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Husqvarna AWD Push Mower: Like a Beast on a Leash

While every man hankers for a tractor to motor around the yard, not every lawn is of a size to justify a riding mower. For the middle ground between a farm and a weed-whackable urban postage stamp, the Husqvarna AWD Push Lawn Mower ($500) is a great choice. I took the bright orange cutter — just released this month — for spin and found “push” mower to be a poor descriptor.

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John Deere Tango E5

A beer on the back of a riding mower sounds great, but sipping on one in our hammock? Now we’re talking. Evidently, the good folks at John Deere agree, which is why (we assume) they’ve created the Tango E5 autonomous mower. This battery-powered unit operates within an area up to 1,800 square meters, established by…

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Master your grass and skip the gas

Fiskars StaySharp Max

We’re sure that in the eyes of some extremists, mowing the lawn is like committing a double-tap to the head of the earth. Your chopping down a macrocosmic Fern Gully and doing it with some of the least fuel-efficient machines on the planet. Fiskars’ StaySharp Max lawnmower ($250) can at least help address the carbon…

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Mowing down Motown

Craftsman CTX Lawn & Garden Tractors

The Detroit Auto Show has hosted plenty of firsts over the years — like the unveiling of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in 1992. So it’s no surprise to learn that the 2012 show is still mowing new trails as the launch site for Craftsman’s new CTX-series of lawn tractors. Yes folks, you read that correctly….

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Mean Mow Green

Worx 788 Eco Cordless Electric Lawn Mower

Using an electric push mower over their gas guzzling counterparts previously involved some serious power and range tradeoffs for homeowners. The Worx 788 cordless electric lawn mower ($430) changes the game thanks to a high capacity 36V PowerTank battery, which eliminates the need for pesky extension cords and allows the 19-inch mower to cut up…

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For those delicate lawn pirouettes

Craftsman YT 4500 Lawn Tractor with Turn Tight Technology

The Craftsman YT 4500 54” Lawn Tractor ($2,000) is the company’s top-of-the-line residential mower for 2011. Sporting a 26 hp Kohler Courage V-Twin engine, a premium hydrostatic automatic transmission, and 54-inch cutting base, it’s got everything you’ll need to fight back suburbia. Its real game-changing feature, though, is Turn Tight technology. If the name didn’t…

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A Greener Greenery Manager

Bosch Rotak Li Electric Lawn Mowers

Those of you with serious swaths of property may laugh at electric push mowers, but for home owners with small plots to tend, they can be great. The Bosch Rotak Li Series ($300-$540) makes them even better — for a price — by eliminating the pesky cord in exchange for a lithium-ion battery that’s good…

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Tame That Yard

Husqvarna Rider 175 AWD Articulating Mower

For our green-thumbed readers, the Husqvarna brand needs no introduction. For the rest of you, just think of them as the BMW of lawn & garden equipment. The Rider 175′s zero-turn-radius will make you the neighborhood’s LeBron James of yard work by taking advantage of articulated power-steering (the rear wheels swing underneath at full lock)….