Evatech, a manufacturer of remote-controlled mowers, has introduced a new model, the “Hybrid Goat 22T.” Evatech’s machines are designed to handle mowing on steep slopes and other difficult terrain.
The 22T is a tracked mower engineered to “perform tasks where it is too risky or uncomfortable for humans,” a company spokesman says.
Evatech says its patented hybrid system enables the 22T to run for approximately 2.5 hours with only 0.3 gallon of gasoline. The machine has a 22-inch blade deck and is capable of mowing half an acre per hour of sloped property, according to the company.
The remote-controlled mower has a 6.75-horsepower gasoline engine and can mow grass up to 4 feet tall. Because of its low center of gravity and high-torque electric motors, the 22T is capable of mowing slopes of approximately 50 degrees or slightly steeper.
Evatech says the machine weighs about 250 pounds, so landscape contractors needn’t worry that it will mar the terrain.
The Hybrid Goat 22T uses a radio transmitter to control its operation. The controller features two joy sticks – one to control the mower and the other to control the gasoline engine. Evatech says the 22T can be operated using only one finger.