Lowes - Hybrid Riding Mower (Cross between an ATV/UTV and a Mower)

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Lowes - Hybrid Riding Mower (Cross between an ATV/UTV and a Mower)

So I was searching Lowes and stumbled across this Hybrid Riding Mower for $2,999.  Interesting.  Perhaps these have already existed for awhile, but I'm not into the ATV/UTV scene. Sounds decent.  Not sure if the price is reasonable or too high.  I could see making use of this around my property (I couldn't justify a riding mower and a UTV separately), esp. with a snow plow. Any thoughts?  Similar product at much less cost available?  How much is the closest competitor? 

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that looks awesome, wish I could justify one but the lawn on the new house is 5 foot by 6 foot lol

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interesting design but i’m afraid it is pure marketing hype. wouldn’t make a practical atv. i don’t think it would push much snow either. and the build quality couldn’t match a honda, yamaha, kawasaki, suzuki, arctic, polaris atv. JMO.

honda, yamaha atv’s

everride or ferris lawn mowers.

the atv’s and mowers i suggested are not low budget machines Cash
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Especially with a non-brand name engine, I wouldn’t pay that much for it. Late last year I replaced my 14 year old Sears 17hp lawn tractor with a much better hydrostatic machine linked below and have never looked back or regreted it. One pedal works forward-reverse, so no more manual shifiting, much more comfortable, excellent turning radius, and very easy to turn steering, and much more quiet. I paid less than what it shows, but it was on sale at the time.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-42inch-24hp-turn-tight-8482-hydrostatic-y...

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It seems the ‘hybrid’ designation means it is electric/gas powered?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBoi5nQerDU

and the generator allows you to recharge the battery w/o an external power source.

I could see where it would be useful if you have some rough property.

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dthrckt wrote:
It seems the ‘hybrid’ designation means it is electric/gas powered?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBoi5nQerDU

and the generator allows you to recharge the battery w/o an external power source.

I could see where it would be useful if you have some rough property.

I just read the specs more carefully. Yep, that’s what it is alright. I’d like to see reviews of it after it’s been out for 6 months or so. If the generator is reliable, that’s a lot of power it puts out too.

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yes, 7k is a lot!

there are other hybrid (big name brand) mowers. I’m not sure if they include the generator.

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Marketing guru: Lets take a riding lawnmower and an ATV, and make them both worse in one package!
Engineer: ok