Lawn Mower Bike Is a Fun and Fuel-Free Way to Trim Your Yard

by , 04/29/11

 lawnmower bike, lawn mower bike, lawn bikes, green bikes, task bikes, green transportation, green lawn mowers, eco lawn mowers, recycled designs, diy designs, florian hauswirth

If you’ve been looking for a more exciting way to cut the grass, forget about those souped up gas lawnmowers – this clever and inventive design takes mowing the lawn to a whole new level. Built from an old-fashioned push-and-pull mower and a folding bike, Florian Hauswirth‘s lawn mower cycle is a practical and fun design solution to keeping your garden tidy. And given the smile on the face of the rider above, we’ve gotta say: lawn mower bike races anyone?

+ Florian Hauswirth

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  1. caeman May 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    The “smile” is a grimace, I think. That does not look like fun.

  2. kedwa30 April 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    The real question is: why hasn’t anyone thought of it sooner? Sure, this crude example can be improved upon, but will anyone bother? Please, I wish someone would stop talking about it and do it. Not everyone can hack something together. We need this as a product that can be ordered. With 6 acres that includes some brush, I need a pedal powered DR brush cutter!

  3. sunfly April 29, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Crude example of an interesting concept. I have tried the old fashioned real mowers and found them really impractical for a yard of any size. The problem here is the gearing is likely way too high, easily fixable with a gearing swap. I’m curious if one tire has enough traction to push this reliably? My guess is would need a much fatter tire, perhaps a motorcycle tire on a purpose built lightweight wheel? The center of gravity looks too high. Could have reverse by using a simple fixie type gearing setup (and alternate braking).

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