Georgia-based Monroe Power Equipment plans to launch a July advertising campaign for the Hustler Zeon, dubbed the world's first all-electric zero-turn riding mower. The Zeon is charged with four 12-volt lead-acid batteries that power the motors for a pair of blades that make a 42-inch-wide cut. It runs on hydrostatic drive motors, which means no more gas, oil, belts, filters, fluids or emissions because the machine plugs into a wall. "The Zeon manufacturers estimate savings of $1,050 in operating costs over 10 years," owner Jerry Roseberry said.
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