Dag sent me this article about the “cutting edge” ( pun intended ) in green lawn care
The old fashioned mowers which were welded to these bikes were not that bad. I can understand professional grounds people wanting power mowers, but suburbanites don’t need them and could probably, like most of us, benefit from the moderate exercise. In addition to not polluting the environment further for their lawns ( another rant and post! )
My guess is that there never was a problem to solve. I see so many new things coming out these days that are just ridiculous in terms of the trivial amount of effort they save. My guess is that power mowers were a similar thing back in the day.