June 8, 2006 11:50 AM   Subscribe

Can your lawnmower do this? MowZilla, born a garden-variety (so to speak) Craftsman mower, is now a nitrous-oxide injected, vastly overpowered engine of destruction! (Google Video link) [previous tales of lawnmower abuse: Lawnmower Racing, German style or American style]
posted by arto (25 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yeah, but how does it handle?
posted by Relay at 11:53 AM on June 8, 2006

If you make something like that, it's really cool. If you buy something like that, you're a cock.
posted by Mayor Curley at 11:55 AM on June 8, 2006

Exactly Mayor Curley.
posted by Relay at 12:06 PM on June 8, 2006

What's the point?
posted by delmoi at 12:08 PM on June 8, 2006

What's the point?

Yeah, why not a tractor?
posted by itchylick at 12:12 PM on June 8, 2006

I think the point was to make me spit budweiser all over my Dale Earnhardt commemorative jersey.
posted by HAMFIST at 12:13 PM on June 8, 2006

Meh. I'm waiting until I can afford a decent robot lawnmower.
posted by Zinger at 12:34 PM on June 8, 2006

MowZilla: everything you need in a yard browser.
posted by hangashore at 12:38 PM on June 8, 2006

Shredding the christmas tree was cool. I've got some stumps in my yard I could remove with one of those.
posted by mecran01 at 12:39 PM on June 8, 2006

Mayor Curley wins.
posted by kalessin at 12:39 PM on June 8, 2006

*cries over spilt nitrous*
posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:42 PM on June 8, 2006

jesus christ, WHY?!
posted by Doorstop at 12:56 PM on June 8, 2006

What's the point?

Do you live in an apartment? Or in a desert?

Grass doesn't cut itself, and you can't find true love without mowing it with this.
posted by soma lkzx at 12:58 PM on June 8, 2006

Okay, but can it do this??
posted by LordSludge at 12:59 PM on June 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

So far, this is the best Metafilter thread about lawnmowers ever.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:21 PM on June 8, 2006

LordSludge, you should have linked to this video instead!
posted by daninnj at 1:49 PM on June 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

I did not expect to see a flying lawnmower today.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 2:14 PM on June 8, 2006

Did that kid really go eat part of the watermelon after it was torn in half? Priceless.
posted by toomuch at 2:26 PM on June 8, 2006

Nitrous injected lawn mower, meet turbocharged barstool racer. Let the games begin.
posted by mosk at 2:30 PM on June 8, 2006

1) Nitrous? That makes me giggle.

2) Could this not make said mower very likely to asplode?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 2:34 PM on June 8, 2006

While i thought the mower itself was pretty cool (i loved the three nozzle nitrous vent) the actual demonstration of it working was pretty unimpressive. Most mowers of average power would be able to do all the same things.

Eating the pine tree is pretty cool though. That would cause the average mower to stall.

So, in terms of actual usefulness, this mower is pointless. But in terms of neighborhood brinksmanship, it's like a nuclear weapon.
posted by quin at 3:00 PM on June 8, 2006

I'm happy to see that it's just a nitrous-oxide mower.

That means I can escalate to a top-fuel nitromethane mower. Or perhaps a gas-turbine mower using a helicopter engine.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:42 PM on June 8, 2006

For bonus points, my DeathMower will use a big fuckin' electric arc to cut the grass instead of a shitty old blade. Or maybe a rotating plasma torch. Or -- and I think I'm on to something here -- I shall use the lawn-cutting potential of Chuck Norris.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:54 PM on June 8, 2006

ROU_Xenophobe, if i may be of assistance, let me make a couple of suggestions.

1.) Lose the wheels. Wheels are for people who don't have cross the enemy territory that is your front yard. Think tank tracks.

2.) The plasma torch is good, the electric arc is better, but consider this; twin blades, superheated by a torch port from your nitromethane tank.

3.) Finally, how about an argon laser hooked up to a beam-splitter which 'pre-cuts' the grass (and anything else) to the sides of your treads. Perfect for edging.
posted by quin at 6:00 PM on June 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

oh, hell no, guys ... i'm just going to tie up ann coulter ass end up to a wheelbarrow and let her chew her way through the lawn
posted by pyramid termite at 10:52 PM on June 8, 2006

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