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Okay This You Gotta See/The Height of Lazyness

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kawazuki, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Kawazuki

    Kawazuki LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Stumbled across this today on Fleabay

    Ya gotta watch the videos. :eek:

    Remote Control Mower

    Yep that's right it says remote control. :laugh:

    I can see me now..... out on the deck, feet kicked up, cold one in hand, mowing the front 5 acres. :waving:

  2. greenred

    greenred LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 916

  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,670

    ok before you guys think this is awesome. I bought my 36" scag two weeks ago from the owner of this mower. IVe seen it, touched and and my partner even video taped it.

    He's basically taken a $13,000 riding mower and turned it into a walk behind.

    It works, i played with the controls, but with only a range of 100-200 feet, if it gets out of range you have to walk out there to get it back in range, so...if you do small losts I guess it will owkr, but this machine is really meant to do larger lots. It seems like it would be really limited in this respect.

    It looked pretty funny in person if you ask me.
  4. XterraJohn

    XterraJohn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    I wonder if that could be fixed with a better radio? Don't remote control airplanes have longer ranges than that, or is that only because the radio radiates upward and not outward across the ground?
  5. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,670

    i dont know any more about it other than i couldnt wait to get out of there so i could laugh about it
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Cool toy. It's kinda useless as a effective mower but it would make a neat toy for someone with lots of money.
  7. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    You better hope that the kids r/c car next door isn't on the same frequency:hammerhead: Whoops there goes the neighbors fence then the cat and then right through the living room. :laugh:
  8. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,185

  9. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 7,053

    you can get 2.4Ghz radios now, no need for crystals or freqencies. Should get you close to 1000ft of area to use it in.
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    the Spekrtum Dx is mainly for park flyers, and Helo's but I use it on my boat, and I can control the boat as far as I can see it... and the 2.4 ghz, nomore channel surfing....

    but still a waste of time and effort. IMO....the only way to control a mower is from the seat or from the handlebars.

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