Further Possible Mower Handle Adjustments and Reducing Length

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After thoroughly going over and comparing against gas mowers I think there are a couple aspects in addition to some already mentioned (brushless, self-propelled) that could improve this mower significantly.

It looks like the design language is more akin to a racecar where it is long and swept back. Unfortunately with the handle this makes it trickier to maneuver in smaller places and leads to much more trimmer work than regular gas mower.  Because the handle has to be extended to pretty much full length for it to start, it prevents it from being nimble in tight corners.  In addition, it doesn't go high enough, another hole in the adjuster on either side would do wonders.

The front wheels and deck extend further forward from the shaft compared to more traditional mowers which when cutting towards an object and stopping (say a wall) the blade doesn't get close enough.  There looks to be enough room to bring the wheels closer back towards the cutting area and shortening the whole deck.  To counteract this however, there needs to be more forward weight balance which is lacks down-force on the front wheels compared to other mowers. I think it would be easiest to just move the battery pack forward a couple inches.

I think both of these points would make it a much more appealing product.
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Posted 6 years ago

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Thanks for all of the feedback.  We will be sure to keep that in mind for future designs.  We appreciate it!