OK, we know landscape contractors aren’t likely to spend a couple of grand on a small, battery-powered robot, even if it does come with mowing and snow-plow attachments. It sure looks fun though.
Evatech, founded in August 2003 by Luis M. Medina of Tarpon Springs, Florida, recently unveiled its latest robot, called the MAGA. That stands for Multiple Application General Autonomous.
It can be fitted with a 22-inch hybrid mowing deck attachment – the “hybrid,” in this case, referring to the fact that the mower engine can recharge the robot batteries while you’re using the MAGA.
The snow-plow attachment is 28 inches wide and Evatech says you can raise or lower the plow with the same remote control you use to operate the robot to which it’s attached.
The MAGA’s 24-volt battery provides three hours of runtime, the manufacturer says, and comes with a battery charger. Weighing 80 pounds, the robot will climb slopes of up to 30 degrees, according to Evatech.
The company says more attachments are in development.
The MAGA’s remote control has two joy sticks. If you’re using the mower attachment, one joy stick would control the movement of the mower. If the snow-plow attachment is linked up, one would move the robot and the other joy stick could be used to raise and lower the plow.
In general, only one finger is required to operate the MAGA, its inventor promises. To learn more about Evatech and its products, visit the company’s website here.