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Hi Forum, Happy Holidays

it mows and plows, could it be called a cordless lawn tractor?

this is video of plowing, mowing will be posted come summer

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Welcome to the forum Tommy. :) That is cute!

Can you give us some details on what makes it tick? I'm assuming batteries and DC motor(s)? Does it use a model airplane style remote control?
 

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I'm assuming batteries and DC motor(s)?
Mark, yes it has four 12Vdc car batteries grouped to generate 24Vdc for
the drives. some of the option motors are 12Vdc(like plow lifting when installed).
The Drive motors are 24V brushed DC.

Does it use a model airplane style remote control?
Currently it has three modes it operates in.
1) Bluetooth(plum sized keyboard) for manual control, loading in a pickup, moving potting soil and things like that.
2) WiFi(on-board PC with cameras networked to Home or Office PC) for plowing snow.
3) Programmable for mowing and fall leaf collecting.

below is picture of my mom controlling it(snow plowing mode)

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Tommy - this thing is unreal! I can barely figure out how to control the volume on my laptop! Have you considered adding an ice-chest or fridge? It could bring you a cold one on a hot summer day - think of the possibilities!!

but seriously - one very impressive piece of work!! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Have you considered adding an ice-chest or fridge? It could bring you a cold one on a hot summer day
lettuceman, not yet(come summer, you just never know).
think of the possibilities!!
funny you should say that, someone posted the video below and it got me thinking.
What if the Mule had a mini-Mule riding on it's back, that would be controlled by the Mule for small cleanup,
sidewalks and steps for plowing, and could get much closer then the Mule's 48" mowing deck while mowing.

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