SALT LAKE CITY UT- So you’ve got lots of lawn to mow, and you’d rather have someone or something else do the cutting. If you’re considering acres, and not just a space from the house to the curb, an answer to that need made its debut Tuesday (July 25, 2023).
The M100-AV mower (at top) is physically bigger than some local front yards, and cuts a 100-inch-wide swath of grass at the rate of 7 acres an hour. It’s all electric, “promising energy savings and environmental benefits,” manufacturer FireFly Automatix Inc. claims. Firefly adds it can mow 25 acres on a full charge and is quick-chargeable within 2 hours.
No on-site supervision is needed; the vehicle operates autonomously. Its routes can be computer mapped and programmed, according to the manufacturer. The mower also is equipped with LiDAR-enabled obstacle detection and avoidance, which likely means flower beds and shrubbery will be spared.
Its price wasn’t mentioned in the company’s media release. Firefly acknowledges, however, that equipment of this size and with these capabilities is destined for what it called “larger markets.” The company said it intends to target specific kinds of users, like “sports fields, golf courses, and municipalities.” Much of its current business is with turf and sod producers.
The FireFly Automatix MV100-AV is on display and being put through its paces this week at an industry-related convention in Michigan. Orders for the machine are already being accepted in advance, with deliveries anticipated by fall.
Photo provided to Travels With The Post by FireFly Automatix Inc.