Mean Green Mowers recently introduced S.A.M., which is an acronym for “Solar Assisted Mower.” S.A.M. is an optional solar electric canopy that can be added to Mean Green’s CXR-52-inch/60-inch commercial electric zero-turn mower.
“Our NexGen CXR ZTR electric mower with the new S.A.M. option allows our company to take a giant leap into the future of commercial mowing,” said Joe Conrad, president of Mean Green Mowers, a Hamilton, Ohio-based company that has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing powerful, quiet, zero-emission commercial electric mowers since 2009. “No longer are we bound to inefficient, polluting, internal combustion engine mowers of our grandparents’ era. Now, everyone has the option of choosing a clean, economical, efficient mower that delivers us to the future of the commercial landscape industry.”
S.A.M. offers many advantages for the operator, lawn care business owner, lawn care customer, and the environment. They include:
* S.A.M. increases productivity and public relations. With S.A.M., the CXR operator enjoys the comfort of shading from the sun with a strong, flexible, solar panel mounted in a quickly removable, ROPS-mounted, canopy frame. During sunny days, S.A.M goes to work for CXR operators, extending the all-day run times by collecting the sun’s energy and converting it to additional power for the patent-pending Mean Green “Green lithium” battery packs that propel the mower. Onlookers will also be impressed with the operator’s dedication to “go green” with the quiet, zero-emission, solar-equipped CXR mower.
* S.A.M. saves you money. S.A.M. not only saves you money by absorbing free energy from the sun, but it can also save you big money at tax time. By adding the S.A.M. option with a new CXR mower purchase, you may qualify for the 30-percent Federal Solar Tax Credit (not a deduction, but full credit) from the value of the solar equipment and Green Lithium LEM batteries. Tax credit savings of up to $5,610 are possible with the fully equipped CXR-60 industrial mower package. For a limited time, S.A.M. also qualifies you for an instant Factory CXR Mower Rebate of $1,100 plus another $300 rebate with AGZA membership. Add in fuel savings, and S.A.M. can save you up to $10,910 in your first year of ownership.
* S.A.M. saves the environment. Energy collected from S.A.M. is immediately converted to power to assist mowing operation of the pure-electric, zero-emission CXR mower. With about half the noise level of comparable gas mowers, the CXR mower also meets or exceeds most noise restriction requirements nationwide.
In addition to the S.A.M. option, Conrad noted that his company has made other improvements to the NexGen CXR. “The NexGen CXR mower is the accumulation of years of field testing and development,” he said. “Along with the new S.A.M. option, the CXR boasts a much more substantial use of hybrid construction materials such as military-grade aluminum alloys and high-strength steel. The patent-pending CXR has a newly designed, patent-pending Green Lithium battery system capable of 20 percent longer run time than last year’s already-impressive all-day run times. With S.A.M., the run times are increased even more! Even though the higher-capacity Green Lithium batteries weigh slightly more, the overall weight of the machine is actually 10 percent less than before, thanks to the new use of space-age construction materials. The final result is a quiet, powerful, zero-emission, all-battery-electric commercial mower, weighing less than most commercial gas mowers, that is capable of harvesting free energy from the sun that can run all-day long.”