Who uses these?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by All_Toro_4ME, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    While driving to an account yesterday, I saw a trailer full of Neuton mowers. Some of you may be familiar with them, some not. They are basically a cordless electric mower. They use a battery that is good for about 40 mins, then you switch it out with a different battery. The cut is much smaller, about 14'' and they are around 5 hp. Just wondering if any of you guys have seen a trailer with the Neuton mowers, or have used them yourself. Seems like you would have to have a lot of batteries....:laugh:

    Heres a picture of what they look like

    http://www.drpower.com/CSTM_Neuton_Home.aspx
     
  2. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Rechargable batteries are cheaper then gas. Pretty good idea if a company does a lot of push mowing.
     
  3. HS Football Rules

    HS Football Rules LawnSite Member
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    I can see it now...Solar powered hybrids...
     
  4. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yea I agree. It would be a lot cheaper. The website says it costs about $.10 to charge the batteries. It was a new sight for me, so thats why I thought I would see who else out there is doing this.
     
  5. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
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    It may be a savings of gas comparing to larger mowers, but not really worth it comparing to my 21's. I can mow 5-7 of my lawns which are around 1/8 acre each on a half gallon of gas. So I am looking at $210 in revenue for $1.50 in gas.
     
  6. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You only spend $1.50 in gas for mowing almost an acre?
     
  7. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Give or take a little yep. I use the Toro Prolines with the Honda engine. Last Saturday I filled it up, and mowed 6 lawns with it before it ran out. I am just estimating these lawns around 1/8 acre may be a little more on some and less on others.
     
  8. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Damn. I dont do any pushmowing but if I ever need to Ill get one of those.
     
  9. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
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    It seems to do better on gas than the Prolines that I used to use that had the 2 stroke Suzuki. No matter how you look at it though, gas is not much of a thought when using these. That is why I try to stick to small lawns and use these mowers. I don't have a lot of costs in my operation, but I realize not everyone wants to walk all their lawns. By the way, these Prolines I use are 3 speed walk behinds not push mowers. If you ever need a good 21, you would be happy with this one.
     
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    These Neutons are awesome. They have advanced alot and now have the Forward Integrated Generator, now...also known as the FIG system. They call these units the ....oh,...nevermind....:rolleyes: :laugh:
     

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