Sunny summer days are too precious for messing with a lame lawnmower. But John Deere has just released the S240 Sport, a fast, efficient residential ride-on mower powered by an 18.5 hp Kawasaki FS Series engine & a smooth K46 hydrostatic transmission.
Briggs & Stratton just revealed a breakthrough in snowblower technology with the release of the the innovative SnowShredder. Unlike your normal snowblower blade that blasts away light, fluffy snow but chokes when you hit the tough stuff, the SnowShredder is a serrated auger that quickly powers through tough ice and heavy-compacted snow. This technology will be available on Briggs & Stratton machines as well as Snapper and Simplicity snowblowers, too.
Unlike gas-powered tools, DeWalt’s new line of 40V outdoor power tools is quiet and smoke-free. The powerful new 40V MAX line features a brushless string trimmer, brushless blower, and hedge trimmers in both 4.0Ah and 6.0Ah models. DeWalt also says they have a 30-minute charger coming out soon. Available March 2015.
The FLEX is a space-saving, modular gas-powered outdoor tool system from Troy-Bilt that lets you handle all your yard chores with one power base unit and a full array of attachments, like a mower, pressure washer, snowblower, & leaf blower, using a one step Lock & Latch attachment. New tools, like a Log splitter, water pump, chipper/shredder and more are on the way. Available Spring 2015.
The TB2MB is Troy-Bilt’s most powerful gas leaf blower yet. Unlike the one the guy next door uses to blow the leaves around in circles week after week, this 27-cc model blasts an industry-leading 650 cfm, that will send leaves far beyond the property line & into your neighbor’s yard.
The Aerocat puts the average wheelbarrow to shame with its versatile 8-in-1 design. Its patented geometry makes a 300-pound load feel like 25 and it quickly converts from wheelbarrow to dolly, plant & rock mover, extended dolly, cylinder carrier or trailer tote.
The MPV 7100S. It mows the grass, works as a generator with its on-board 7100-watt generator, and when you remove the mower deck, it’ll take you out into the wilderness as an off-road vehicle capable of towing 550-lbs; you can even switch into electronic mode to creep silently through the forest.
Weather these days… Depending on your time zone, your yard could be under 8-feet of snow right now or already pushing up tulips. Either way, spring is coming and this stowable, 22” push mower will handle your lawn when the time comes and then fold-up & tuck neatly into a corner of the garage when you’re not walking behind it.
Before long, winters with snow will be little more than a memory. Instead of speeding up this process by adding more CO2 to the atmosphere with your outdated gas-powered snowblower, maybe look into this Li-iON battery-powered model. It runs 25-40 minutes on a charge, is whisper quiet, and produces no air pollution. via
It goes 0-60 in 4 seconds with a top speed of 130MPH. 6-speed paddle shift transmission. Under the bonnet, a heavily modified 1000cc motor. Amazingly, it will still cut the grass. Honda teamed up with their British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) partner Team Dynamics to create the world’s fastest functioning lawnmower. Question is, will Mean Mower actually go into production? We sure hope so.