Garden tractors and other outdoor power equipment are very loud. So loud that many municipalities have ordinances limiting their use to normal waking hours. This would seem to be a fairly easy problem to fix. With all the advances that have been made in automotive muffler technology, couldn't some of that technology find it's way to GT's?
I know your first argument is going to be that it would cost more, but don't you think there is a group of consumers that would pay $50 or $100 more for a "quiet technology" engine? If I was at the dealer and was testing two equivalent tractors and one was noticeably quieter than the other I would pay extra money for that.
I don't have one but I think the Electrak tractors are cool. I love the Youtube video of an Electrak blowing snow. The only noise you can hear is the attachment whirring into the snowbank.
Edited by ggsteve, March 09, 2013 - 08:46 AM.