I've developed a new push lawn mower that needs no gasoline or other
petroleum fuel. It's pretty simple actually. I built a solid platform
out of 2inch treated lumber. I attached four strong wheels on the
bottom, and installed a handle on the rear. Then I placed some woven
wire fencing on the two sides and made a hinged gate on the rear. (The
front remains open). That's all there is to it.
To use it, I put our Shetland pony on the cart. The pony enters from
the rear gate, and the pony is tied to the frame so it stays on the
cart. The rear gate is closed and latched once the pony is inside.
Then simply push the cart around your lawn while the pony eats the
grass. That's all there is to it. It works great.
Optional - place a container behind the pony to catch the poop. This
poop can be used to fertilize the lawn when you're finished. Without
this container, the poop will build up on the mower deck, requiring you
to scoop it up with a manure fork. Newspaper or a piece of a tarp on
the deck works as well. (Dont forget to give your pony some water every
few hours. They wont eat (mow) if they are thirsty.
Note: If you dont have a pony, you can also use a goat, llama, alpaca,
or even a large horse, but a horse will require a much stronger deck,
strong wheels, and they are heavy and hard to push around. Therefore, a
pony, miniature horse, or goat is preferred.
This is the REAL "Wheel Horse"!