Slopes up to 40 degrees? Ponds? Just plain lazy?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tharrell, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here ya go. It's a radio controlled mower from Ransomes, it's called the Spider. 4 wheel hydrostatic. Sweet huh?
    Since I didn't go to Expo and I can't find any pictures on THIS forum, I went looking for new products.

    Ransomes Spider.jpg

    Ransomes Spider1.jpg

    Ransomes Spider2.jpg
     
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    I bet that is a single blade 30 inch deck and around $9k.

    cool but no thanks.

    Actually really cool, but could you imagine giving the controller to a hungover 70 IQ employee;) ;) ;)
     
  3. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is amazing if it built as strong and works as good as it looks and I was mowing commercially with very many steep slopes I would own one tomorrow. Did you see one in person and is it built as good as it looks, I would love to have one just to play with, you know what they say "the only difference in men and boy's is the price of their toys".
     
  4. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
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    Yeah that looks awesome, you know how much it costs? Try 15,000 british pounds! That's only $28,700 though......
     
  5. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I saw one of those from them before... like a few years back.

    It was on display somewhere, but I forget.
    But this one was significantly larger and green in color, but the same style.
     
  6. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hum... that means that some lcos will buy it and maybe charge an extra $5 a month... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  7. ChadA

    ChadA LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wait until the first time you roll it down a hill or into a pond, OUCH!
     
  8. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
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    Put good insurance on it.
     
  9. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
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    Seriously, I don't see why they price it so high. It must be one hell of a unit. I would think about buying one and filling a niche with it, but for that price get real. From what I gathered, in the UK they are being leased out for a certain period of time, probably cause no one wants to pony up the cash for one!
     
  10. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    that is like 2800 hours for my guy running a line trimmer.

    So buy that machine and still have to hope and pray it never goes in the drink, and all the other related expenses.

    OR

    Pay my guy to line trim for 2-3 years.

    I'm going with the human factor. They dry off pretty easy.
     

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