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Thread: DIY Remote Controlled Tractor (Cuts Grass)

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    Lightbulb DIY Remote Controlled Tractor (Cuts Grass)


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    baja (09-03-2020), DIYer (09-02-2020), high-side (09-02-2020), Jon (09-02-2020), Neil Jensen (09-05-2020), pauladan@magtech.ca (09-02-2020), rlm98253 (09-02-2020), Scotty12 (09-02-2020), trigger (09-02-2020)

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    Thanks m2rechtin! We've added your Remote Control Tractor to our Farm and Garden category,
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    Pretty neat idea actually. Now all he has to do is build a fleet of them line them up and let all of them mow at the same time then install a global positioning system in them and have a drone to fly over for watching the field being mowed he can view the progress on his phone while out shopping for more things to build.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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    Tractor swarm has been added to the to-do list

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    If it can be done with snow plows it can be done with lawn mowers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    If it can be done with snow plows it can be done with lawn mowers...
    That would never work here in the USA with our steering wheel holders they can't operate a single truck let alone 4 or 5 plus all of the other functions going on and that would be if they weren't required to drive while doing it
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    Congratulations m2rechtin - your Remote Control Tractor is the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    We had multiple good contenders this week, but this is a clever, complex, and rare build.

    Some more good builds from this week:

    Scissor Lift by fawabros
    Edge Finder by machining 4 all
    Strap Buckle by rgsparber
    Machinist's Lamp by editor@glue-it.com
    Portable Folding Workbench by sams wood creations
    Foam and Plastic Cutter by HandmadeCreativeChannel
    Pressure Clamp by sams wood creations
    Antimicrobial Hand Tool by NeiljohnUK
    Benchtop Power Supply by mariost
    Furnace by Retro Steam Tech
    Drill Number Visibility Modification by rgsparber
    Decoupling Feet by rendoman
    Small Drill Press by universal scale models


    m2rechtin - we've added your tool entry to our All Homemade Tool of the Week winners post. And, you'll now notice the wrench-on-pedestal award in the awards showcase in your postbit, visible beneath your username:



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    Nice work!

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    Well, I hope this was shown as something not to do. Kinda like the guy that was drawn into a lathe and was crushed.
    I did not see any sensors that would stop the 10hp plus killer if it were about to run into a child or animal.
    RC equipment can and does fail so the start/stop control might work if the operator sees the problem in time.
    YIKES!

    What is next? A remote controlled chain saw?

    Cheers, JR
    Back to the shop.

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    Does this not defeat the purpose of the ride-on mower? I mean fitting of an umbrella and a can holder is mandatory and the whole purpose of the ride-on mower is tranquillity of mind. Noise cancelling ear-muffs with built in radio, cool beverage in can holder and away you go.

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    Thanks everyone for the replies and interest!

    ~Michael
    Last edited by m2rechtin; 09-05-2020 at 10:12 PM.

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