A take off from the other "10 year" thread. What do you think will be different in mowers in 10 years? Me,, I think there will be several companies with robot mowers on the market. All mower engines will have catalytic converters. Some will have 4 valves per cylinder. Some manufacturers will stop selling products in California because of the litigious "any lawsuit can go" mentality. Some mowers will have electric drive instead of hydrostatic. Reel type mowers will have a slow comeback because of the less HP needed to mow with them. A zero turn will debut with reels on instead of the current design. A mower will debut with an engine that can run on another fuel than gas/diesel/propane. High end mowers will be equipped with a "black box" in case of a rollover or accident so they can get themselves out of lawsuits when some user tries to mow on a 50 degree incline and rolls it onto himself. Incline measuring device will be built in. Higher R&D costs will cause several ZTR manufacturers to consolidate or fold. Only 2 companies will be building true garden tractors: JD and Ingersoll.