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TAG: autonomous mowers

Scythe Robotics debuts company’s first professional autonomous mower

June 15, 2021By
Scythe Robotics has released the company's first professional-grade autonomous mower. (Photo: Scythe Robotics)

Scythe Robotics designed its latest electric, fully autonomous commercial-grade mower for the landscaping industry completely in-house. Scythe also announced $13.8 million in Series A funding led by Inspired Capital. Existing investors True Ventures, Zigg Capital, and Lemnos participating in the funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $18.6M. Scythe said it will use the funds to grow existing operations in Texas,... read more

Graze debuts autonomous electric mower

September 1, 2020By

Graze, a startup company, introduced its new mower model, an autonomous, electric model that's set to hit markets by 2021. read more

Toadi releases new lawn bot in US

May 27, 2020By
Photo: Toadi

Toadi launched its AI-powered yard robot, Toadi, in the U.S. with object recognition and security features. While Toadi is currently available throughout Europe, Americans will now gain full access to the autonomous landscaping robot for the first time. The Toadi self-driving lawn robot works by integrating a camera with artificial intelligence to recognize and avoid objects in front of it,... read more

Mow money: 3 maintenance companies explain how they’ve overcome the labor problem

March 6, 2020By and
Operator on Kubota mower (Photo: Kubota)

Mowing and maintenance can be a consistent service offering for landscape companies, but consistency might not equal profitability considering the labor shortage — 71,000 unfilled full-time positions in 2017, according to data from the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Too much work and not enough people to do it can wreak havoc on a company’s bottom line. We explore how... read more

LM Gallery: December 2019

December 23, 2019By
Gobble, gobble! At Summit Landscape and Design, Hondo, Texas, the company president, Josiah Peterson (left), gets the help of a feathered friend to hand out turkeys to his employees in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo: Summit Landscape and Design)

A couple of snapshots that depict where the LM team has traveled over the past couple of months, including GIE+EXPO and Kioti’s dealer event. Giving the lowdown Despite the chilly, rainy day, Ron Morgan, territory manager at Kioti Tractor, provides information on the new developments within Kioti’s tractor lineup during the Kioti Ride & Drive dealer event near Raleigh, N.C.,... read more

Husqvarna Autonomous Operation brings self-operated mowing to large areas

November 15, 2019By

Husqvarna is taking another step forward in the world of autonomy and connectivity with Husqvarna Autonomous Operation for professionals. The Husqvarna Autonomous Operation, which increases productivity and safety while maintaining large green spaces, consists of multiple self-operated Husqvarna robotic mowers powered by Husqvarna EPOS (Exact Positioning Operating System) technology. Three pilots are being set up in 2019 to refine the... read more