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12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See
Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower will make your mowing much more enjoyable.
Retro Lawn Mower
This DIY lawn mower was built by Jeep2003, a user at Old Mini Bikes forum. They used a two-stroke engine from an old snowblower, part of an old smoker grill for the deck, and the body was made to resemble a vintage car, complete with fenders and tail lights.
Photo: Courtesy of Jeep2003
Have you always wanted your lawn to look like the grass at a major league baseball park? Well, you can make that happen! The Lawn Stryper is adjustable to fit your lawn mower (all you have to add is 16 to 20 lbs. of sand!) and it’s made is the U.S.A. Trick out your mower and let’s play ball!
Photo: Courtesy of Lawn Stryper
Snazzy Wheel Covers
Give your riding lawn mower a little sass with these Wheelies wheel covers from Good Vibrations. Each two-pack includes 5 color accents so you can customize the covers to look their best on your machine. Need a mower tune-up? Here’s what you need to know.
Photo: Courtesy of Good Vibrations
Hot Rod Lawn Mower
This 1988 Columbia has been transformed by YouTube user Sébastien Marquis into a flashy hot rod lawn mower machine that allows him to mow his lawn in style. Watch this hot rod lawn mower in action here.
Photo: Courtesy of Sébastien Marquis
Robot Lawn Mower
The top-of-the-line Husqvarna Automower 450X offers GPS assisted mowing of up to 1.3 acres on a single charge of ite Lithium Ion battery. Battery charging takes a mere 75 minutes. The mower also features compatibility with the Automower® Connect app that lets you track, interact and stay updated at the touch of a screen, wherever you are in the world.
Photo: Courtesy of Husqvarna
Fire Spitting 130 MPH Lawn Mower
Honda dubbed it the Mean Mower. They took their HF2620 lawn tractor and added a new chassis, a custom body, ATV wheels with bespoke suspension and the 1,000cc engine from a VTR Firestorm motorcycle. It weighs a whopping 308 pounds, has a horsepower of 109 and can reach up to 130 mph. Check it out in action.
Photo: Courtesy of Honda
For the ultimate green machine, add a 12-V solar cell to your electric mower’s battery. This will let the sun power your prized mower. To do it, you’ll need battery operated lawn mower, 12 volt solar cell, wire (red and black), multi meter and a multi tool. Instructables has the easy-to-follow DIY guide.
Photo: Courtesy of ECO-WORTHY
Racing Lawn Mower
Ever wish you could finish off your lawn mowing with a little high speed race? This tricked-out lawn mower sure looks like a lot of fun!
If your idea of tricking out your lawn mower is giving it some character with a fun decal, wrap a creative sticker around the front. It’ll get the neighbors talking!
Photo: Courtesy of Premier Graphics Inc.
Bluetooth Sound Bar
Make the most out of your mowing time by attaching this Bluetooth six-speaker 180-watt unit with a wireless remote. Before you know it, you’ll be rocking out and forgetting all about any daunting aspect of the task at hand.
Photo: Courtesy of Wet Sounds
Monster Lawn Mower
This huge lift on a lawn mower makes for one major statement. YouTube user RamblinAround tracked down the man who made it, Lloyd, and went to his house to learn more about the tricked-out machine. The off-road tires might not be needed on a lawn, but at least you’ll look cool in the hot sun!
Photo: Courtesy of RamblinAround
Lawn Mower Beer
According to Michael Agnew (a certified cicerone, the beer-world version of sommelier) in a story for the Minneapolis Tribune newspaper, a lawn mower beer is, “…a beer you might drink on a dog day afternoon while putzing about in the yard. Lawn mower beers are poundable brews that won’t fill you up, weigh you down or knock you out with a sedative alcohol punch. Of course, I would never advocate drinking beer while mowing the lawn.”
Some examples of lawn mower beers, which are always low-alcohol and refreshing, are American light lagers, cream ales, American blonde ales and fruity shandies. There’s even a crisp and refreshing German-style Kölsch called Fancy Lawnmower that’s brewed in Texas!
Photo: Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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