MoDOT turns heads with new remote-controlled mower

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM

(KMOV.com) – MoDOT’s newest way of mowing grass along highways is turning heads.

The department has debuted its new remote controlled mower, which allows crews to safely mow steep embankments along highways.

MoDOT is one of the first departments in the country to test the device, which has four blades and is safer than the slope mowers it currently uses.

“You can actually steer it similar to a Bobcat and it’s so low to the ground that you don’t get that turnover ratio,” said MoDOT Maintenance Supervisor Ronnie Smith. “He’s had it in some pretty rough terrain here recently.”

Currently, MoDOT only has one remote controlled mower but hopes to add more.

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