3 Ways today’s lawn equipment is more like your car

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The cars of today aren’t quite your father’s car. While that’s not a surprise given the rise in new technology for the automotive sector, what some homeowners may find surprising is the level of technology with items in the garage next to the car – the lawn equipment. Here are three unique ways today’s lawn equipment is featuring automotive-like technology.

Bluetooth Connectivity

While Bluetooth technology has become more of a standard on new cars, it is actually a unique feature on lawn equipment. With the Cub Connect mobile app, owners can connect their smartphone with certain lawn mowers, garden tractors and zero turn riders via Bluetooth. It takes the guesswork out of maintenance by allowing the lawn tractor to alert its owners about needed oil changes, blademaintenance, air filter replacements and other routine maintenance.

“With so many apps available for things homeowners don’t use, this app can actually help them keep track of maintenance for an important piece of equipment,” said Jason Cameron, home expert and TV host.

Electronic Fuel-Injected Engines

Electronic Fuel-Injected Engines – or EFI engines – were popularized in the automotive sector in 1980s. But no one had been able to engineer the same type of technology in residential lawn tractors until this year. For the first time ever, fuel-injected engines are now available on XT2 LX42 Cub Cadet lawn tractors. The new engine technology reduces emissions and delivers excellentfuel consumption – using up to 25 percent less fuel than carbureted engines that are standard on other lawn tractors.

“According to a recent study, lower fuel consumption is a top benefit to residential lawn mower customers,” said Cameron. “And they have a willingness to pay for fuel-injection technology – more than half surveyed were likely to purchase a riding mower with a fuel-injected engine.”

Another advantage of the engine technology is that riding mowers with these engines feature a one-step start, making it easier to start in all weather conditions. The push-button start mirrors the features in many cars.

Zero-Emissions

Hybrid and electric cars have carved a place in the automotive world, but there is now an equivalent to that eco-friendly technology for lawn care. The RZT-S Zero is the world’s only electric zero-turn rider with steering wheel control and four-wheel steering. It requires zero gasoline, zero oil, zero oil filters and provides zero emissions and zero engine noise, making it one of themost environmentally friendly lawn mowers on the market today. It operates on battery power, which provides up to 60 minutes of continuous mowing on an overnight charge.

For handheld lawn equipment, there’s a new technology available that also provides zero emissions. Cub Cadet powered by CORE uses a sophisticated motor technology to deliver more torque with longer runtimes – and no gasoline. It’s the same type of technology used in wind turbines and even submarines. In addition to providing zero emissions, it offers reduced noise and hightorque levels equal to two-cycle engines most common in garages. This technology is available in string trimmer, hedger and leaf blower options.

With features like Bluetooth, push-button starting, fuel-injected engines and zero emissions, cars aren’t the only products showcasing innovation. The next generation of lawn equipment is designed to help homeowners create their ideal outdoor spaces by incorporating efficient new technology. More information about these automotive-like features is available at www.CubCadet.com.

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It ain't the space shuttle it's a lawnmower


Well they're trying to make it one
 

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I think we will see more EFI engines because of tighter emission set by the government. I think it would be ok ethanol was removed from the fuel.
 

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Another similarity is in the transmissions. Cars of old had heavy duty clutched manual gear boxes, mowers had geared transaxles and v-belt drives, both last about forever. Now-a-days we see disposable light duty hydrostatics in homeowner mowers and garbage CVTs in smaller cars. Both non-repairable and expensive to replace when (not if) they quit.
 

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What percent reduction in emissions could be accomplished by switching all small engines over to EFI? Does anybody know? What I do know is that the amount of fuel I burn in small engines is dwarfed by the amount I burn in vehicles.
 

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Probably a major reduction compared to my old Lawn Boy at equal run time. But I run it about 20 minutes a week at most.
 

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What percent reduction in emissions could be accomplished by switching all small engines over to EFI? Does anybody know? What I do know is that the amount of fuel I burn in small engines is dwarfed by the amount I burn in vehicles.
Unless you are a commercial user, the emmissions from use will just about never add up to the embedded emmissions generated in the manufacture of the mower.
Which makes the arguement totally irrelevent
It also puts pays to the stupidity of EPA exhaust emmission regulations.
And that is just the pollution cost of making the mower it ignores the emmissions generated by transport storage retailing & delivery.

However it is so easy to slip your red undies over your blue tights, shove a meter up an exhaust pipe and pretend you are superman saving the planet.
Sitting down and doing the actual maths of all of the pollution that the mower has generated by the time it gets to your driveway is really hard work.
 
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