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Solar Powered Lawnmower

Husqvarna, the world's largest lawnmower manufacturer, has launched theworld's first automatic electric solar powered hybrid robotic lawnmower in the UK on Thursday.

"We've designed this for busy people who want a professionally cut lawn", the designer of the product told us.

Working autonomously, the lawnmower will cut up to 2300 squaremetres of grass and can be programmed to come on at certain times ordays of the week. Users can define the cutting area by laying a metalwire around the edge of their garden. The auto mower also has sensorsin the device so it can avoid garden furniture.

Solving the problem of collecting the grass, the motor's threesharp blades cut the grass short enough as to scatter it back on thelawn.

Source: pocket-lint.co.ukAdded: 11 April 2008