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#16 jd.rasentrac ONLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2013 - 11:30 AM

As Ben said: that's not my way :( - maybe in 44 years, when I'm 100  :bounce: or dead 'n gone



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Posted March 23, 2013 - 12:40 PM

Being an exclusive at Lowes throws a red flag for me.  Who is going to service them and of course part's.   Like Mike said we'll see what the test of time does. But I also think it is an interesting concept.


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 01:46 PM

The public will go wild over it (Yeah, Right Department) and it will be another "seemed like a good idea at the time" thing...  Just like the "Amphicar" in the '60's.  But, like CFL light bulbs and other "modern ideas" I'm sure there will be a "movement" to jam 'em down our throats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphicar

Hydro, who wouldn't want an Amphicar?  Someone was selling one of those 6-wheeled amphibious beasties from the same era at an engine show last summer.  I have a one acre swamp (excuse me, "wetland") on the edge of my property, it was hard to walk away.



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Posted March 23, 2013 - 01:50 PM

Looks like a lot of machine for 3000$. Sounds like a 420cc 15hp Honda clone engine. I'm not sure it would use that much less gas than a normal mower when in mowing mode. Being able to do basic chores in electric mode would be nice though. Someone has created a very unique and useful product. They will likely sell a lot of them. We'll see how it holds up over time. 

As long as the warranty :D

P.S. I may be wrong, but I vote as a "useless" machine after a year old.


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 03:06 PM

I like the idea but how well that idea is carried out in this case remains to be seen. Could be another Titanic and then again not.

Time has a way of sorting these things out. Think I'll save my money for the second trip. :smilewink:


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 09:57 PM

I looked at one at Lowes and it looked a bit gimmicky.

Edited by skunkhome, March 23, 2013 - 10:13 PM.

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Posted March 23, 2013 - 10:03 PM

Frankly I think it is a great idea though this may not be the right execution. The old steam engine Jockeys thought diesel electric was a passing fad but the only steam engines operational today are just novelties.
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Posted March 23, 2013 - 10:14 PM

Here's some more info from one of the earlier threads.

http://gardentractor...n-hybrid-mower/


The person who posted one of the positive reviews on the Lowes site posted on another forum I occasionally check. He already had trouble and returned it.

Edited by Canawler, March 23, 2013 - 10:17 PM.


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Posted March 23, 2013 - 10:58 PM

Hey, just remember what happened with the Wright Bros., they were only trying to make a better blanket dryer.  Who knows, when all the kinks are worked out it may fly at that.  Then we'll all be on "MyElectricGeneratorTractorMowerForum" and we'll all be flocking to buy one.  I know I'd want the one with the 9200 surge watt diesel/natural gas generator, HDAP tires, FEL/BH and a "3 Wood Deck"!. :D


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Posted March 24, 2013 - 01:23 PM

I looked at one at Lowes and it looked a bit gimmicky.

 

I looked at one too,  alot of plastic!!!

I'll let the tree huggers buy them so more gas for me to use my old oil burning gas using tractors!!!






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