Who knew we'd have so much fun at a 4th of July Lawn Mower Brigade? And who knew we'd end up winning the 'float' competition? Here we are on Main Street in Hanover and on the Dartmouth Green with the prize sponsors from White River Toyota. We are proud to contribute the $500 prize to Hanover's Ready for 100% Clean Energy efforts.
We especially enjoyed sharing our enthusiasm with members of the community with a Lawn Care Jeopardy game, a raffle to inspire participation, and hands-on experiences with the various machines on display that had been in the parade.
The best part, is that electric lawn care is here to stay. You can purchase a Fiskars Reel Mowers at Dan & Whit's and electric weed whackers at Hanover Hardware. You can also purchase Consumer Reports rated push mowers from Lowe's and Home Depot, among other options.
If you are really curious about how electronic innovations can help you save time, money and energy on your lawn, check out the new robotic mowers! Once installed, they automatically mow your lawn. To explore those options, get in touch with the two dealers in our region: D & B Outdoor Power Equipment, LLC in Lebanon, NH sells the Husqvarna robotic mower and Green-E-Mowers in Bradford, VT is an authorized dealer of the Robomow robotic mower (e-mail Nancy Rae Mallery).
Finally, there is the Mean Green NXR-48/52 (Nemesis) zero-turn mower which is designed specifically for the residential market. Because it can mow between 1.25 and 2.50 hours (or 2.5 to 5 acres) on one charge and costs $9,000 to $10,000 depending on deck side and battery size, it’s best suited for homeowners with large lawns (2 to 5+ acres). Because it’s designed to hold only one battery, it’s a bit smaller and about half the price of their commercial/professional CXR-52/60 zero-turn riding mower (Pictured here). To learn more about this option, e-mail Steven Wisbaum from Eco-Equipment Supply.
Like I said, who knew an electric and people-powered lawn care brigade could be such fun?
Evelyn R. Swett
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