Thursday, July 06, 2006

World's fastest lawnmower

Photo by Chris Detrick / Salt Lake Tribune

Bobby Cleveland, "America's most decorated lawnmower racer," set the record for ‘‘world’s fastest lawnmower’’ at the Bonneville Salt Flats on the Fourth of July. Cleveland's goal was to reach 104 MPH on his custom built mower, but after four attempts, his fastest average speed was 80.752. But since no record yet exists for this category of racing, he set an official record anyway!

12 comments:

Jill said...

Yet but how fast can it do my lawn?

Ron Franscell said...

Jill: Not fast enough, I'm pretty sure. It never goes fast enough, even at 80 mph!

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SingingSkies said...

You know, I just took a good look at that lawnmower and you'd have to want mighty tall grass in your yard if you used that thing as a real lawnmower! My neighbors would get mighty cranky if I let my grass grow that high.

bolaget said...

Why not put that mover on your trailer behind your Porsche and drive away in 150 MPH, it isn´t cutting any grass anyway!

Anonymous said...

yo i was reading everyones comments and i was just wanting to say thats awesome with that lawnmower but can it beat mine when i get done im putting a Honda 250 motorcycle engine on mine i think it might just beat 80mph im not sure yet but i guess we will find out when its done if you all want to know how its coming along heres my email address wright me and ill wright you back telling you i will get some pictures to well see you all later bye.

Anonymous said...

sorry my email address is firefighter22@leru.net wright me any time and ill tell you how its coming along well wright some time bye

James said...

lol only a 250??
currently my riding bolens mower is getting a 617cc twin l/c 2-stroke dropped in...110hp with all snowmobile running gear
it will have a top limit though

moparornocar69@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

what kind of mower is it?
and why dont you lower the rear end of it?

Anonymous said...

Yo, firefighter... Why don't you learn how to drop some punctuation marks and capitalized letters into your posted coments instead, and leave the wrench-twiddling to the pros.

Anonymous said...

yo, ive dont have that much $ but i got an old john deere and ive done alittle to make it go fast, right now my top is 35 but im tweakin it a little and i hope to get it to go alot faster. tip to those who like to race, comps only let stock engines race u cant have a motorcycle engine, mine has a 12.5 kohler and it does just fine

Anonymous said...

Suziki LS650 single on murray chasis...should be a total death trap at about 125 !