Husqvarna Panthera Leo lawnmower concept merges tech with nature
Lawn mowing never used to be fun unless you love to run your errands all by yourself, or you are the lucky teenager mowing the lawn of some desperate housewife like Gabrielle Solis. Apparently, the lawnmower has gained the status of toys for the uber-rich or that’s how it seems with the hottest lawn mowing machines on the market, including the Roomba-like robotic lawnmower from Husqvarna, and the garden tractor from Countax. The Husqvarna Panthera Leo concept is the latest buzz on the list. This garden beast is impressive mainly for its eco-friendly make. The machine is produced from recycled materials and is equipped with zero-emission technology. This electric machine is a hybrid made up of two ride-on mowers, Rider and Zero-Turn. Five powerful electrical motors partnered with a sound absorbing cutting deck, allow it to glide effortlessly and silently across your lawn. The three individually suspended cutting decks enable this mower to mow smoothly over bumpier parts of your lawn with ease. But what takes the cake is the LCD display monitor and sensors, which recommend the speed and height you should mow at, cutting width, remaining battery time, service needs and warns the user about objects that are too close. All functions are managed via paddles on the steering wheel. And the rechargeable lithium-phosphate battery lasts two hours on a single charge. No word on price is yet available, but didn’t we mention it’s for the rich?