!

The arm rests do look nice and the controls are very unique. I did notice that the controls to turn the machine "on" and engage the PTO were more on the side, looked like an awkward position to access while on the mower. I would like to see more of the controls on the control/arm rests...this way you could raise/lower the deck, engage the pto and turn the machine on and off all without moving your hands.

This is the first I have heard of this mower. I hope that this company can get some videos of the mower actually cutting grass and not just riding around on a lawn.

The adjustable deck is pretty cool, not too sure how well it will cut though. If the mower can cut well when the deck is full width and when it is narrowed, then I see that being a very good idea. I'd like to see other sizes available for the adjustable deck, maybe a 44" that can adjust to just narrower than 36" for access through gates.

ProMo
03-03-2011, 10:05 AM
I would love to try one of these. I have always been a fan of electric power.

Michael33
03-03-2011, 11:36 PM
The mower seems like it would work really well in a residental setting. I'd like to learn more information about it though. I wonder if the owner has a name on here. I do alot of residental mowing and this seems like it would be practical for the way gas is lately.

StanWilhite
03-03-2011, 11:44 PM
The mower seems like it would work really well in a residental setting. I'd like to learn more information about it though. I wonder if the owner has a name on here. I do alot of residental mowing and this seems like it would be practical for the way gas is lately.

Hey Michael, Jim Q posted (earlier in this thread) a link to the website for this mower. You can probably get any info you need there. Stan

Michael33
03-03-2011, 11:49 PM
I just saw the link, thank you! Looks like a neat mower imo. I like how the deck can retract and extend out thats a pretty neat feature for the fenced in yards id be mowing

StanWilhite
03-03-2011, 11:55 PM
I just saw the link, thank you! Looks like a neat mower imo. I like how the deck can retract and extend out thats a pretty neat feature for the fenced in yards id be mowing

Yep, I always appreciate people that think "outside the box". I'm liking the rear wheels too! :cool2:

Michael33
03-04-2011, 12:03 AM
Yeah it's something different which is pretty cool aswell.

TwinTurboss
03-04-2011, 12:04 AM
I went up north this weekend to visit some family while i was up there we also went to the lawn and garden show in cincy and i say this thing. It was really something else. Very clean looking and very good quality! The Deck was built very well, thick steal all welded not stamped and was very interesting how it retracted in and out. The hand controls were very user friendly and comfortable. The back of the mower was off the ground a little bit so you could actually sit on the mower and use the paddle controls and extend the deck etc... Very neat product Hope to see it more in the future esp a more commercial one.

Michael33
03-04-2011, 12:06 AM
I went up north this weekend to visit some family while i was up there we also went to the lawn and garden show in cincy and i say this thing. It was really something else. Very clean looking and very good quality! The Deck was built very well, thick steal all welded not stamped and was very interesting how it retracted in and out. The hand controls were very user friendly and comfortable. The back of the mower was off the ground a little bit so you could actually sit on the mower and use the paddle controls and extend the deck etc... Very neat product Hope to see it more in the future esp a more commercial one.

I'd like to see it in person sometime!