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Calgary kicks off autonomous mowing pilot project at municipal green space

160-pound robotic mower in use for 30-day trial

May 16, 2024  By Turf & Rec


Autonomous mowing technology took a huge leap forward in 2023. Photo: © Husqvarna, I con: © culmbio/freepik

A large, 160-pound autonomous mower is being tested on one of Calgary’s green spaces.

The commercial mower is part of a pilot project that will be tested on site for 30 days. The mower has been programmed with a pre-planned schedule for recharging.

The mower features a micro-mulching component and will mow at a consistent height throughout the duration of the pilot project.

It is equipped with sonar sensors to avoid obstacles in its path.

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The city will review data from the pilot project to determine if additional robotic mowers can be used at other city locations.

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This article is part of the Municipalities Week.
This article is part of the Equipment Week.

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