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#1 Canawler ONLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:13 PM

Check this out:
http://www.lowes.com...=4349395&rpp=32

ATV / mower / generator all in one.
Assembled in NC of Chinese parts.
Apparently its all electric with an on board generator that recharges the batteries and can be used as a normal generator as well. The tractor/atv and the deck run off 48 Vdc motors plus the generator has a normal 12 Vdc battery for starting. It has a top speed of 17 mph when not mowing.
Kind of interesting to say the least.

Edited by Canawler, February 22, 2013 - 01:16 PM.

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:33 PM

That's different!



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:33 PM

Interesting but boy is it ugly IMO.



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:44 PM

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It doesnt look much like a LT. I think the front suspension would cause it to scalp or at least cut uneven.

 

$3300 with tax is alot more than I would want to spend on a mower/ 1 seater golf cart that probably doesnt do either one very good. 



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:46 PM

Yeah, I saw that earlier.  Interesting concept. 1/2 mower, 1/2 ATV.

 

Here's a pretty decent vid on it.

 


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:58 PM

An interesting vid, but who needs to go 17 mph.

 

 

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 02:10 PM



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 02:14 PM

OB beat me to it



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 02:14 PM


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 02:40 PM

Kind of neat idea.We'll see how well it holds up to "real world " up ( that means teenagers lol )  also would like to know what speed the engine runs at when mowing , a normal homeowner generator runs a 3600 rpm unless it's an inverter type .  Thanks for posting it and all the videos



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 04:32 PM

wonder if it will would last 40 years ? even 10 years 



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 04:48 PM

well after work at homedepot im goin to lowes to check it out



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 04:50 PM

I doubt it would last 5 years



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 05:11 PM

I doubt it would last 5 years

 

not when flying threw the woods at 17mph. lol



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 05:42 PM

The guy that you see doing most of the driving and operating, wearing that flannel shirt and bluejeans,  is actually one of my child hood best friends, who is a lead designer on it.  I think its pretty cool to see  him doing that, and creating something like this.  Im still a much bigger fan of my older GT's, but this is step in the future with all this electric stuff on it, but it kind of reminds me of the GE Electrak mowers.  Im not sure how these will hold up in the future, I guess time will tell.  But for everything its capable of, I think its pretty neat.  Im trying to get hold of a scratch and dent cheaper model to test out here at the house!

 

Pretty cool that one of yall found this.  I was wondering how it was coming along with marketing.






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