I have to figure that neither S. Duncan Black nor Alonzo G. Decker ever imagined that their company would be selling something like this: it resembles an electric drill (which Messrs. B and D invented ninety-odd years ago) in no way except for the fact that it has a power cord.
Still, one of these LawnHogs will be taking up residence at the palatial Surlywood estate as soon as Amazon.com can get it on a truck and into my hot (okay, tepid) little hands. Lowe’s Web site has it for the same price, but Amazon was giving away free shipping, and they claimed to have it in stock; Lowe’s won’t tell you if they have any on hand until you actually push the Add to Cart button. Besides, this gives me more than enough reward points on Amazon’s Visa to get me a $25 gift certificate.
Yes, I have an extension cord. There’s a GFCI-equipped outlet on the front of the house, another just inside the garage, so I’ll have a place to plug in the beast. And I’m sure I can find a use for the approximately 1.2 gallons of gasoline that won’t be going into the old mower.