Robot Lawnmowers


| November/December 1997


3723 Johnson St. NE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55421-4056

Your publisher's letter in the July 1997 GEM, stated you had an e-mail about 'robot lawnmowers.'

In 1994 or 1995 at the great Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, near St. Paul, there was a very modern robot lawnmower on display and for sale. This robot lawnmower did work and cut the grass in its area at the fair.

It was solar-battery powered and computer program-controlled, made by a company from Wisconsin. The price was $2,000 per lawnmower.

It put itself in the garage or where it was stored. When the battery needed to be charged, it came outside by itself. It cut the grass in the pattern programmed and only on sunny days; no rain cutting. There was a moisture sensor built into it.

It could cut about 1 hours at one time; if more was needed, it was postponed for another time or more lawnmowers would be needed. The frequency of cutting was also programmed in, and it had a 16-17 inch cut. The mower was light weight.






SUBSCRIBE TO GAS ENGINE MAGAZINE TODAY!

Gas Engine Magazine A_M 16Gas Engine Magazine is your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information.  Subscribe and connect with more than 23,000 other gas engine collectors and build your knowledge, share your passion and search for parts, in the publication written by and for gas engine enthusiasts! Gas Engine Magazine brings you: restoration stories, company histories, and technical advice. Plus our Flywheel Forum column helps answer your engine inquiries!

Be sure to take advantage of the Square Deal Subscription Program.

  • No Missed Issues.

  • No Renewal Notices.

  • No Additional Cost.

The Square Deal Subscription Program is designed as a paperless transaction with automatic renewals at a preferred low rate.   With advanced electronic notification, a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an easy opt-out plan, the Square Deal Subscription Program is the best value, risk free, eco-friendliest way to subscribe.




Facebook YouTube


Copyright 2018, All Rights Reserved
Ogden Publications, Inc., 1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, Kansas 66609-1265