A few years ago, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created an animated Lego version of the tragic Greek figure, Sisyphus, perpetually pushing a giant boulder. Using the same building techniques, Allemann has created a modern version of that character, who now spends eternity perpetually mowing a lawn that will never…
What do you do when you move into a house without a lawn and no longer have any need for your electric mower? That’s easy, you strip it down and use its spinning blade to build an over-sized blender that can slice and dice much more than just chunks of ice.
A decent robot mower will set you back a couple thousand dollars, considerably more than the robot vacuum that’s patrolling your living room for dust. But if you’ve got access to a 3D printer and a bit of electronics know-how, you can print and build a robotic mower for a fraction of the cost.
The number of bad ideas on the internet far outweighs the good, and making art by tossing cans of spraypaint into the spinning blades of a running lawnmower falls into that former category. As YouTuber Uncle Rob also discovered, if you’re not careful, your masterpiece might go up in flames before you even have a…
It’s a beautiful ballet, if you ask me. There’s a peacefulness to seeing things get destroyed in slow motion, it’s like the shock and horror is removed because all the shrapnel dances away elegantly. This destruction porn video is especially great because you get to see it happen at normal speed (completely…
After building a garage-sized high-speed 3D printer called the Cheetah, Hans Fouche decided that he needed to actually print something useful to convince people to buy his new machine—especially given its $10,000 price tag. So as a proof-of-concept he created what has to be the world's first—and quite possibly its…
The new Troy-Bilt Flex modular outdoor power equipment system is kind of like a Transformer for your yard. In just two seconds, you can turn a lawnmower into a snow thrower or a pressure washer or a leaf blower. And more options are on the way.
Riding mowers and ATVs can cost as much as a decent used car, but expensive or not, they're a must-have accessory if you have to maintain a large piece of property. So a company called Denver Global Products has created the Raven MPV7100S, which combines both into a single vehicle—with added functionality that also…
For homeowners making do with a cramped backyard shed instead of a spacious garage, Toro's new SmartStow mower can be folded down and stored vertically so it takes up about 70 percent less space. And it's made possible by a new Briggs & Stratton engine featuring leak proof Mow 'n' Stow technology.
Honda took their HF2620 Lawn Tractor, gave it a new chromoly chassis, a custom body, ATV wheels with bespoke suspension, and the 1000cc engine from a VTR Firestorm motorcycle. They call it the Mean Mower.
Remote controlled lawnmowers are far from a new idea. People have been cutting grass from the comfort of a lawn chair for years now. But what if you needed to clear the side of a steep hill, or obliterate some nasty weeds without ever getting up? That's when you'll need the intimidating half-tank half-mower called the…
So a lack of athletic talent has led you to compensate by desiring "stripes" in your lawn. No big deal! Just pick up this relatively inexpensive striping kit from Toro and go to town on that grass.
The problem with naming our tools is that we tend to pigeonhole them. Case in point: who says a lawnmower is strictly for mowing lawns? Especially when it's clearly equally well suited to the business of playing mighty steed to your manual wheelchair chariot. [Presurfer]
All Bobby Cleveland wanted was to drive the fastest lawnmower in the world. And last weekend, he took his easy rider all the way to 96 mph. Here's the bastard child of John Deere and Speed Racer in action.
Don't even begin to question the necessity of a jet-powered lawn tractor. Football fields, trimmed in an instant! Lawn tractor pulls, won with ease! A coveted spot—truly—in the Vista, California's Tractor Museum! All this awaits modder Bruce McDonald.
Clippers? Trimmers? Forget all that. All you need to keep those hedges under control is a lawnmower and a very long stick, provided you're both very strong and completely insane. Seriously, don't try this ever. [Geekosystem]
The answer: with a crane people...with a crane. It makes perfect sense now.
Priced at $5500 to $6500 depending on options, the Cub Cadet Z Force S lawnmower is for professionals, people with large lawns, or modders wanting to mount its 40- or 60-inch triple blades on the sides, for some Ben-Hur action.
Growing up, I hated mowing the lawn. My backyard was huge, my allergies were bad and I was stuck with a temperamental push mower. If I had this battery-powered Husqvarna mower, however, I would have begged to do yard work.
Who knew a machine with razor-sharp blades spinning at 200RPM you're supposed to sit on top of might cause injury or death? Here are gruesome tales of mowing mishaps—from this past month alone!