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TAG: robotic mowers

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

Greenzie secures $750,000 investment

March 3, 2020By

Greenzie secured a $750,000 investment in a second round of funding to develop software to deploy a robotic mowing program. Atlanta Ventures (David Cummings) led the round with additional investors including Swift Straw (Matt Lowe), TechSquare Labs, Kenvil Power Mower (Glenn R. Beyerl), Reliance Advisors (Dan Campbell), Carswell Distributing Company (Will Parsley), Tom Noonan, Kyle Porter, Allen Graber and Raul... read more

Echo talks future of robotic mowers

November 4, 2019By
Photo: LM Staff; Echo

 Echo Vice President of Product Service and Robotics Joe Fahey shared what type of conversations he had with customers about Echo’s new line of robotic lawn mowers while attending the 2019 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. Check it out in the video above.     View more content from GIE+EXPO. ICYMI: The Coffeeboxx at the GIE+EXPO 2019     ICYMI:... read more

Put mowing on autopilot with robotic mowers

September 30, 2019By
LABOR SAVER Installing robotic mowers on residential properties can help cut down on man-hours. Photo: Husqvarna

Implementing robotic mowers is one way to ease the landscape industry’s labor shortage and cut down on man-hours at jobs. read more

Husqvarna adds new technology for robotic mowing

September 24, 2019By
Husqvarna satellite navigation system for robotic mowers (Photo: Husqvarna)

Husquvarna released EPOS technology, a satellite-based navigation system for its Automower robotic mowers. Husqvarna EPOS satellite-based technology can create virtual boundaries for professional robotic mowers with an accuracy of up to 1.18 inches. The company said this innovation will increase the flexibility and use of robotic mowers into areas that were traditionally challenging for robotic lawn mowers, such as passing hard surfaces.... read more

Cutting Edge

March 1, 2019By
Kubota mower (Photo: Kubota)

Andrew Morse of Belknap Landscape Co. in Gilford, N.H., compares operating a mower from a few decades ago to driving a tank. Paul Fraynd, co-owner of Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Neb., jokes that the machines’ seats resembled those found in football stadiums. Stephen Crowell, director of Maui operations for SGS Hawaii in Maui and Kauai, comments on the extra... read more