Taking a tip from the Ifugao –
At first glance, it appeared to be much larger, and I thought it was a Big Dog or something along those lines. Nice camera angle.
LOL… I don’t know bikes and two-wheeled thingies at all; what is that thing?
My “Tesla” is this electric lawn mower which i find to be quite awesome: https://egopowerplus.com/21-inch-self-propelled-mower-select-cut . I wasn’t even thinking about environment benefits or such; my main reason for going electric was the quietness. Gas mowers are so obnoxiously loud, and its relative silence means I can mow the lawn late at night (using those bright LED headlamps) rather than in the sweltering daytime summer heat without the neighbors complaining.
Infrastructure issues may work against EVs for now, but they favor electric mowers and gardening tools. Plugging in a battery is much easier than going out to fill a gasoline can. Range? It runs for an hour per charge, and recharges nearly as quickly. I have two batteries and just swap them if needed (they also power my leaf blower and trimmer). You start it by pressing a button. To save space in the shed, it can be stored on its side; not like anything’s going to drip out. No real maintenance other than occasionally sharpening the blade. Downsides? none. Now when I see new mowers from the likes of Honda and Toro that sell for about the same price still using gasoline engines, I just think “guys, you’re doing it wrong…”.
I’d love to see a real “review” of your mower (and others) here, please give it some thought! I don’t mind my Honda powered Toro but am seeing the availability of electrics as becoming increasingly viable for my 1/3rd acre and like the convenience aspect of not dealing with gas and oil etc.
I have a fair number of Ryobi 40V landscape tools and I’m starting to have battery issues. Otherwise, these are a game changer. We have a heavily wooded 5 acre property, and the cordless chainsaw is great for thinning saplings and at the same time can manage 10-12” hardwood and even larger softwood; it has a 14” bar. But what you don’t think of till you use this equipment is that it is off, ie silent AND safe, until you pull the trigger. No idle, no starting, in fact the saw doesn’t even have a brake. Aside from making work more pleasant, it also means that battery life is based on actual cutting time, so can be even longer than you might think. I usually get tired before the battery runs out, especially with the pole saw and string trimmer. A tree guy I know, who specializes in pruning and thinning more than large tree removal or mowing acre lawns, uses the Stihl cordless saws and gave them high marks. And he’s a guy who still prefers hand saws, and still cleans up with a broom not a blower.
I have never been able to understand why gasoline powered mowers have to be so loud. They also appear to be exempt from emissions requirements. Those two reasons would appear to mandate the selection of electric over Briggs and Straton.
No muffler, no egr valve, no catalytic converter. And yep, they pollute much more than cars.
Well that sure is a fake license plate! Oregon motorcycle and moped plates are Blue on Yellow. Wonder if this vehicle requires a plate?
Plus, I’m pretty sure that Oregon has a six-character limit on vanity plates.
Good question on whether such a vehicle would require plates, since I think many states define a Moped or Motorcycle in terms of engine displacement, so this type of vehicle may well slip through the cracks in some cases.
Why don’t we own a donkey? It is organic and powered or feed with renewable energy sources. I believe its carbon signature is same as Tesla after we take the consideration of manufacturing and distribution energies used
https://citiescooter.com/collections/citycoco-scooter/products/harley-chopper-electric-scooter is it this.
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