Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Lawnmowers Get Super Sized

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Lawn mowers are getting souped-up and super sized by residents in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Folks are riding high on Xtreme Mower Mayhem machines – lawn mowers that have been lifted six to eleven feet and powered to travel up to 50 mph.

Mayhem president and monster mower co-creator Kelvin Faust calls the mowers “bigger, faster, and a total adrenaline rush,” and, “Like sitting on top of a Ford Expedition.”

When the mammoth mowers aren’t being used for parades, racing, “foolin’ around,” and sometimes even cutting grass, Faust says they’re a good family bonding activity.

He says, “They’re fun to build, so they’re great father/son or mother/daughter projects. The kids’ eyes go big, especially when they ride them.”

Faust says some cruisin’ kiddies ride their mowers to school, but no one – not even the police – seem to check their licenses.

He explains, “Green Bay is a bit of a hillbilly place. You can bend the laws more here.”

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