TopGear drives giant lawn mower
For serious, manly grass cutting there’s only one option – the 18.5-tonne Claas Cougar 1400
Posted: 22 Oct 2010
From the lofty air-sprung, air-conditioned, air-tight perch of the Cougar's cockpit, you feel surgically removed from the carnage below. A high-tech bubble of a buttons and levers, this is mowing on a hands-off, hermetic, industrial scale. With the option to rotate the entire pod through 360 degrees, you don't even have to move your neck in order to survey the wholesale decimation around you. Instead, with a stereo and a fridge onboard, you can just wallow in a sea of sugary bicarbonates while listening to Radio 2 and dolling out some shock and awe in the Shires.