In Back to the Future II, Marty escaped Biff and the goons on a Barbie-powered hover board. If there wasn’t one of these things in the background cutting up some lawn near the broken-down clock tower, there should have been. The HoverMower is quite literally a hovercraft lawn mower. If your first reaction is “that can’t be right” like ours was, read on.
The HoverMower floats effortlessly on a cushion of air; Without any wheels it mows in any direction following the contour of the land. It hovers with ease on lake banks, slopes, wet grounds, sand and retaining walls. It cuts and mulches tall, wet grass for a clean professional look. The new 4-cycle engine is light and specially designed for continuous incline operation.
There are 3 models of HoverMower but the largest is the HM 19H4. The 194H sports a powerful 5.5 Honda 4-cycle engine matched to the largest impeller ever put on a push mower. The underside uses what looks to be a standard 19” cutting blades attached to a spinning disc for its cutting action — much like a standard push mower.
Perhaps it’s not the most powerful mower ever produced, but the HoverMower more than maxes out the cool factor when it comes to lawn care. Maybe it’s worth owning one just so in casual ‘over the fence’ conversation you could say that your mower was actually a hovercraft. That’s worth it right there.
Pricing starts at around $540 for the smallest 2hp model and goes up to $970 for the 19H4 with 5.5hp. Then again, no one said cool was cheap.
PS: We noticed in comments that some of you’ve definitely heard of these. If you have some experience with one, would you post a comment or drop us a line? We’re interested.