Hands-free lawn mower introduced at John Deere Pavilion

Posted on: 9:13 pm, December 18, 2013, by , updated on: 08:57am, December 19, 2013

Technology is growing, and now it’s even improving your lawn mower.

A new exhibit was introduced Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline showcasing a programmable lawn mower that could essentially mow the lawn itself.

The Tango E5 is a small battery powered mower that could be programmed to mow however the owner wants.

Manager of the John Deere Pavilion, Brigitte Tapscott explained that the exhibit is a display of what you could be doing instead of mowing the lawn.

“In our display, you have the house, and it actually comes to life and you’ll see a father and mother and their daughter and they’re getting ready to leave for a soccer game,” said Tapscott. “So instead of taking the time to mow the yard, they’re actually getting ready to leave and go to the soccer game and enjoy family time.”

Click here to see a time lapse video of the creation of the exhibit.

A spokesperson from John Deere said the Tango E5 is the first of several new exhibits coming to the pavilion.


  • Larry the Lawn Guy says:

    Nice job Deere….only took you 13 years to make an Automower knock-off after Husqvarna came out with it in 1995.

  • jon anthony says:

    mmmYeah…these things never work “right” and you end up touching up the lawn every time. Kinda like the vacuums that do your floors automatically….

  • Jeff says:

    The lawnbotts are far superior and have a large selection of models for carious sized yards. JD is behind..

  • UncleJohn says:

    We’ve had an iMow robotic lawnmower for almost 15 years.

    I like to say ‘it’s not perfect but does a better job than a sullen teenager.’

  • jim brisk says:

    I believe the concept for the automower was first envisioned by Wayne Szalinski in 1989

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