Get ready for the best mow job of your life.
Maxim, May 2001
by Marcy Smith
Blurring the boundary between inside and outside is a two-person job: Women haul in plants and decorate in leafy colors; men make the lawn look like a carpet. Thanks to Germanys WOLF Garten Corp., the mans job is about to get easier. Instead of using a noisy blade like your neighbors tired 20th-century weed hacker, its new Zero mower uses a laser to cut each piece of grass within one millimeter of the desired length. WOLFs revolutionary Siltidry (SILent, TIny, DRY) process dehydrates the clippings before dumping them on your lawn as fertilizer, helping to retard (told you we could use it in a sentence!) diseases.
Thats great, you say, but while Im busy with precision cutting and recycling, can I look at ####? Believe it or not, thats covered, too. The Zero is the firstand probably the lastlawn mower to include on-board Internet access. Plus, its built on the chassis of a Mercedes Smart Car, so you can tell people you drive a Mercedes on the weekends. Street legal, the Zero can hit 70 mph, though the company says you wont get above 10 mph on your lawn (a challenge if ever we heard one). Now the bad news: While you can salivate over photos at www.wolfgarten.com, the Zero wont be available commercially for another few years. But with a price tag near $30,000, youll need the time to save up anyway. We hear you can pick up some extra cash mowing your neighbors lawns