Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Albemarle Lawn, Aug 11, 2001.

  1. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Best way to protect driver from rollover. Must be the US Gov't regs won't allow it to be imported. Seems like something the Feds would do to protect us from our own stupidity.

  3. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Back in the mid 80's I was at a "Demo-Days" or "Open House" put on by a (now closed) local dealer. Kubota was making a big move into the lawn mower (res. & comm.) field. Anyways they had this R/C mower there! From what I could remember, it looked very similar, except, it had THAT 80's look to it. I saw it, and it looked expensive, so I didn't even get the scoop on it. Matter of fact it wasn't until later when they demoed it that I saw it was R/C'ed! "Sorry about your rose bushes Mrs. Jones, I couldn't see them from inside of my airconditioned truck!!! They will grow back next year!"
  4. Hey wonder if you can put 2 or 3 of these out on a crew with 1 guy and make it work

    And what a add to run in paper for employee's

    Operator or crew leader to run R/C lawn crew work by your self and mow 30 acres a day

    Just look at the potential. HEE HEE

  5. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    be good for is lazy homeowners who have too much money!!

    From a commercial service standpoint the big plus that they probobly sell this on is for hillsides and unsafe mowing conditions that may endanger an operator. (i.e. hilly terrain, river banks, etc.)

    I wouldn't think it would be any more productive on just mowing a flat lawn.
  6. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We could drop these things off and let them cut grass like a herd of cows!

    (Although the cow is a better machine because it turns grass into steak and ice cream).

    The current B-757 jetliner has ATOFL (Automatic Take Off, Flight, and Landing). So a mower can be automated, too. The pilots are there to make decisions.

  7. I know a R/C mower can't compete with a Lazer


  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    You would need to purchase a HOT AIR BALLOON to get a bird-eye-view of the area to mow.
  9. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Heck guys if i was gonna hafta walk behind it with the control pad seems like i would rather jump on it an ride it !!! an i not right?
  10. fireball

    fireball LawnSite Member
    from ne Pa
    Messages: 172

    Tommy is right. It has been around since the early eighties. Radio control was a misnomer since they really worked from between two aiming stakes via radio signals. Machines worked like a charm but the lawyers got involved and they became what is called an "attractive nusiance". In other words, if someone was driving down the street and saw your machine operating without a operator, he went off the road while looking at your machine instead watching where he was going, its your fault because you provided the nusiance to distract him. Swiming pools fall into the same legal quagmire. I think General Dynamics use some for some closed areas on military posts such as gun ranges.

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