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Old 03-14-2014, 08:00 AM  
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You have that much grass in Phoenix??? Is it imported?
ROFL! No, we're on former farm property that's irrigated. It's easy to grow bermuda grass on that, as long as you don't mind the inevitable weeds brought by the irrigation water. It's the people who like midwestern-type green "winter lawns" who cause themselves suffering in the form of effort and high water bills. But usually people only create small patches of "winter lawn."


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OK, so the flatter your property, the larger the mower blades and the lower cutting height you can use.

For a benchmark, what mower did your guy use, what cutting height and how long did your acre take him?



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Over the years quite a few companies ventured into electric mowers and this cub cadet seems well built and about the right size for your needs. Always in the past battery replacement was the big problem and the question I would be asking the people selling them. Cost and life? GE built one 30 years ago that used a bunch of car batteries and people were only getting 2 or 3 years out of a set and it was big bucks to change them out plus the environmental issue of both making and disposing of batteries a gas unit was actually as green if not greener. With one acre and a one hour charge and a 42 inch deck you should be ok depending on how many things you trim around. If you get one please post back with your comments on how you like it.
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The reviews.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home...mower-15553232

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/n...unts/index.htm
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Wow! Those are two great reviews!
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I have been eying these up for a while. A robotic lawnmower. It cuts the grass for you. It actually has a docking station and it charges itself and some can be controlled by your smart phone. Most you bury a wire around your property. Prices about the same as a riding lawnmower.



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I have been eying these up for a while. A robotic lawnmower. It cuts the grass for you. It actually has a docking station and it charges itself and some can be controlled by your smart phone. Most you bury a wire around your property. Prices about the same as a riding lawnmower.



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And with its small size it can handle uneven ground.
And you have better things to do than mowing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opportunity_cost

But the energy/battery-capacity it takes to cut 1" off grass on one acre of flat ground remains more or less the same.
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Does that little bat mobile cut the grass or use that laser in the front to zap it down?

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I have been eying these up for a while. A robotic lawnmower. It cuts the grass for you. It actually has a docking station and it charges itself and some can be controlled by your smart phone. Most you bury a wire around your property. Prices about the same as a riding lawnmower.



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I would be affraid it would be stolen in the first week.
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Some actually have an anti theft system. Something to do with a pin number. But If some one steals it and can't use it I doubt they will return it. You still need docking station and I don't think there is much of a black market demand for robotic lawnmowers.


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