$51k robotic mower. Wait, what?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Aaronnc, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Aaronnc

    Aaronnc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just ran across this and saw it for the first time, and I spit my coffee out and wasn't even drinking any.

    http://youtu.be/HfRhEOtFgHg

    Can be all yours, for a low low price of only $51k.

    http://www.everythingattachments.com/BrushHound-LX-1000-Radio-Controlled-Slope-Mower-p/rh-lx1000.htm

    Which begs to ask, have any of you seen this or used it or whatever?

    Here's a video showing them loading it to get a better perspective of the size:
    http://youtu.be/HIs_jsmKowg

    But still $51k? Unbelievable.........
     
  2. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
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    No Thanks !!
     
  3. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    If I had that kind of money I probably wouldn't be landscaping lol
     
  4. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,729

    Wouldn't it be cheaper to put some grunt laborers with trimmers on a job like that???
     
  5. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    It goes to show what the next generation of mowing will be. Think of all the lazy kids you know that sit home all summer playing video games. They will probally invent a affordable one of these so that generation can sit in the truck in the ac and cut peoples lawns.
     
  6. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,250

    A flail mower will not make nice cut. But i can see using something like that on a severe slope. A operator using his head for a roll bar is probably cost more than 51k. I can also see cutting that slope with a weed-eater. They have been coming up with robotic mowers for golf courses for about 10 years.But you still need someone to watch it,transport it and dump clippings. Not to mention the cost. The technology just isn't there yet
     

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