Granted, very few landscapers need to find a way to fit more exercise into their schedules. But, just in case you’ve been spending more time behind a desk than behind a mower, consider the Grazor, a pedal-powered lawn mower based on a tricycle design.
Created by London-based design agency Seymourpowell, the bike has five gears and large, off-road tires to help it navigate steep or slippery terrain. Pedaling drives the front wheels to move the vehicle forward while rotating a cylinder of blades in the front of the bike to cut the grass.
Seymourpowell director Dick Powell told the UK-based Daily Mail that the company is hoping a manufacturer will want to produce the £3,000 ($4,640) mower. “It would be an expensive product which, in itself, would limit its market – in much the same way as a super high-end bicycle has a limited market,” Powell said.
The cylinder assembly containing the mower blades can be raised and locked in position, so the bike can be ridden without mowing. The blades can also be moved to the left or right of the vehicle.
Unlike its user, the Grazor does not have the ability to do two things at once: It doesn’t collect grass clippings while it mows.