According to the US EPA, about 54 million of us care for our lawns and gardens every weekend. We use more than 15,000,000 gallons of gas (more the 800 million annually) and producing tons of air polluting volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides. More than 325,000 gallons are spilled each weekend just filling them up – that’s more than what was lost by the Exxon Valdez disaster. Studies have shown that one gas mower running for an hour emits the same amount of pollutants as eight new cars driving 55 miles in an hour. Replacing just 500 gas mowers with electric or non-powered mowers would rid our air of:
• 212 pounds of hydrocarbons
• 1.7 pounds of nitrogen oxides
• 5.6 pounds of irritating particles
• 1,724 pounds of carbon dioxide.
It's Saturday morning and you need to get your yard into shape for your lawn party tonight. You check you list: mow and edge the lawn, trim the bushes and weed the flower beds. So, you get up early, gas the Mower, mix the edger and trimmer fuel and filled them up. Then you get to work; Back and forth, up and down, push and pull, bend and lift. Oh, did I mention it was hot, noisy, smelly and uncomfortable. Knackered, you wonder if you can even make it to your own party.
The Yard Mule, a collection of environmentally friendly lawn & garden tools designed to be quiet, clean and flexible. At its center is the battery driven "Mule” that a Lawn Mower, Garden Cart, Roto Tiller, Snow Blower or a Lawn Sweeper, just to name a few, are attached. The Mule can operate complex machines as well, need a Back Hoe, Front Loader or a Dozer Blade? Just to make things greener, the Mule comes with it’s own solar powered charger.
What if this was your day?
You roll over in bed, grab your phone and start the Mule mowing. When that’s done, and when you’re ready, you attach your cart, load up your electric tools, and fill the on-board cooler. Now you head out, your favorite tunes playing in the background. Your “Mule Team” follows you as you edge, trim, cut, snip and spruced up your place. It still may be warm, but it’s quiet, it’s clean and it’s peaceful. This party will be the talk of the neighborhood.
This is what the Yard Mule is all about. It’s the quietest, cleanest and easiest to use Lawn & Garden Care invention ever.
One last note about Mules: They are strong, versatile and intelligent animals. They can be ridden into town, plow a field or just keep you company. Just like our electric friend here, the Yard Mule is a flexible and environmentally friendly set of tools used to keep your yard looking great, give you a lift or carry that load. It doesn't rob the grid, its smoke free, quiet and doesn’t stink.
Please vote for a new era in yard care.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
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Number of times previously entering contest:4
Michael's favorite design and analysis tools:AutoCAD Fusion 360. Siemens NX 11
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Michael is inspired by:Finding ways to make doing a thing easier, greener & affordable. I look at things and wonder "what were they thinking", or "I can fix that". I like to help folks do things easier, faster, cheaper and cleaner.