A Poway man has invented an eco-friendly lawn mower that operates using technology from a bicycle.
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Steve Hartman's invention is called the Cycle Mower.
"The Cycle Mower was designed to be the world's most energy-efficient, human-powered lawn mower," he told 10News.
Hartman came up with the idea four years ago after a bike ride. When he got home, he had to mow the lawn.
"I couldn't see any reason why we couldn't take that technology and adapt it to a human-powered lawn mower," said Hartman.
Hartman and his brother started drawing up designs for an eco-friendly lawn mower made predominantly of parts from a bicycle.
The result was an easy-to-push lawn mower with blades that move much faster than an old-fashioned human-powered push mower. It also cuts just as close.
The only noises the Cycle Mower makes are the sound of the cutting of the blades of grass and the sound of a 10-speed bike cruising down the street.
"The noisiest thing in everybody's neighborhood in your neighbor's lawn mower," said Hartman.
The Cycle Mower is also much cleaner.
"It requires no gasoline, it requires no electricity, and it produces no emissions of any kind," said Hartman.
Hartman said he already has inquiries from major manufacturers. He said his mower should be competitive in price compared to other gas and electric mowers.
To learn more about the Cycle Mower, click here
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