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Goodbye to Another Season of Lawn Mowing

For a lot of homeowners across the country, fall brings with it a welcome respite from a long season of lawn mowing. When I was a kid, we always mowed our lawn with a gasoline-powered push mower, while my grandparents favored a riding gasoline-powered mower for their gigantic green spread.

I've been meaning to invest in a human-powered mower for a while now, and while I could get away with a push-style one, given the tiny plot of grass in our backyard, some people may not be so keen to try a human-powered mower on their big backyards. So I was both amused and inspired when I came across these human-powered riding mowers over at Treehugger. Somebody obviously took a lot of time designing and constructing them. I think they're both brilliant and hilarious.

What about you? Willing to try one of these on your lawn next summer?

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Ashybaylor Ashybaylor 9 years
We just purchased a manual lawn mower. It was like 90 dollars, and SO easy. It is great, I mowed for the first time last Sunday and got many looks, but it did a fabulous job, is earth friendly , and doesn't make me sneeze like crazy cause it doesnt blow grass everywhere! (also great exercise) I highly recommend!
suzanne suzanne 9 years
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suzanne suzanne 9 years
:SPIN: Perfect - a trim lawn and a trim bod... :HIGHFIVE:
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I love this. I know quite a few people with large yards that could seriously benefit from this!
ducks ducks 9 years
Are people really so lazy that they can't handle a push mower? It's easy peasy.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Thank goodness I don't have to worry about some lawn! Go apartment living!
Ava-Gardner Ava-Gardner 9 years
I'd love one of those but my lawn slopes, I'd need to wear a set of medieaval armour to mow the lawn, still I could ease off on the factor 60 sunblock that day.
bellapie bellapie 9 years
I'd love to see my husband on that mower!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
No, don't need one, have a husband. I've offered to mow it lots, but he refuses, very quickly. For most men, it's their pride and joy, thank goodness...:)
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
How clever. I love using my push mower and this would just add to the fun. You'd have to have a pretty level yard though, or you'd risk loosing control and that could be a bad situation.
emma- emma- 9 years
Now that's a truly practical way for staying fit. I would love to have one.
quelle quelle 9 years
haha that's awesome!!! that does look pretty fun actually.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
thats such a great idea! It looks like it'd be much more fun than a push-lawnmower!
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