Attendees at GIE+Expo who ventured out to the outdoor demo area at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville might have been captivated by the sight of the small yellow machine climbing up a steep metal ramp. They might have thought it was another one of those robotic mowers — and they would have been partially right.
The unit they watched is, indeed, a mower, but not a robotic one. It is, instead, a remote-controlled slope mower, designed to cut grass on the steepest of grades, while an operator safely stands a few feet away and manipulates it through a small handheld control console. “It works like a drone, but on the ground,” said Peter Driver, public relations manager for its manufacturer, Spider.
The company, based in the Czech Republic, introduced the first unit