Ride-on mowers

Finding land, working a small plot or anything else countryside related
User avatar
Otona Cream Pie
Posts: 200
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:07 pm
Location: Tokyo/Saitama/Niigata
Has thanked: 110 times
Been thanked: 191 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by Otona Cream Pie »

Chuck2 wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:09 am
I like the idea of remote control but this machine is still needs a lot of work to make it worth it.
I've seen them on display but never in action....dare I ask what was lacking?

User avatar
Chuck2
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:36 am
Has thanked: 255 times
Been thanked: 128 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by Chuck2 »

Otona Cream Pie wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:04 am
Chuck2 wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:09 am
I like the idea of remote control but this machine is still needs a lot of work to make it worth it.
I've seen them on display but never in action....dare I ask what was lacking?
Here is my list:

1. Lowest cutting height was too high, don't quite remember exactly but I think it was around 70mm.
2. Length of grass to be mowed couldn't be very high. My current ride a mower can easily cut 1m tall grass, this mower was less than that.
3. It couldn't cut my sloped land very well and would have to go and cut again with weed whacker.
4. Price tag was too much at 13Myen!( My friend said if it was 5M, he would have bought it)

I am waiting for someone to invent a mower like those roombas for inside of homes but instead for a vineyard or orchard. I think there are ones for lawns but not robust enough yet for my needs.

User avatar
gonbechan
Founder
Founder
Posts: 1930
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:10 am
Has thanked: 2388 times
Been thanked: 1343 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by gonbechan »


User avatar
Chuck2
Posts: 60
Joined: Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:36 am
Has thanked: 255 times
Been thanked: 128 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by Chuck2 »

gonbechan, now that is the set up I need!

User avatar
Otona Cream Pie
Posts: 200
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:07 pm
Location: Tokyo/Saitama/Niigata
Has thanked: 110 times
Been thanked: 191 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by Otona Cream Pie »

Chuck2 wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:21 pm
Otona Cream Pie wrote:
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:04 am
Chuck2 wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:09 am
I like the idea of remote control but this machine is still needs a lot of work to make it worth it.
I've seen them on display but never in action....dare I ask what was lacking?
Here is my list:

1. Lowest cutting height was too high, don't quite remember exactly but I think it was around 70mm.
2. Length of grass to be mowed couldn't be very high. My current ride a mower can easily cut 1m tall grass, this mower was less than that.
3. It couldn't cut my sloped land very well and would have to go and cut again with weed whacker.
4. Price tag was too much at 13Myen!( My friend said if it was 5M, he would have bought it)

I am waiting for someone to invent a mower like those roombas for inside of homes but instead for a vineyard or orchard. I think there are ones for lawns but not robust enough yet for my needs.
That sounds about right! Yeah, the roomba style is only feasible if you're only dealing with grass and start off with it well cut down to prevent trouble. Then there are size limitations that come into play....seems like a ride on is still the best solution.

MickByrnes1969
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:44 pm
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by MickByrnes1969 »

I wonder if my local rental place would have oe of those beasts? Probably not. Don't even know how I would describe it without showing them the video. :D
GNU Terry Pratchett

User avatar
gonbechan
Founder
Founder
Posts: 1930
Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:10 am
Has thanked: 2388 times
Been thanked: 1343 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by gonbechan »

MickByrnes1969 wrote:
Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:36 am
I wonder if my local rental place would have oe of those beasts? Probably not. Don't even know how I would describe it without showing them the video. :D
A quick Google produced this gem

rental remote type mower for orchards.

It is this one


MatsueMadness
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:49 am
Has thanked: 23 times
Been thanked: 36 times

Ride-on mowers

Post by MatsueMadness »

Otona Cream Pie wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:29 pm

I have 3 of those 2-stroke circular saw on a stick weed whackers, an elec one, and an elec push mower. For the light stuff, the push mower is just soooo much easier. Set to mulch, and height adjustability is awesome. 30mins and 3 batteries later:
just a heads up, the circular blades are good for bamboo grass and harder weeds. But the ones with the 2 wires coming out of the head are A LOT faster and easier for basic grass and weeds, like double the speed. I use both together, use the brush cutter (circular blade) to get at the harder stuff, what looks bigger and tougher, then wire head to cut everything else, then brush cutter to finish on what I missed.