Friday, February 23, 2024

Robotic mower rolled out in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains City Council says a new robotic mower will increase safety and productivity across its mowing operations and assist in the maintenance of its waste management facilities.

Council’s Open Space and Recreation service developed a business case for the purchase of the robotic mower, following safety concerns with operating mowers on steep slopes and embankments.

The Agria 9600 is a remote-controlled, self-propelled mower designed for the maintenance of these steep areas.

“We’re constantly seeking ways we can make our operations safer, and more efficient,” said CEO, Dr Rosemary Dillon.

“This important addition will make Council’s maintenance of certain steep areas much safer and more efficient, especially at Council’s sports grounds and waste management facilities.

“It’s crucial that we keep these areas well-maintained and functioning, so this mower is particularly beneficial after the increased wet weather of recent years. It has the additional capability of mowing wet and boggy areas and is more effective in managing areas where stormwater is an issue.”

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