Hands-free lawn mower introduced at John Deere Pavilion

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.


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