CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As many Americans begin to see the first signs of spring – snow melting, birds chirping and trees budding – Weed Eater introduces the new SmartCUT™ "Cross Mower," designed for people who enjoy mowing their lawn but don't want to spend all day doing it.
The average lawn size has grown to a point where using a traditional push mower has become a chore and a standard lawn tractor can be too cumbersome and pricey. With a compact design for easy storage, the SmartCUT™ "Cross Mower" is a new category of riding mower perfect for yards up to one acre. Its unique, rear-mounted engine allows for greater visibility for the operator, greater traction with 16" rear wheels and exceptional maneuverability. The adjustable 30" cutting deck produces a precision cut with four settings between 1.5" and 4". The SmartCUT™, equipped with a 10.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine, also comes standard with a cup holder, electric start and mulch kit.
"We developed the Weed Eater SmartCUT™ based on direct feedback from end users with today's lawn care needs in mind," said Jim Parello, Weed Eater Marketing Manager. "By offering the tractor engine and cutting performance accompanied by a smaller footprint that allows for convenient storage, the SmartCUT™ is an affordable, dependable and more compact option to a larger lawn tractor."
The Weed Eater SmartCUT™ also features a hydrostatic transmission with variable drive speeds so operators experience an agile ride, delivered by an intuitive, easy-to-use pedal that controls both the brake and clutch with one foot. The SmartCUT™ has a recommended MSRP of $899 and is available nationwide at The Home Depot. Weed Eater SmartCUT™, Built from the grass up!
About Weed Eater
The Weed Eater lines of equipment are backed by a long heritage of innovation that began in 1944. This history is reflected in our line of powerful mowers, trimmers, hedge trimmers, and leaf blowers. Weed Eater utilizes powerful engines from the industry's leading suppliers for long lasting and powerful outdoor equipment. The power of Weed Eater will help you get the best looking lawn in the neighborhood. The convenience of battery powered products is offered in our line of electric trimmers, hedge trimmers, and blowers to help you tackle those clean up jobs around the house. For more information visit: www.weedeater.com.
What is a Cross Mower?
A Cross Mower is a new category of riding mower designed for yards up to an acre. Its rear-mounted engine puts the user up front for better visibility and control, while the smaller footprint fits into places a big garden tractor can't. For more information visit: www.crossmower.com.
The Husqvarna Group is the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. Husqvarna is the European leader in consumer irrigation equipment under the Gardena brand. The Group is also one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. Net sales in 2009 were SEK 34 billion and the average number of employees was 15,000. For more information visit: www.husqvarna.com.