Scythe Robotics launches latest generation of M.52 autonomous mower

(Photo: Scythe Robotics)
(Photo: Scythe Robotics)

Scythe Robotics released its latest generation of Scythe M.52 – the company’s all-electric, fully autonomous commercial mower. Notable upgrades include a 25 percent increase in battery capacity, a completely redesigned control panel and field-tested durability.

The upgraded battery technology in this generation of M.52 features improvements that cut the charge time in half. A new control panel improves and expands the mower’s functionality with ergonomic bar-style controls, a large touch screen that displays live status updates and an interface for creating mow zones and adjusting mower settings. The companion Scythe mobile app further equips crews with tools for productivity and field-level intelligence, allowing for mow zone management, settings adjustments from a distance and communication with bilingual Scythe field support.

“In developing this generation of M.52, we’ve been laser-focused on improving the things that matter most to our landscape customers: autonomous performance, reliability and battery life,” said Davis Foster, co-founder and chief engineer of Scythe. “Our test and engineering teams have left no stone unturned in the development of this machine, which has culminated in a standout mower purpose-built for exceptional performance in both autonomous and manual operation. This is our most durable, productive mower yet and we can’t wait to get it into the hands of more contractors than ever before.”

Following the recent expansion of Scythe’s production facility, the company is set to build more than 100 next-generation mowers during the 2024 season for its largest deployment to date, according to the company. The new M.52 will roll out to landscape contractors across Colorado, Texas, Florida and Ohio with additional regions under consideration.

“This generation of M.52 is the result of our most extensive testing and development, tailored specifically to meet the needs of our landscape customers,” stated Robert McCutcheon, senior staff mechanical design engineer at Scythe. “We are proud to produce an innovative, durable mower that unlocks the productivity of the crew mowing with it. Our commitment to reliability and safety ensures we provide a trusted solution, while our integration of groundbreaking technology redefines commercial landscape maintenance.”

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