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Old 01-31-2003, 10:09 PM
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has anyone demoed one of these? I sat in one at a trade show but didn't run it.A very niche market for this machine.Interesting ergonomics;felt strange.
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Old 02-01-2003, 12:22 AM
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A very niche market for this machine.
Explain where the "niche" is please?

And that would be? lawn care?

Many people can't get they ZTR's to stay on hills, what makes you think this contraption is going to do it? Hell some of them can't even use a mower and not tear the lawn up.

Niche you lost me by wasting time even looking at them.

Niche; for the lazt janitor at Chrysler maybe.

I'm lost here my friend?
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Old 02-01-2003, 12:42 AM
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Lemme point somethings out here that don't work or are not shall we say "ergonomic".

Anybody trim like this or is this the one in a million pic.



Not only do you have 2 engines running, he has hearing protection on, going away from traffic. OUCH......

Becides we all know you aren't blowing a curb that close, and secondly running over the clippings makes them harder to blow. Third blowing heavy grass is a zig zag motion.



Boy that sure look comfy to hold that trimmer like that.



My last point is the real kicker......Can you see the next DEAD millionair?



This may be a great invention but it's pushing the bounds of lazy.

Now for the handicap this would be a great thing.
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Old 02-01-2003, 12:48 AM
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Looks like a accident waiting to happen.
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Old 02-01-2003, 12:53 AM
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Like I said before, what a waste of $$$$$$$$$$$$.
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Old 02-01-2003, 07:23 AM
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I still see potential in this machine. Maybe not doing what they suggest but, there is potential. A foot operated machine would lend itself to a lot of uses. Number one in my mind is a spreader/ sprayer combo. I wouldn't want to sit like that though, and wouldn't have to with a little design change. I feel like we're going to see this machine in different configurations in the future. Also, I never did like to have my feet locked in place either (like on a ten speed bike). Time will tell if it makes it or not.
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Old 02-01-2003, 07:49 AM
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LGF you answered your omn question! when I said a niche market I was talking about possibly the handicapped.Don't bust my chops;I didnt create the machine.If it were electric and could be used inside think of the improvement over a wheel chair for certain people with certain situation.Ever tried to cook in a wheel chair? This could help someone like that if it could be adapted for inside use.I couldn't see it for lawn care and I didn't say I liked it I said it was interesting.
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Old 02-01-2003, 08:19 AM
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LGF you answered your omn question! when I said a niche market I was talking about possibly the handicapped.Don't bust my chops;I didnt create the machine.If it were electric and could be used inside think of the improvement over a wheel chair for certain people with certain situation.Ever tried to cook in a wheel chair? This could help someone like that if it could be adapted for inside use.I couldn't see it for lawn care and I didn't say I liked it I said it was interesting.
Give Mikey I break.. He's "Thirty something" ....That's worse than a woman in mentapause......
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Old 02-01-2003, 08:25 AM
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Personally I like LGF; anyone who can modify my quote is okay by me! Got that phrase at a HD rally a few years ago.
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Old 02-01-2003, 08:38 AM
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Got a niche market.How about 30+ years from now when all of us 30 something lawn boys are broke down with bad knees and worn out backs.We could put beach tires on one to use our metal detectors to sweep the sand down by our retirement villa in the mederterrian.Or if we're just too cheap in our golden years to hire the local kid to mow our lawn since we know we could do a better job just can't move as fast like the younger years!LOL
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