GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Remote-controlled mower

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We want one of these to play with!

But the Slope-Pro is a serious piece of equipment, not a toy. It lets one person trim vegetation on 50-degree slopes in dangerous locations — highways, reservoir embankments, canals, and railroad tracks — from up to 300 feet. A 29-hp Kohler Command-Pro EFI (electronic fuel injection) V-twin engine provides working speeds up to 7 mph. Cutting heights: 2.25 to 8 inch; weight: 2,500 pounds.

The Slope-Pro premiered to the public-sector market at the American Public Works Association's annual convention in September and is in limited production.

Product: Slope-Pro
Manufacturer: Progressive Turf Equipment Inc.
Headquarters: Seaforth, Ontario, Canada
www.progressiveturfequip.com