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Old 05-10-2008, 11:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've mowed lawns forever using a corded mower and it's not that bad. I thought cleaning out the clippings bag was a bigger PIA. If you are going to make the thing battery powered, you might as well go full bore and make an RC mower.

Personally, I'd use a push mower and not send money to Big Oil or Big Electricity.

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Human Power > Animal Power > Electric Power > Gas Power.

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Old 05-11-2008, 12:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ehh I would remove the animal power from the list. MY list would go Human Power - Self Power - Electric Power.

Self Power can be any form of power where YOU made it yourself. Such as electric that is solar charged. Since the mower is only used once a week and takes a full 24 hours to charge I am thinking it might actually be practical to solar charge it!
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can't beat the bicycle mower!

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WOW! thats cool and scary! One thing with those reel mowers even so much as a twig stops them dead in there tracks. Wonder what would happen on that bike :-) hehehe
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I have heard of a fair number of people who use solar-charged electric garden tractors. Because they have big batteries and aren't used too often, they are perfect candidates for solar charging.

I don't have great solar access, and my yard isn't that big, so I think corded is fine, although I do love the idea of the remote control lawn mower!!!!!

I also heard about a guy who had a round lawn with a stake in the middel. He ran a rope to a self-propelled mower. As the rope runs round the stake, it gets shorter. The mower runs itself in a spiral around the stake while he sits in a hammock drinking lemonade!
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I purchased a "Neuton" mower three years ago.
Battery powered,
Looks like a UFO
neighborhood kids think I'm crazy,
I told 'em its nucular powered,
Fill the batt from the outlet, power comes from NorthAnna Nuclear Plant, put it in the mower.
TaDa Nucular powered mower
now I need a "Mr. Fusion" sitting on the back.
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Animal powered is good, we use goats! They keep 5 acres behind the house trimmed down quite nicely. I have a neighbor that mows 5 acres for fun basically... I don't really know why else he does it. I won't tell Nerys what we do with the goats after, but its another way to eat sunshine.

Our lawn near the house is a bit wild so for now its a gas mower, 4 stroke at least and I doubt I use $20 in gas a year so its not too bad. I'd love to get a robotic one like schultz(how does it handle hitting 2x4 scraps?) as we have a robotic vacuum and the cleanest floors we've had in years!
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Hey I eat meat like anyone else and do not have a problem with it. I just prefer to find alternatives to animal power if an option is available. The day we have replicators is the last day I will eat meat since on that day there will no longer be a logical reason to kill an animal for food. Till then. I enjoy my meat :-)
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Hey I eat meat like anyone else and do not have a problem with it. I just prefer to find alternatives to animal power if an option is available. The day we have replicators is the last day I will eat meat since on that day there will no longer be a logical reason to kill an animal for food. Till then. I enjoy my meat :-)
Sorry Nerys, somehow I got you confused with the vegan-powa guy. Not that anything is wrong with being vegan either. We are doing some sustainable agriculture with goats and chickens and are trying to work up to the 100 yard diet

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