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I dug out the lawn tractor and started into all the seasonal maintenance stuff while chatting with a neighbour. Seems he is about to spend 4K on a robotic Husky mower - World's best-selling robotic lawn mower, automatic lawn mower, automower . The top model is rated for 1.25 acres but wonder if it can really do the job on a bigger lawn area. Xak... Any feedback from your customers on this item? My lawn takes about 4 hours with a 54" Deere and can be done in 45 minutes with a 72" diesel zero turn. 0 minutes sounds even better to me if it works as advertised.
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Old April 27th, 2016, 10:16 PM
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I dug out the lawn tractor and started into all the seasonal maintenance stuff while chatting with a neighbour. Seems he is about to spend 4K on a robotic Husky mower - World's best-selling robotic lawn mower, automatic lawn mower, automower . The top model is rated for 1.25 acres but wonder if it can really do the job on a bigger lawn area. Xak... Any feedback from your customers on this item? My lawn takes about 4 hours with a 54" Deere and can be done in 45 minutes with a 72" diesel zero turn. 0 minutes sounds even better to me if it works as advertised.
In my 15 + years as a Husqvarna dealer I have never sold one. To be honest I have never seen one but the auto mower has been around longer than I have been a dealer. I hear nothing but good things about them but I have no experience. With that being said, Husqvarna is moving toward battery powered equipment as emissions standards become more stringent. I tested a battery powered chainsaw this winter and I was quite impressed with the power, lack of noise and longevity of the battery. IMO within 5 years most of our 2cycle power heads will be replaced with battery power. Like it or not its coming fellas.
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As I drive down the roads again this spring I see countless amounts of folks sitting or pushing their mowers doing what I refer to as doing the " Forest Gump" (This from the movie of him mowing the playing field with the Snapper lawn mower)

My question is why do folks want to mow acres of grass every few days only to do it again for months of end? Know this one couple that mow 20+acres of lawn, their chests get a little bigger when they throw the number out. I just think something wrong with this picture.
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MaxJ there is something therapeutic about having a garden hose in your hand or riding around on a mower doing mindless work with a nice set of headphones listening to Free Bird Or Radar Love. I can do that all day for $65.00 per hr.

Now on the other hand I see some real benefit in sitting in the lawn chair on the porch with a cold one watching an Automower do circles in your yard with a S*^%ing grin on your face having the kids bring you refills YUP that's the ticket.
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I can see small trimmers, edgers, blowers and even pushmowers becoming battery but anything bigger than that I would have to say what is the sense.

I wish I could try out one of those battery saws. I think they would make a great arborist saw. On/off, no need to pull start while up in the tree top.
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With the huge growth in GPS-guided farm machinery, I wonder how long before you can buy a lawnmower that can be "shown" where and how to mow the grass and it will do it without guidance from the owner?
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I heard somewhere that most people with riding lawn mowers also own treadmills.
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Now on the other hand I see some real benefit in sitting in the lawn chair on the porch with a cold one watching an Automower do circles in your yard with a S*^%ing grin on your face having the kids bring you refills YUP that's the ticket.
why separate sitting on the porch with a cold one and mowing?! Even more therapeutic to have a cold one while mowing
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