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Robot Mower To Be Test-Marketed In Garner

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GARNER — A new mower from Toro is quiet, environmentally-friendly and it is onthe cutting edge. IMow is a robotic lawn mower that promises to make your neighborsgreenwith envy.

"You could be doing something else while the Imow is cutting yourgrass," says Leigh Hudson, of Hudson Hardware in Garner.

It works like this. You set up a wire around the perimeter of your lawn, pop in acharged battery pack and let itgo.

It follows that perimeter wire twice and then starts zig-zagging back across the yardwithin that perimeter until itfinishes your yard.

Unfortunately, your yard might not be suited for this mower. It is onlygood for a small, flat yard with few obstacles.

"We had at least two people come in that wanted to mow four to six acres with it, maybe buy four to six of these thingsin the hopes it would mow the large yard, but it's really not designed forthat," says Hudson.

What it is designed to do is save people time and energy. And you can help determine if it does just that.

IMow is being test-marketed here and in 3-other cities. That means you could helpdecide if it goes nationwide, or if IMow's life is cut short.

Hands-free mowing does not come cheap. The I-Mow sells for $899.


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